In the aftermath of the 2015 to 2016 El Niño-induced drought, 120,000 people remain severely affected in Lautém, Viqueue, Baucau and Covalima municipalities and Oe-Cusse Special Economic Zone.
Food, water and sanitation, health, nutrition, livelihood and education support are priority needs.
This report is prepared by the Office of the United Nations Resident Coordinator in Timor-Leste in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It covers the period from 1 October 2015 to 18 March 2016.
The 2015/2016 El Niño has peaked with a return to neutral conditions expected during the second quarter of 2016. The after-effects on people and their livelihood are critical.
The Humanitarian and Recovery Update
The Humanitarian and Recovery Update aims at providing consolidated information on humanitarian and recovery issues to key stakeholders, including the donor community in Timor-Leste. The Update is based on voluntary information inputs from UNMIT, UN Agencies, Funds, Programmes, NGO members of the Humanitarian Country Team, and other partners.