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18 Jan 2018 description

Bangui, le 18 janvier 2018 – Les civils en République centrafricaine paient à nouveau un lourd tribut aux affrontements entre groupes armés. Les combats qui opposent depuis la fin du mois de décembre 2017 les mouvements armés « Révolution Justice » (RJ) et le « Mouvement national de la libération de la Centrafrique » (MNLC) au Nord et à l’Est de la ville de Paoua (Préfecture de l’Ouham Pendé dans le Nord du pays) ont fait plus de 60 000 déplacés internes.

18 Jan 2018 description

This alert has been prepared as a complement to the indicative humanitarian needs and requirements for Ethiopia presented in the 2018 Global Humanitarian Overview.

In advance of the finalization of the meher assessment results, it is anticipated that between 5 and 7 million people will be targeted with relief assistance, requiring around $895 million over the course of 2018.

The priorities for immediate financing highlighted in this document are geared towards achieving two purposes:

18 Jan 2018 description
report Theirworld

*In an initiative to tackle malnutrition, children at a charity's preschools help to plant and harvest the healthy vegetables then eat them for lunch. *

A charity in Malawi is growing sweet potatoes to ensure young children get essential Vitamin A.

The staple diet of nsima - a porridge made from cassava or maize flour - has little protein and very few vitamins, so the children are not getting the full range of nutrition they need in the early years.

18 Jan 2018 description

179,471
Refugees and IDPs received non-food items assistance from UNHCR across South Sudan in December 2017.

2,012 New arrivals registered in South Sudan in December 2017.

19,132 Refugees living in Pamir refugee camp as of 31 December 2017

Working with Partners

■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

18 Jan 2018 description

"Needs have gone through the roof for the whole of the humanitarian system, and donors really can't keep up with these increased needs."

By Nita Bhalla

NAIROBI, Jan 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Cuts in food rations for 1.5 million refugees in east Africa, due to funding shortages, could increase school dropouts, crime and malnutrition, a United Nations official said on Wednesday.

18 Jan 2018 description
report Oxfam

Despite last month’s temporary lifting of the Saudi led-coalition blockade of Yemen’s northern ports, in the past three and a half weeks only 18 per cent of the country’s monthly fuel needs and just over half its monthly food needs have been imported through these ports, Oxfam said today. 

18 Jan 2018 description

The UK is to bolster a key French counter-terrorism operation in Africa by deploying three RAF Chinook helicopters to Mali.

The Prime Minister is expected to make the announcement as part of the UK-France Summit at The Royal Military Academy Sandhurst, where she will discuss the UK’s strong and wide-ranging bilateral relationship with President Macron.

The helicopters, which will provide logistic support to French troops, are part of a wider effort to increase stability in the Sahel region of Africa in order to tackle Islamist terrorism.

18 Jan 2018 description

In northern Nigeria, years of conflict between the military and armed opposition groups known as Boko Haram have taken a heavy toll on the population. According to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs more than 1.7 million people have been internally displaced by fighting in the northeastern states of Borno, Adamawa, and Yobe. Of these, 78 percent are in Borno.

18 Jan 2018 description

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I. 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

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II. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population (TAB A)

  1. A total of 167,485 families / 790,065 persons were affected in 1,173 baranqays in regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, ARMM and CARAGA due to TY "VINTA".

  2. Of which, a total of 4,252 families / 20,515 persons are currently being served inside 27 evacuation centers (ECs) and 4,470 families / 22,464 persons outside the evacuation center.

17 Jan 2018 description
report UN News Service

17 January 2018 – The United Nations Mission in the troubled Central African Republic, known by its French acronym, MINUSCA, has given armed groups in the north of the country 48 hours to clear out.

The Mission wants to clear a 50 kilometre perimeter around the town allowing displaced persons to return.

Over the last three weeks, some 60,000 people – mostly women – left everything behind to escape clashes between the armed groups Justice Riot (RJ) and the National Movement for the Liberation of the Central African Republic (MNLC).

17 Jan 2018 description

Sucre, 17 ene (ABI).- El secretario de Coordinación General de la Gobernación de Chuquisaca, Eberth Almendras, informó el miércoles que la primera quincena de este año, 484 familias de tres municipios de la región de los Cintis fueron afectadas a causa de las granizadas.

"Hasta la fecha, el reporte es de 484 familias afectadas por desastres en el departamento de Chuquisaca, los tres municipios corresponden a la región de los Cintis", informó a los periodistas

17 Jan 2018 description

El secretario de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional, German González, forma parte de la delegación guatemalteca que participa en el período número 77 de sesiones del Comité de Derechos del Niño, que se realiza en la sede de Naciones Unidas en Ginebra, Suiza. A continuación el secretario González destaca los principales temas que abordó durante su alocución.

¿Cuáles son los principales avances que presentó acerca de la implementación de la Estrategia Nacional para la Prevención de la Desnutrición Crónica?

17 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • Direct attacks by Boko Haram resulted in violence against local communities (village chiefs, civilians, including young boys and girls reported to have been attacked or abducted).

17 Jan 2018 description

17 January 2018

Not for the first time in its proud history, UNRWA faces a formidable challenge in upholding its mandate – an expression of the will of the international community - and preserving key services like education and health care for Palestine Refugees.

17 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • With support from the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID), UNICEF provided safe drinking water, sanitation and hygiene messages to 23,563 drought-affected people in five districts. Since the start of the DFID-funded programme in July 2016 and up to December 2017, a total of 131,267 people (51 per cent female) gained access to WASH services in 45 communities, 34 primary schools and 4 health centres in 5 districts (Berea, Mafeteng,
    Thaba Tseka, Quthing and Botha Bothe).

17 Jan 2018 description

El período número 77 de sesiones del Comité de Derechos del Niño, se lleva a cabo en la sede de Naciones Unidas, con la participación de una delegación de Guatemala, de la cual forma parte el secretario de SESAN, German González, quien presentó los avances en el combate a la desnutrición infantil en Guatemala.

17 Jan 2018 description
report RPP

El producto fue entregado a pobladores de Chala, Atiquipa, Bella Unión Acarí y Yauca.

Dos toneladas de pescado fueron distribuidos a los pobladores de la provincia de Caravelí, afectada por el sismo de 6.8 de magnitud ocurrido el último domingo.

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