Una semana después del paso del Huracán Irma, el labor para recuperar la normalidad en 13 de las 15 provincias de Cuba sigue intenso. Servicios básicos de salud, energía eléctrica, abastecimiento de agua, recuperación de viviendas están en la lista de prioridades. Además de recuperación de escuelas, carreteras y puentes, comunicaciones y TV, sector turístico y de agropecuaria que también fueron intensamente afectados, especialmente en la parte norte de la Isla.
One week after the impact of Hurricane Irma, the work to return to the normality in 13 out of 15 provinces from Cuba still intense. Recovery of health services, power supply, potable water distribution and houses are on the priority list. But not only those, as schools, transport network, communication systems, and industries of tourism, agriculture and livestock were also heavily impacted, specially in the northern side of the island. Damage and needs assessments are still on going and numbers have been updated on a daily basis as results have been compiled.
Un número significativo de comunidades en la parte este, centro y oeste de la isla han sido gravemente afectadas. La falta de electricidad y el acceso al agua potable son los principales problemas. Actualmente se está suministrando agua a la población a través de camiones cisterna y en algunas zonas se han conectado generadores para facilitar el funcionamiento de los equipos de bombeo y la extracción de agua de los pozos.
A significant number of communities in the eastern, central and western parts of the island have been severely affected. Lack of electricity and access to potable water are the major problems. Water is currently being supplied to the population via tanker trucks, and in some areas generators have been connected to facilitate the operation of pumping equipment and the extraction of water from wells. In some communities, food processing centers have been established, which are supplied free of charge at evacuation centers and distributed to the population at subsidized prices.
In August, the number of South Sudanese seeking refuge in neighbouring countries reached the 2 million mark. Of those, 1 million are in Uganda. Fighting in the Equatorias and Upper Nile continue to displace thousands of people. According to health partners, the cholera outbreak was declining due to the multi-sectoral response in the affected areas.
L’insécurité liée aux conflits intercommunautaires, à la criminalité et aux attaques asymétriques des terroristes continue d’influencer l’accès humanitaire dans la région. Le déplacement de 1 117 ménages de Kidal vers Gao suite aux affrontements a été enregistré (Ansongo, Talataye: 319, Bourem: 285, Gao: 303). En plus 210 ménages ont été sinistrés suite aux inondations à Hudbert dans le cercle de Bourem.
In 2017, CERF was one of the first responders to warning signs in North-east Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen where more than 20 million people were near famine. By end-August, CERF had released nearly US$128 million in grants and loan to support the most critical early action and life-saving activities prioritized by the humanitarian team in each country, making it one of the largest funding sources in the early stages of the response.
Fighting between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and local non-state armed actors, including members of the Maute Group, that began on 23 May 2017 in Marawi City in Lanao del Sur province, forced nearly 360,000 people – primarily Maranaos – to flee.
More than 3.1 million people remain without water service. Service has been restored in about half of the supply systems damaged by Hurricane Irma. Restoration of services depends mainly on the electric power system rehabilitation. Preliminary data shows severe damage to the housing sector. The hurricane damaged 95% of homes in Bolivia and Ciego de Avila´s Municipalities. The 13 affected Cuban provinces are concentrating their forces on the recovery of vital services for the population and on the evaluation of the severity of the damage.
Cross-border movement has remained low since Eid holidays. Repatriation of registered Afghan refugees to Afghanistan was 24% this week compared to last week’s figure of 148. Return of undocumented Afghans also remained low with a decrease of 18% compared to 447 individuals that returned between 27 August and 2 September 2017.
Some 84% (307 individuals) of the undocumented returnees were provided with needs-based assistance while 100% (112 individuals) of the registered Afghan refugee returnees were provided with cash assistance.