This Emergency Appeal seeks 1,680,731 Swiss francs to support the Niger Red Cross Society (NRCS) to assist some 43,113 people for 12 months in Diffa region, which has been experiencing an unprecedented civil unrest and serious humanitarian emergency as a result of armed group activities in the north of Nigeria as well as in Niger.
This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 51.7 million Swiss francs for 2018 (increased from 49 million Swiss francs in 2017) to support the Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in providing assistance to 3 million people focusing on live-saving emergency food assistance, shelter household items, and hygiene items; as well as access to emergency and basic health services, community services and livelihoods activities.
The current crisis in Iraq began in June 2014, when militants of the Islamic State Iraq and Syria (ISIS) seized control of over one third of Iraq’s territory within a few weeks. Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), the Kurdish Peshmerga and various armed groups engaged in the fight against ISIS, and finally recaptured Ramadi in February 2016, Hit in April 2016, Fallujah in June 2016, Mosul in July 2017, Tal Afar in August 2017 and Hawija in October 2017. The Government of Iraq announced the defeat of ISIS and regained full territorial control on 9 December 2017.
OVERVIEW OF THE SITUATION
Amidst political tensions, an estimated 10.3 million people across DPRK continue to suffer from food insecurity and undernutrition, as well as a lack of access to basic services. Recurrent natural hazards – particularly extended droughts punctuated by near-annual floods – exacerbate and create new humanitarian needs. As a result, people have crucial and unmet food, nutrition, health, water, sanitation and hygiene needs.
Chronic food insecurity
INTERNALLY DISPLACED PEOPLE REGISTERED
(MINISTRY OF SOCIAL POLICY, 18 DECEMBER 2017)
PEOPLE IN NEED OF HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE
The Syrian Refugee Resilience Plan (SRRP) is the guiding instrument for the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) to address the needs of Syrian refugees in Turkey. The SRRP describes FAO’s strategy to (i) address the food security needs of Syrian refugees and vulnerable members of host communities; (ii) enhance the resilience of vulnerable Syrian refugee and host community members by developing sustainable livelihoods through agriculture, and (iii) contribute to integration and social cohesion.
DRC, a vast country in Central Africa attracts less attention from donors (probably due to its protracted nature); but continues to be in a humanitarian crisis.
In line with UN Policies, in October 2017, DRC L3 Emergency was declared, as a consequence of the complexity of a conflict crisis. The emergency covers the provinces of Kasai, Tanganyika and South Kivu.
This Emergency Appeal revision seeks a total of 2,500,414 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Colombian Red Cross Society (CRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 120,000 people for 12 months, with a focus on the following areas of focus and strategies of implementation: shelter; livelihoods and basic needs; health; water, sanitation and hygiene; protection, gender and inclusion; and migration actions.
2018 UPDATE OF THE 2017 – 2019 HRP
This Emergency Appeal seeks 1,930,176 Swiss francs to support the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) to assist 18,000 people for 9 months with the provision of assistance in the form of health, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), protection, gender, and inclusion. Details of the response strategy are available in the Emergency Plan of Action (EPoA).
The crisis and the Red Cross Red Crescent response to date
As the crisis in Yemen enters its fourth year, conflict, severe economic decline and collapsing essential services have taken an enormous toll on the population, exacerbating existing vulnerabilities. The United Nations (UN) has declared the last three years of the crisis as a system-wide Level 3 humanitarian emergency. Level 3 responses are activated in the most complex and challenging humanitarian emergencies, when the highest level of mobilization is required across the humanitarian system.
Yemen is facing the world’s largest food security crisis following two and a half years of airstrikes, armed clashes and attacks on civilian infrastructure, which have also caused the spread of cholera at an unprecedented scale. Yemeni people are increasingly exhausting their coping mechanisms and as a result the humanitarian crisis remains extremely widespread. The expansion of the conflict has also led to large-scale displacement compounded with existing high levels of vulnerability, including high rates of malnutrition.
Period: January – December 2018
Current Population: 35,081 registered; 25,622 assisted, 20 January 2018
Population Planning Figures: 50 000
Target Beneficiaries: 50 000
Financial Requirements: USD 63,881,332.98
Number of Partners: 22
PARTNERS IN THE RESPONSE
Angolan Red Cross I CARITAS I CICAJ I FAO I IOM I JRS I LWF I MAG I MdM I NCA I PIN I UNAIDS I UNDP I UNDSS I UNFPA I UNESCO I UNHCR I UNICEF I UNRCO I WFP I WHO I WVI I
This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of CHF 6.9 million, reflecting a budget increase from CHF 5,749,087 in the Operations Update 2 dated 26 October 2017.
This report gives an account of the humanitarian situation and the response carried out by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Red Cross Society (DPRK RCS) during the period between 12 September 2016 and 31 December 2017, as per revised Emergency Operation Appeal (EPOA) with the support of International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to meet the needs of floods affected families of North Hamgyong Province in DPRK.
Overview of the South Sudan situation
People internally displaced and non- South Sudanese refugees in South Sudan*
South Sudanese refugees hosted in neighbouring countries**
Of South Sudanese refugees are women and children
Countries covered in this Appeal
*As of end December 2017: source HCT / UNHCR
**As of end December 2017: source UNHCR