UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, is assisting displaced families across Iraq to acquire essential legal documents they need to access public services and assistance. More than 18,600 vulnerable Iraqis received legal documents and over 23,300 benefited from legal assistance related to documentation with the support of UNHCR and its partners during 2017.
Performance indicators (Epi Week 02):
In Epidemiological Week 02 - 2018, a total of 21 out of 21 LGAs (including 06 IDP camps) submitted their weekly reports as timeliness and completeness of reporting were 100% and 100% respectively at LGA level (target 80%).
Measles: 19 cases of suspected measles reported with cumulative case count of 021 and No deaths
AFP: 02 cases of AFP reported with cumulative case count of 006.
Urban farms could supply almost the entire recommended consumption of vegetables for city dwellers
By Thin Lei Win
ROME, Jan 11 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - They may look small scale, but rooftop farms, vertical gardens and allotments could prove crucial in fighting hunger in urban areas, researchers said Wednesday.
Urban farms also increase vegetation cover - a key way to limit rising temperatures.
'Day Zero' - the date taps are due to run dry - has crept forward to April 22 as city authorities race to build desalination plants and drill underground boreholes
Worst drought in century hits Cape Town
April seen as when city runs out of water
Desalination plants and aquifers to boost supply
By Wendell Roelf
18 January 2018 (WMO) - In a clear sign of continuing long-term climate change caused by increasing atmospheric concentrations of greenhouse gases, 2015, 2016 and 2017 have been confirmed as the three warmest years on record. 2016 still holds the global record, whilst 2017 was the warmest year without an El Niño, which can boost global annual temperatures.
A consolidated analysis by the World Meteorological Organization of five leading international datasets showed that the global average surface temperature in 2017 was approximately 1.1° Celsius above the pre-industrial era.
For drought-hit farmers, trees are proving a reliable new cash crop
By Isaiah Esipisu
MASENO, Kenya, Jan 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Armed with a solar-powered water pump for irrigation and a quarter-acre piece of borrowed land, widow Hakima Mohammed has become a Western Kenya tree tycoon.
Since 2013, she has sold at least 1.5 million seedling trees, mainly to local small-scale farmers, who are planting them as a way to boost their incomes from wood and fruit sales, particularly in the face of recurring droughts that have shriveled crops.
Affected population: 1,148,951*
AHA Centre’s estimation based on total number of deaths, injuries and IDPs reported by National Disaster Management Offices (NDMOs) of each country and other verified sources.
This map highlights the number of households complaint at 3rd tranche as a percentage of households who have started and completed construction.
Number represented socio-technical assistance being implemented by Partners Organization.
Thousands of Eritreans, Sudanese Face Prison if They Refuse to Leave
The arrival of Unsolicited Bilateral Donations (UBD) into emergency response settings around the world is a long-established issue across the humanitarian sector. The Pacific UBD project has been positioned as a pilot —with plans to roll out globally — and is the first regionally coordinated approach designed to reduce the influx of UBDs into disaster zones. The strategy rests on three main pillars:
LOGISTICS TRAINING & LOCALISATION
The Logistics Cluster aims to strengthen capacity by working with partners to establish and facilitate tailored emergency logistics training across the Pacific region.
Through a Training Needs Assessment (TNA), determine emergency logistics strengths and gaps and devise tailored training with national partners.
Establish an emergency logistics workshop based on TNA findings, and deliver training in collaboration with the National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) and partners.
Logistics Cluster engagement begins in the North Pacific
PROJECTS STARTED IN REPUBLIC OF MARSHALL ISLANDS (RMI), FEDERATED STATES OF MICRONESIA (FSM), PALAU & KIRIBATI
1 Regional Pacific Logistics Cluster & ETC joint workshop
HELD IN PORT VILA, VANUATU 104 ATTENDEES FROM 35 AGENCIES & 12 COUNTRIES
Supported 7 regional events
FIJI: LONG REACH; DREE; PACIFIC HUMANITARIAN PARTNERSHIP (PHP) MEETING
NEW ZEALAND: SOUTHERN KATIPO; NGO DISASTER RELIEF FORUM MEETING
A. Affected Population (TAB A)
A total of 39,210 families / 179,550 Persons in 276 barangays were affected in Regions V, VI, VIII, X, and XI.
Of which, a total of 16 families / 108 persons are currently being served inside 11 evacuation centres (ECs) and 2 families / 9 persons outside the evacuation center.
Sources: OCDRO V, OCDRO VI and DSWD DROMIC Report #4 on the Effects of TECF in Regions VI, VIII, X and XI as of 18 January 2018, 2AM.
ECONOMICS AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
Kayin State receives more visitors
The Global New Light of Myanmar, 12 January 2018
The number of visitors to Kayin State increased in the 2016-2017 fiscal year. Residents of Kayin State, located in south-eastern Myanmar, are primarily descended from the Kayin race and other minority ethnic groups.
a. Pre-Emptive Evacuation:
a. A total of 3,904 families were pre-emptively evacuated in Region V due to Mt. Mayon Phreatic eruption.
b. Affected Population:
As of 6:00 PM 21 January 2018, a total of 10,491 families or 40,718 persons were affected in 39 barangays in the municipalities/cities of Camalig, Guinobatan, Ligeo City, Daraga, Tabaco City, Malilipot, Santo Domingo (Libog) and Legzpai City in the Province of Albay (Region V).
At 31 December 2017, there were 1285 people in immigration detention facilities, including 958 in immigration detention on the mainland and 327 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.
A further 448 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 19,590 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.