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Understanding how crises affect women and men, girls and boys of different ages and disparities is critical to effective humanitarian preparedness and response. Women, girls, boys and men have distinct needs, priorities, responsibilities, limitations and protection needs. They are exposed to differential risks and vulnerabilities but also play unique and important roles in preparedness and in responding to emergencies, conflicts and building peace within their respective communities. Gender equality in humanitarian action is about better targeting and programming and therefore about effectiveness of humanitarian action reaching all segments of the affected population.

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19 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

USD 11.7m total requirements

Operational Updates

• With the approval of WFP Bolivia’s Country Strategic Plan (CSP) 2018 – 2022 at WFP’s Executive Board meeting in Rome at the end of June, WFP has completed the transitional ICSP and commenced activities under its new CSP 2018 – 2022.

19 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

3,459 mt of food assistance distributed

N/A cash based transfers made

USD 115.66 m total requirements

661,500 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Updates

19 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

91 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 12.7 m total requirements

27,000 people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

• WFP is supporting national priorities to enhance the sustainability of social safety nets for vulnerable groups (children, pregnant and lactating women, and the elderly), providing regular and specialised nutritious foods.

07 Sep 2018 description

In the past month, the numbers of people on the move has dramatically increased with an upsurge of adults and children walking from destination to destination. The Colombian Red Cross Society (CRCS) has faced challenges due to the changing nature of this population flow, which has led to modifying fixed aid units in the border areas to the establishment of mobile aid points along the roads where this population transits.

03 Sep 2018 description

In Numbers

29,000 mt of food and nutrition assistance distributed

USD 2.91 m cash-based transfers made*

US$ 449.39 m six months (September 2018-February 2019) net funding requirements

3.15 m people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

24 Aug 2018 description

In Numbers

3,459 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 208,000 cash based transfers made

USD 115.66 m total requirements

661,500 people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

24 Aug 2018 description

In Numbers

682,87 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 12.7 m total requirements

252,367 people assisted in July 2018

Operational Updates

• WFP assisted the populations affected by Hurricane Irma in Central Cuba with rice, beans and vegetable oil. The operation has finalised and reached 169,841 people. WFP also supported local authorities with mobile storage units, pallets and lightning equipment to strengthen food-handling capacities.

13 Jul 2018 description

Highlights

  • Through the generous support of the Government of Italy, WFP started a food assistance for assets activity in 15 barangays in Lanao del Sur. WFP provided vegetable seeds for planting to 1,580 participants and reached 7,900 individuals with rice.

  • WFP reached 93,270 individuals in Marawi and Iligan cities and nine municipalities in Lanao del Sur with rice, through general distributions.

In Numbers

208,000 returned individuals in need of assistance

21 Jun 2018 description
report World Vision

Key Messages

• Disaster after disaster:
After months of a devastating drought, many of the same areas have now been inundated with flooding. An estimated 800,000 people have been affected by the flooding countrywide. Even after the floodwater disappears, families who lost livestock and crops during the drought will struggle to rebound as they have no seeds, livestock nor means to earn an income.

01 Jun 2018 description

DESTACADOS

  • Ejercicio Fuerzas Aliadas Humanitarias 2018
  • Primera Asamblea Equipo Humanitario de País
  • Indice de Gestión de Riesgos -INFORM-
  • Taller: Abordaje de la Violencia Basada en Género en Albergues ¿Cómo prevenirla?
  • Resumen de incidentes presentados de enero– abril 2018.

Boletín Informativo

09 May 2018 description

Highlights

  • The Government of Australia, through the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, contributed AUD 1 million (USD 750,000) to WFP’s humanitarian efforts to support more than 28,000 individuals affected by the Marawi siege in their early recovery phase.

  • In April, WFP reached 8,364 families, or 41,820 individuals, affected by the Marawi crisis in 14 municipalities in Lanao del Sur with 418.2 metric tonnes of rice through general distributions.

The Marawi City Situation

19 Apr 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Tropical Cyclone (TC) Keni was initially monitored over the Pacific waters as a Tropical Disturbance 13F (TD13F) analyzed far West of Fiji. TD13F was later upgraded to a Tropical Cyclone Category 1 as it moved East South East towards Fiji.

18 Apr 2018 description
report Oxfam

Humanitarian Context

  • On 31 March, Fire was erupted in one of WFP’s warehouses in Hudaydah port and destroyed over 3,420 MT of relief food items. WFP announced that investigations are underway to establish the cause of fire.

  • On 28 March, the UN Security Council issued a presidential statement on the situation in Yemen calling on all belligerents to respect their commitments to the IHL and to grant better and unhindered humanitarian access and set back to the negotiation table to reach a peace settlement.

12 Apr 2018 description

Highlights
- Key health shelters of Ghouta response are covered by health sector partners (national authorities, SARC, WHO, UNICEF, UNFPA, UNHCR, IMC and national NGOs).
- A total of 2 Emergency Health Points, 10 Mobile Health Units, 54 Medical Mobile Teams, 2 PHC centers, 1 Dressing Room, 3 stabilization centers, ambulances are deployed. More are needed.
- Health supplies are being delivered to SARC and MoH to cover the shelters.
- Health supplies are pre-positioned to send with IA convoys inside the remaining parts of besieged area.

30 Mar 2018 description

In Numbers

  • 6.3 million people facing severe food insecurity from February-April 2018 (IPC February 2018)

  • 1.7 million people assisted by WFP in February 2018

  • 1.8 million internally displaced people (OCHA) 2.5 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)

  • 202,776 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)

Highlights

  • Food insecurity, malnutrition, flooding and Fall Armyworm was noted as the major hazards in the Quarterly multi-hazard early warning bulletin.

27 Mar 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• The Government of Ethiopia and the UN presented the 2018 humanitarian and disaster resilience plan (HDRP) to member states.

• The HDRP seeks at least $1.6 billion to provide emergency and long-term assistance for 7.88 million people affected by drought, floods and conflict.

Gov’t and UN brief Member States on Ethiopia humanitarian situation

25 Mar 2018 description
report Oxfam
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Humanitarian Context

  • Yemenia Airways resumed their flights on 1st Feb from Aden airport after it was closed on 28 Jan due to the clashes between loyalists of the Southern Transitional Council and loyalists of the internationally recognized government.

  • The internationally recognized government’s Minister of Transportation, Saleh Aljaboani, stated on 7 February that the International Maritime Organization has declared Aden and Mukalla ports as safe port which means more companies will restart their operation to these ports.

20 Mar 2018 description

Given the protracted nature of the crisis coupled with limited access to basic services, most women residing in IDPs camps and host communities endure domestic violence, including physical and sexual assault and often remain with their husband as a result of cultural beliefs that dictate submissive behavior for women. Other forms of SGBV, such as child marriage are prevalent in all camps and there tends to be a common response to such violence.