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13 Dec 2017 description

Introduction

World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.

13 Dec 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

The current crisis in Iraq has begun in June 2014, when militants of the Islamic State (ISIS) seized control of over one third of Iraq’s territory within a few weeks. With the help of international forces, Iraqi Security Forces, the Kurdish Peshmerga and various armed groups, engaged in the fight against ISIS. After several successful offensives against the ISIS-held territories, the government of Iraq declared the end of war against ISIS on 9 December 2017.

13 Dec 2017 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on 03 December it had fully captured Deir al-Zor’s eastern countryside from Islamic State with the help of both the U.S.-led coalition and Russia.

  • Miqdad, meeting the National Committee of Syrian expatriates in the Netherlands: Unity of Syrian land and people is an indisputable principle.

12 Dec 2017 description

OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS

As the conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year in 2018, the humanitarian crisis has continued to intensify and expand due to the compounding effects of widespread violence and the deteriorating economic situation.

08 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Intensified SARG aerial and artillery attacks in Eastern Ghouta result in more than 200 civilian deaths

  • Health organizations stress urgent need for improved medical resources amid deteriorating humanitarian conditions

  • Explosive hazard contamination in Ar Raqqah causes multiple returnee casualties

  • Despite insecurity, interagency convoys reach conflict-affected populations

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

05 Dec 2017 description

HUMANITARIAN NEEDS & KEY FIGURES

As the conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year in 2018, the humanitarian crisis has continued to intensify and expand, on a costly trajectory for the country’s people and their outlook on the future. The compounding effects of widespread violence and sustained economic decline have further diminished the capacity of people to face threats to their health, safety and livelihoods.

People in need of assistance and protection number 7 million, even as more than 2 million have fled to neighbouring countries.

04 Dec 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Continued armed group attacks result in displacement and insecurity across the region

  • Multiple food security analyses anticipate that many households in northeastern Nigeria will face an elevated risk of acute food insecurity through mid-2018

  • Transport delays continue to disrupt humanitarian distributions to northeast Nigeria

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

04 Dec 2017 description
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OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS

Millions of people are continuing to suffer unnecessarily in eastern Ukraine due to the entrenched political impasse and the ongoing armed conflict. Despite many attempts at a ceasefire, hostilities continue with almost daily shelling, frequent localized clashes, and rapidly escalating mine and unexploded ordnance contamination. Given the restrictions on access, just under a million crossings of the ‘contact line’ occur each month, with people forced to wait for many hours in long lines with minimal services.

02 Dec 2017 description

Overview of the Crisis  

As the conflict strikes larger parts of the country, 3.3 million people are now in need of humanitarian assistance. The years ahead could see a continued or increased contest for control of the country as political competition intensifies in the run up to parliamentary and presidential elections.

Armed Conflict

30 Nov 2017 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • Daily shelling continued to be reported on several areas in East Ghouta, including Duma, Jobar, Zamalka, Ain Tarma, Saqba, Nashabieh, Beit Sawa, Hazzeh, Mistraba and Beit Naiem.

28 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • UNICEF and its partners continued to respond to the cholera outbreak in the regions of Sila and Salamat. At the end of October 2017, 708 cases of which 23 deaths (death rate of 3.82%) were reported.

28 Nov 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

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.

25 Nov 2017 description

The MIMU 3W gathers inputs from participating humanitarian and development agencies on Who is doing What, Where, across Myanmar. It is conducted every 6 months and provides information on agencies’ activities at various levels (village/village tract/township and IDP camps).

25 Nov 2017 description

The MIMU 3W gathers inputs from participating humanitarian and development agencies on Who is doing What, Where, across Myanmar. It is conducted every 6 months and provides information on agencies’ activities at various levels (village/village tract/township and IDP camps).

23 Nov 2017 description

General developments & political & security situation

  • SAA (Syrian Army) liberated Albukamal from ISIS, and villages of Harran and Hardana in rural Hama.

  • Syrian Kurdish leaders voiced support on 15 November for a longer-term role for U.S. forces in Syria once Islamic State is defeated.

  • Russian President Vladimir Putin met with Syrian President Bashar Assad, who flew to Russia for a working visit.

21 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

  • 850 undocumented Afghans returned from Pakistan

  • 13,740 undocumented Afghans returned from Iran

  • 94,957 total returns from Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

  • 393,824 total returns from Iran since 01 Jan 2017

  • 488,781 total returns from Iran and Pakistan since 01 Jan 2017

  • 92% of returnees from Pakistan assisted 5% of returnees from Iran assisted

  • 157 Unaccompanied Migrant Children (UMC) from Iran among those assisted, 0 from Pakistan

20 Nov 2017 description
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Summary: Arabic

Entering the seventh year of the crisis, the scale, severity, and complexity of needs across Syria remain overwhelming. Some 13.1 million people in Syria require humanitarian assistance. Of these, 5.6 million people are in acute need due to a convergence of vulnerabilities resulting from displacement, exposure to hostilities, and limited access to basic goods and services.

17 Nov 2017 description

This report is produced by the OCHA Syria Crisis offices with the contribution of all sectors in the hubs and at the Whole of Syria (WoS) level. It covers the period from 1 October – 5 November 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 10 December.

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