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17 Oct 2018 description

ACTED supports 24 spontaneous settlements in Nugaal Region through provision of Camp Management Services, including coordination and information management, community participation, site maintenance and communication with communities activities. On a monthly basis ACTED conducts service delivery monitoring data collection through site observations and key informant interviews. Data are circulated with partners and summarized in an interactive dashboard and sites snapshot.

17 Oct 2018 description

Beekeeping is classified as one of the projects that helps improve food security and the standard of living of families working in their breeding, but the majority of farmers are not aware of the technical aspects related to beekeeping.

Yemen is famous for the quality of honey, and there are many varieties of honey which differ in prices from one category to another.

17 Oct 2018 description

56 refugee households received shelter kits to start construction of their permanent shelter in Adagom settlement (Cross River state).

UNHCR facilitated training on registration systems and protection principles for 20 newly deployed National Commission For Refugee (NCFRMI) staff in Ogoja (Cross River state).

1,529 Cameroonian refugees received food and non-food items in Adagom settlement (Cross River state)

KEY INDICATORS

26,891 Cameroonian refugees registered with Level 1 and Level 2 registration [As of 30th September 2018]

17 Oct 2018 description

Malanje - At least 50 households have been displaced after their homes were destroyed by rain coupled with strong winds that recently hit the northern province of Malanje.

The rain affected 300 people in municipalities of Calandula and Quela, according to weekly report released by Firefighter Department.

In view of this situation, the victims are claiming for support from the local administrations and other authorities.

The firefighters also extinguished small fire that gutted four houses in the neighborhoods Vila Matilde and Catepa, in Malanje.

17 Oct 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

CONTEXT AND METHODOLOGY

Kapoeta town is located in Kapoeta South County, Eastern Equatoria State, near Eastern Equatoria South Sudan’s border with Kenya. Since the beginning of the crisis in South Sudan in December 2013, Kapoeta town has been the gateway through which most internally displaced persons (IDPs) have passed on their way to refugee camps in Kenya.

17 Oct 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

October 16, 2018 – This week a diverse group of organisations have come together for a forum at the Jesuit Curia in Rome where they will discuss how faith leaders can work together to end violence against children on the move.

According to UNICEF more than 28 million children around the world have been forced to flee their homes because of violence and conflict, and the violence they experience is the catalyst for the Faith Action for Children on the Move; Global Partners Forum, October 16-18. Ahead of the event, the 14 organising partners said:

17 Oct 2018 description

The World Health Organization is currently reviewing the functions of the country offices in the African Region to fully adapt them to the principles of the Transformation Agenda 2015 - 2020 and the WHO 13th General Program of Work 2019 – 2023. It aims at reinforcing the response to the country needs and priorities, providing better services to achieve Universal Health Coverage, address Public Health Emergencies and promote Healthier Populations.

17 Oct 2018 description

Jowhar, 16 October 2018 – Water scarcity is now a thing of the past to over twenty-seven thousand people in eight villages in Jowhar, in Middle Shabelle region – beneficiaries of sixteen new shallow wells, implemented by the African Union Mission in Somalia (AMISOM).

The wells, handed over to the local Administration of HirShabelle state on Monday by the AU Special Representative for Somalia, Ambassador Francisco Caetano Madeira, were constructed with funding from the government of Kazakhstan.

17 Oct 2018 description
report IRIN

“All the assumptions we make are being overturned”

By Irwin Loy

Indonesian government restrictions on foreign aid workers in disaster-hit Sulawesi are forcing some humanitarian groups to rethink their response plans – and spurring a larger debate about how the aid sector prepares for crises around the world.

Read more on IRIN

17 Oct 2018 description

CONTEXT AND METHODS

Between late 2013 and 2017, intensification of conflict in north and central Iraq has resulted in large scale displacement with 1.9 million internally displaced persons (IDPs) identified across Iraq as of August 2018. Of these, approximately 95,000 to 116,000 IDPs are estimated to be residing in informal sites. In Anbar governorate, roughly 4,400 IDPs are estimated to be in informal sites.

17 Oct 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • WHO is working with the Ministry of Health to respond to patients presenting with gastrointestinal illnesses in Bashra primarily through sample collection, transportation and testing at a WHO collaborating center to help identify the cause of the outbreak. Cholera outbreak preparedness, WHO has provided 16 cholera kits to Basra and neighbouring governorates, developed, and distributed posters with algorithms for laboratory methods and clinical case management.

17 Oct 2018 description

The Gender, Women and Civil Society Department (AHGC) hosted a two day workshop from 8-9 October 2018 in Abidjan, Côte d’ivoire with a delegation from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). This workshop was a promising first step to exchange knowledge, ideas and expertise on how to respond in a timely and judicious manner to the needs and priorities of the population – particularly women and girls – in transition countries in Africa.

17 Oct 2018 description

Australia's prime minister Scott Morrison is said to be considering allowing asylum seekers and refugees detained on Nauru into New Zealand.

Read more on Radio New Zealand International.

17 Oct 2018 description
report CARE

Distribution of aid has begun in the worst affected parts of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi following last month’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Humanitarian aid agency CARE reports that while lack of clean water and sanitation facilities are the two biggest problems, they are not the survivors’ greatest fear.

“People are most terrified of this liquefaction phenomenon, more than the earthquake itself and the aftershocks,” said Wahyu Widayanto, CARE Indonesia’s Emergency Response Coordinator on the ground in Palu.