80,093 Refugees and IDPs received nonfood items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in August 2017
15,456 Refugees reached with awareness on SGBV prevention, hygiene promotion and life-saving messages in August 2017.
1,021 Refugees verified using the Biometric Identity Management System (BIMS) in August.
Main Activities – Refugee Programme
The Dutch government is giving an additional €4 million to She Decides. She Decides is the international initiative launched by development minister Lilianne Ploumen to safeguard access to family planning for millions of women in developing countries in the face of the US government’s Global Gag Rule. This policy cancels US funding for aid organisations if their services include access to or information about safe abortions.
21 septembre 2017 – Seuls 15 pays dans le monde disposent des trois politiques nationales de base qui contribuent à garantir que les parents disposent du temps et des ressources nécessaires pour soutenir le développement cérébral sain de leurs jeunes enfants, selon un nouveau rapport du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF) publié jeudi.
COX’S BAZAR (22 SEPTEMBER 2017) - In a response to a government call for assistance, World Vision will begin food distributions on 24 September to some 15,200 refugees (3,050 households) who fled fighting in Myanmar. Relief will be distributed at Ukhia “upazilla” (sub-division) in Cox’s Bazar District. The food package contains rice, lentils, salt, cooking oil, and sugar for the next two months to meet critical needs.
21 septembre 2017 – Le Secrétaire général de l'ONU, António Guterres, a salué jeudi les efforts de la communauté internationale ces derniers mois pour répondre aux menaces de famine au Soudan du Sud, en Somalie, au nord-est du Nigéria et au Yémen, près de sept mois après son appel à l'action.
En réponse à l’afflux massif des refugies nigérians vers le Cameroun, le camp de Minawao a été ouvert depuis juillet 2013 pour permettre de fournir de façon coordonnée les services de bases aux populations nigérianes victimes de la crise humanitaire au Nord Est du Nigéria. La situation étant encore instable dans les régions du Nord du Nigéria, le Cameroun continue à enregistrer des personnes au camp de Minawao.
Humanitarian support is separate, gov’t says, though allies disagree
The South Korean government will give North Korea $8 million worth of aid through two international organizations under the UN, as President Moon Jae-in continues to distinguish between humanitarian assistance and political and military affairs in his dealings with the Kim Jong-un regime.
Summary: Hurricane Irma, a powerful Category 5 hurricane packing winds more than 185 miles per hour, impacted several eastern Caribbean countries sweeping over Antigua and Barbuda, and Saint Kitts and Nevis.
Hurricane Maria is currently moving through the Caribbean and hit Dominica and Puerto Rico as a category 5 hurricane. WFP currently has a team on the ground in Dominica and is assessing the damage.
WFP urgently needs USD12 million to maintain the regional special operation (SO) which is supporting the delivery of humanitarian assistance, supply chain and emergency telecommunications augmenting emergency response capacity of governments across the Caribbean.
The UN refugee agency today welcomes a personal donation of US$1 million from Mr. Tadashi Yanai, Chairman, President and CEO of Fast Retailing.Co., Ltd., parent company of Japan’s leading apparel brand, UNIQLO. The funds donated by Mr. Yanai will be used for UNHCR to provide life-saving humanitarian assistance to Rohingya refugees newly arrived in Bangladesh.
21 September 2017 – Nearly seven months after the United Nations issued an urgent call for action to counter the threat of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, north-east Nigeria and Yemen, global efforts have kept that crisis at bay but millions of people still suffer and many are dying at this very moment, Secretary-General António Guterres warned today.
USAID Administrator Mark Green announces nearly $54 million in additional FY 2017 funding to support relief operations for Nigerian people in conflict-affected areas
Cholera transmission continues in Borno, with health actors recording more than 3,100 suspected and confirmed cases, including 53 related deaths
Numerous violent attacks targeting civilians in the Lake Chad Basin result in additional casualties and displacement in September
• Risk of Famine-level food insecurity likely to persist through December among vulnerable populations in Somalia
• UN requests $106 million in additional humanitarian funding to benefit 1.9 million people in Kenya • USG provides an additional $69.2 million to support the humanitarian response for Somalia
The UN estimates that 13.5 million people inside Syria are currently SYRIA September 21, 2017 ￼￼in need of humanitarian assistance. Of those, 9 million are food-￼insecure, or unable to meet basic food needs. In neighboring ￼countries, the UN reports that 2.7 million Syrian refugees currently ￼require emergency food assistance.
Hasta el momento más de 6 mil personas están a salvo de las lluvias en albergues oficiales. Su alimentación también está segura, el gobierno a través de los comedores Económicos y el Plan de Asistencia de la Presidencia les provee comida caliente.
La correcta coordinación ejecutada a través del Centro de Operaciones de Emergencias ha permitido que los ciudadanos estén resguardados durante el paso del huracán María.
23 provincias en alerta roja
Today, the United States announced more than $575 million in additional humanitarian assistance to the millions of people affected by food insecurity and violence in Yemen, South Sudan, Nigeria, and Somalia. This additional funding brings the total U.S. humanitarian assistance to nearly $2.5 billion for these four crises since the beginning of Fiscal Year 2017.
At a Bangladesh refugee camp, those who fled Myanmar in the 1990s give food, shelter and clothing to new arrivals in greatest need.
By Tim Gaynor | 21 September 2017
KUTUPALONG REFUGEE CAMP, Bangladesh – Nasima Khatum became a refugee in Bangladesh in 1992, at the age of 10.
Now a mother, she cooks up large pots of rice over a wood fire to feed famished fellow Rohingya refugees fleeing an outbreak of violence that erupted in Myanmar in late August.