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14 Dec 2018 description
report Plan International

La crise dans le Bassin du Lac Tchad est dans sa dixième année et demeure une des urgences humanitaires les plus graves au monde, continuant d'affecter le Nord-Est du Nigeria, la Région de l'Extrême Nord du Cameroun, la Région du Lac au Tchad et la Région de Diffa au Niger. 17 millions de personnes vivent dans les zones touchées a travers les quatre pays et plus de 2.5 millions de personnes restent déplacées. La résurgence de l'insécurité et des hostilités aggrave la situation humanitaire, avec de sérieuses implications sur les opérations et la protection des civils.

14 Dec 2018 description
report Plan International

The Lake Chad Basin Crisis is in its tenth year and remains one of the largest humanitarian emergencies in the world, continuing to affect the North-East of Nigeria, the Far North Region of Cameroon, the Lac Region of Chad and the Diffa Region in Niger. Around 17 Million people live in the affected areas across the four countries. More than 2.5 million people remain displaced. The increase in insecurity and hostilities is worsening the humanitarian situation, with serious implications on operations and the protection of civilians.

14 Dec 2018 description

UNHCR Senior Officials, including the Assistant High Commissioner for Operations, visited a site for internally displaced people (IDPs) in South Ethiopia. 2.4 million Ethiopians are currently believed to be IDPs.

Betty G, UNHCR High Profile Supporter and Ethiopian Singer, advocates for refugees’ rights, with a focus on women refugees, after visit to the Aysaita Refugee Camp in Afar As UNHCR works to enhance registration data, the monthly population of concern figures have been frozen as of 31 August 2018, to facilitate the completion of the ongoing Level 3 Registration.

14 Dec 2018 description

Faits saillants

  • Les affrontements armés conduisent au déplacement de près de 13 000 personnes dans le territoire de Fizi.

  • Plus de 65 000 personnes déplacées et retournées reçoivent des vivres dans les territoires de Kabambare et de Kabare.

Aperçu de la situation

14 Dec 2018 description

160,000+ Refugees and IDPs received relief packages across South Sudan in November 2018.

42,000+ Refugee children under age five received polio vaccine in Upper Nile and Unity in November 2018.

1,100+ Newly arrived refugees registered in November in South Sudan 2018.

Working with Partners in 2018

■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

14 Dec 2018 description

This Operations Update extends the timeframe of the Emergency Appeal (MDRSY003) until 31 August 2019 to continue support for Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in providing emergency humanitarian assistance to conflict-affected people in Syria. An evaluation of the Emergency Appeal is due to start in January 2019 and will review the operation from the beginning in 2012 up until 2018. Future Syria objectives and modalities of IFRC support will be revised in the first half of 2019 based on the recommendations of the evaluation, ensuring that support is fit for purpose.

14 Dec 2018 description

HRRP Response

Although the security situaton inside Syria witnessed some stability after the Sochi Agreement between Turkey and Russia in September, armed attacks and changes in the political environment inside Syria continue to take place. This adds more complexity to humanitarian planning and jeopardizes humanitarian partners’ access.

14 Dec 2018 description

The Mindanao Displacement Dashboard is a monthly publication of the Protection Cluster in Mindanao, Philippines which is co-led by UNHCR with the Department of Social Welfare and Development. This publication aims to provide an overview of the protection environment related to displacement incidents in Mindanao during each month. Data on displacement incidents was collected with the support of Protection Cluster members in Mindanao.

POST-MARAWI SIEGE RECOVERY AND REHABILITATION

13 Dec 2018 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • SARG and GoRF airstrikes target AOG-held areas near Aleppo city following alleged chemical attack

  • Approximately 153,000 people return to areas of origin in Ar Raqqah city

  • UN records nearly 140 attacks impacting health care facilities across Syria in 2018

  • Conflict causes more than 7,000 child casualties in Syria from November 2013 to June 2018

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF’s response to the North Kivu and Ituri Ebola outbreak can be found on a weekly basis on Ebola’s latest situation report

  • Based on various sources, 669,820 Congolese nationals were returned from Angola, with an estimated 30% being children under 18 years old. UNICEF conducted multi-sectoral assessments and provided cash, emergency shelter, and WASH assistance.

13 Dec 2018 description
  • 231,504 Nigerian refugees displaced in Cameroon, Chad and Niger due to insurgency as of 30 November 2018
  • 2,477,417 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and north-east Nigeria due to insurgency as of 31 October 2018 (or latest figures available)

FUNDING
USD 163.5 M
requested for the Nigeria situation (Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria, including support costs) Funded 33%
53.65 M
Funding gap 67%
109.85 M

13 Dec 2018 description

This report is for the media and the general public.

Summary

  • Compared with the previous reporting period, the SMM recorded more ceasefire violations in Donetsk region and fewer in Luhansk region.

  • The SMM saw an apartment building in Antratsyt that had sustained shrapnel damage.

  • The SMM observed a calm situation near all three disengagement areas.

  • The SMM saw weapons in violation of withdrawal lines on both sides of the contact line in Luhansk and Donetsk regions.

13 Dec 2018 description

Highlights

• The Emergency Telecommunications Cluster (ETC) conducted a second inter-agency ICT capacity building exercise in Sana’a.

• The ETC opened two new hubs in Al Hudaydah providing life-changing telecommunications services to the response community.

• The ETC will continue to provide its much-needed ICT support to World Health Organisation’s (WHO)
Emergency Operations Centre (EOC) project as part of the cholera response.

13 Dec 2018 description
report Sudan Consortium

NHRMO:Update on Human Rights in South Kordofan and Blue Nile: March - September 2018

Ceasefire has not ended abuses by government forces and pro-government militia

This report covers the period March – September 2018. Both sides of the conflict, the Sudan government and the Sudan Peoples’ Liberation Army-North (SPLA-N), claimed to be respecting unilateral ceasefires throughout the reporting period.

13 Dec 2018 description

IN THIS UPDATE:

  • Voluntary return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar

  • Scaling-up distribution of eco-friendly cooking fuel

  • New bamboo treatment plant

  • ‘16 Days’ campaign against Gender-Based Violence

  • Refugee children observe Universal Children’s Day

  • World Toilet Day

  • Phase 2 Registration progress

  • Arrival trends

  • Quick facts and figures

13 Dec 2018 description

The following syndrome has been flagged this week:

  • Acute Fever and Rash: French Polynesia

Other update:

Dengue:

  • An outbreak was declared by the Republic of Palau on 7 December 2018 following the first ever laboratory confirmation of two cases with dengue serotype-3. Source: Palau Ministry of Health.