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17 Oct 2017 description

ANKARA – A groundbreaking programme to support refugees in Turkey is providing monthly cash assistance to vulnerable families at an unprecedented scale. Just a year after its launch, the European Union-funded programme is reaching 1 million refugees, most of them from war-torn Syria.

17 Oct 2017 description

Communiqué de presse

De Affaires mondiales Canada

Le 16 octobre 2017 - South Glengarry, Ontario - Affaires mondiales Canada

La ministre du Développement international et de la Francophonie, l’honorable Marie-Claude Bibeau, a souligné la Journée mondiale de l’alimentation en annonçant l’octroi d’une contribution à la Banque canadienne de grains afin d’offrir une aide alimentaire à plus de 25 000 réfugiés rohingyas installés dans des abris informels au Bangladesh.

17 Oct 2017 description

Country update

The total caseload of South Sudan refugees in DRC as of 30 June 2017 is 80,775. In the first half of the year, refugees from South Sudan continued to arrive into DRC, namely in Ituri and Haut Uele province. As of 30 June 2017, 13,542 refugees had arrived in the first semester of 2017, against 61,125 arrivals in 2016.

17 Oct 2017 description

Country update

In Ethiopia, asylum-seekers from South Sudan continue to arrive. In total, 36,414 persons newly registered as refugees through July 2017. This raises the total registered South Sudanese population to 380,818. Some 85% of new arrivals originated from Upper Nile State, 14% from Jonglei State, and 1% from Unity State. Women and children continue to represent the majority of new arrivals at 84%, while children under 18 years at 66%. Additional refugees have voluntarily chosen not to register.

17 Oct 2017 description

Country update

The borders, Nadapal with South Sudan remained open and the Immigration authorities have allowed South Sudanese applicants to enter. With the steady flow, 12476 new arrivals were registered in Kakuma camp and Kalobeyei settlement from January until the end of 30 June. The South Sudanese population represents the largest group in Kakuma including Kalobeyei.

17 Oct 2017 description

Country update

In the first semester of 2017 alone, 316,782 new refugees from South Sudan sought safety in Uganda citing fears of physical and sexual violence, political uncertainty, forced recruitment of children, looting and conflict-induced famine as reasons for fleeing their country of origin. In May 2017 the RRP planning figure was revised upwards from 300,000 to 400,000 refugees to reflect the higher rate of arrivals in the first quarter of the year compared to initial projections.

17 Oct 2017 description
  • 189.9 M required for 2017
  • 63.1 M contributions received, representing 33% of requirements
  • 126.7 M funding gap for South East Asia

All figures are displayed in USD

16 Oct 2017 description

Los elementos básicos servirán para continuar la atención de las personas que fueron afectadas por el paso del huracán Irma

Más de cinco toneladas de víveres como asistencia humanitaria fueron enviadas hoy sábado por parte del Gobierno y Pueblo de Honduras hacia La Habana Cuba, con el fin de colaborar en la atención de familias que resultaron afectadas con el paso del Huracán Irma en ese país.

16 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Health agencies record nearly 772,000 suspected cholera cases and 2,132 related deaths as of September 30

• Approximately 1.5 million civil servants have not received consistent salary payments since September 2016

• Bureaucratic obstructions, insecurity, and lack of humanitarian access continue to constrain response efforts

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vulnerable populations in six Southern African countries will likely require humanitarian assistance through mid-2018

  • FAW infestations reported in at least eight Southern Africa countries

  • USAID/FFP provides nearly $47 million in additional funding to improve food security throughout the region

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Oct 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Panameña

El pasado 20 Septiembre, el Huracán Maria impacto a la Isla de Puerto Rico dejando a miles de personas damnificadas. El 25 de Septiembre la Cruz Roja Panameña en solidaridad con el pueblo de Puerto Rico tomo la decisión de abrir un centro de acopio para que todo el pueblo Panameño pudiera tener un lugar para captar ayuda humanitaria y así ser llevada a Puerto Rico.

16 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • With support from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), UNICEF provided safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene messages to 15,897 drought-affected people in 5 districts, from January to September 2017. Since the start of the DFID-funded programme in July 2016 and up to September 2017, a total of 131,267 people (51% female) gained access to WASH services in 33 communities, 25 primary schools and 4 health centres in 5 districts (Berea, Mafeteng, Thaba Tseka, Quthing and Botha Bothe).

16 Oct 2017 description
report UN Population Fund

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH

Yemen enters the third year of armed conflict with no clear end in sight. The result ofthe crisis has left some 15 million people lacking adequate access to clean water, sanitation and hygiene, and health services; seven million people are faced with the threat of famine; further exacerbated by the largest singleyear cholera outbreak ever recorded.