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17 Oct 2017 description

Millions of lives have been shattered this year by drought, storms, earthquakes, landslides and heatwaves. Last weekend, I witnessed first-hand the dramatic levels of devastation caused by severe hurricanes in the Caribbean.

An average of 24 million people are pushed into poverty every year by disasters. Many millions are forced to leave their homes. If vulnerable countries are in a constant struggle to rebuild and recover after catastrophic events, we will never achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

17 Oct 2017 description

This document draws upon grassroots women’s experiences from the Huairou Commission’s membership in Southeast Asia. It highlights four community-led strategies for advancing climate and disaster resilient development. These strategies demonstrate that communities have knowledge, capacities and networks that can strengthen government-led efforts to advance resilient development.

17 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS AND STATISTICS

  • On 15 October, 4,275 new refugees, asylum-seekers and migrants were counted in Serbia, of which 3,855 were housed in 18 governmental centres (below chart as well as our Joint Assessment of Government Centres refer).

17 Oct 2017 description

Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) is seeing a shift in medical needs that reflects the living conditions in destroyed neighbourhoods.

17 Oct 2017 description

Currently there are over three million registered Syrian refugees in Turkey and refugee women represent 25 per cent of the Syrian refugee population in Turkey. With the generous support from the European Union, UNHCR is able to address specific protection needs of female-headed households like Amira’s family who are granted temporary protection by the Turkish administration. Syrians under temporary protection benefit from assistance, medical care and access to education and to the labour market. UNHCR supports Turkey in addressing the needs through a set of targeted interventions.

17 Oct 2017 description
report Radio Dabanga

East Darfur has seen a surge in malaria cases. The hospital in the state capital receives between 50 to 70 cases each day.

On Monday, a medical source at Ed Daein Hospital told Radio Dabanga that 50 to 70 new malaria victims visit the hospital on a daily basis. “Let alone the number of malaria patients in other clinics in the state.”

A doctor at the Ed Daein emergency department reported that the there are cases of normal type malaria, in addition to cases of cerebral malaria that affects the brain. “Of this type we receive between 10 to 12 cases a day.”

17 Oct 2017 description

Kalemie, 16 octobre 2017 - Au cours de la semaine écoulée, la Section Appui à la Justice et à l’Administration pénitentiaire de la MONUSCO (JCS) a mené diverses actions au profit du système pénitentiaire du Tanganyika.

17 Oct 2017 description
report CARE

Close to half a million refugees from Myanmar are in urgent need of assistance as they have either witnessed or experienced gender-based violence, warns the international aid organization CARE.

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

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25 out of 32 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 1.8 million (CSA projection)
133,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017**
19,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

Overview of Region

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

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13 out of 129 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 21 million (CSA projection)
458,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017**
40,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

Overview of Region

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

No woreda in the region classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 1 million (CSA projection)
2,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

Overview of Region

• Benishangul-Gumuz mainly receives rains from June-September, during which heavy rains occasionally deter access to health facilities. The rain also heightens the risk of water-related diseases.

17 Oct 2017 description

NADI, Fiji, 17 October 2017 – The Prime Minister of Fiji and the incoming COP23 President, Mr. Vorege Bainone, is hosting a pre-COP23 meeting to galvanise action on climate change and disaster risk.

“We have the power and the means to bring the Paris Agreement on Climate Change to life, so let’s do it,” Prime Minister Bainimarama said. “We are all vulnerable and in this together and as such we need to act as one.”

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

Context

2 out of 14 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 0.4 million (CSA projection)
2,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

Overview of Region

17 Oct 2017 description
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This compendium collects best practices and successful experiences from participants in the Host Municipalities Network who are hosting a high number of refugees. The experiences described in this compendium demonstrate the strong efforts of host municipalities and local stakeholders in responding to the refugee crisis. Focused on priority sectors, these reports show local experiences in how to enhance good governance, strengthen social cohesion, improve labor market integration of both refugees and their hosts, and find solutions for the strained sectors of waste management and housing.

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

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64 out of 265 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 35.5 million (CSA projection)
1.17 million children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017**
143,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

Overview of Region

17 Oct 2017 description

IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 145,355 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea in 2017 through 15 October, with over 75 per cent arriving in Italy and the remainder divided between Greece, Cyprus and Spain. This compares with 319,594 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.

17 Oct 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund

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34 out of 137 woredas classified as hotspot 1 (severely affected districts)*
Population estimated to be 19.2 million (CSA projection)
830,000 children and PLW with MAM expected in 2017**
64,000 children with SAM expected in 2017**

UNICEF is supporting the Government of Ethiopia for emergency response.

Overview of Region

17 Oct 2017 description

145,355 Arrivals by sea in 2017

363,401 Arrivals in 2017

2,776 Dead / Missing

17 Oct 2017 description
report Theirworld

Billy Briggs, Education in emergencies writer

Thousands of children displaced from the liberated town of Hawija need urgent psychological support and safe places to learn.

Thousands of schoolchildren in Iraq remain displaced from Hawija following the defeat of Islamic State in one of its strongholds.

Many could soon return to the liberated town after the Iraqi military said operations to regain control had ended.