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23 Jan 2018 description
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  1. INTRODUCTION

1.1. CONTEXT

Eastern Ukraine has been in a humanitarian crisis since March 2014, when armed conflict erupted between separatists and Ukrainian armed forces. Separatists now control most of eastern Donetsk region, and a small area of southern Luhansk region.

22 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In 2017, UNICEF Eritrea supported the Government of the State of Eritrea (GoSE) to reach 364,616 children aged 6 to 59 months with Vitamin A supplementation, while 41,701 children with Moderate Acute Malnutrition (MAM) and 15,981 children with Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) were treated.

  • The Country Office (CO) supported the provision of supplementary food to 48,470 persons, including 3,908 pregnant women and 3,139 lactating mothers.

  • A total of 116,214 children were vaccinated for measles.

22 Jan 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

Heavy rains began pouring in Kinshasa province during the night of 3 to 4 January 2018, and continued until 7 January. The water levels of the 5 Rivers2 that cross Kinshasa province rose abnormally and the waters flew out of the river beds, causing flooding, landslide and silting in nine (9) communes of Kinshasa, namely Galiema, Bandalungwa, Selembao, Masina, Limete, Kalamu, Bumbu, Kimbaseke and Ndjili.

22 Jan 2018 description

Washington, D.C. — La Comisión Interamericana de Derechos Humanos (CIDH) manifiesta su preocupación por la situación de derechos humanos que continúa afectando a las y los habitantes de Puerto Rico tras la devastación ocasionada por el impacto de dos huracanes en septiembre de 2017, generando carencias y escasez de servicios básicos y por lo tanto barreras para el ejercicio de los derechos civiles, políticos, económicos, sociales, culturales y ambientales. La CIDH urge a Estados Unidos a adoptar medidas para responder a los problemas de derechos humanos identificados.

22 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

433 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

9,651 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
1,173 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
30,410 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018

84% of returnees from Pakistan (365 individuals) assisted

4% of returnees from Iran (370 individuals) assisted

79 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 5 from Pakistan

22 Jan 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

These findings are based on data collected both directly and remotely (in Jordan) from Key Informants residing in the communities assessed. Information was collected from Key Informants in 38 communities in 15 sub-districts of Rural Damascus governorate. For each question asked, confidence levels were assigned based on the Key Informant’s area of expertise and knowledge of the sector-specific situation.

For a full description of the methodology, please see the Terms of Reference, available on the REACH Resource Centre.

22 Jan 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

These findings are based on data collected both directly and remotely (in Jordan) from Key Informants residing in the communities assessed. Information was collected from Key Informants in 110 communities in 17 sub-districts of Dar’a governorate. For each question asked, confidence levels were assigned based on the Key Informant’s area of expertise and knowledge of the sector-specific situation. For a full description of the methodology, please see the Terms of Reference, available on the REACH Resource Centre.

22 Jan 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

These findings are based on data collected directly (in Turkey) from Key Informants residing in the communities assessed.

Information was collected from Key Informants in 143 communities in 21 sub-districts of Idleb governorate. For each question asked, confidence levels were assigned based on the Key Informant’s area of expertise and knowledge of the sector-specific situation.

For a full description of the methodology, please see the Terms of Reference, available on the REACH Resource Centre.

22 Jan 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

These findings are based on data collected directly (in Turkey) from Key Informants residing in the communities assessed.Information was collected from Key Informants in 143 communities in 21 sub-districts of Idleb governorate. For each question asked, confidence levels were assigned based on the Key Informant’s area of expertise and knowledge of the sector-specific situation.For a full description of the methodology, please see the Terms of Reference, available on the REACH Resource Centre.

Methodology and limitations

21 Jan 2018 description
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Humanitarian partners aim to reach 13.1 million people in Yemen with lifesaving or protection assistance in 2018. Clusters prioritized populations and geographical areas in acute need where access and operational capacity permits and have included targets in areas where the populations in moderate need are at risk of slipping into acute need. Partners will be working with and through public institutions providing essential basic services to prevent their collapse. For the rst time, planning has been undertaken at district level to ensure the response targets those most in need.

20 Jan 2018 description

THE HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN AT A GLANCE

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 1
Provide life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable people in Yemen through an effective, targeted response

STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2
Ensure that all assistance promotes the protection, safety & dignity of affected people, and is provided equitably to men, women, boys and girls

19 Jan 2018 description

The first meeting of the Bangladesh/Myanmar Joint Working Group was held on 15 January in Naypiydaw, Myanmar. Discussions reportedly focused on the modalities for the return of refugees.

The right of refugees to return voluntarily should continue to be at the core of the dialogue between the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar. In addition to voluntary returns must be safe, dignified and sustainable.

The relocation of 9,400 refugees from Bandarban, near the border with Myanmar, to Kutupalong settlement began on 14 January 2018. It will continue in the next weeks.

19 Jan 2018 description

Mali : en 2017, l'accès à l'eau et à la santé étaient au centre de nos activités

Alors que les besoins humanitaires restent importants dans le Nord et s'accroissent au centre du Mali, nous continuons de développer plusieurs activités dans le but de venir en aide aux personnes affectées par les effets du conflit armé et des violences.

19 Jan 2018 description

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) and other partners, conducted a biometric registration (BMR) exercise in Koch town between 4 and 10 December 2017. WFP was last able to conduct a registration in early 2016 at which time 12,496 individuals in the area were identified to receive food assistance.