An estimated 61,000 individuals reportedly returned to Ar-Raqqa city since the end of hostilities in October 2017, however the number of returnees remains difficult to verify.
The Protection Cluster held two operational working group meetings to support and strengthen field-level coordination for the ongoing responses in Eastern Ghouta and Northeast Aleppo. Nine members of the Protection Monitoring Task Force conducted 741 KI interviews in 119 communities, covering 42 sub-districts, 18 districts, in 7 governorates (Aleppo, Al-Hasakeh, Ar-Raqqa, Rural Damascus, Hama,
Homs and Idleb).
The Inquiry's remit is to evaluate Sweden's concerted engagement in Afghanistan – political-diplomatic efforts, military operations, and development cooperation – between 2002 and 2014, with a particular focus on activities in northern Afghanistan between 2006 and 2014. The Inquiry is to describe, analyse and evaluate the Swedish engagement on the basis of the considerations and objectives established, and make proposals for the future work of the Government and relevant government agencies with international missions and operations.
FOREWORD BY THE HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR
FOREWORD BY THE HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR
POPULATION TOTALE 18,9M
PERSONNES DANS LE BESOIN 4,1M
PERSONNES CIBLÉES 1,56M
FONDS REQUIS EN USD 263M
N° PARTENAIRES HUMANITAIRES 156
PRÉFACE PAR LA COORDONNATRICE HUMANITAIRE
Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA RD-Congo en collaboration avec les partenaires dans l’ensemble des zones déclarée en L3. Il couvre la période du 20 octobre 2017 (date de la déclaration de crise L3 au niveau du Système des Nations Unies) au 31 décembre 2017. Les zones en L3 sont : (1) La Région du Kasaï : Province du Kasaï Central, Kasaï, Kasaï Oriental, Lomami, Sankuru et Kwilu; (2) La Province du Tanganyika, et les Territoires de Pweto (Province du Haut-Katanga), et de Malemba-Nkulu (Province du Haut-Lomami) ; (3) Provinces du Sud-Kivu et du Maniema.
• Hostilities in north-western Syria continued with fighting reported in the southern and eastern countryside of Idleb Governorate, as well as Afrin district.
• Civilian displacement in Idleb Governorate continues as hostilities intensify. The Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster tracked a total of 272,345 displacements to central and northern rural Idleb as well as northern rural Hama and western rural Aleppo (some may be secondary displacements) between 15 December and 24 January.
The crisis in Nigeria’s north-east is one of the most severe in the world, 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. Insecurity continues to pose major challenges in delivering assistance, especially with the dry season enabling an intensification of hostilities between the Nigerian armed forces and non-state armed groups.
Context and key challenges
Seven years into the Syrian conflict, Lebanon remains at the forefront of one of the worst humanitarian crises of our time and has shown exceptional commitment and solidarity to people displaced by the war in Syria.
The humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria remains severe due to ongoing conflict, continued internal displacement and the unpredictable return of refugees from neighbouring countries. Since late October 2017, large-scale displacements have taken place in Borno State and northern Adamawa State, with influxes of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Pulka, Gwoza, Ngala, Monguno,
IOM DTM Round XX (December 2017) estimates 1.56 million people still internally displaced across Adamawa, Borno and Yobe States, of whom 84 per cent are in Borno alone. Children represent 56 per cent of the total IDP population.
The reporting period witnessed a high number of new arrivals, with 15,921 persons registered in 19 LGAs in Borno and 12 LGAs in Adamawa states, increasing the pressure on the delivery of humanitarian services in the IDP settlements.
THE HUMANITARIAN RESPONSE PLAN AT A GLANCE
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 1
Protect people’s rights in accordance with IHL and IHRL
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 2
Support inclusive, safe and dignified access to basic services for vulnerable households and communities
STRATEGIC OBJECTIVE 3
Strengthen the humanitarian response by increasing accountability and capacity