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20 Jan 2018 description
report World Bank

DHAKA, January 20, 2018 — The Rohingya refugee crisis in southern Bangladesh is growing at a rapid pace and there is an urgent need to support the host communities to cope with the influx and to help the refugees who are extremely vulnerable, the World Bank said today.

20 Jan 2018 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population (TAB A)

  1. A total of 167,963 families / 797,337 persons were affected in 1,179 baranqays in regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, ARMM and CARAGA due to TY "VINTA".

  2. Of which, a total of 4,053 families / 19,369 persons are currently being served inside 24 evacuation centers (ECs) and 4,470 families / 22,464 persons outside the evacuation center.

20 Jan 2018 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population: (TAB A)

  1. A total of 18,547 families / 83,908 persons were affected in 267 barangays in Regions MIMAROPA, VI, VII, VIII, X and CARAGA due to TD "AGATON".

  2. Of which, 303 families / 1,198 persons are currently being served inside 10 evacuation centres and 86 families / 280 persons outside the evacuation center.

Source: DSWD DROMIC Report No. 12, as of 17 January 2018, 6AM

B. Casualties

20 Jan 2018 description

Islamabad 19 January 2018:

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Army Medical Corps (AMC) signed MoU on 19th January, 2018 to promote a culture of prevention, mitigation and enhanced coordination among key stakeholders involved in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) across the country.

This MoU was signed by Chairman NDMA, Lt. Gen Omar Mahmood Hayat, HI (M) and Surgeon General, Lt General Zahid Hamid. This MoU specifically focuses on enhancing cooperation between NDMA and AMC, including mutual support in DRM related initiatives.

20 Jan 2018 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population (TAB A)

  1. A total of 29,974 families / 134,114 Persons in 228 barangays were affected in Regions V, VI, VIII, X, and XI.

  2. Of which, a total of 349 families / 1,575 persons are currently being served inside 11 evacuation centres (ECs) and 2 families / 9 persons outside the evacuation center.

Sources: OCDRO V, OCDRO VI and DSWD DROMIC Report #4 on the Effects of TECF in Regions VI, VIII, X and XI as of 18 January 2018, 2AM.

20 Jan 2018 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Pre-Emptive Evacuation (TAB A)

a. A tota of 3,904 families were pre-emptivelt evacuated in Region V due to Mt. Mayon phreatic eruption.

Source: DILG SitRep No. 02 as of 15 January 2018, 5:00 PM

B. Affected Population

20 Jan 2018 description

Situation Overview

On 22 December 2017, the monitored Low Pressure Area east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur has developed into a Severe Tropical Storm and was named “Vinta” (international name: Tembin). It exited Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 24 December 2017.

Status of Affected Families / Persons

167,963 families or 797,337 persons are affected in 1,179 barangays in Regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, CARAGA, and ARMM (see Table 1; details in Annex A).

20 Jan 2018 description

SUMMARY

On 13 January 2018 at 4:21 PM, Mayon Volcano generated a phreatic eruption (steam-driven) that propelled a grayish steam and ash plume approximately 2500 m high that was drifted to the southwest. Based on seismic records the activity lasted approximately 1 hour and 47 minutes.
Source: PHILVOCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)

1. Status of Affected Families / Persons

10,444 families or 41,409 persons in 39 barangays in Albay are affected by the phreatic explosion of Mount Mayon (see Table 1).

20 Jan 2018 description

SUMMARY

On 13 January 2018 at 4:21 PM, Mayon Volcano generated a phreatic eruption (steam-driven) that propelled a grayish steam and ash plume approximately 2500 m high that was drifted to the southwest. Based on seismic records the activity lasted approximately 1 hour and 47 minutes.

Source: PHILVOCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)

1. Status of Affected Families / Persons

10,090 families or 40,244 persons i n 38 barangays in Albay are affected by the phreatic explosion of Mount Mayon (see Table 1).

20 Jan 2018 description

In November 2008, USAID assumed responsibility for disaster response and reconstruction in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) and the Republic of the Marshall Islands (RMI) from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), reflecting the transition of FSM and RMI from U.S.-administered trust territories to independent nations. Under the new arrangement, FEMA provides USAID with funding to conduct response and reconstruction activities following a U.S.

20 Jan 2018 description
report Voice of America

January 19, 2018 5:38 PM
VOA News

Lebanon’s army says 10 Syrians froze to death while trying to cross into the country via a dangerous smuggling route through the mountains.

Military officials say the Syrians, including two children and six women, were caught in a strong snowstorm while trying to cross the mountainous frontier between the two nations.

20 Jan 2018 description
report European Union

European Union Ambassador condemns the killing of a member of the Sengwer community and underlines that both indigenous people's rights and Kenya's water towers need protection

Today, the European Union Ambassador to Kenya Stefano A. Dejak condemned the reported killing of a member of the Sengwer community and shooting of another by Kenyan Forest Service guards yesterday in Kapkok Glade.

20 Jan 2018 description

A variety of natural hazards—including cyclical drought, floods, and environmental degradation—are endemic to the East and Central Africa (ECA) region, where conflict, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity have compounded humanitarian needs over the last decade. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S.

20 Jan 2018 description

Chronic food insecurity and acute malnutrition, cyclical drought, locust infestations, seasonal floods, disease outbreaks, and recurrent complex emergencies presented major challenges to vulnerable populations in the West Africa region during the past decade. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S.

19 Jan 2018 description

Cyclical drought, food insecurity, cyclones, floods, disease outbreaks, and complex emergencies present significant challenges to vulnerable populations throughout the Southern Africa region. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided humanitarian assistance in response to a range of natural and man-made disasters.

19 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

4.35 million Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) country-wide (OCHA Nov. 2017)

537,087 refugees in DRC (UNHCR Oct. 2017)

52,903 cases of cholera cases since January 2017 (Ministry of Health)

1.9 million Children suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (OCHA, nov.2017)

UNICEF Appeal 2017
US$ 165 million
51% of required funds available

Highlights

19 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

SITUATION IN NUMBERS

171,332
# of arrivals in Europe through Italy, Greece and Spain in 2017
(UNHCR, 10 January 2018)

1 in 4
Of all arrivals in 2017 are children
(UNHCR, 10 January 2018)

158,215
# of child asylum-seekers in Europe between January and November 2017
(Eurostat, 10 January 2018)

19 Jan 2018 description

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Yemen

I’d been asked in recent days for an update on the humanitarian situation in Yemen, and I can tell you that we are talking to the Coalition on the importance of keeping all ports open for all cargo. All ports in Yemen should remain open in order to facilitate the rapid entry and distribution of humanitarian and commercial imports across the country.

19 Jan 2018 description
report UN Security Council

SC/13170

SECURITY COUNCIL
8162ND MEETING (AM)

Reaffirming its commitment to the sovereignty, independence and territorial integrity of Afghanistan and the Central Asian States, the Security Council today adopted a presidential statement, expressing its continued support to the Secretary‑General’s call to action to avert threats, ahead of holding a debate on pressing challenges ahead.