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Global Emergency Overview Weekly Picks, 7 February 2017


Between 25 and 31 January, 24,280 people fled to Uganda following clashes around Yei town on 22 January. In Upper Nile, 20,500 people who fled fighting in Wau Shilluk between 25 January and 3 February are in need of shelter, safe drinking water, food and healthcare. On 4 February, five people were killed and 25 injured in a government bombing of an IDP camp in Wau Shilluk. Humanitarian operations were temporarily suspended.

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Freezing temperatures, heavy snowfall, and a series of avalanches since 2 January have resulted in at least 135 deaths in 22 of the country's 34 provinces. Nuristan province suffered the highest number of casualties entire villages were buried in up to 2.5 metres of snow. The snowfall has blocked roads, hindering access to district centres where the sick and injured can get healthcare.

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In Avdiivka, Donetsk regio, more than 17,000 people including 2,500 children are facing freezing weather conditions without electricity, heating or water as a result of extensive damage to infrastructure in fighting. 1.8 million people have been affected by disruptions to electricity and water supplies on both sides of the contact line in and around Donetsk costly.

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Updated: 07/02/2017.
Next GEO updated on Tuesday 14 February 2017.