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22 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • In April, Rapid Response Mechanism (RRM) partners distributed 2,475 emergency kits to reach 9,471 individuals including 5,505 children, ensuring provision of life-saving supplies to highly at-risk families on the move. The majority of people (71 per cent) were reached in Qayyarah camps, Ninewa, during the month.

22 May 2018 description
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Key issues in the past week:

• Fighting in Baghlan and Ghazni provinces temporarily displaced more than 20,000 people.

• Flash floods in seven provinces affected more than 16,000 people.

• 13,000 people affected by the drought, flash floods or an earthquake received assistance.

• Health facilities in two districts of Uruzgan have been closed for two weeks due to active conflict.

27,000 New IDPs reported in the past week

42,000 People assisted in the past week

18 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • 4.3 million food insecure people from June.

  • The number of children at risk of acute malnutrition is revised upwards.

  • New displacements of people inside and outside the country.

  • More than 70 security incidents affecting humanitarians registered since the beginning of the year.

  • The humanitarian appeal funded only at 17 per cent in a context where humanitarian needs have increased.

14 May 2018 description
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Key issues in the past week:

• Around 500 houses were damaged or destroyed by three earthquakes that shook Afghanistan.

• More than 15,000 people have been verified as having migrated to Hirat due to the drought.

• Partners of the Health Cluster reached more than 60,000 people in the past week.

• More than 14,000 people received emergency aid from UN Agencies, NGOs and authorities.

14,560
New IDPs reported in the past week

14,100
People assisted in the past week

14 May 2018 description

SUMMARY

I. Summary of the response

In 2017, the humanitarian response for north-east Nigeria underwent a major scale-up with several notable achievements. The UN and its humanitarian partners contributed to averting famine in the region, contained a cholera outbreak, enrolled hundreds of thousands of children in school, improved coordination at all levels, and reached overall more than 5 million people with life-saving assistance.

11 May 2018 description
report UN Security Council
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I. Introduction

  1. The present report, submitted pursuant to Security Council resolution 2376 (2017), covers political and security developments in Libya, provides an overview of the human rights and humanitarian situation in the country and outlines the activities of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL) since the issuance of my previous report on 12 February 2018 (S/2018/140).

II. Political and security-related developments

10 May 2018 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • 4,3 millions de personnes en insécurité alimentaire dès juin.

  • Le nombre d’enfants à risque de malnutrition aiguë est revu à la hausse.

  • Nouveaux déplacements de personnes enregistrés à l’intérieur et à l’extérieur du pays.

  • Plus de 70 incidents sécuritaires affectant les humanitaires enregistrés depuis le début de l’année.

  • L’appel de fonds humanitaire financé qu’à 17 pour cent dans un contexte où les besoins humanitaires se sont accrus.

08 May 2018 description

Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA RD-Congo en collaboration avec les partenaires dans l’ensemble des zones déclarée en L3. L’analyse de la situation humanitaire couvre la période du 1er février jusqu’à la date de publication, tandis que le suivi de la réponse sectorielle couvre uniquement le mois de février (en raison des délais de rapportage des activités).

07 May 2018 description
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Key issues in the past week:

• More than 9,000 people have reportedly been displaced by fierce fighting in Faryab Province.

• The ongoing drought is affecting two thirds of all provinces across the country.

• The highway connecting Tirinkot with Kandahar re-opened to all traffic after one week of closure.

• In Zabul, members of an armed group stopped the construction of a medical trauma centre.

19,800 New IDPs reported in the past week

19,600 People assisted in the past week

05 May 2018 description

1 CONTEXT

The political and security situation in Libya continues to be deeply divided, as three authorities including the Tripoli based UN-backed Government of National Accord, vie for political legitimacy, control of territory, resources and infrastructure. Armed conflict and political instability have impacted the lives of more than three million people across the country, displacing hundreds of thousands and disrupting people’s access to basic services, including fuel and electrical power, as well as severely constraining life-saving protection and humanitarian assistance.

05 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • During the month of April, increased fighting in Kachin State displaced an estimated 5000 civilians.

  • Access to people in need in conflict-affected areas remains extremely challenging.

  • Between 24-26 April, UNICEF delivered 3,601 hygiene kits benefitting over 20,600 people in Muslim, Rakhine and Hindu communities in Maungdaw District.

  • UNICEF is working with interagency colleagues to update the preparedness and response planning for the upcoming cyclone season with a focus on Rakhine State.

03 May 2018 description

2017 IN REVIEW
HUMANITARIAN CONTEXT

Humanitarian situation in 2017

The continued deepening and geographic spread of the con-flict, unrelenting displacement and exposure to repetitive shocks intensified humanitarian needs throughout the year. The key drivers of humanitarian needs were the underlying vulnerability due to the protracted crisis, escalating emergen-cies, closure of health care services, shattered resilience, nat-ural disasters and cross border migration.

Armed Conflict

27 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• As of February 2018, some 49,771 people remain internally displaced in Mopti, Gao, Menaka and Timbuktu, representing an increase since December 2017, attributable to a resurgence in communal violence and armed conflict in northern Mali.

• The malnutrition situation in 2018 is likely to be worse than estimated at the end of 2017, with a projected 274,000 children at risk to face severe acute conditions. In January and February 2018, over 14,000 children were treated for severe acute malnutrition.

26 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• During the first quarter of 2018, the deteriorating socio-economic situation in the Gaza Strip, characterized by shortages in the electricity and fuel supply, uncertainty in the funding of key services and renewed clashes has deepened the severe humanitarian situation for Palestinian children and their families.

• Ongoing demonstrations in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip have so far resulted in the death of 33 Palestinians, including three children (source: UN).