This update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI).
KEY DISPLACEMENT STATISTICS (AS OF 10 APRIL 2018)
1,594,177 displacements recorded by the CCCM Cluster in the last 12 months from affected areas of northern and southern Syria:
Jerusalem, 19 April 2018
The Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, today called for the protection of Palestinian demonstrators and for urgent funding to meet critical humanitarian needs that have been generated by the massive rise in Palestinian casualties in Gaza since 30 March.
LAS PALMAS –The Spanish Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Alfonso Dastis, visited the logistics base of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) in Las Palmas of Gran Canaria this morning. The logistics base, located in the port of Las Palmas, is a key hub for responding to humanitarian needs in West Africa.
During the visit, Minister Dastis toured the 9,000 square metre warehouse used for storing emergency food stocks and commended the innovative manner in which WFP manages resources to increase efficiency.
Cholera inter-season: In 2018 still no reported cholera cases as per week 14 after the end of the outbreak declaration. In 2016/2017 a total of 20,438 cholera cases with 436 deaths (CFR=2.13%) were reported during 85 weeks of outbreak started on June 2016.
19 April 2018, Rome/Kinshasa - The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) are launching an innovative joint project to rebuild livelihoods shattered by conflict in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), by empowering women, supporting farmers and helping build peace between communities – all thanks to a €35 million contribution from the German people.
Afghanistan - IOM organized an event in Kabul on Wednesday, April 18 to recognize contributions made to the development of Afghanistan by qualified Afghan diaspora who returned from Iran through IOM’s “Return of Qualified Afghans” (RQA) programme. To date, 617 qualified Afghans living in Iran have returned under this Japan-funded project to contribute their expertise in areas such as IT, engineering and healthcare.
COX’s BAZAR, 19th April, 2018 (WAM) -- The Zayed Al Khair convoys have provided treatment to over 30,000 Rohingya refugees in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, at the Zayed Humanitarian Volunteer Hospital since its launch in September 2017.
Medical relief was provided under the supervision of a specialist medical volunteer team from the UAE and Bangladesh and as part of the Zayed Humanitarian Campaign to treat underprivileged persons, coinciding with the Year of Zayed initiative.
The knowledge that the upcoming monsoon season and possibility of cyclones adversely affecting transportation in and around the Rohingya camps and settlements has been a top priority amongst the humanitarian community in Cox's Bazar.
Many humanitarian organizations have been focusing on preparedness activities and rapid response plans in advance of the rains and wind that will arrive between May and September.
Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees figures were similar to 636 refugees that repatriated between 1 and 7 April 2018. Return of undocumented Afghans decreased slightly compared to last week’s figure of 1,003.
Some 94% (938 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 98% (624 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.
London, April 19, 2018
On 18th April, a landmark £2.9bn ($4.1bn) commitment was made to invest in ridding the Commonwealth of malaria.
This map highlights the partner organisations (POs) present in Zone. It includes planned, ongoing and completed USK of Shelter/NFI.
This map highlights the coverage of upgrade shelter kit distribution at camp level
Large-scale settlement operations have begun with the government's knowledge of new residents at the villages and farms of the displaced and refugees in areas east of El Geneina until Camp Sese on the road leading to Murnei, according to reports reaching this station from West Darfur.
Witnesses told Radio Dabanga that about 500 families have settled in the areas of Hajar Beida east of El Geneina coupled with the arrival of other numbers by vehicles from far away and settling east of El Geneina in allegedly government planned areas.