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LUNDA NORTE, Angola – Towards the end of Yvonne Mboi’s pregnancy, she recalled, “I realized I was too big. I was afraid.” These concerns loomed large after her harrowing flight from conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
But when she finally gave birth, Ms. Mboi was surprised, and relieved, to discover her size made perfect sense: she delivered two healthy twin girls.
The 20-year-old had been in the early stages of pregnancy last May when she, her husband and their young daughter escaped the chaos in their country’s Kasai region.
• Millions of people are at increased risk of famine or catastrophe in South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia. FEWSnet, an international early warning system, stated that South Sudan, Somalia and Ethiopia could be looking at famine or catastrophic levels of food insecurity in various parts of their countries in the new year due to climate change, conflict and political instability.
Durante la misión de seguimiento, el personal humanitario de la AECID pudo comprobar de primera mano la dificultad de acceso humanitario.
Tras casi tres años de la firma de los acuerdos de paz (mayo de 2015), la situación de inestabilidad y de falta de seguridad en Malí dificulta el acceso humanitario a las poblaciones más vulnerables.
- 7 million people in need of humanitarian and protection services
- 5.7 million people in need of food security and livelihood assistance
- 5.6 million people in need of water, sanitation and hygiene services
- 1.1 million children under-5 projected to be malnourished
- 4 Million+ people displaced due to conflict since 2013
- 1.8 Million children require education support
- 5.1 Million people require health support
• Average harvests expected: Rains have been above average in January, ending the December dry spell, which is likely to lead to average Season 2018A harvests, already underway. Most poor households are expected to remain in Stressed (IPC Phase 2); however, in Gihanga Commune in Bubanza Province, maize production is likely to be below average due to a more severe dry spell and Fall Armyworm infestations, causing some poor households to face Crisis (IPC Phase 3) through the lean season in May.
La Coordinación Nacional de Protección Civil emitió una Declaratoria de Emergencia para los municipios del estado de Guerrero, por la presencia de Sismo magnitud 7.2 ocurrido el día 16 de febrero de 2018.
This update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI).
KEY DISPLACEMENT STATISTICS (AS OF 13 FEBRUARY 2018)
Sudanese Federal Ministry of Health Distributes Health Science Supplies, Equipment and Materials Provided with Support from The Carter Center and the Qatar Fund for Development
ATLANTA…In a ceremony today in Khartoum, Sudan, The Carter Center joined officials from the Sudan Federal Ministry of Health and other dignitaries to distribute critical supplies, textbooks, and equipment as part of a five-year partnership to improve the country’s maternal and child health education program efforts.
As new global campaign launches to strengthen neonatal and maternal healthcare
AMMAN, 20 February 2018 – UNICEF has donated life-saving neonatal equipment to Jordan University Hospital to help every child born there have a safe and healthy start in life. The donation comes at the launch of a new global campaign Every Child ALIVE to demand and deliver better healthcare solutions for the world’s newborn babies.
The Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations has finished building the 74th humanitarian convoy. The trucks loaded with relief supplies will leave the Emergency Ministry’s Don Rescue Center tomorrow and will head to Donetsk and Luhansk regions of Ukraine.
The convoy will deliver to people in Donbass more than 430 tons of relief supplies, including baby food and medical items.
The convoy will continue to Donetsk and Matveyev Kurgan checkpoints at the state border to undergo necessary customs procedures under international humanitarian laws.
MSF calls on those with medical supplies in and around East Ghouta to urgently grant medics there access to those stocks
8 000 nouveaux déplacés dans le Mayo-Tsanaga en janvier 2018
Une réponse d’urgence pour l’accès à l’eau des déplacés de Kolofata
Le Plan de réponse humanitaire 2018 lancé avec succès à Yaoundé
10 millions de dollar attribués au Cameroun par le fonds d’urgence des Nations Unies (CERF)
Suivi de la Situation Humanitaire
Suivi de la situation sécuritaire
2.42 million IDPs remain displaced since January 2014
280,014 Iraqi refugees hosted in countries in the region, with 11,873 Iraqis in camps in Al-Hassakeh Governorate, Syria
754,410 IDPs in Ninewa (including as a result of the Mosul military operation)
79,662 IDPs currently displaced due to military operations in Hawiga (Kirkuk) and Shirqat (Salah al-Din)
55,596 IDPs currently displaced due to military operations in west Anbar
Total number of injured Yemenis has reached 4,423 with 800 currently in need of medical treatment
Riyadh, February 21 (CIC) - King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Center (KSRelief) signed six agreements in Riyadh on Tuesday, committing a total of $3 million to help those displaced and injured in Yemen by the Iranian-backed Houthi militias.
Large-scale polio vaccination efforts and activities to strengthen sub-national disease surveillance continue across the Lake Chad Basin as part of a focused, multi-country response to prevent spread of poliovirus after the last outbreak in Nigeria in 2016.
As more than 400,000 people in Eastern Ghouta face death, PAX calls on the UN, the EU and their member states to take immediate action to stop this massacre. The situation in Ghouta no longer allows politicians to limit their actions to statements and expressions of grief and powerlessness.
PAX calls on the members of the international community to take political action to allow for the establishment of a cease fire and to increase pressure on the Assad regime and its allies to allow the sustained delivery of food and medicine.
Le Bureau des Nations Unies pour la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA) a tenu une réunion ce lundi 19 Février 2018, où il a présenté le Rapport sur le Plan de Réponse humanitaire 2018 pour le Burundi et qui viserait à alléger les souffrances des populations affectées, et dont la situation est présentée d’une façon alarmante.
Le même rapport prétend que ce Plan aurait été préparé de manière participative et exhaustive en concertation avec le gouvernement du Burundi et les bailleurs de fonds.
The end year dashboard summarizes the progress made by partners involved in the Lebanon Crisis Response and highlights trends aecting people in need. The Basic Assistance Sector in Lebanon is working to:
OUTCOME 1) Ensure that Severely economically vulnerable populations have improved access to essential goods and services of their choice in a safe, dignified, and empowered manner while decreasing socio-economic vulnerability;
Benin, 20 February 2018 - As the Lassa fever outbreak continues in Edo, one of the three most affected states (others are Ondo and Ebonyi) in 2018; the Commissioner for Health Dr David Osifo, has applauded World Health Organization’s (WHO) response to contain the outbreak.