In South and Southeast Asia last week, there was a slight increase in the number of battles and reported number of fatalities while the number of demonstrations recorded remained static. Last week was marked by heavy fighting between the Taliban and Afghan security forces in Ghazni province, a surge of Maoist violence during the first phase of Assembly elections in India’s Chhattisgarh state, and one of the deadliest encounters between the armed forces of the Philippines and Abu Sayyaf since the 2017 Marawi crisis.
High risk countries and potential impacts on food security and agriculture
In view of the potential impact of the 2018/19 El Niño on food security and agriculture, high risk countries in Southern Africa, Horn of Africa, Asia and the Pacific and Latin America should be prioritized for further monitoring, analysis and early action.
MARAWI CITY, Philippines – “Many women and girls here were suffering from violence. And the armed conflict made the situation of gender-based violence even worse,” said Umme Limbona, a 26-year-old social worker from the battle-scarred city of Marawi, Philippines.
“There are a lot of unreported abuses, especially after the Marawi conflict,” she told UNFPA.
17 months ago, a local non-state armed group inspired by ISIS seized Marawi city.
“I was on duty at Amai Pakpak Medical Center when the conflict erupted,” Ms. Limbona recollected.
India supports disaster management capacity building efforts in the Asia Pacific region. The country’s role throughout the region as an increasingly capable actor in disaster relief and humanitarian assistance has reinforced India’s role promoting connective partnerships throughout the region.
Geneva – Marking the 20th anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, the UN Migration Agency (IOM) launched the ‘Holding On’ digital campaign yesterday (15/11) to raise awareness of the plight of internally displaced persons (IDPs) and celebrate their courage and resilience.
MANILA, PHILIPPINES (14 November 2018) — As the Asian Development Bank (ADB) considers a $400 million emergency relief package to assist in the rebuilding and rehabilitation of Marawi City in southern Philippines, ADB Vice-President Mr. Stephen Groff visited the city and discussed with provincial and city leaders and displaced residents how ADB can help improve the lives of people affected by the armed conflict that ended in October 2017.
UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund, responds to emergencies in some of the world’s poorest countries, delivering lifesaving sexual and reproductive health supplies and services to protect the rights, safety and dignity of women and young people affected by crises. In 2017, UNFPA reached 16 million people in 58 countries with humanitarian assistance, including 10.8 million people reached with sexual and reproductive health services and 3.9 million people reached with gender-based violence (GBV) services. In the last decade, UNFPA’s humanitarian activities have grown exponentially.
General Assembly Fourth Committee
Seventy-third Session, 24th Meeting (PM)
The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) faces the greatest financial predicament in its history this year following the abrupt end to funding by the United States, its Commissioner‑General told the Fourth Committee (Special Political and Decolonization) today.
• Nearly 12,000 households require transitional shelter support in Marawi City
• More than 320,000 IDPs return to areas of origin in Marawi
• UN increases humanitarian funding appeal by $44.2 million
United Nations-coordinated Appeals
FUNDING REQUIRED $25.20B
FUNDING RECEIVED $11.97B
UNMET REQUIREMENTS $13.23B
PEOPLE IN NEED 135.3 M
PEOPLE TO RECEIVE AID 97.9 M
COUNTRIES AFFECTED 41
Global Humanitarian Funding
FUNDING RECEIVED $17.98B
UN-COORDINATED APPEALS $11.97B
OTHER FUNDING $6.01B
Global Appeal Status
SUBMITTED BY VIVIEN DEPARDAY
CO-AUTHORS: JOCELYN MICHELE WEST, MIRA LILIAN GUPTA
NICOLE CURATO & YVONNE SU
Exactly five years ago, Typhoon Haiyan (local name: Yolanda) ravaged some of the poorest provinces of Central Philippines. The strongest storm that made landfall in recent history claimed over 6,000 lives and displaced 4 million people. Many remain missing today.
The story of Haiyan that made the global headlines is a story of resilience—people thriving against all odds.
Animal health emergencies continue to erupt around the world at an ever-increasing pace. Increased global travel, human migration and informal trade of animals and animal products continue to intensify the risk of disease spread. Infectious diseases and other animal health threats have the potential to move rapidly within a country or around the world leading to severe socio-economic and public health consequences. For zoonoses that develop the ability for human to human transmission, an early response to an animal health emergency could prevent the next pandemic.
31 October 2018, Bangkok - In a unique partnership, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is connecting experts on coastal and river management from Deltares, a Dutch knowledge institute, with vulnerable nations in the Pacific and Africa as they develop new proposals for climate finance and build ecosystems-based climate change adaptation plans.
by Bruce Dunn and Cristina R. Velez
29 OCTOBER 2018
GENERAL ASSEMBLY PLENARY
SEVENTY-THIRD SESSION, 27TH & 28TH MEETINGS (AM & PM)
Philippines Announces Withdrawal Effective Mid‑March, as Speakers Debate Court’s Jurisdiction Over Displaced Rohingya Population of Myanmar
Roudabeh Kishi and Melissa Pavlik
Sessions at the Tableau Conference (#TC18) presented ideas around new data visualization schemes to portray trends and patterns in novel ways. The dashboards below highlight a few of these data visualization ideas using ACLED data from across regions.
Total funding: € 656 million
25 OCTOBRE 2018
CONSEIL DE SÉCURITÉ
8382E SÉANCE – MATIN