Between June and August, Terre des hommes (Tdh), conducted visits to gather information about families who need support to provide for their basic needs such as food, medicine, clothes, heating, etc. The project aims for families who have children in schools where Tdh implements activities that stimulate children to develop their social skills and improve their psychological state, reducing the effects of stress caused by the conflict. Tdh creates child-friendly spaces and trains education specialists to better protect children.
The CFMs distributions took place at the humanitarian distribution Centre (Point) inside PoC where all humanitarians normally delivery supports to the protracted IDPs in the Camp since the outbreak of the crisis in December 2013. INTERSOS who is the PoC site Agency spearheaded the organization of the distribution with a strong support from CCCM staff.
10 August, UNICEF’s Deputy Representative participated in a high-level mission to Beni and Mangina that included the Minister of Health, WHO Director General and the WHO Regional Director to assess the situation and current response. During the visit, Ebola ring vaccination was launched in Beni Health zone of North Kivu province
11 August, The Joint Response plan of the Government, WHO, UNICEF and partners costed at USD 43.8 million was approved and released. UNICEF response plan is harmonized with the joint response plan
As a consequence of the ongoing economic crisis and social turmoil in Venezuela, an increasing number of Venezuelans are crossing the northern border to Brazil to seek asylum, safety and better livelihood opportunities. According to estimates, over 50,000 Venezuelans are living in Brazil currently, of which half in the northern city of Boa Vista, the capital of Roraima state.
Despite receding flood waters giving hope to the hundreds of thousands who are now homeless after the Kerala floods, CAFOD warns that families who have lost everything need to be protected against disease outbreaks in relief camps.
In the worst floods in a century, torrential rainfall in the Southwestern state of Kerala has left over 300 dead and hundreds of thousands homeless, with many still stranded, running out of clean water and food.
By Luca J. Uberti and David Jackson
Series editor: David Jackson
U4 Anti-Corruption Resource Centre, Chr. Michelsen Institute (U4 Issue 2018:5)
Since the early 2000s, aid spending on electoral assistance programmes around the world has increased dramatically, but in newly democratising countries, electoral contests are often (though not always) plagued by procedural flaws, intimidation, corruption, and all sorts of irregularities. Have donor investments had an impact on the quality of elections? How could aid effectiveness be improved?
Pakistan is moving to bring its Federally Administered Tribal Areas into the constitutional order. But rights remain severely restricted in the borderlands, threatening deeper popular alienation. To stop militants from stepping in, the government should lift its draconian interim regulations and deliver needed services.
A total of 194,891 beneficiaries registered / verified / tracked since the beginning of 2018, in which 134,330 (21,624 IDPs and 113,454 returnees) were properly registered, while the remaining 60,561 individuals were tracked in different locations. Out of the tracked beneficiaries, 11,086 were South Sudanese who crossed the borders to Sudan through Abyie, 47,180 were returnees (33,067 returned to Sudan from Saudi Arabia and 14,113 returned to different areas in North Darfur State) and 2,295 were IDPs in South Kordofan State.
This week, 1,099 people arrived on the Aegean islands, an increase from last week’s 504 arrivals and an increase from last year’s 887 arrivals during the same period.
The average daily arrivals this week equalled 157, compared to 72 in the previous week.
Population on the Islands
Over 16,000 refugees and migrants reside on the Aegean islands. In line with the trend of arrivals, the majority of the population on the Aegean islands are from Syria (26%), Iraq (23%) and Afghanistan (18%).
Abandoned shops line the streets of once bustling towns across Ayaci and Magwi County near Torit in the eastern part of South Sudan. Places like Obbo, Pajok, and Pugee appear deserted, save a few women trading what little crops they have cultivated, or small groups of elderly men taking their tea.
“The situation we are having here is because of hunger. People have run away to the [refugee] camps [in Uganda]. Few have come back, so we are facing difficulties for food and crops to be planted,” explains David Omwony, a citizen of Obbo Payam.
Within the period of 8 – 14 August 2018, a total of 4,675 movements were recorded, including 4,269 arrivals and 406 departures at locations in Askira/Uba, Bama, Chibok, Damboa, Demsa, Dikwa, Fufore, Girei, Gombi, Gubio, Guzamala, Gwoza, Hawul, Hong, Jere, Kaga, Konduga, Kukawa, Madagali, Mafa, Magumeri, Maiduguri, Maiha, Mayo-Belwa, Michika, Mobbar, Monguno, Mubi-North, Mubi-South, Ngala, Nganzai, Numan, Yola-North and Yola-South Local Government Areas (LGAs) of Adamawa and Borno States.
Christian Aid is responding to Kerala’s exceptionally destructive and deadly floods with life-saving assistance for around 20,000 people who have lost their homes.
The charity is targeting some of the southern Indian state’s poorest and most vulnerable villages. Households will get assistance with safe drinking water, sanitation supplies, hygiene essentials such as soap, and shelter materials including tarpaulin, rope and blankets.
Mangina (North Kivu), 17 August 2018 - "I was under a lot of stress and experienced insomnia mixed with nightmare all night," says Sister Darlène Mwasi, a registered nurse at the Mangina referral health centre, which is more than 30 kilometres southwest of the town of Beni in North Kivu.
As soon as the official confirmation on 1 August 2018, that the deadly Ebola virus had indeed arrived in Mangina, "I had tears in my eyes; it was a shock I had never experienced before," added the nurse.
The Indonesian island of Lombok was struck by two large earthquakes yesterday, including a magnitude 6.9 tremor in the island’s north east late last night, hampering relief efforts and causing additional distress for those already reeling from the August 5 quake that killed more than 450 people.
JUBA (20 August 2018) – Members of the UN Commission on Human Rights in South Sudan will today begin their fifth field mission to South Sudan, Uganda, Kenya, Sudan and Ethiopia. The mission will take place from 20 to 31 August 2018.
A local aid agency supported by Islamic Relief is on the ground in flood-ravaged Kerala, distributing food to families affected by the worst floods in the southern Indian state since 1924.
The past week’s devastating floods have already claimed 325 lives. We are working with a local partner who have started food distributions in Wayanad, one of the most-affected districts. An additional emergency flood response team, with many years’ experience of dealing with floods in India, is on its way.
Sana’a, 15 August 2018 – UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund welcomed the generous contribution of $4.2 million from the Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund to assist the most vulnerable women and girls displaced from the recent escalation in fighting in Hodeidah and western coastal areas of the country.
The funding will help to reach more than 200,000 women, girls and their families with life-saving reproductive health services, and transit kits containing hygiene items for those who are either on the move, displaced or stranded between frontlines.
246,600 individuals (est.) / 57,424 HH at risk of landslide or flooding
41,751 ind. / 9,660 HH at highest risk of landslide prioritized for relocation**
incl. 24,126 ind. / 5,636 HH at highest risk of landslide in Kutupalong-Balukhali
As of 19 August, the worst flooding since 1924 in Kerala state has caused 361 deaths with 725,000 people displaced to relief camps. More than 233,179 people were evacuated and damage caused by the floods may total over US$2.84 billion. The National Disaster Response Force (NDRF) sent a total of 59 teams to rescue marooned people, the largest deployment by the NDRF in a single state. Helicopters have been dropping emergency food and water supplies across Kerala, while special trains carrying drinking water and rice have been sent to the state.