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21 Jan 2018 description

DUBAIHer Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, a stalwart supporter of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Messenger of Peace, has contributed to the launch of a special fund to allow the rapid purchase and transportation of high energy biscuits in response to sudden onset emergencies. The highly fortified biscuits provide people caught in the immediate aftermath of natural disasters, or conflict, with an immediate source of nutritious food that is packed with energy.

21 Jan 2018 description


  • The overall humanitarian and protection situation for civilians displaced from Ar-Raqqa city remains of high concern, particularly with regard to the impact of explosive hazards contamination on safe returns and safe access for humanitarian actors. According to the US-led Coalition, between 20 October 2017 and 3 January 2018, explosive hazards have reportedly killed 220 civilians and injured hundreds of others in Ar-Raqqa city.

21 Jan 2018 description

In October, humanitarian partners provided life-saving assistance to civilians aected by military operations in Hawiga and western Anbar, and to people in newly-accessible areas of Telafar and Mosul. Humanitarian partners reached up to 6.8 million people in 1,424 geographical locations across Iraq. The bulk of humanitarian assistance was provided in camps, out-of-camp settings and newly accessible areas of Ninewa governorate to address the needs of the people aected by the Mosul and Telafar operations.

21 Jan 2018 description


  • 22.2 million people in need

  • 2,014,026 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

  • 89 per cent of IDPs displaced for more than a year

  • 956,076 IDP returnees

  • 1,015,375 recipients of CRIs since March 2015

  • 280,539 refugees and asylum seekers


  • USD 198.7 M requested in 2018

Operational Update

21 Jan 2018 description
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Humanitarian partners aim to reach 13.1 million people in Yemen with lifesaving or protection assistance in 2018. Clusters prioritized populations and geographical areas in acute need where access and operational capacity permits and have included targets in areas where the populations in moderate need are at risk of slipping into acute need. Partners will be working with and through public institutions providing essential basic services to prevent their collapse. For the rst time, planning has been undertaken at district level to ensure the response targets those most in need.

21 Jan 2018 description

L’aide humanitaire d’urgence, octroyée sur Très Hautes Instructions de Sa Majesté le Roi Mohammed VI par le Maroc à la République de Madagascar suite au cyclone Ava qui a frappé récemment ce pays frère, est arrivée samedi à Antananarivo.

Acheminée à Madagascar à bord de deux avions des Forces Royales Air, cette aide humanitaire de 30 tonnes composée de tentes, de couvertures et de produits alimentaires de première nécessité, a été remise aux autorités malgaches par l’ambassadeur du Maroc à Madagascar, M. Mohamed Benjilany.

20 Jan 2018 description


  • Average to above-average 2017 crop production expected due to favourable weather conditions

  • Inflation rates at generally low levels (less than 3 percent) in recent months

Favourable weather conditions benefited crops

20 Jan 2018 description


  • Cereal production in 2017 estimated close to average level

  • Cereal imports in 2017/18 marketing year (July/June) expected close to previous year’s level

  • Prices of wheat flour were stable in last months

Cereal production in 2017 estimated close to five-year average

20 Jan 2018 description


  • Favourable conditions for dormant winter cereals

  • Marginally above-average cereal harvest gathered in 2017

  • Slightly higher cereal imports forecast in 2017/18, exports expected to ease

  • Food inflation eased in December 2017 but remains high due to weaker Turkish Lira

Favourable conditions for dormant winter grains

20 Jan 2018 description


  • Cereal production in 2017 estimated at above average level

  • Grain exports in 2017/18 marketing year forecast below previous year’s record

  • Domestic prices of wheat increased over last year

  • Around 1.2 million people estimated to be food insecure in conflict-affected areas

Plantings of winter cereals for harvest in 2018 entered dormancy stage

20 Jan 2018 description


  • Despite erratic rains at start of season, current prospects for 2018 wheat output are positive

  • Aggregate cereal output in 2017 estimated at record level

  • Rice exports in 2018 forecast to increase from last year’s near-average level

  • Prices of wheat and wheat flour strengthened seasonally in recent months

  • Food insecurity persists in localized areas

20 Jan 2018 description


  • Prolonged drought in 2017 acutely affected crop production and livestock conditions

  • Wheat import requirements in 2017/18 forecast to sharply increase on reduced output

  • Prices of beef and mutton decreased seasonally in recent months

Crop production in 2017 acutely affected by severe drought

20 Jan 2018 description

Sana’a, 21 January 2018 - The United Nations and humanitarian partners today launched the 2018 Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP)which seeks US$2.96 billion to provide lifesaving assistance to 13.1 million people this year. This is the largest consolidated humanitarian appeal for Yemen ever launched.

20 Jan 2018 description


Provide life-saving assistance to the most vulnerable people in Yemen through an effective, targeted response

Ensure that all assistance promotes the protection, safety & dignity of affected people, and is provided equitably to men, women, boys and girls

20 Jan 2018 description

Over the past two years, EU humanitarian support has been instrumental to the World Food Programme’s (WFP) work in Djibouti. Every month, WFP ensures 18 500 refugees are given assistance in the form of food and cash. WFP’s Miguel Tomas meets Kalsouma who has been living as a refugee in Djibouti since more than 25 years.

20 Jan 2018 description
  • 16 December 2017: Tropical Storm Kai-Tak makes landfall over San Policarpio. Eastern Samar. PRC mounts a response to deliver immediate assistance to affected people.

  • 16-20 December: As PRC continues to deliver immediate assistance to people affected by Tropical Storm Kai-Tak, a new Low-Pressure Area (LPA) forms, gains strength and turns into a tropical depression (TD) and later becomes Tropical Storm Tembin.