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11 Dec 2017 description

The Yemen Humanitarian Fund (YHF) mobilises and channels resources to humanitarian partners to respond to the critical needs of millions of people affected by the devastating humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The YHF operates within the parameters of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), with the objective to expand the delivery of humanitarian assistance in partnership with national and international NGOs and UN agencies.

11 Dec 2017 description

OVERVIEW

UNHCR launched the Family Counting exercise on 4 October 2017. A team of over 100 staff is collecting information on refugee families and issuing them a card with a unique identifier, the Family Counting Number. The family counting helps to identify vulnerabilities and specific needs among the refugee population and to harmonize assistance. It will also be a useful baseline data for site planning, for instance on density per locations.

11 Dec 2017 description

AFGHANISTAN

The number of displaced people in the Eastern Region reached nearly 110,000, including more than 93,000 people in Nangarhar Province. Of those displaced in Nangarhar, 56,000 arrived since mid-October from Khogyani due to fighting between armed groups. In total, more than 390,000 people in Afghanistan have been displaced this year.

390,000 people displaced

PHILIPPINES

10 Dec 2017 description

Activities

People reached numbers reported are for October 2017 only.

CCCM has coordinated the provision of lifesaving multi-sectoral response to 365,465 IDPs living in 270 informal settlements in October 2017.

08 Dec 2017 description

Key Figures

  • 547,702 people of concern

  • 44,306 registered refugees & asylum seekers

  • 199,091 internally displaced persons

  • 304,305 IDP returnees

07 Dec 2017 description

OVERVIEW

UNHCR launched the Family Counting exercise on 4 October 2017. A team of over 100 staff is collecting information on refugee families and issuing them a card with a unique identifier, the Family Counting Number. The family counting helps to identify vulnerabilities and specific needs among the refugee population and to harmonize assistance. It will also be a useful baseline data for site planning, for instance on density per locations.

07 Dec 2017 description

Humanitarian needs are on the rise due to limited rain, displacement, lack of access to basic services and continuing conflict. Over one million people have been displaced due to drought and conflict in 2017, nearly two-thirds of these are under age 18. Deyr rains have been poor and approximately 50 per cent below average in most areas. Urgent and more sustainable mid to longer-term investment in reducing risk and vulnerability is required.

06 Dec 2017 description

Districts in the region remain as a new home to many persons affected by prolonged drought and road restrictions by extremist groups around Garbahaarey and Baardheere districts, which are key areas for pastoral communities who have since migrated to more urban locations in search of food, water and other necessity of livelihoods. There has been a reported increase, with Baardheere, Doolow and Belet Xaawo receiving the highest numbers, there are reports of movement into riverine villages due to availability of water, pasture and fodder.

05 Dec 2017 description

From January to October 2017, the Protection sector conducted 5.7M interventions in 1,730 communities in 227 out of 272 sub-districts in Syria through one or more of its prevention/risk mitigation, response or capacity building activities. These protection interventions include awareness raising, risk education, individual and group psychosocial support, protection monitoring, case management, referrals to other services, material/cash assistance, capacity building of humanitarian partners and frontline responders and others.

05 Dec 2017 description

Since 25 August, more than 625,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence in Myanmar and crossed into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. Not only has the pace of new arrivals made this the fastest growing refugee crisis, the concentration of refugees in Cox’s Bazar is now amongst the densest in the world.

Key Numbers

  • 212,000 Rohingya estimated to be in Cox’s Bazar before the August influx

  • 626,000 New arrivals as of 03 December 2017

  • 838,000+ Total number of Rohingya refugees estimated to be in Cox’s Bazar.

04 Dec 2017 description

The child protection sector in Syria is comprised of approximately 60 partners including, UN, INGO, Syrian NGO and government agencies operating in 13 governorates. The sector works to prevent and respond to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence against children through strengthening community-based child protection programming, including psychosocial support, providing specialized child protection services, mine/explosive remnants of war risk education and strengthening the capacity of frontline workers and volunteers to respond to child protection issues.