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19 Feb 2018 description

Au cours de l’année 2017, près de 701 alertes précoces faisant allusion aux mouvements de population ont été signalées. 72% de ces alertes ont été évaluées et ont généré plus de 2 millions de personnes déplacées. 76% des 195 alertes non évaluées ont déjà dépassé plus de 60 jours par manque de capacité opérationelle. La majeure partie de ses alertes sont rapportées dans les régions du Sud-Kivu (62), Nord-Kivu (32) et Ituri (16).

19 Feb 2018 description

Amman, 19 February 2018

I am deeply alarmed by the extreme escalation in hostilities in East Ghouta of today which has resulted in the deaths of over 40 civilians and more than 150 injuries in the besieged enclave, some areas which have been besieged since 2013.

Since 15 February, clashes have been reported in several locations including: Harasta, Alzreqiyyah and Hazrama, Irbin, Duma, Madyara, Mesraba, Al-Shefouniyyah, Al-Rehan, Kafr Batna, Saqba, Shibonieh and Nashabiyah resulting in a number of civilian deaths and injuries.

19 Feb 2018 description

Depuis le 27 décembre 2017, plusieurs affrontements entre groupes armés ont eu lieu autour de la ville de Paoua. Ces accrochages ont provoqué des déplacements massifs de population vers Paoua. Dès le 11 janvier 2018, la communauté humanitaire s’est davantage mobilisée pour apporter une réponse d’urgence aux personnes dans le besoin.

19 Feb 2018 description

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC

GUNMEN ATTACK AID WORKERS

Unknown gunmen on 12 February ambushed three aid workers travelling in a vehicle in the northern Batangafo town, but released them hours later unharmed. Their vehicle was also recovered. Attacks against aid workers are frequent in the country where insecurity has significantly worsened over the past two years. Violence has forced hundreds of thousands more civilians to flee their homes and subjected them to extreme deprivation and hardship.

19 Feb 2018 description

Excellence, Monsieur le Coordinateur Résident des Nations Unies et Coordinateur Humanitaire au Tchad,

Excellences, Chers Collègues du Gouvernement,

Excellences, Mesdames et Messieurs les Ambassadeurs et Représentants du Corps Diplomatique,

Mesdames et Messieurs les représentants des Agences des Nations Unies, des organisations internationales et des organisations non-gouvernementales,

Mesdames et Messieurs les participants en vos rangs et qualités,

19 Feb 2018 description

Excellence, Monsieur le Ministre de l’Economie et de la Planification du développement,

Excellences, Mesdames et Messieurs les Représentants du Gouvernement et des peuples du Tchad,

Excellences, Mesdames et Messieurs les Ambassadeurs et Représentants du Corps Diplomatique,

Mesdames et Messieurs,

C’est un plaisir pour moi d’être parmi vous aujourd’hui, aux côtés de Monsieur le Ministre de l’Economie et de la Planification du Développement, pour le lancement officiel du Plan de réponse humanitaire 2018.

19 Feb 2018 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

Since the beginning of the year, a total of 17,168 displaced people have been recorded in OCHA’s Displacement Tracking System (DTS), an increase of 5,500 people compared to the previous reporting period. The highest number of displaced people this year was reported from the North-Eastern Region with 13,440 IDPs and the Western Region with 2,217 IDPs.

19 Feb 2018 description

PREFACE PAR LE COORDONNATEUR RESIDENT

Le Plan de Réponse humanitaire 2018 pour le Burundi vise à alléger les souffrances des populations affectées. Il a été préparé par la communauté humanitaire de manière participative et exhaustive, en consultation avec le Gouvernement du Burundi et les bailleurs de fonds, sur base des informations disponibles dont la collecte a été largement améliorée cette année.

19 Feb 2018 description

Situation Overview

The East Ghouta area in Rural Damascus hosts an estimated population of 393,000, including a significant number of internally displaced person (IDPs) Parts of East Ghouta have been classified as besieged by the UN since November 2013, with the entire enclave classified as besieged since November 2016. Despite the formalization of a de-escalation zone in East Ghouta in September 2017, East Ghouta has witnessed an intensification of military activity, particularly in the latter months of 2017 and into January 2018.

19 Feb 2018 description

The Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT) is a network of humanitarian organizations that work together to assist the Pacific island countries prepare for and respond to disasters. During disasters, the PHT provides support to governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and communities in delivering a fast, effective and appropriate disaster response. Outside of disasters, the PHT works with the Pacific governments and partners to ensure that the necessary arrangements are in place to enable effective international support to nationally-led disaster response.

19 Feb 2018 description

Tropical Cyclone Gita, a category 4 cyclone, struck Tonga on 12 and 13 February 2018, causing widespread destruction on the main island of Tongatapu, including the capital of Nuku’alofa, and the neighboring island of ‘Eua.

“The Government’s early warning actions and immediate response efforts are impressive. They clearly show the importance of preparedness and have no doubt contributed to reducing the impact of Tropical Cyclone Gita on human lives,” Ms. Lubrani said during her visit to Tonga.

18 Feb 2018 description

En seguimiento al desplazamiento desde el 14 de febrero, por la presencia, amenazas y accionar permanente del ELN en la zona del Resguardo indígena Tahamí en la subregión del Alto Andágueda, municipio de Bagadó (Chocó), además del riesgo de combates de este grupo armado con la Fuerza Pública, se confirma la llegada a Quibdó de al menos 64 personas (19 familias)2 pertenecientes a la comunidad Vivícora de este resguardo.

18 Feb 2018 description

1. INTRODUCTION The purpose of this note is to outline the issues related to transferring USD or Saudi Rial to beneficiaries in Yemen and provide guidance on how cash transfers can be calculated in Yemeni Rial. This note is meant to be revised as the situation requires and represents the situation when it was drafted.

2. CONTEXT