Throughout 2017, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) supported relief operations in 36 countries to ensure delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.
CERF’s 2017 Annual Report, launched today, provides a detailed account of how, during the year, CERF and its partners ensured strategic use of almost $420 million in donor contributions to deliver the highest priority aid, where and when it was need the most.
IN THIS UPDATE:
1. The Role of the Grand Bargain Cash Work stream
UNHCR and partners continue to relocate refugees living in areas at high risk of landslides to safer ground. No significant rain occurred in reporting period 10-16 August. The relocation is also aimed at mitigating risks by decongesting overcrowded settlements.
Two incidents of landslide/soil erosion were reported by the Inter-Sector Coordination Group across all refugee settlements1 affecting 16 households. A total of 14 shelters were damaged.
UNHCR and Partners’ Response
86,000+ refugees and IDPs received material support across South Sudan in July 2018.
17,600+ Primary and Secondary School students attended second-term examination in Unity in July.
2,000+ farmers received crop and vegetable seeds in Upper Nile and Unity regions in July.
Working with Partners in 2018
UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
Over 20,000 cholera cases and 255 deaths have been reported as of week 30 in Lake Chad Basin (LCB). This is 8 times more than the average cholera caseload over the past four years.
Nigeria is the most affected country with 18,000 cases.
The outbreak has spread into Cameroon and Niger (on week 27).
Major cities of Maradi (Niger), Yaounde and Douala (Cameroon) have confirmed cholera cases.
22,512 severely malnourished children were admitted to UNICEF supported health facilities in July, bringing the total to 124,063 for 2018.
10,947 displaced children accessed Child Friendly Spaces and received psychosocial support in regions affected by population movement from CAR in the south and Boko Haram attacks in the west of Chad.
928,663 Registered refugees and asylumseekers (to 30 June 2018)
59% Of the refugees are under 18 years old
34,509 New arrivals in 2018
Governments, UN agencies and aid organisations must unlock extra funds to help protect local humanitarian workers from death and injury when serving in conflict zones, Christian Aid has said.
The charity is urging global donors to give grassroots organisations the means to reduce security threats facing staff who risk their lives in humanitarian service within their own countries and communities. This call comes ahead of the United Nations’ annual World Humanitarian Day, this Sunday.
Ethiopia made nine pledges to comprehensively respond to refugee needs and is formulating a National Comprehensive Refugee Response Strategy (NCRRS)
The Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF) was launched in Ethiopia in November 2017.
The Operating Plan for the refugee response in Ethiopia in 2018 is USD 327.8 million. This plan is currently funded at 19%.
Applying the Comprehensive Refugee Response Framework (CRRF)
35,645 Refugees registered in Lunda Norte
22,429 Receiving food Assistance
13,707 Refugees in Lóvua settlement
8,722 Refugees in Dundo Town
75% Of the Congolese refugees are women and children
5,363 Refugee households
Ambassador A.L.A. Azeez, Permanent Representative of Sri Lanka to the United Nations in Geneva, met with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) Mr. Filippo Grandi, at the UNHCR Headquarters, on 15 August 2018.Recalling the long-standing, productive partnership between Sri Lanka and the UNHCR, High Commissioner Grandi remarked that at a time when there were many challenges around the world, Sri Lanka stood out as a country, which has achieved significant progress in resettlement of returning refugees and IDPs as well as in addressing issues of statelessness.
Durant le premier semestre 2018, le Cluster Protection national a enregistré 127 organisations opérationnelles, 228 projets réalisés en faveur de 1.142.655 bénéficiaires ( déplacés, retournés, réfugiés et autochtones).
Suite à la notification, le 1er août 2018, d’une nouvelle flambée de maladie à virus Ebola dans la province du Nord-Kivu, en République démocratique du Congo, l’OMS a réalisé une évaluation formelle rapide des risques qui a démontré que le risque pour la santé publique est élevé au niveau régional. Cette évaluation tenait compte du fait qu’avec huit millions d’habitants, le Nord-Kivu est l’une des provinces les plus peuplées du pays. Le Nord-Kivu est limitrophe de quatre autres provinces (Ituri, Sud-Kivu, Maniema and Tshopo) ainsi que de l’Ouganda et du Rwanda.
This report is produced by the Office of the Resident Coordinator Lao PDR in collaboration with humanitarian partners. The next report is expected to be issued on Thursday 23 August 2018.
The Sekaman hydro-power plant in Attapeu has released water today as river levels are rising due to continuous rain in the area.
Daryl Grisgraber August 16, 2018
During the first half of 2018, the humanitarian situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea remained critical. According to the inter-agency 2018 DPRK Needs and Priorities document, up to 10.3 million people (41 per cent of total population) continue to suffer from food insecurity and undernutrition, as well as a lack of access to basic services.