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20 Oct 2018 description


• Despite increased efforts of humanitarian partners, living conditions for families displaced by the drought remain harsh.

• Families displaced by the drought have consumed their food assistance and negative coping mechanisms like marrying off girls are on the rise.

• The attack on Ghazni City in August trapped thousands of families in their homes during days of heavy fighting.

• The UN officially launched Awaaz Afghanistan, the first inter-agency nationwide call centre that people in need can reach tollfree by dialling 4-1-0.

19 Oct 2018 description

- Conflict results in nearly 383,000 civilian deaths from December 2013–April 2018
- 6.1 million people experience acute food insecurity in July and August
- Relief actors face access impediments disrupting assistance to 1.5 million people

19 Oct 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

- As of 30 September, 142,632 people reached (92% of target) with safe drinking water through water trucking, and 44,120 people (55% of target) including women and children gained access to functional toilets.
- Through mobile health and nutrition teams in Herat and Badghis provinces, 6,326 (18% of target) severely acutely malnourished (SAM) and 2,622 moderately acutely malnourished (MAM) children have been admitted to the UNICEF supported treatment programme provided.

19 Oct 2018 description

- Ongoing insecurity in Al Hudaydah limits humanitarian access, results in civilian casualties and infrastructure damage
- Deteriorating economic conditions contribute to worsening household vulnerability, civil unrest in Aden
- Tropical Cyclone Luban makes landfall in southeastern Yemen, results in at least three deaths

19 Oct 2018 description


  • GoT and GoRF agree to establish demilitarized zone surrounding Idlib
  • SARG and GoRF airstrikes in Hamah, Idlib, and Latakia displace 45,500 people in September
  • Approximately 90,000 people remain at IDP sites across northeastern Syria
  • An estimated 6.5 million people across Syria remain food insecure

Key Developments

19 Oct 2018 description

India takes bold steps to achieve Paris Goals with new project that will build climate-resilient livelihoods for 1.7 million people, offset 3.5 million tons of carbon, protect vulnerable ecosystems, and benefit another 10 million people with improved shoreline protections

19 Oct 2018 description

‘Children will have water to drink, farmers can grow successful crops and feed their families, and we can adapt our economy and our society to the catastrophic risks brought on by climate change’ says Minister Abdou on GCF board approval for groundbreaking UNDP-supported project

19 Oct 2018 description

October 19, 2018

Over 69,000 people in nine countries will benefit; includes humanitarian response in South Sudan and longer-term agricultural support for families in northern Kenya affected by frequent drought

Over 69,000 people in nine countries will benefit from twelve projects totaling $3 million committed by Canadian Foodgrains Bank in August and September

19 Oct 2018 description

225,000 people to benefit from the FAO-designed project which will receive $91.8 million from the Salvadoran Government and the Initiative for the Americas Fund

19 Oct 2018 description

225 000 personas se beneficiarán del proyecto diseñado por la FAO que recibirá 91,8 millones de dólares del Gobierno de El Salvador y del Fondo de la Iniciativa para las Américas

19 Oct 2018 description

Despite the benefit of recent Belg rains, recovery of livelihoods will not be spontaneous, nor can it be expected without concerted assistance. Belg rainfall did not cover all regions equally. In the low plains of Afar and Somali Regions, rain has been resulting in floods and damage to irrigation infrastructure and cropland. Some pockets in Afar, Amhara and Tigray reported low or no crop yield.

19 Oct 2018 description


19 Oct 2018 description


  • Many parts of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) are experiencing prolonged conflict and poverty, contributing to population displacement, chronic food insecurity and restricted livelihood activities. Violence and insecurity continue to drive urgent food and relief needs in the DRC’s greater Kasaï region as well as Ituri, North Kivu, South Kivu and Tanganyika provinces, with a recent Ebola outbreak in Ituri and North Kivu further complicating the humanitarian situation.

19 Oct 2018 description

In Numbers

589,989 people assisted in September 2018

US$ 682,596 cash-based transfers made

US$ 25.39 m six months (October 2018 - March 2019) net funding requirements

4,183 mt of food assistance distributed

Operational Updates