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23 Jan 2018 description

Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operations (YCHO): New Humanitarian Operation Commits Over $3.5 Billion to Relieve Suffering in Yemen

23 Jan 2018 description

Accepting an award at the World Economic Forum, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador calls on leaders to engage “face to face” with refugees.

DAVOS, Switzerland – Accepting an award at the World Economic Forum, UNHCR Goodwill Ambassador Cate Blanchett urged world leaders to “disrupt” thinking painting refugees as an “economic burden or terrorist threat” and instead engage with them “face to face” as human beings.

23 Jan 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

In the evening of Monday the 18 December 2017, the district of Kanungu, Kisoro and Bundibugyo in Western Uganda, were highly congested with Congolese refugees from the Democratic Republic of Congo fleeing violence. That week was characterised by two major developments: the unexpected surge of arrivals to Kyangwalli Settlement through the Lake Albert route and the arrival of Congolese refugees to Kyaka II settlement. Rwamwanja settlement which used to receive Congolese refugees entering through South west Uganda has since reached its full capacity.

23 Jan 2018 description

Men departing from PNG's remote Manus Island are largely from Afghanistan and Pakistan, along with Rohingya Muslims from Myanmar

By Colin Packham

SYDNEY, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Another 58 asylum-seekers held in an Australian-run detention centre on Papua New Guinea (PNG) will leave on Tuesday for resettlement in the United States under a controversial refugee swap deal, a source familiar with the plan told Reuters.

Read more on the Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation

23 Jan 2018 description

Cholera is a bacterial disease transmitted through food and water that causes severe diarrhea that can lead to sometimes deadly dehydration

LUSAKA, Jan 23 (Reuters) - Zambia is close to containing a cholera outbreak that has killed 78 of the more than 3,600 people who have fallen sick since October, the government said on Tuesday.

Read the full article on Thomson Reuters Foundation

23 Jan 2018 description

Nairobi, 23 January 2018—The effects of climate change are affecting the grazing patterns in Kenya’s nomadic communities forcing many of them to relocate to towns and urban centres which has resulted in chaotic urbanisation, the Governor of Kenya’s Garissa County Ali Korane has said.

“Having lost pasture and their animals, the hitherto nomads are forced to relocate to urban centres for alternative livelihoods and this has led to chaotic urbanisation,” Mr. Korane said.

23 Jan 2018 description

Summary of Event
1. Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 (revised) was recorded at 23 Jan 2018 13:34hrs (UTC+7).
2. Epicentre was located at sea, 43km south of Muarabinuangeun, Lebak District in Banten Province.
3. Depth was recorded as 61 km.
4. No tsunami warning has been issued and agencies are monitoring the situation.
5. BMKG has classified the earthquake as Indo-Australian subduction activity under the Eurasian shelf.
6. Earthquake intensity reported MMI II – V.
7. BNPB and affected municipalities BPBDs are currently assessing the situation.

23 Jan 2018 description


  • The food market of Maimana in Faryab province is large and is meeting the current demand of the population which it serves. It also has the capacity to meet increased demands. The main supplier of food commodities to Maimana market is the Mazar main city market with limited supply also coming from Turkmenistan through Aaqena border.

23 Jan 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative


Nyal town is located in Northern Panyijiar County, Unity State, along the banks of the Sudd, the third largest swamp in the world. Since the beginning of the crisis, IDPs from Unity and Jonglei States have perceived Nyal as a safe location with ample resources. Recently, Nyal has also become a key location for people travelling to and from nearby islands.

23 Jan 2018 description


• Heavy rains are causing flash floods in the northern parts of Mozambique since 16 January 2018.

• Ten deaths reported and more than 73,200 people affected by heavy rainfall in Nampula province.

• Cost of immediate repairs for the affected infrastructure estimated at US$4.5 million.


23 Jan 2018 description

Despite a ceasefire over the New Year, which came into force on the 23 December, there has been an escalation in hostilities in Novoluhanske village* since 18 December, resulting in at least eight civilian injuries and damage to civilian infrastructure. Over 900 houses and apartments and two education facilities were damaged. An estimated 400 people left Novoluhanske for safe places in nearby locations. As of mid-January, approximately 155 people have reportedly returned, while many remain displaced as their houses were damaged.

23 Jan 2018 description

Ha Noi – IOM and the Institute of Sociology (IOS), Vietnam Academy of Social Sciences, have released a new report: Planned Relocation in the Context of Environmental Change in Hoa Binh Province, Northern Viet Nam: An Analysis of Household Decision-making and Relocation Outcomes.

The study assesses the implementation and outcomes of planned relocation in the Hoa Binh Relocation Project, which aims to relocate 1,200 families from two remote communes in the mountainous Northwest region that face high natural disaster risks.

23 Jan 2018 description

December updates

During the month of December, the humanitarian community estimated 271,173 IDPs movements across Syria, which represents around 36% decrease of the total number of IDP movements that was tracked in November (374,384 IDP movements). An estimated number of 77,410 is added to the total of 193,763 tracked IDPs to cater for displacement not reported in 7 governorates.

23 Jan 2018 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 4,485 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through 21 January. This compares with 3,335 coming ashore during a similar period in 2017. Italy accounts for approximately 60 per cent of the total, with the remainder split between Spain (19 per cent) and Greece (20 per cent).

23 Jan 2018 description


  • The scarcity of food and fuel commodities further worsened in December 2017 mainly due to the blockade and escalated conflicts and airstrikes. Governorates such as Taiz, Sa’ada, Sana’a, Al Hodieda,
    Sana’a City, Hajja, Al Baidha, and Shabwa suffered the most from scarcity of essential commodities.

23 Jan 2018 description

4,485 Arrivals by sea in 2018
178,721 Arrivals in 2017
201 Dead/Missing