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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6.3 million people facing severe food insecurity from
February-April 2018 (IPC February 2018)
1.6 million people assisted by WFP in January 2018
1.9 million internally displaced people (OCHA)
2.4 million South Sudanese refugees (UNHCR)
203,980 seeking shelter with the UN (UNMISS)
WFP has dispatched a total of around 86,000mt of assorted food commodities so far in 2018
The first Logistics Cluster coordinated barge for 2018 arrived in Malakal on 3 March
High level advocacy continues on the worsening humanitarian situation and on eastern Ghouta and Idlib, with a focus on escalation and attacks on health facilities, urgent access for medicine and medical supplies to HTR and besieged areas and sustainable and regular medical evacuations.
The latest UN Security Resolution 2401 (2018) on 30-day cessation of hostilities in Syria is to enable humanitarian aid delivery.
WFP has delivered 4,000mt of food to over 200,000 people in four counties through the integrated rapid response mechanism (IRRM).
The first test barge in 2018 from Renk to Malakal was successfully completed on 13 February.
Construction of the road to the Kuajok bridge (Warrap) has been completed.
There has been an increase of deliveries from the Northern Corridor in Sudan with convoys carrying 14,700mt of food.
● UNRWA is facing an unprecedented financial crisis, risking the agency’s ability to deliver urgent humanitarian assistance in the oPt, including to almost one million people in the Gaza Strip.
● Electricity outages of up to 16 hours a day, continue to undermine the provision of basic services in the Gaza Strip, despite an increase in electricity supply from Israel.
WFP conducted registrations and food distributions to 18,000 people in the Baggari area, Western Bahr el Ghazal.
The Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) process is currently ongoing with the participation of the Government of South Sudan and food and nutrition sector partners.
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DFID confirmed the US$42.6 million (GBP 32.5 million) multi-year contribution for the implementation of cash-based transfers.
• WFP organized the Second South Asia Regional School Feeding Meeting in New Delhi from 27 to 29 November. The meeting was attended by representatives of SAARC nations and high ranking government officials.
• WFP India Country Office organized activities to mark the 16 days of activism against genderbased violence. These included discussions, lectures, training and use of social media to increase awareness and action at all levels.
• WFP continues to provide food and technical assistance to the populations affected by Hurricane Irma in Central Cuba.
• WFP facilitated two high-level field visits by the European Union and the Director of the Sustainable Development Goal Fund.
• WFP continues to strengthen the capacities of local and national institutions, farmers and cooperatives to enhance social protection programmes.
• WFP promotes the reduction of gender stereotypes and women’s empowerment among the supported cooperatives.
- Improving Health Access and Scaling up Responsiveness:
Three health facilities assessed and renovated in Nyirol County (Chuil PHCC, Pultruk PHCC and Bariak PHCU) (CMA).
- Emergency WASH in Health Facilities in Conflict Affected Locations
Eight County Hospitals and seven Primary Health Care Centres assessed for water and sanitation needs to drive emergency Wash in health facilities. (WHO).
Population of Yemen* : 29.3 million
People in need of WASH assistance* : 16 million
People in need of food assistance* : 17.8 million
People in need of health care* : 16.4 million
IDPs & returnees* : 2.9 million
People in need of humanitarian aid* : 22.2 million
People in acute need* : 11.3 million
People in need of protection* : 12.9 million
Women in need of protection* : 6.31 million
This report is produced by ISCG in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers 31 December until 11 January 2018. The next full situation report will be issued on 28 January 2018.
655,500 new arrivals (Since 25th August) have beenreported as of 14 January (IOM Needs and Population Monitoring and UNHCR Family Counting).
The number of arrivals is holding steady with no significant influx over the past several weeks.
MID YEAR REVIEW : PROGRESS TOWARDS STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES (JANUARY TO JUNE)
Food security among the poorest has deteriorated in Afghanistan according to recent Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) and Seasonal Food Security (SFSA) post-harvest assessments.
On 16 October, Afghanistan joined the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement. 41 per cent of children under 5 in Afghanistan are stunted.
WFP will increase assistance to vulnerable people in prolonged displacement during the critical winter period.
The insurgency continues in NE Nigeria with a change in tactics that are seeing an increase in the BH using young girls as suicide bombers. It is reported that 145 girls have been used as suicide bombers in a period of 7 months with the recent months recording the higher numbers. Security and Protection monitoring indicates that BH is also attacking Camps and in some cases abducting people including women and children.
This Operations Update communicates adjustments within budget lines, with no change in the overall budget of CHF 12,763,504. The adjustments consider human resource needs and that major parts of food, health and WASH components of the Revised Plan of Action – which is available via this link – have been covered by various partners through bilateral arrangements with BDRCS. In addition to adjustments within budget lines, the number of families to be provided with emergency shelter assistance has increased from 15,000 to 20,000.