PART I: OVERVIEW AND 2019 RESPONSE STRATEGY
Overview of the Crisis and Needs
Joint UNHCR IOM Press Release
United Nations aid agencies and NGO partners launched today the 2019 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya humanitarian crisis. The appeal seeks to raise US$920 million to meet the massive needs of more than 900,000 refugees from Myanmar and over 330,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis in host communities.
Mali is a colorful and diverse country, rich in culture, ethnicities, languages and artistry. Within this tapestry, widespread poverty persists with 49 percent of Malians living below the extreme poverty line. The median age of Mali’s population is 16.2 years – making it the third youngest in the world. Agriculture is the chief means of employment for Mali’s highly dispersed, predominantly rural population. However, 65 percent of the total land area is as desert or semidesert as economic activity is mainly confined to areas along the Niger River.
Total people in need: 3,368,2619 Total children (<18) in need: 1,625,22610 Total people to be reached: 463,07511 Total children to be reached: 330,575
2019 programme targets:
• 13,404 children aged 6 to 59 months with severe acute malnutrition (SAM) admitted for treatment13
• 325,000 children affected by acute watery diarrhoea, malaria or measles accessing life-saving preventative and curative interventions14
Total people in need:
Total children (<18) in need:
Total people to be reached:
Total children to be reached:
2019 programme targets:
• 10,000 children under 5 years with SAM admitted to therapeutic treatment sites
• 1 million children under 5 years immunized against measles
• 300,000 people accessing the agreed quantity of water for drinking, cooking and personal hygiene
Overview of the crisis
Mozambique is facing significant pockets of severe food insecurity, mainly due to poor rainfall and the fall army worm (FAW) invasion, which have contributed to reduced crop production, particularly of maize. The drought is also causing increased levels of malnutrition, water scarcity and school drop-outs, as well as heightening the risk of communicable diseases and of exacerbating HIV rates.
Oxfam defines resilience as ‘the ability of women and men to realize their rights and improve their wellbeing despite shocks, stresses and uncertainty’.
Although we are looking back on our successful fight against the looming famine during the 2016-2017 season, the evolution of the humanitarian situation in the last six months demonstrates the continued unpredictable and volatile context in Somalia. While the unexpectedly plentiful Gu rainy season (April-June) led to an overall improvement in the food security outlook country-wide, it also brought severe flooding across vast areas of southern and central Somalia.
The Global Appeal 2019 Update provides information for governments, private donors, partners and other readers interested in UNHCR’s priorities and budgeted activities for 2019 to protect and improve the lives of tens of millions of people of concern: refugees, internally displaced people, returnees, stateless persons, and others of concern. It highlights the challenges faced by UNHCR and its partners in attempting to respond to multiple life-threatening crises and ever-growing humanitarian needs.
UNHCR IN 2019
Lubango - Studies of the food Resilience and Nutrition Security Programme in Angola (FRESAN) conducted in 2018 indicate that over 1.1 million Angolans living in the southern provinces of Huíla, Namibe and Cunene are affected by drought as a result of the climate change phenomenon.
Such number represents 12 percent of the rural population of Huíla, 99 percent of Namibe and 97 percent of the inhabitants in the rural areas of Cunene.
Como resultado del fenómeno climático El Niño y los efectos del cambio climático, la ausencia de lluvias en Centroamerica durante el periodo de floración de la primera siembra de granos básicos (segunda quincena de julio) ha aumentado en las últimas dos décadas tanto en frecuencia como intensidad.
NEEDS & KEY FIGURES
The 2019 Early Warning Forecast, a publication of Lutheran World Relief and IMA World Health
For most of us, a safe and secure home is at the centre of our lives. It is the place where we eat, sleep, study, raise a family, socialize and take sanctuary. For many people, it is also their most significant financial asset. We work all our lives for it, and continuously invest time, money and energy to improve it.
As the Burundi refugee crisis approaches its fifth year, some 390,000 Burundian refugees are being generously hosted by the Governments and people of the Democratic Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Tanzania and Uganda, 349,000 of whom are assisted through the Burundi Regional Refugee Response Plan. While smaller numbers of asylum seekers continue to arrive throughout the region, voluntary returns to Burundi have increased in the last year with more than 55,000 assisted to repatriate as of November 2018.