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21 Oct 2018 description

This monthly update is a coordination tool that aims to improve communication between sectors and up to the Humanitarian Partners Forum. It focuses on processes, rather than achievements. The latter are covered through separate monthly sector dashboards, available through the Inter-Agency Portal and at http://data.unhcr.org/jordan/sectors/

21 Oct 2018 description

This monthly update is a coordination tool that aims to improve communication between sectors and up to the Humanitarian Partners Forum. It focuses on processes, rather than achievements. The latter are covered through separate monthly sector dashboards, available through the Inter-Agency Portal and at http://data.unhcr.org/jordan/sectors/

I. General / Inter-Sector Update

21 Oct 2018 description

This monthly update is a coordination tool that aims to improve communication between sectors and up to the Humanitarian Partners Forum. It focuses on processes, rather than achievements. The latter are covered through separate monthly sector dashboards, available through the Inter-Agency Portal and at http://data.unhcr.org/jordan/sectors/

I. General / Inter-Sector Update

21 Oct 2018 description

GAMBELLA, Ethiopia—UNFPA’s Deputy Executive Director (Programme), Dereje Wordofa, and a team of UNFPA Regional Directors and Country Representatives this week visited Gambella, one of nine ethnic divisions in Ethiopia, which hosts more than 423,000 refugees.

About 64 per cent of these refugees are under 18 years old and 88 per cent of them are women and children.

21 Oct 2018 description

Eritrea—The strengthening of partnerships to sustain development gains in Eritrea was the focus of a mission led by the UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Executive Director (Programme), Dereje Wordofa and sister UN agencies. The high level UN delegation met with senior officials of the Eritrean Government during a visit to the country on 18 and 19 October.

21 Oct 2018 description

Winterization programme progress

On 1 September, UNHCR started its 2018 winterization campaign in Syria. For this year’s campaign, UNHCR plans to reach 1,000,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees and host communities throughout the country.

As of 15 October, a total number of 163,281 individuals (32,682 families) received winterization items such as high thermal blankets, extra plastic sheeting, winter clothes kits and sleeping bags as well. So far, UNHCR has reached 16.3 per cent of its planned target.

21 Oct 2018 description
report World Bank

Baghdad, October 21, 2018 – A child born in Iraq today will be 40% as productive when she grows up as she could be if she enjoyed complete education and full health, according to the World Bank’s new Human Capital Index (HCI) released October 11 in Bali. Decades of conflict have impacted a range of the country’s human and economic development indicators.

21 Oct 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2018 estimated below the five-year average

  • Import requirements for 2018/19 forecast above five-year average

  • Government fixed price of bread at UZS 1 020

Cereal production in 2018 estimated below five-year average

21 Oct 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Near-average cumulative rainfall benefits start of 2019 main season

  • Bumper paddy production estimated in 2018

  • Cereal import requirements in 2018/19 marketing year (July/June) forecast close to previous year’s record level

Near-average cumulative rainfall benefits start of 2019 main season

21 Oct 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Total production of cereals in 2018 estimated at near average level

  • Imports of cereals in 2018/19 well above the five-year average

  • Prices of wheat products virtually unchanged in August

Total production of cereals in 2018 estimated close to 2017 level

Harvesting of spring cereals finalized at the end of September, while that of winter crops was completed by mid-August.

21 Oct 2018 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Cereal production in 2018 estimated above average due to favourable weather conditions

  • Cereal imports in 2018/19 marketing year forecast slightly below average

  • Prices of potatoes in July reached in July lowest levels since 2012

Cereal production in 2018 estimated above average due to favourable weather conditions

21 Oct 2018 description

SITUATION UPDATE

  • During the first half of September 2018, around 120,000 people were newly displaced from rural areas of Badghis to Qala-e-Naw due to on-going drought. The number of people displaced due to the drought is currently more than 250,000 in the Western Region.

  • There are insufficient resources across all sectors of aid in Badghis among all partners.

  • The number of people displaced by conflict in Afghanistan is 250,000 in 2018.

21 Oct 2018 description

Syed Ali ShahUpdated October 19, 2018

A ceremony was held in Quetta on Friday to celebrate the passing-out of 1,400 young students, who completed their primary education under an accelerated learning programme (ALP) launched by the Balochistan government in collaboration with Unicef.

The programme seeks to provide primary education to out-of-school children within three years — as opposed to the usual six years — to overcome the age gap created because of the school years missed by the children and adolescents.

21 Oct 2018 description

The MIMU 3W gathers inputs from participating humanitarian and development agencies on Who is doing What, Where, across Myanmar. It is conducted every 6 months and provides information on agencies’ activities at various levels (village/village tract/township and IDP camps).

21 Oct 2018 description

The MIMU 3W gathers inputs from participating humanitarian and development agencies on Who is doing What, Where, across Myanmar. It is conducted every 6 months and provides information on agencies’ activities at various levels (village/village tract/township and IDP camps).