Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018
The recent improvements in the humanitarian situation in Somalia are threatened by the poor performance of the Deyr rainy season, particularly for some areas in the North. Furthermore, despite a reduction in the overall number of people requiring assistance (currently, 4.2 million), the figure remains higher than the pre-crisis level from two years ago. That said, markets in Somalia are healthy, as populations continue to enjoy the dividend of a generally abundant 2018 Gu rainy season (April - July).
DEYR RAINFALL PERFORMANCE
L’actualité humanitaire en République centrafricaine (RCA) a été marquée par la persistance des incidents violents contre les civils et la réponse humanitaire apportée sur toute l’étendue du territoire. Deux travailleurs humanitaires d’une organisation nationale ont été enlevés et ensuite libérés sur l’axe Bria-Irrabanda. En réponse à l’épidémie d’hépatite E, les organisations humanitaires poursuivent les activités de prévention et de sensibilisation à Bocaranga.
Reprise des activités scolaires Préfecture de l’Ouham
MEASLES INFECTIONS RISING
Measles infections are on the rise since mid-November when 209 cases were recorded, up from 131 a week earlier. In late November and early December, 43 cases were reported in seven districts in central and southern Chad.
Another 105 samples are being tested. More than 4,000 cases and 91 deaths have been recorded since an outbreak was declared in June. The outbreak has hit the epidemic level in 39 health districts. Vaccination was carried out in 41 districts in November.
Natural disasters featured heavily in humanitarian response activities during November 2018. Torrential rainfall and flooding on 22-23 November affected an estimated 22,000 people in Ninewa and 10,000 people in Salah al-Din. Qayyarah Airstrip, Jeddah, Salamiyah, Hamam Al Alil and Nimrud IDP camps in Ninewa were signinificantly impacted, as was the town of Shirqat in Salah al-Din. Severe flooding in Mosul led to a state of emergency being declared by authorities, and concerns about the long-term viability of the Mosul Dam.
Since the Nov. 2017 blockade food and fuel imports have declined and only one containerized shipped was permitted to offload at Hudaydah.
Since Nov. 2017, food imports are meeting 77% of estimated national food requirements, on average each month and 19% below the pre-blockade average. Fuel imports are meeting less than one-quarter of estimated national fuel requirements, with no change to the average since Sept., but still 6% below the pre-blockade period.
TOTAL REQUIREMENT US$ 5.0 billion
TOTAL PLAN FUNDING US$ 2.5 billion
UNMET REQUIREMENT US$ 2.5 billion
FUNDING OUTSIDE PLANS US$ 670 million
To reach 6.1 million people in dire need of lifesaving aid, the UN and partners have appealed for $1.05 billion in the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). Overall funding this year to 30 November is US$ 685 million. This amount includes an estimated $185 million in carry-over as reported in the Financial Tracking Service (FTS).
NIGERIA HUMANITARIAN FUND (NHF)