(Kinshasa, 18 January 2018) The dramatic deterioration of the humanitarian situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in 2017 has forced humanitarian actors to launch an appeal for USD 1.68 billion for 2018, the largest ever funding appeal for the country where 13.1 million people require humanitarian assistance.
Physicians for Human Rights Says Without an Investigation and Transparency, Repatriation Is a Nonstarter
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Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) today expressed concern over an agreement between Bangladesh and Myanmar to repatriate hundreds of thousands of Rohingya refugees who fled brutal violence in Myanmar.
Pakistani authorities say gunmen shot and killed a mother and her daughter who were taking part in an antipolio campaign in the southwestern city of Quetta.
Police official Naseebullah Khan said that Sakina Bibi, 50, and her 20-year-old daughter, Alizah, were giving immunization drops to children on January 18 when two gunmen riding on a motorcycle shot them.
No one has so far claimed responsibility for the attack, but militants in Pakistan have regularly targeted polio workers and their guards.
SANA'A, 18 January 2018 — The World Health Organization has delivered 200 tonnes of life-saving medicines and health supplies to Yemen. Four United Nations planes carrying the cargo landed in Sana'a Airport this week.
The shipments include essential medicines, insulin vials, antibiotics, rabies vaccines, intravenous (IV) fluids, and other medical supplies and equipment.
Cruz Roja cuenta con 2.279 plazas de acogida en 44 provincias
La Organización cuenta con 2.279 plazas de acogida en 44 provincias para estas personas solicitantes de asilo.
La intervención de Cruz Roja consta de varias fases que cubren desde la primera acogida hasta la integración y autonomía de los participantes, con una duración de 18 a 24 meses.
HIGHLIGHTS OF THE MONTH
This update provides a summary of recent displacement, along with developments from the UNHCR co-led Sector/Clusters of Protection, Camp Coordination and Camp Management (CCCM) and Shelter/Non Food Items (SNFI).
KEY DISPLACEMENT STATISTICS (AS OF 9 JANUARY 2018)
In December 2017, fighting between the government and the opposition forces was reported in Koch and Bieh (Unity), and in Raja (Western Bahr el Ghazal), displacing thousands of people. During the armed clashes on Raja-Wau road on 16 December, armed groups held six aid workers from two national and international agencies and displaced thousands of people from their homes to Wau town.
• Heavy rains are impacting the northern parts of Mozambique.
• More than 22,000 people have been affected by heavy rainfall in Nampula province.
• Very strong rains, temporarily accompanied by severe thunderstorms and winds, are expected to continue.
(MAPUTO, January 18, 2018) - Following the devastating impact of Cyclone Dineo in February 2017, CARE in cooperation with the provincial government recently completed the rebuilding of 163 classrooms for more than 14,000 students. CARE also repaired nine of the most severely damaged health centers in Inhambane province, serving approximately 120,000 people.
The number of humanitarian access incidents reported in December (111) was higher than in November (103), sustaining an increased average number of monthly incidents (111) reported in the second half of 2017. About 42 per cent of the incidents involved violence against humanitarian personnel and assets, while 33 per cent included operational inference, among the highest percentages in the year.
Written by International Medical Corps Despite international commitment to end hunger once and for all, hundreds of millions of people still lack sufficient access to proper nutrition. The situation is particularly challenging in developing nations, where more than 13 percent of a countries’ total population go hungry.
A. Introduction / Humanitarian situation
FATA remains one of the least developed regions in Pakistan having experienced man-made, as well as natural disasters for many years. From 2008 to 2014more than 5 million people were displaced from the FATA due to the security operations by the military against non-state armed groups.
Bangui, January 18, 2018 - Again, civilians in Central African Republic are paying a heavy price in clashes between armed groups. since the end of December 2017, fighting between armed movements Revolution Justice (RJ) and the Mouvement de la libération de la Centrafrique (MNLC) in the North and East of Paoua town (Prefecture of Ouham Pendé in the North of the country), has displaced more than 60,000 people. An unknown number of people have sought refuge in the bush while another 15,000 from the town of Markounda and its environment have crossed the border to Chad.
Préfecture de l’Ouham / Sous-préfecture de Batangafo / Batangafo et les axes
• About 2,500 people were assisted to return to Turba village, South Darfur from Shangil Tobay IDP camp, North Darfur.
• People flee East Jebel Marra due to internal fighting within the SPLA-AW and arrive in Otash IDP camp, South Darfur.
• The VRRC replaces HAC in coleading the RRR sector in West Darfur.
• AWD cases continue to decline, according to the Ministry of Health.
• SHF announces US$3 million as the first standard allocation of funds for 2018.
• Conflict, hunger and diseases, among other factors, forced more than 700,000 people to flee South Sudan as refugees to neighbouring countries in 2017.
• In 2017 over 1,159 humanitarian access incidents were reported by humanitarian actors in South Sudan, indicative of increasingly difficult times for aid workers in the country.
• Humanitarian partners working in Malakal PoC site in Upper Nile are stepping up response activities to address the incidence of people attempting suicide.
No new cases of cVDPV2 were reported this week. The total number of cVDPV2 cases remains 74.
The most recent case (by date of onset of paralysis) is 21 September 2017 from Boukamal district, Deir Ez - Zor governorate.
The first round of the second phase of the outbreak response started in Deir Ez-Zor city and in Hasakah and Homs governorates on 14 January. The round will commence in other parts of Deir Ez-Zor and in Raqqa in the coming days.
A Syrian volunteer group has pleaded for immediate help from the international community and aid organizations to help stop the massacre of civilians by Syrian regime forces in Eastern Ghouta, one of the remaining rebel-held areas in Syria.
Regime forces have stepped up their airstrikes and ground operations against rebels in the region in recent weeks. Siraj Mahmood, a spokesperson for the White Helmets rescue group in Eastern Ghouta, told VOA that civilians were being targeted indiscriminately and that the regime was attacking towns and villages with everything it had.