Countrywide Conflict Displacement
As of 15 October, a total of 286,918 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan. This is up by more than 20,000 people compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs are Nangarhar (34,872), Kunduz (28,427), Badghis (24,625) and Baghlan (18,788).
Invitation to the press
Mr. Filippo Grandi, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees
Mr. Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Mr. William Lacy Swing, Director General, International Organization for Migration
UN Principals call for solidarity with Rohingya refugees
A “National Integrated Food-Cash Relief Plan” was released on 5 October in an effort to streamline the ongoing humanitarian response in line with the new approach to food/cash relief assistance.
The Government and partners are developing an ‘HRD Status Update’, highlighting all outstanding 2017 HRD MYR requirements against revised sector requirements to address new needs since August.
Longstanding restrictions on the movement of people and goods to and from Gaza have undermined the living conditions of approximately two million Palestinians in that area. Many of the current restrictions, originally imposed by Israel in the early 1990s, were intensified after June 2007, following the Hamas takeover of Gaza and the imposition of a blockade. These restrictions continue to reduce access to livelihoods, essential services and housing, disrupt family life, and undermine people’s hopes for a secure and prosperous future.
In August 2017, the financial requirements of the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan were revised from US$ 2.1 billion to US$ 2.3 billion following the inclusion of the integrated cholera response plan. Humanitarian partners continued to reach people with aid and a record seven million people across the country was provided with food assistance during the month of August 2017. As of 16 October the YHRP is 55.5 per cent funded.
• Since August 2017, a total of 449 cases have been reported, the majority pneumonic (322), with 48 deaths: a case fatality rate of 10 per cent (down from 17.7 per cent).
• About 65 per cent of all cases have been recorded in the capital Antananarivo and Toamasina, the two largest cities in the country.
• 33 Districts have been affected, 5 recently.
• In accordance with WHO regulations, no movement restriction measures have been instituted.
(Baghdad, 14 October 2017) – Humanitarian partners are ramping up assistance to tens of thousands of vulnerable people in the Nineveh Plains.
“Conditions in the Nineveh Plains vary. In some places, large numbers of civilians are coming home. In others, very few are. The decision to return is shaped by many factors.
Families are worried about insecurity, political uncertainty and the lack of services,” said Ms. Grande.
Desde el 6 de octubre se registran enfrentamientos entre grupos armados sin identificar en el casco urbano del municipio de Tumaco (Nariño) como parte de la dinámica de disputas por el control territorial.
Estas acciones armadas han causado el desplazamiento masivo intraurbano de al menos 1.500 personas (258 familias) afrocolombianas pertenecientes a cuatro barrios: Ciudad Dos Mil,
Nuevo Milenio, Viento Libre y La Ciudadela.
Following a series of attacks leaving seven staff members of ICRC dead, the organization reduces its footprint in Afghanistan after three decades of continuous presence.
Displacement in Afghanistan surpasses a quarter of a million people from January to September.
Polio vaccinators were unable to reach more than 130,000 girls and boys due to conflict and lack of humanitarian access.
This report has been prepared under the auspices of the Federal Disaster Risk Management Technical Working Group, co-chaired by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and OCHA with participation of Sector Co-Chairs (Government Line Ministries and Cluster Coordinators). It covers the period from 01 August to 30 September 2017.
Environ 31 250 réfugiés ciblés par l’assistance du PAM en octobre.
Plus de 369 000 personnes déplacées internes enregistrées au troisième trimestre.
Aperçu de la situation
Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees was 9% less compared to 1,054 refugees that repatriated between 24 and 30 September 2017. The return of undocumented Afghans increased by 27% compared to last week’s figure of 899 individuals.
Some 89% (1,010 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 96% (929 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.
(Kyiv, 13 October 2017) UN Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ursula Mueller, today concluded her three-day visit to Ukraine during which she witnessed first-hand the human face of the conflict on both sides of the ‘contact-line’. She stressed the urgent need for humanitarian funding to address the dire situation faced by millions of civilians during the coming winter months.
This report is produced by OCHA ROLAC in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 06 September to 13 October 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 27 October 2017.