As of 30 September 2017, the Democratic Republic of Congo recorded 3.9 million displaced persons, including more than 400,000 newly displaced ones in the prior three months. With over 1 million displaced persons, North Kivu remains the most affected province. Recent months have also seen large return movements, notably in Tanganyika province, where authorities have decided to vacate displacement sites in the city of Kalemie. In provinces affected by the Kasai crisis, as well, some 631,000 internally displaced persons have returned home, often to burnt or pillaged villages.
Au 30 septembre 2017, la République démocratique du Congo a enregistré 3,9 millions de personnes déplacées, dont plus de 400 000 déplacées au cours des trois derniers mois. Avec plus d'un million de personnes déplacées, le Nord-Kivu reste la province la plus touchée. Au cours des derniers mois, les mouvements de retour ont également été importants, notamment dans la province du Tanganyika, où les autorités ont décidé d'évacuer les sites de déplacés de la ville de Kalemie.
Over 11 million Yemeni children are in need of humanitarian assistance as a result of the devastating conflict that has ravaged the country since March 2015. Facing the largest food security crisis in the world and an unprecedented cholera outbreak, deprived of access to basic WASH, health and nutrition services, children are unable to fulfil their potential. Every 10 minutes, at least one child dies of preventable causes like malnutrition, diarrhea, and respiratory tract infections.
One month after Hurricane Maria devastated Dominica, the Government and humanitarian actors have reached 100 per cent of communities with some type of emergency assistance. Aerial assessments estimate that more than 16,000 homes, approximately 62 per cent, are heavily damaged or destroyed. Livelihoods and housing recovery will require substantial investment and time. Continued assistance will be required in the coming months to ensure people have food, water and shelter, and access to adequate social services such as health care and education.
Civilians continue to be impacted by conflict, insecurity, political instability and collapsing economy. An estimated 1.3 million people require humanitarian assistance. There are periodic escalations of armed conflict, which increase the humanitarian needs.
Although IS no longer holds significant territory in Libya, the humanitarian situation, economic conditions, and governance vacuum pose a continued risk of resurgence.
Methodology and limitations
Time period covered: 18-21 September 2017
The National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC) and UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) collaborated in calling DPPB and other woreda officials in 191 priority 1 and 2 woredas in all major regions except Somali region.
Some woredas remain uncovered because of the telephone network and lack of information with DPPB officials
Results presented here have had no further triangulation
The crisis in Nigeria’s north-east is one of the most severe in the world today, with 8.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017 in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, out of whom 6.9 million are targeted for assistance. Now in its ninth year, the crisis shows no sign of abating.