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.
All Updates on Gender
IOM is organising activities for the 16-day of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence.
10M commenced the treatment of bamboo with a pilot facility in Nhila.
Regular monitoring and maintenance of solar lights continues across all camps. Additional locations were identified to continue the installation.
This month, a total of 3,723 Rohingya households have received LPG sets (cylinder, one plate cook stove, regulator and hose).
- 4,822: Total incidents January to October
- 425: Total incidents in October
- 119,724: Identified Persons with specific needs
- 34,354: Number of members of community structures (estimated)
Achievements in 2018
- 209,059: Number of PoC with psychosocial needs receiving psychological support
- 6,300: Number of people trained on community leadership and decision making
Key issues in the past week:
A total of 289,867 people have been verified as having been displaced by conflict in 2018.
Heavy armed clashes between NSAG and ANSF reported in Jaghuri and Malistan district of Ghazni province, resulting in increasing number of IDPs and humanitarian crisis.
60%-70% of the population are displaced from Jaghuri and Malistan districts.
40,285 New IDPs reported in the past week
172,918 People assisted in the past week
324 MT of food assistance distributed
US$ 240,072 in cash-based transfers
US$ 5.2 million net funding requirements for six months (November 2018 – April 2019) representing 64% of total needs
55,091 people assisted in October 2018
The general security situation in this reporting period remained calm. Several families returned to their homes following the September armed clashes that led to multiple displacements. Some families were however unable to return due to the severe damages to their shelters. In Tajoura, a total of 250 families returned to their homes. Furthermore, an estimated 700 migrants arrived to Swani Bin Adam most reportedly in transit to other locations. In addition, around 3,925 individuals returned to their homes in Abu Slim.
Key issues in the past week:
A total of 288,600 people have been verified as having been displaced by conflict in 2018.
NSAG (ISK) has closed down 40-50 schools in Chaparhar district, Nangarhar province.
ARAZI and MoRR signed the MOU on the Transfer of State Land for the establishment of temporary settlements for IDPs displaced due to natural disasters.
Key numbers of the past week:
15,000 new IDPs reported in the past week
27,700 mt of food and nutrition assistance distributed*
US$ 2.03 m cash-based transfers done*
US$ 566.6m six months (November 2018- April 2019) net funding requirements
2.98 m people assisted *
*in August 2018
Total incidents January to September
Total incidents in September
Incidents among adults
Incidents among children
Yemen remains the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Marked economic deterioration, symptomized by the depreciation of the Yemeni Rial by some 30 per cent was witnessed between August and September 2018, compounded by the unprecedented increase in the price of fuel. An additional 3.5 to 5.6 million people are estimated to be added to the 8 million already severely food insecure as a result.
- A total of 552 (50M, 502F) new incidents were identified, managed and reported bringing the cumulative number of reported incidents to 4054 since January, 2018. It is important to note that much as the reported number of early marriages is low, cases could be much higher given the fact that reporting is hampered by negative cultural norms. This further compounded by the fact that most of the perpetrators are caregivers of the survivors.
Community-based Protection and Community Mobilization
- In settlements in Arua, 94 (68M, 26F) refugee leaders were trained on protection mainstreaming.
- In Kyaka II, the construction work of the first Women’s Development Centre was completed in Kakoni zone. Over 20 women’s groups from both refugee and host communities have been formed and will start using the centre for skills training and to build and reinforce social network.
1,050 Cameroonian refugees were voluntarily relocated to Adagom settlement (Cross River state) with support from UNHCR and its partners.
UNHCR facilitated a training on International refugee protection for 36 Government security officials in Ogoja (Cross River state).
370 Cameroonian refugees and 40 host community members were trained on Entrepreneurship and business skills in Adagom and Anyake refugee settlements.
Yemen remains the world’s largest humanitarian crisis. Some 22.2 million people - 75 per cent of the population - are in need of humanitarian assistance. 17.8 million people are food insecure and 8.4 million people do not know how they will obtain their next meal.
USD 11.7m total requirements
• 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.
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
91 mt of food assistance distributed
USD 12.7 m total requirements
27,000 people assisted in July 2018
• 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.
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.
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
Highlights of the Month