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20 Jan 2018 description
  • 242,406 Congolese refugees as of 31 December 2017

  • 46,600 Congolese new arrivals from January to December 2017

  • 12,596 Congolese new arrivals since 1 December 2017

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Between 17th and 19th January 2018, some 1,161 new refugee arrivals from the Democratic of the Congo (DRC) crossed to Uganda via Kisoro (873), Kanungu (234) and Lake Albert (54), bringing the total number of new arrivals to 10,666 since 18th December 2017.

20 Jan 2018 description

The Government of the Republic of Zambia, with the support of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), the UN Refugee Agency, and partners, have today started the relocation of Congolese refugees from the congested Kenani Transit Centre in Nchelenge District, in northern Zambia, to a newly opened permanent site, Mantapala Refugee Settlement, 40 kilometres from the Transit Centre within the same district.

20 Jan 2018 description

Over the past two years, EU humanitarian support has been instrumental to the World Food Programme’s (WFP) work in Djibouti. Every month, WFP ensures 18 500 refugees are given assistance in the form of food and cash. WFP’s Miguel Tomas meets Kalsouma who has been living as a refugee in Djibouti since more than 25 years.

20 Jan 2018 description
  • 16 December 2017: Tropical Storm Kai-Tak makes landfall over San Policarpio. Eastern Samar. PRC mounts a response to deliver immediate assistance to affected people.

  • 16-20 December: As PRC continues to deliver immediate assistance to people affected by Tropical Storm Kai-Tak, a new Low-Pressure Area (LPA) forms, gains strength and turns into a tropical depression (TD) and later becomes Tropical Storm Tembin.

20 Jan 2018 description

UNMISS “Protection of Civilians” (PoC) Sites

As of 18 January 2018, the total number of civilians seeking safety in six Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites located on UNMISS bases is 204,172. This includes 114,245 in Bentiu, 24,424 in Malakal, 38,113 in Juba UN House, 2,296 in Bor, and 147 in the UNMISS base and 24,947 in the area adjacent to UNMISS in Wau “.

20 Jan 2018 description

High temperatures and dry conditions continue in southern Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Since November, rainfall has been below-average in South Africa. The early season abnormal dryness has expanded into several parts of southern and western Mozambique, Zimbabwe, eastern Botswana, and southern Zambia, where rainfall is forecast to be low during the middle of January.

20 Jan 2018 description

Comme tous les jeudis, ce 18 janvier, lors d’une patrouille conjointe avec le contingent Burkinabè de la MINUSMA, la Police des Nations Unies (UNPOL), a sécurisé la foire de Toya, Chef-lieu de la Commune d’Alafia, une des foires les plus fréquentées du cercle de Tombouctou. Situé à environ 15km de Tombouctou, le village de Toya compte plus de 3 500 habitants. La foire du jeudi est un point de convergence entre les différentes communautés vivant aux abords du fleuve Niger et les populations nomades du désert.

20 Jan 2018 description

KINSHASA, 19 janvier 2018 – En application de son mandat, la Mission de de l'Organisation des Nations Unies pour la stabilisation en République démocratique du Congo (MONUSCO) a prévu de déployer des équipes sur le terrain ce dimanche 21 janvier afin d’observer le déroulement des marches pacifiques appelées par plusieurs organisations de la société civile sur l’ensemble du territoire congolais.

20 Jan 2018 description
report World Bank

DHAKA, January 20, 2018 — The Rohingya refugee crisis in southern Bangladesh is growing at a rapid pace and there is an urgent need to support the host communities to cope with the influx and to help the refugees who are extremely vulnerable, the World Bank said today.

20 Jan 2018 description

La pluies diluviennes mêlées des vents violents se sont abattues sur la province de Cibitoke, ce 17 janvier 2018 et ont causé des dégâts matériels énormes. Au total 369 maisons, 5 églises, 4 salles de classe ont été détruites et beaucoup de champs de cultures ont été endommagés sur les collines Cibitoke, Kagazi, Rusiga de la zone Cibitoke (commune Rugombo) et ses environs. Les volontaires de la Croix-Rouge du Burundi ont été parmi les premiers à secourir les victimes. Ils ont également accueilli ces victimes dans leurs familles en attendant la réhabilitation de leurs maisons.

