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19 Jan 2018 description

By Corrie Butler, IFRC

Driving through the rural landscapes of Somaliland, the views are breathtaking – towering blue mountains cutting the glaring sky over dry, thorn-bushed desert. Small dome-like temporary houses, known as ‘aqals’, dot the arid terrain.

These belong to nomads who have survived in these harsh conditions for generations, but for the first time, they are facing an uncertain future.

19 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

The fourth phase of the Productive Safety Net Programme (PSNP4) was launched in 2015, introducing several innovations designed to strengthen the programme and its multiple impacts. The ‘cash plus’ Improved Nutrition through Integrated Basic Social Services with Social Cash Transfer (IN-SCT) pilot is implemented by the Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs (MoLSA) under the umbrella of PSNP4 in SNNP and Oromia regions.

19 Jan 2018 description

Auxiliaires de leurs pouvoirs publics, les deux Croix-Rouge ont été fortement mobilisées sur leurs territoires respectifs pour répondre aux besoins des populations restées sur place à Saint-Martin et Sint Maartin. Dans ce contexte où 95% des bâtiments de l’île ont été détruits, il est apparu primordial de renforcer les liens entre ces deux sociétés nationales. C’est ainsi que la Croix-Rouge néerlandaise a effectué un don à son homologue française d’un nombre conséquent de biens de première nécessité.

19 Jan 2018 description

Ce rapport est publié par le Bureau National de Gestion des Risques des Catastrophes (BNGRC) et l'Equipe Humanitaire de Madagascar. Il couvre la période allant du 06 au 15 Janvier 2018.

FAITS MARQUANTS

  • Le cyclone Tropical Ava a atterri le 05 janvier à 12h40 à Toamasina ville. C’est la première fois qu’un premier cyclone de la saison cyclonique touche directement le pays et tous les secteurs humanitaires ont dû mobiliser plus précocement leurs stocks d’urgence disponibles (carte en annexe).

19 Jan 2018 description

The International Organization for Migration (IOM), in partnership with the World Food Programme (WFP) and other partners, conducted a biometric registration (BMR) exercise in Koch town between 4 and 10 December 2017. WFP was last able to conduct a registration in early 2016 at which time 12,496 individuals in the area were identified to receive food assistance.

19 Jan 2018 description

Editorial

Le plaisir est pour nous de vous présenter le Bulletin annuel de la délégation de Conakry. Il résume les différentes activités menées sur l’ensemble du territoire guinéen par l’institution à partir de sa délégation de Conakry, sa sous-délégation de Nzérékoré ainsi que la Sierra Leone.

19 Jan 2018 description

by Heba Kanso and Thin Lei Win | @hebakanso | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Tuesday, 16 January 2018 09:57 GMT

BEIRUT/ROME, Jan 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Already battered by three years of war, Yemen is in danger of tipping into famine in 2018 if fighting continues to disrupt imports of food aid, aid agencies warned.

19 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

JUBA/NAIROBI/NEW YORK, 19 January 2018 – “I have just spent two days in South Sudan where I saw first-hand how four years of a man-made conflict have left children sick, hungry and on the brink of death.

“The impact of the relentless violence has been devastating. I met a mother who had to walk for days to get treatment for her malnourished baby. I spoke with a young boy who was forced to join an armed group at the age of 10. I also met two siblings who were separated from their parents when fighting broke out in their town, Bentiu, in 2014.

19 Jan 2018 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population (TAB A)

  1. A total of 167,963 families / 797,337 persons were affected in 1,179 baranqays in regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, ARMM and CARAGA due to TY "VINTA".

  2. Of which, a total of 4,053 families / 19,369 persons are currently being served inside 24 evacuation centers (ECs) and 4,470 families / 22,464 persons outside the evacuation center.

19 Jan 2018 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population (TAB A)

  1. A total of 29,974 families / 134,114 Persons in 228 barangays were affected in Regions V, VI, VIII, X, and XI.

  2. Of which, a total of 349 families / 1,575 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.

18 Jan 2018 description

PERSONNES DANS LE BESOIN 2018

13,1millions

PERSONNES CIBLÉES 2018

10.5 millions

FINANCEMENT REQUIS 2018 (US$)

1,68 milliard

PRÉFACE PAR

18 Jan 2018 description

Cochabamba, 18 ene (ABI).- La Bancada del Movimiento Al Socialismo (MAS) de la Asamblea Legislativa Departamental (ALD) entregó un lote de ropa y víveres donados por la ciudadanía para familias indígenas de la comunidad yuqui Bia Recuaté, que fueron afectadas por las lluvias registradas en las últimas semanas en el Chapare de Cochabamba, informó el jueves el representante de los legisladores, Omar Delgadillo.

"En esta oportunidad vamos a proceder a hacer la entrega mayormente de ropa y también víveres", dijo en un acto realizado en las instalaciones de la ALD.

18 Jan 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• UN reports uptick in Boko Haram related insecurity across Lake Chad Basin during the second half of 2017

• Military operations, insecurity displace populations in northern Borno State

• Food analysis projects continued food insecurity for vulnerable populations in Cameroon

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

18 Jan 2018 description

:::“Vamos a seguir trabajando para fortalecer los lazos de hermandad”, promete nueva embajadora de China, Taiwán, Ingrid HSing:::

Con la finalidad de garantizar la seguridad alimentaria de los habitantes del Corredor Seco, y fortalecer los lazos de amistad con Honduras, el gobierno de China Taiwán, donó 400 toneladas de arroz en un evento oficial realizado en el pintoresco municipio de San Antonio de Flores, en el departamento de Choluteca.

18 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

UNICEF through strategic partnerships with the Government and nongovernmental organisations (NGOs) achieved most sector targets due to the efficient use of limited resources to achieve more results for children, women and the general population during implementation of the humanitarian response:

  • In 2017, UNICEF and partners reached 71,350 people with safe water in Lubombo and Shiselweni regions, representing over 100 per cent of UNICEF’s 2017 Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) Emergency Response Plan target.

18 Jan 2018 description

Situation

  • Guatemala has the fourth-highest rate of chronic malnutrition in the world and the highest in Latin America and the Caribbean. Currently, approximately 50 percent of Guatemalan children under five years of age are stunted due to chronic food insecurity. Within indigenous areas, nearly 70 percent of the population is chronically malnourished

18 Jan 2018 description

Situation

  • After nearly four years of civil conflict, South Sudan remains one of the most food-insecure countries in the world. By the end of the 2017 lean season in September—the period of the year when food is most scarce— approximately 56 percent of the country’s population was facing life threatening hunger and in need of humanitarian assistance, making 2017 the most food-insecure year in South Sudan’s history.