• Residents of Chyhari flee in search of safety and protection
• May 2018 – the deadliest month in 2018 so far
• Water and sanitation facilities are targeted yet again
• UNSC briefing on Ukraine was held in New York
• Positive legislation developments on access to essential services
• Halfway through 2018, Humanitarian Response Plan is only 22 per cent funded
Civilians flee Chyhari as armed clashes rapidly escalate
UNSC extends UNAMID mandate through June 2019
Relief actors scale up flood preparedness activities for the ongoing rainy season
High staple food prices projected to persist across Sudan through 2019
INTRODUCTION AND HUMANITARIAN CONTEXT
This report compares current humanitarian crises based on their level of humanitarian access. Affected populations in more than 40 countries are not getting proper humanitarian assistance due to access constraints. Out of 44 countries included in the report, nearly half of them are currently facing critical humanitarian access constraints, with four countries (Eritrea, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen) being considered as inaccessible. Moderate humanitarian access constraints are an issue in eight countries, and 15 face low humanitarian access constraints.
Floods and mud hamper aid delivery
PHNOM PENH, Aug 7 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Thousands of people in Laos, whose homes were swept away when a dam burst, are sheltering in areas contaminated by landmines, humanitarians said, as floods and mud hamper aid delivery.
The United Nations (U.N.) said on Monday that 34 people were reported dead, 97 were missing and 6,000 had been evacuated due to flash floods that followed the collapse of a hydropower dam in Laos last month.
13,100 people affected in Sanamxay District
6,000 people evacuated to emergency shelters
13,100 people targeted in Sanamxay district
$5.6M requested (millions)
• Provide life-saving assistance to people affected by the flash floods and re-establish basic services.
• Support the restoration of livelihoods and self-reliance.
Tropical Storm Son-Tinh caused heavy rains in 13 provinces and unprecedented flash floods in Sanamxay District in Attapeu Province. The water level is receding slowly, but road access remains difficult.
Based on the Government’s information, 13 villages have been affected, five are considered severely affected. The Government has declared the affected area as a National Disaster Zone.
Current identified needs are water, health, food, shelter and psychosocial support.
This report presents the findings of Round 20 of DTM data collection, which took place in May and June 2018. Over the past year, the number of identified returnees in Libya has been steadily on the rise across data collection rounds conducted in 2017 and 2018. Apart from the aforementioned increase of returnees, in Round 20 also an increase of 13,113 new IDPs was recorded compared to the previous round, bringing the total of IDPs identified in Libya to 192,513 individuals.
SITUATION IN NUMBERS
1 January – 30 June 2018 863,000 people in need of humanitarian assistance (2018 Humanitarian Needs Overview - HNO), including
319,000 children in need of humanitarian assistance (37% of total people in need, 2018 HNO)
UNICEF Myanmar HAC Appeal 2018 US$ 31,780,000
Funds Received 2018 US$ 8,018,629
Tropical storm Son-Tinh affected several provinces, the most severe being Sanamxay District in Attapeu Province.
Based on the Government’s information, 13 villages have been affected, out of which six are considered severely affected. The Government has declared the affected area as a National Disaster Area.
The water level in the affected district is going down slowly but roads are still very muddy and difficult to access.
• Since the start of the demonstrations associated with the “Great March of Return” on 30th March, 135 people have been killed, including 17 children in Gaza. More than 15,501 people were injured, 8,221 (53%) of them hospitalized. According to MoH, 2,947 children were injured, comprising 19% of total injures as of 30 June, 2018.
• Tropical storm Son-Tinh has affected several provinces, the most severe being Sanamxay District. Attapeu Province. This is the largest flood the country has seen in the past ten years.
• Staff from several UN agencies participated in the initial rapid response with government staff and is finalizing their response plans.
• The UN activated five clusters, namely WASH, Health, Food Security and Nutrition, Shelter and Logistics. The clusters met to draft a detailed matrix showing needs, response and gaps.
Situation in Numbers
# of children affected
# of people affected
Outside Syria Over 2.5 million
# of registered Syria refugee children
Over 5.6 million
# of registered Syrian refugees
(UNHCR, 17 July 2018)
UNICEF Appeal 2018 US$ 1.287 Billion
US$ 720.9 Million
• In June, the security situation in Al Hudaydah deteriorated as clashes erupted, leading to the displacement of more than 121,000 people. UNICEF continues to express its concern around child protection and the safety of civilians.
8320TH MEETING (AM)
Briefings, Secretary-General’s Report Based on False Information from Questionable Sources, Damascus Representative Retorts
The United Nations has verified that more than 7,000 children lost their lives or were maimed since the crisis in Syria erupted in 2011, the Secretary‑General’s Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict told the Security Council today , noting that unverified reports escalate that figure “way beyond” 20,000.
• In 2018, UNICEF supported nearly 695,000 IDPs (326,500 children) with access to safe water in 174 formal and informal camps, collective centres, and noncamp locations in twelve out of Iraq’s 18 governorates.
• Between January and June 2018, UNICEF and partners provided psychosocial support services (PSS) to 96,054 children (46,088 girls). A total of 4,390 IDP children (1,945 girls) accessed specialised protection assistance including case management, legal assistance, and family tracing services.