20 Jan 2018 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population (TAB A)

  1. A total of 167,963 families / 797,337 persons were affected in 1,179 baranqays in regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, ARMM and CARAGA due to TY "VINTA".

  2. Of which, a total of 4,053 families / 19,369 persons are currently being served inside 24 evacuation centers (ECs) and 4,470 families / 22,464 persons outside the evacuation center.

20 Jan 2018 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population: (TAB A)

  1. A total of 18,547 families / 83,908 persons were affected in 267 barangays in Regions MIMAROPA, VI, VII, VIII, X and CARAGA due to TD "AGATON".

  2. Of which, 303 families / 1,198 persons are currently being served inside 10 evacuation centres and 86 families / 280 persons outside the evacuation center.

Source: DSWD DROMIC Report No. 12, as of 17 January 2018, 6AM

B. Casualties

20 Jan 2018 description

Islamabad 19 January 2018:

National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) and Army Medical Corps (AMC) signed MoU on 19th January, 2018 to promote a culture of prevention, mitigation and enhanced coordination among key stakeholders involved in Disaster Risk Management (DRM) across the country.

This MoU was signed by Chairman NDMA, Lt. Gen Omar Mahmood Hayat, HI (M) and Surgeon General, Lt General Zahid Hamid. This MoU specifically focuses on enhancing cooperation between NDMA and AMC, including mutual support in DRM related initiatives.

20 Jan 2018 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population (TAB A)

  1. A total of 29,974 families / 134,114 Persons in 228 barangays were affected in Regions V, VI, VIII, X, and XI.

  2. Of which, a total of 349 families / 1,575 persons are currently being served inside 11 evacuation centres (ECs) and 2 families / 9 persons outside the evacuation center.

Sources: OCDRO V, OCDRO VI and DSWD DROMIC Report #4 on the Effects of TECF in Regions VI, VIII, X and XI as of 18 January 2018, 2AM.

20 Jan 2018 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Pre-Emptive Evacuation (TAB A)

a. A tota of 3,904 families were pre-emptivelt evacuated in Region V due to Mt. Mayon phreatic eruption.

Source: DILG SitRep No. 02 as of 15 January 2018, 5:00 PM

B. Affected Population

20 Jan 2018 description

Situation Overview

On 22 December 2017, the monitored Low Pressure Area east of Hinatuan, Surigao del Sur has developed into a Severe Tropical Storm and was named “Vinta” (international name: Tembin). It exited Philippine Area of Responsibility (PAR) on 24 December 2017.

Status of Affected Families / Persons

167,963 families or 797,337 persons are affected in 1,179 barangays in Regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, CARAGA, and ARMM (see Table 1; details in Annex A).

20 Jan 2018 description

SUMMARY

On 13 January 2018 at 4:21 PM, Mayon Volcano generated a phreatic eruption (steam-driven) that propelled a grayish steam and ash plume approximately 2500 m high that was drifted to the southwest. Based on seismic records the activity lasted approximately 1 hour and 47 minutes.
Source: PHILVOCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)

1. Status of Affected Families / Persons

10,444 families or 41,409 persons in 39 barangays in Albay are affected by the phreatic explosion of Mount Mayon (see Table 1).

20 Jan 2018 description

SUMMARY

On 13 January 2018 at 4:21 PM, Mayon Volcano generated a phreatic eruption (steam-driven) that propelled a grayish steam and ash plume approximately 2500 m high that was drifted to the southwest. Based on seismic records the activity lasted approximately 1 hour and 47 minutes.

Source: PHILVOCS (Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology)

1. Status of Affected Families / Persons

10,090 families or 40,244 persons i n 38 barangays in Albay are affected by the phreatic explosion of Mount Mayon (see Table 1).