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19 Jan 2018 description

By Sophie Tholstrup, Cash Adviser for UNOCHA in New York. This article originally appeared in Devex.

18 Jan 2018 description

In December 2017, fighting between the government and the opposition forces was reported in Koch and Bieh (Unity), and in Raja (Western Bahr el Ghazal), displacing thousands of people. During the armed clashes on Raja-Wau road on 16 December, armed groups held six aid workers from two national and international agencies and displaced thousands of people from their homes to Wau town.

18 Jan 2018 description

OVERVIEW

The number of humanitarian access incidents reported in December (111) was higher than in November (103), sustaining an increased average number of monthly incidents (111) reported in the second half of 2017. About 42 per cent of the incidents involved violence against humanitarian personnel and assets, while 33 per cent included operational inference, among the highest percentages in the year.

18 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Conflict, hunger and diseases, among other factors, forced more than 700,000 people to flee South Sudan as refugees to neighbouring countries in 2017.

• In 2017 over 1,159 humanitarian access incidents were reported by humanitarian actors in South Sudan, indicative of increasingly difficult times for aid workers in the country.

• Humanitarian partners working in Malakal PoC site in Upper Nile are stepping up response activities to address the incidence of people attempting suicide.

18 Jan 2018 description

This alert has been prepared as a complement to the indicative humanitarian needs and requirements for Ethiopia presented in the 2018 Global Humanitarian Overview.

In advance of the finalization of the meher assessment results, it is anticipated that between 5 and 7 million people will be targeted with relief assistance, requiring around $895 million over the course of 2018.

The priorities for immediate financing highlighted in this document are geared towards achieving two purposes:

17 Jan 2018 description

1. WHO ARE WE?

Humanitarian organisations – including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and national non-governmental organisations - are working in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states to help the women, children and men who have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict as well as the communities that host and support them.

We are about 2,000 Nigerians and 500 international staff in the three states.

2. WHAT ARE WE DOING?

17 Jan 2018 description

Mogadishu, 17 January 2018 — The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for Somalia, which calls for $1.6 billion to protect the lives of 5.4 million Somalis, was launched today by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq.

In his remarks, De Clercq said: “Working together with the Somali authorities and with historical levels of support from the international community, I am proud that we averted a possible famine last year.

17 Jan 2018 description

Overview

The unprecedented drought spanning over four consecutive poor rainy seasons has severely aggravated the humanitarian crisis in Somalia. Humanitarian needs have increased drastically due to limited rain, large-scale displacement, lack of access to basic services and, at its root, ongoing conflict

17 Jan 2018 description

As at end December 2017, UN-coordinated appeals and refugee response plans within the Global Humanitarian Overview (GHO) required US$24.7 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 105.1 million crisis-affected people in 38 countries. Together the appeals were funded at $13.8 billion, or 54% of requirements. Funding for the appeals in 2017 fell 46% short of requirements, with $10.9 billion outstanding.

16 Jan 2018 description

Background

  • Damboa is one of 27 local government areas (LGAs) in Borno State; the capital is Damboa town. With an area of 6,200 km², the population of this LGA currently stands at 151,600 including nearly 80,000 Internally Displaced Persons in the LGA who all need humanitarian assistance.
    Damboa is also one of the 16 LGAs that constitute the Borno Emirate Council under the Shehu of Borno.

  • In 2012, following contentious local elections, Alhaji Lawan Kabu, the former LGA Chairman was assassinated.

15 Jan 2018 description

CAMEROUN

700 NIGÉRIANS FUIENT LES COMMUNAUTÉS HÔTES POUR LES CAMPS
Environ 700 demandeurs d'asile nigérians ont déménagé au camp de Minawao, le principal camp de réfugiés dans la région de l'Extrême-Nord, au cours des quinze derniers jours. La majorité a fui au Cameroun en 2013-2014 et vivait dans les communautés du département de Mayo Tsanaga.

15 Jan 2018 description

CAMEROON

HUNDREDS FLEE TO REFUGEE CAMP OVER INSECURITY
Around 700 Nigerian asylum seekers have moved to Minawao camp, the main refugee settlement in Far North region, in the past fortnight. The majority fled to Cameroon in 2013 - 2014 and had been living within communities in Mayo Tsanaga department.

11 Jan 2018 description

APERÇU

Objectif du cadre de monitoring de la Réponse.

Dans le cadre de son engagement pour un suivi du Plan de Réponse Humanitaire (PRH) efficace et de qualité, l’Equipe Humanitaire Pays (EHP) supervise la mise en œuvre de ce Cadre de Suivi de la Réponse Humanitaire. Le cadre couvre la période de janvier à décembre 2018.

11 Jan 2018 description

The Deyr rains (October- December) were below average, impacting negatively on crop production and pasture conditions across the country. Food security needs are nearly double the five-year average. More than two million people, including over one million in 2017, are displaced and constitute one-third of the 6.2 million people in need of assistance. Life-saving assistance alongside livelihood support is required to address the humanitarian needs.

11 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• On 4 January 2018, the Government of Ethiopia announced an allocation of ETB 500 million ($18.6 million) to rehabilitate over 500,000 people displaced by the border conflicts between Oromia and Ethiopian Somali regional states.

FIGURES

Affected pop. 8.5 m

MAM 3.6 m

SAM 375,000

Ethiopia allocates more than US$18 million to rehabilitate internally displaced people