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25 May 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Two million people at risk of becoming severely food insecure due to the ongoing drought.

• Humanitarian partners need US$115 million to respond to the needs of the 1.4 million most vulnerable people hit by the drought.

• REACH study sheds light on stark living conditions and lack of services in areas under control of armed groups.

• Health professionals call for universal access to health care on 7 April for World Health Day.

• Qatar is a new donor to the CHF-Afghanistan with a $2 million contribution

24 May 2018 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. The situation overview covers the period from 15 April – 15 May 2018. The next report will be issued on or around 20 June 2018.

Highlights

• An estimated 132,000 individuals returned to Ar-Raqqa city since October 2017 and 175,000 to Deir-ez Zor governorate since November 2017, although conditions for returns remain unsafe.

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

2017 was unprecedented in terms of the scale of disasters and conflicts that left millions of people in need. Despite the United Nations repeated calls on parties to conflict and Member States to protect civilians, and to stop direct and indiscriminate attacks on civilians and their vital infrastructure, many warring parties continue to flagrantly violate international humanitarian law with impunity.

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

HIGHLIGHTS

• SARG and GoRF reach local agreements with AOGs to evacuate AOG-controlled areas in Homs, Idlib, and Rif Damascus

• SARG completes military offensive in Eastern Ghouta following the displacement of 158,000 people since March 9

• Relief agencies continue to assist an estimated 44,000 Eastern Ghouta IDPs sheltering in Rif Damascus collective centers

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

11 May 2018 description
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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.

09 May 2018 description

Highlights

  • Following the end of displacement from East Ghouta and East Qalamoun in Rural Damascus to the northwest of Syria, new agreements were reached in southern Rural Damascus, Yarmouk camp and northern rural Homs, which are likely to result in additional displacements to north-western Syria.