With current fighting and constant changing front lines, more people are being displaced every day – and more than 20 million people in Yemen are in need of aid. The Danish Refugee Council (DRC) is assisting newly displaced with among other things food assistance and access to clean water.
I first visited the Greek island of Lesvos in 2016. It was the tail end of the great migration that saw over a million people cross from Turkey to Greece in the span of a year. Even then, Moria, the camp set up to house the refugees streaming across the sea, was overcrowded and squalid.
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As the winds and rains begin to recede, the true extent of the damage caused by Typhoon Mangkhut is only just starting to come to light, with more than 65 dead, dozens missing, thousands left homeless and acres of farmland submerged under water.
An Islamic Relief team, which has been on the ground assessing the damage in Cagayan and Cordillera Region, says that the isolated communities had been the hardest hit, with poorly built homes totally crumbling in the face of winds raging at more than 150-mile-per-hour.
The Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in Syria, Mr. Ali Al-Za’tari welcomes the opportunity that the Russian-Turkish agreement on Idlib, “will allow access of humanitarian assistance and saves lives of civilians”.
“The United Nations in Syria is ready to provide humanitarian assistance needed in Idlib and all surrounding areas” said Al-Za’tari.
Al-Za’tari reminds that the UN in Syria is guided by humanitarian principles of neutrality, impartiality and independence.
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Yesterday’s agreement between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan may postpone the military offensive the Syrian government and its allies are planning in the northern province of Idlib. But millions of civilians, most of them refugees from elsewhere in Syria, remain trapped in the province.
Keynote Speech Delivered by Dr. Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank, at the Inauguration of Canada’s Financial Development Institution (FINDEV Canada), Montreal, Canada, September 17, 2018 18/09/2018 Share| Your Excellencies, distinguished ladies and gentlemen. Good afternoon!
It is such a great pleasure to be here for this landmark occasion. Let me first congratulate Prime Minister Justin Trudeau; Minister of International Development, Marie Claude Bibeau; and Mr. Paul Lamontagne, on the inauguration of FinDev Canada today.
Despite massive economic, geographic and human potential, Iraq has suffered from decades of conflict and economic volatility. Over the past years alone, the war against Daesh has led to the death of thousands and a massive wave of internal displacement.
↗ International prices of wheat increased in August, underpinned by deteriorating crop prospects and tightening export availabilities. Prices of maize rose for the first time in three months, while rice quotations eased amid generally subdued demand.
An outbreak of cholera declared on 6 September has killed at least 30 people and infected at least 5,460. The most severely affected areas are the two epicentres of the outbreaks in the suburbs of Glenview and Budiriro in western Harare. The outbreak has spread from Harare to Chitungwiza, and west to Gokwe and Bulawayo. Cholera is reportedly spreading to different areas of the country. Poor WASH and health infrastructure are facilitating the rapid spread of the disease.
562,341 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
537,710 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2018
24,631 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2018
15,664 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran
969 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan
3% of returnees from Iran (474 individuals) assisted
89% of returnees from Pakistan (859 individuals) assisted
Dakar – In August 2018 IOM, the UN Migration Agency, conducted the first climate data collection and tracking exercise in the four countries around the Lake Chad Basin – Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria – to gather baseline data on the nexus between climate change, conflict, migration and livelihoods.
Throughout the region, 3,685 households and 475 key informants were interviewed in locations selected based on their proximity to the Lake and their experience of climate events and conflict.
- 103 additional suspected cases of cholera were reported on the 17th of September 2018 in Borno State - 1 new death reported from Maiduguri (MMC) LGA.
10 August 2018: In Bamenda city, Mezam department, Northwest province, an ambulance belonging to the Bamenda Regional Hospital was shot at by either national military personnel or Ambazonian fighters, seriously wounding a nurse, and slightly injuring the driver. Source: Cameroon-Info
Maiduguri – According to the latest Situation Report of Cholera Outbreak issued by the Borno State Ministry of Health, 1,533 suspected cholera cases and 31 associated deaths were reported in the north-east Nigerian state from 5 to 17 September.
The State Ministry of Health is coordinating the response to the outbreak in partnership with the Humanitarian Country Team.
5,341 patients received at the clinic in the month of August.
73 referrals to the hospitals in Jordan in the month of August.
60% of secondary and tertiary referrals were for obstetrics & gynaecology.
Brussels – The European Commission has mobilised an emergency aid package worth €2 million to bring support to the victims of Typhoon Mangkhut in the Philippines.
"The EU is supporting the people of the Philippines, many of whom are in urgent need of assistance after the devastating effects of the cyclone,” said Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides. “Our contribution will help provide crucial support to those most in need and help them face the challenges during this time of need."
Azraq is home to 40,901 Syrian refugees, nearly 22% are under five years old.
60% are children, including 314 unaccompanied minors.
1,438 Syrian refugees (4%) have disabilities in the camp.
3 in 10 households are headed by women.
8,895 shelters are currently in use in the camp.
10,479 have been built since Azraq opened in 2014.
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