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19 Oct 2018 description

BACKGROUND

Longstanding restrictions on the movement of people and goods to and from Gaza have undermined the living conditions of about two million Palestinians in that area. Many of the restrictions, originally imposed by Israel in the early 1990s, were intensified after June 2007, following the Hamas takeover of Gaza and the imposition of a blockade. These restrictions continue to reduce access to livelihoods, essential services and housing, disrupt family life, and undermine people’s hopes for a secure and prosperous future.

19 Oct 2018 description

The Gaza Strip faces an unprecedented humanitarian crisis, impacting the livelihoods and access to essential services by its two million residents. This crisis has been driven by over 11 years of an Israeli blockade and an unsolved internal Palestinian divide, exacerbated since March 2018 by the massive increase in Palestinian casualties in the context of demonstrations taking place near Israel’s perimeter fence, as well as limited escalations in hostilities.

19 Oct 2018 description

Nicaragua: Las autoridades intensificaron estrategia para la represión y cometieron violaciones graves de derechos humanos durante la Operación Limpieza

19 Oct 2018 description

A. SITUATION ANALYSIS

Description of the disaster

Heavy rainfall between 11 to 14 August 2017 caused widespread floods across 31 of the country’s 75 districts that has affected more than 1.7 million people. Immediate humanitarian needs in the form of supporting shelter items, food, safe water and health service were clearly seen as gaps in the affected areas.

19 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

4.1 mt of ready-to-use supplementary food (RUSF) distributed to 1,350 girls and boys under five

9.5 mt of Super Cereal distributed to 1,590 pregnant and nursing women

8 nutrition education sessions organised in public schools in five municipalities, reaching 410 students

US$ 2.46 m six months (October 2018 - March 2019) net funding requirements

2,940 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

19 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

830 mt of food assistance distributed

US$2.39 m six months (October 2018-March 2019) net funding requirements

138,677 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

19 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

1,857 mt of food assistance distributed

US$ 350,000 cash based transfers made

US$16.06 m six months (Oct 2018 - Mar 2019) net funding requirements

237,000 people assisted in August 2018

Operational Updates

19 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

4.6 m food insecure people

1.4 m pregnant and nursing women malnourished

US$ 0 m six months (October 2018-March 2019) net funding requirements

191,256 children received WFP school meals in September 2018

Operational Updates

  • Feedback from WFP’s Executive Board on the Nepal Country Strategic Plan 2019-2023 has been received. The next step is to finalising the CSP for approval by the Board in November.

19 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

589,989 people assisted in September 2018

US$ 682,596 cash-based transfers made

US$ 25.39 m six months (October 2018 - March 2019) net funding requirements

4,183 mt of food assistance distributed

Operational Updates

19 Oct 2018 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 18 oct. 2018 [AlterPresse] --- L’Institut haïtien de technologie et d’animation (Iteca) tire la sonnette d’alarme sur la crise humanitaire qui risque de s’installer sur l’ensemble de la commune de Gros-Morne (Artibonite, nord), suite notamment au séisme du 6 octobre 2018, ayant secoué le Grand Nord.

Cette crise pourrait surgir dans le contexte post-sécheresse et inondation ainsi que post-séisme du 6 octobre, avertit-il, dans une note transmise à l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

19 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

526 metric tons of food assistance distributed

US$ 0 six months (October-March) net funding requirements

163,783 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

  • WFP continues to support the government’s response to floods throughout the country.

19 Oct 2018 description
report UN General Assembly

AG/SHC/4238

ASSEMBLÉE GÉNÉRALE TROISIÈME COMMISSION
SOIXANTE-TREIZIÈME SESSION, 23E & 24E SÉANCES – MATIN & APRÈS-MIDI

19 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

992 mt of food distributed

US$ 10.41 m six months (Oct 2018– Mar 2019) net funding requirements

475,996 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

  • WFP distributed 992 mt of fortified food to 475,996 pregnant and breastfeeding women and children under-five in nine provinces.

19 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

186 mt of food assistance distributed

USD 407,878 cash based transfers made

WFP Cambodia’s operations are fully funded for 2018 thanks to the generous contributions of partners.

335,200 people assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

19 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

722 mt of food assistance distributed

WFP Bhutan’s operations are fully funded for 2018, thanks to the generous contributions of our partners.

13,897 school children assisted in September 2018

Operational Updates

  • WFP Bhutan has developed the Bhutan Country Strategic Plan (2019-2023) following a series of consultations with partners. The CSP is submitted for Executive Board members comments and approval by WFP’s February 2019 Executive Board.

19 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

2,096 fatalities

79,000 people displaced

15,000 houses destroyed

USD 500 million in damage

Highlights

  • WFP is supporting the Government of Indonesia’s relief response with logistics assistance. This includes 40 trucks and 10 mobile storage facilities for relief items.

  • WFP continues to assess the food security situation of people in the affected areas.

  • The air bridge from Balikpapan to Palu will remain operational until 23 October.

19 Oct 2018 description
report Pacific Community

Training for development practitioners in Kiribati has been completed this week focusing on boosting monitoring and evaluation (M&E) capacity to support the country’s work in climate change and disaster risk management.

19 Oct 2018 description

A flood alert has been issued for low lying areas in Fiji and disaster authorities are advising people to be prepared with heavy rain forecast across the country.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.