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22 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • As of 31st August, there were 40,047 Burundian refugees and asylum seekers who arrived since April 2015. Refugee status determination by the National Commission for Refugees (CNR) resumed on August 17th, after having been suspended for almost two months. Since then, 335 refugees were registered, while 2,442 were still asylum seekers and waited for registration.

22 Sep 2017 description

Los centros de acopio de esta dependencia permanecen abiertos para seguir brindando ayuda no sólo a la Ciudad de México sino también a Chiapas y Oaxaca

Para apoyar a las personas afectadas por el sismo de 7.1 grados que afectó a los habitantes de la Ciudad de México el 19 de septiembre, funcionariado del Instituto Nacional de Desarrollo Social (Indesol) acudió a varios albergues y hospitales para repartir alimentos entre brigadistas y personas que lo requerían.

22 Sep 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 400,000 flee their homes in northern Rakhine

  • Humanitarian operations severely disrupted in central Rakhine

  • Rakhine Advisory Commission issues final report

  • Civilians in Kachin and Shan bear the brunt of armed conflict

  • Monsoon season floods temporarily displaced over 300,000

FIGURES

22 Sep 2017 description

Highlights

  • Presidential elections in Rwanda were held on 4 August 2017. President Kagame was re-elected to a third seven-year term with 98.7% of the vote. A new cabinet was announced, including the appointment of Jeanne d’Arc De Bonheur as the new Minister for Disaster Management and Refugees (MIDIMAR).

22 Sep 2017 description

Speech by ICRC President Peter Maurer, High-Level Event on Famine Prevention and Response, United Nations General Assembly, 72nd session.

This year we saw famine loom over our world as millions faced starvation. The ICRC, like others, accelerated its food assistance program and in South Sudan last month I saw the difference this aid is having on the ground.

But millions are still facing severe food shortages. And this is not one-off. We saw major famines in 2011, and in the previous decade and the one before that too.

22 Sep 2017 description

Throughout the long years of conflict in Syria, the ICRC has been present, working in close proximity to people: to understand their needs and challenges, and to adapt our response in the light of their changing needs.

We’ve worked closely with our dedicated colleagues in the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, bringing food, water, shelter and medicine whenever we can.

22 Sep 2017 description

Addis Ababa – UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and IOM, the UN Migration Agency yesterday (21/09) announced that they had assisted the Government of Ethiopia in relocating to camps, more than 100,000 South Sudanese refugees who had, since September 2016, fled renewed conflict in the world’s youngest nation.

22 Sep 2017 description

San Jose – Just two weeks after Hurricane Irma overwhelmed several Caribbean islands, Hurricane Maria has multiplied humanitarian needs in the region. Since 20 September, IOM surge team members have been present in Dominica, Sint Maarten, Antigua and Barbados conducting assessments on the needs of affected populations, and supporting local authorities and humanitarian actors to implement preparedness and response activities.

22 Sep 2017 description

1,021 Refugees verified using the Biometric Identity Management System (BIMS) in Juba.

32, 696 Refugees and IDPs received aid items from UNHCR across South Sudan during the reporting period.

9,527 Persons reached with awareness on SGBV prevention and lifesaving messages.

KEY FIGURES

INSIDE SOUTH SUDAN

276,900 Refugees in South Sudan as of 31 August 2017.

22 Sep 2017 description

“Privileged neighbours and regional powers bring fuel to the fire, while Yemeni civilians pay the price for the war,” said Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council, ahead of a scheduled meeting today at the UN General Assembly to discuss Yemen’s escalating humanitarian crisis.

22 Sep 2017 description
report Cruz Roja Mexicana

Ciudad de México a 21 de septiembre de 2017.- Cruz Roja Mexicana continúa trabajando en el rescate y atención a heridos tras el sismo de 7.1 que se registró la tarde del pasado martes. En el Hospital de Polanco se han atendido en total 56 personas, de las cuales aún quedan hospitalizadas 25, de ellas, uno se reporta su salud como grave.

22 Sep 2017 description
report Oxfam

Ante la inminente llegada del huracán María en República Dominicana, Oxfam (Oxfam Intermón en España) ha activado su plan de contingencia y se prepara para una posible respuesta humanitaria. Los suelos saturados de agua tras las lluvias acontecidas por el reciente paso del huracán Irma y José ponen en mayor riesgo a grupos en situación de vulnerabilidad, especialmente a aquellos que viven en las proximidades del cauce de ríos, cañadas o en zonas propensas a deslizamientos en las montañas.

22 Sep 2017 description
  • According to the latest figures, 429 000 refugees have crossed into Bangladesh since 25 August. UNICEF announced that an “unprecedented” 60% of new refugees in Bangladesh are children. In total, some 900 000 Rohingya refugees are now in Bangladesh. Ethnic Rakhine, Hindu and other minority groups are beginning to return home, according to state media.
  • Indonesia has provided two cargo planes with relief items worth approximately USD 280 000 for people in North Rakhine.
22 Sep 2017 description

In Numbers

422,000 people have arrived in Bangladesh

200,600 people received high-energy biscuits

213,790 people received hot meals

4,566 pregnant women, new mothers and children reached with special, high-nutrient porridge

Highlights

  • WFP is distributing fortnightly rations of 25 kg of rice to newly arrived families. To date, 173,000 people (34,600 households) have received rice.

  • WFP continues to provide high-energy biscuits to people as they cross the border.

22 Sep 2017 description

Understanding context and conflict drivers related to forced displacement and conditions for voluntary return

22 Sep 2017 description

Fact Sheet

Office of the Spokesperson

Washington, DC

September 21, 2017

22 Sep 2017 description

FOOD SECURITY SNAPSHOT

  • Concerns over performance of upcoming 2017 cropping season in Far North Region

  • Main maize season crop expected to be average or above average due to adequate and well-distributed rainfall during cropping season

  • Alarming food insecurity situation in northern and eastern regions due to refugee influx and internal displacements

Mixed prospects for 2017 crop production

22 Sep 2017 description

Normal food consumption to continue into the lean period in most parts of the country

Key Messages

22 Sep 2017 description

Stable acute food insecurity outcomes continue in most parts of the region

Key Messages