This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 5.5 million Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Malagasy Red Cross Society (MRCS) to deliver assistance and support to some two million people over 18 months, to contribute to the reduction in mortality and morbidity due to the plague outbreak in 22 priority regions through effective prevention and response activates. The focus of the appeal is on Health (including health preparedness and prevention) for individuals or households affected by the plague outbreak.
This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 1,523,001 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Costa Rican Red Cross (CRRC) to deliver assistance and support to some 24,000 people for six months, with a focus on the following areas of focus and strategies of implementation: livelihoods and basic needs (including multipurpose/unconditional cash transfer programming); health; water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH); restoring family links (RFL), disaster risk reduction (DRR) and National Society capacity …
On September 6th, 2017, Hurricane Irma, a category 5 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 295 km/hour, became one of the most powerful hurricanes ever recorded in the Atlantic. This highly destructive hurricane approached the eastern coast of Cuba (in Guantánamo) on Thursday, September 7th. Hurricane Irma battered the entire north coast for 4 days. At 8:00 p.m. on Monday, September 11th, the hurricane finally left Cuban territory leaving a huge amount of devastation in its wake.
1. Situation overview
Since 25 August 2017, an estimated 500 000 Royingya fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State have crossed the border into Cox’s Bazar in neighbouring Bangladesh. Taking account of the Myanmar nationals who had previously fled to Bangladesh, the total number of Rohingya in Cox’s Bazar is now around 1.2 million.
This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 2,635,276 Swiss francs (increased from 1,128,171 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Antigua and Barbuda Red Cross (ABRC) and the Saint Kitts and Nevis Red Cross Society (SKNRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 3,000 people (600 families) for 12 months (extended from 6 months), with a focus on the following sectors: health; water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH); shelter (including household non-food items); livelihoods, nutrition and food security; …
Context and Humanitarian Needs
Four countries (Nigeria, Niger, Cameroon and Chad) in the Lake Chad region are affected by the on-going, Boko Haram conflict. As the needs continue to increase, this slow-onset “forgotten” crisis is urgently requiring attention to save lives and maintain human dignity. Approximately 21 million people live in the conflict-affected areas, of which 2.6 million are displaced and in dire need of support.
UN Migration Agency Appeals for USD 120 million to Support over 500,000 Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh
Cox's Bazar – Over 500,000 newly arrived Rohingya refugees are now living in dire conditions in Bangladesh's Cox Bazar region. IOM, the UN Migration Agency is appealing to the international community for USD 119.77 million to provide desperately needed aid.
OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS
Violence in Rakhine State, Myanmar, which began on 25 August 2017 has driven an estimated 509,000 Rohingya across the border into Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. That day, insurgents attacked army and police posts in Rakhine, resulting in widespread violence, mass displacement of civilians and the suspension of most aid activities. In the following days, people began to flee across the border into Bangladesh.
A. Situational review
On 18 September, Hurricane Maria evolved from a category 1 storm to a category 5 storm in less than 18 hours, just before it slammed the Caribbean island of Dominica (Source: NASA). It thrashed the country with extreme winds and rain and destroyed all in its path. At the time of landfall, sustained winds, which were reported to be 260 km/h, affected the entire population.
This second revised Emergency Appeal seeks 2,348,442 Swiss francs (reduced from 4,740,589 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Peruvian Red Cross (PRC) to deliver humanitarian assistance to some 35,000 people (reduced from 50,000 people) over 12 months with a focus on the following sectors: health; water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); shelter and settlement; disaster risk reduction (DRR); and National Society capacity building.
At the end of June 2017, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) hosted 40,015 Burundian refugees, out of whom 38,133 reside in the province of South Kivu including 30,030 in Lusenda Camp, 6,670 who reside in host families, and 1,427 who remain in transit centres. An additional 1,882 Burundians are living with host communities in Katanga, Maniema and North Kivu Provinces.
279,672 Burundian Refugees
12,000 Burundians in Need of Return Assistance
IOM APPEAL (USD)
(07 September - 31 December 2017)
TOTAL 3.715 M
Appeal Target: US$10,952,118/ $11,012,532.53
Balance Requested: 10,952,118/ $8,296,158.28
Amman, 19 September, 2017
$55.8 million required to address the urgent needs of 2,151,080 people severely affected by Hurricane Irma in the 33 most affected municipalities.
Less than a year after the impact of Hurricane Matthew, and in a context of an intense drought, the strongest hurricane ever reported in the Atlantic hit Cuba for more than 72 hours, from September 8th-10th, with 240-250 km/h winds and even stronger gusts, coastal inundation and waves of up to 9 meters.
$55.8 millón para enfrentar las necesidades urgentes de 2,151,080 millones personas severamente afectadas por el huracán Irma, en los 33 municipios más afectados
PERSPECTIVA GENERAL DE LA SITUACIÓN
A menos de un año del impacto del Huracán Matthew y en un contexto de intensa sequía, el mayor huracán formado en el Atlántico golpeó Cuba durante más de 72 horas, desde el 8 hasta el 10 de septiembre. Azotaron vientos entre 240-250 km/h y rachas superiores, inundaciones costeras y olas de hasta 9 metros.