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20 Oct 2017 description

SITUATION OVERVIEW

The crisis in Nigeria’s north-east is one of the most severe in the world today, with 8.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017 in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, out of whom 6.9 million are targeted for assistance. Now in its ninth year, the crisis shows no sign of abating.

20 Oct 2017 description

OPERATIONAL OVERVIEW

The humanitarian crisis in north-east Nigeria remains severe due to ongoing conflict and violence against civilians, as well as continued internal displacement and the unpredictable return of refugees from neighbouring countries. Various disease outbreaks continue to affect displaced people and host communities and food insecurity and malnutrition levels remain life-threatening in many areas.

20 Oct 2017 description

SHARJAH, 19th October, 2017 (WAM) -- Sharjah Charity International, SCI, announced that it spent AED22 million on charitable projects abroad in the third quarter of 2017.

Abdullah Mubarak Al Dukhan, Secretary-General of SCI, said the third quarter of the year saw the construction of 232 mosques at the value of AED13.1 million and drilling of 1,215 wells for drinking water in drought-hit countries in Africa at a total cost of AED6 million.

20 Oct 2017 description

by Stephen Howes

The Fiji Women’s Crisis Centre, or FWCC, is housed in a prominent downtown Suva building, its logo and messages blazoned over its fence and walls. In equal parts service provider, sector trainer and public advocate, the FWCC has been a trailblazer not only in Fiji but in the broader Pacific region since its establishment in 1984. It has done more than any other organisation to get gender-based violence in the Pacific on the agenda, and to strengthen services to survivors.

20 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Geneva Palais Briefing
This is a summary of what was said by UNICEF spokesperson Marixie Mercado – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

20 Oct 2017 description

The number of Syrian refugees in the region stood at 5.16 million at the end of July 2017. There are now almost 3 million Syrian refugees registered refugees in Turkey, over 1 million in Lebanon, some 660,000 in Jordan, almost 245,000 in Iraq and above 120,000 in Egypt, indicating the generosity of host countries across the region.

Highlights across the region in July include:

20 Oct 2017 description

During 2017, food sector partners have reached approximately 2.4 million individuals with food assistance through cash, voucher or in kind modality. Over 3,000 individuals received food and agricultural livelihoods support while almost 11,500 individuals have been supported to improve nutritional practices.

Highlights across the region in July include:

20 Oct 2017 description

As at the end of July, some 930,000 Syrian children across the region are enrolled in formal education in camps and host communities. Additionally, over 117,200 Syrian children are enrolled in informal education. Highlights across the region in July include: In Turkey, 3RP partners implemented a range of activities to prepare for the upcoming school year in September. Some 2,600 Syrian refugee children have enrolled in a summer language programme, the 10-week course conducted in Turkish and Arabic aims to support Syrian children's entry into the Turkish primary school system.

20 Oct 2017 description

By the end of July 2017, approximately 1.6 million primary health care consultations were provided, representing over 42 per cent of the 2017 overall target, and over 98,500 referrals were made to secondary or tertiary health care.

Highlights across the region in July include:

20 Oct 2017 description

The continued strategic priority for the Basic Needs Sector is to provide assistance to meet the ongoing basic needs of Syrian refugees, based on a multi-sectoral household profiling and identification methodology, specific to each country.

20 Oct 2017 description

3RP partners’ priority regarding the Shelter Sector continues to be the provision of adequate, affordable and sustainable housing options for refugees living in host communities. For refugees in camps, 3RP partners focus on rehabilitation efforts to improve the infrastructure of the camp and upgrade shelters in order to contribute to sustainable living. During 2017, almost 13,000 households in camps have received assistance for shelter and shelter upgrades, while outside of camps over 21,500 households received assistance for shelter and shelter upgrades.

20 Oct 2017 description
report Government of Japan
  1. Today, October 19, upon the request of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Viet Nam, the Government of Japan decided to provide emergency relief goods (plastic sheets, blankets and water purifiers) through the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) to Viet Nam in response to the damages caused by the recent torrential rainfall.

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Highlights

  • Significant damage to homes as a result of Hurricane Irma have been reported in areas of Ciego de Ávila Province. In Chambas, 47.4% of homes were damaged; in Bolivia, 38.4%; in Moron, 29.3%; and in Júcaro, more than 50%.

  • People remain in temporarily shelters in Sancti Spíritus, Villa Clara, and Ciego de Ávila Provinces.

  • Insured agricultural entities and producers who suffered losses due to the Hurricane Irma will be compensated by the National Insurance Company.

20 Oct 2017 description

Resumen

  • En localidades de la Provincia de Ciego de Ávila se reportan severos daños a las viviendas como consecuencia del Huracán Irma. En Chambas, el 47,4% del fondo habitacional fue dañado, en Bolivia, 38,4%; Morón, 29,3% y Júcaro, más del 50%.

  • Hay personas, sin número preciso, que permanecen albergadas en las Provincias de Sancti Spíritus, Villa Clara y Ciego de Ávila.

  • Entidades y productores agropecuarios asegurados que sufrieron pérdidas por el paso del Huracán Irma serán indemnizados por empresa de seguros.

19 Oct 2017 description

The crisis caused by escalating violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State since 25 August is causing suffering on a catastrophic scale. The speed and scale of the influx have made it the world’s fastest growing refugee crisis.1 Approximately 1.2 million people — new refugees, prior refugees and host communities — in Bangladesh are in urgent need of assistance.2 In September, CERF allocated US$7 million to assist the most vulnerable people fleeing violence in Myanmar and their host communities in Bangladesh.

19 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Simultaneous attacks in the two villages of Far North region displaced some 2,000 people in Mayo Tsanaga department. While the precarious security situation has not allowed an inter-agency assessment to take place, a rapid assessment by an NGO identified the priority needs as Shelter and WASH.

19 Oct 2017 description

Managua, 19 de octubre de 2017.

En respuesta a los daños causados por la tormenta tropical Nate, la Comisión Europea ha destinado US$117,780 (100,000 euros) para atender las necesidades más urgentes de las familias nicaragüenses afectadas.

Los fondos de la Unión Europea se emplearán para dar asistencia a 432 familias (2,160 personas) en las comunidades de Ochomogo y Gil González en el municipio de Belén, departamento de Rivas.