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10 Jan 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 1,996,294 Swiss francs to support the Democratic Republic of Congo Red Cross (DRC RC) to assist some 244,300 people for 9 months in Lomami province, which is concomitantly affected by population movement and a cholera outbreak. While a multi-sector needs assessment carried out in three provinces impacted by the Kasaï crisis (Lomami, Sankuru and Kwilu) suggested a wide range of priorities, given the operational challenges, the proposed approach under this Emergency Appeal is to start with a community health response to the cholera outbreak in Lomami.

09 Jan 2018 description

Yaoundé/Nairobi/Geneva, 9 January 2018— The insidious spread of cholera in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC)—including to parts of the country where it is rarely seen—threatens to dramatically worsen what is already one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises.

More than 1,000 people have died as a result of the outbreak that first started in January 2017. More than 53,000 cases have been reported. This health emergency comes alongside the forced displacement of more than 1.4 million people in the province of Kasai; the result of escalating violence.

08 Jan 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks 1,149,014 Swiss francs (reduced from 1,674,188 Swiss francs) to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 50,000 people (reduced from 80,000 people) affected by both Tropical Cyclone Mora and landslides for twelve months with a focus on the following sectors: health, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH); shelter, food security and livelihoods; disaster risk reduction (DRR) and National Society capacity building.

04 Jan 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the crisis

Tropical cyclone Mora made landfall on the coast of Bangladesh between Cox's Bazaar and the city of Chittagong on 30 May 2017. Myanmar’s Rakhine state was severely hit, particularly in the northern areas of the state, and the states/regions of Chin, Ayeyarwady, Magway and Sagaing. MRCS conducted a rapid assessment in the affected townships to assess the needs of the affected population.

31 Dec 2017 description

A. Situation Analysis

Description of the Situation

In November 2015, a group of more than 1,000 Cuban nationals were reported in the border area between Costa Rica and Panama in the community of Paso Canoas, Corredores Canton. Since these people did not meet the migration requirements to enter Costa Rica, a significant build-up of migrants occurred on the Panamanian side of the border as they began to settle in the streets, waiting on a solution to their legal immigration status.

30 Dec 2017 description

Operational progress and request for time extension

This DREF operation of CHF 127,086 was launched on 11th October 2017 to support the LNRCS in meeting the shelter and non-food item needs of 2,500 people or 500 families, who were the most affected by heavy flooding in September 2017. The flooding left 42 communities inundated with water in lower Margibi and Montserrado counties of Liberia.

29 Dec 2017 description

Damascus/Beirut/Geneva, 29 December 2017—Syrian Arab Red Crescent volunteers and staff from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) have successfully transferred 29 people with serious health conditions from eastern Ghouta near Damascus. The patients and their families were transferred to hospitals in Damascus where they will be treated for their illnesses.

28 Dec 2017 description

Snapshot

Tropical Storm Tembin smashed into the east coast of the southern Philippine island of Mindanao on 22-23 December. It then made its way across the island, causing damage and triggering floods and landslides.

At least 170 people are believed to have been killed, with more than 500,000 people in 23 provinces affected The Philippine Red Cross and IFRC response will target 20,000 of the worst affected people, with an emphasis on health services, water, sanitation and hygiene, livelihoods (including cash) and shelter support.

28 Dec 2017 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 1,996,294 Swiss francs to support the Democratic Republic of Congo Red Cross (DRC RC) to assist some 244,300 people for 9 months in Lomami province, which is concomitantly affected by population movement and a cholera outbreak. While a multi-sector needs assessment carried out in three provinces impacted by the Kasaï crisis (Lomami, Sankuru and Kwilu) suggested a wide range of priorities, given the operational challenges, the proposed approach under this Emergency Appeal is to start with a community health response to the cholera outbreak in Lomami.

27 Dec 2017 description

Summary of the op:

Through this operation update the Ethiopia Red Cross Society requests 3 months’ timeframe extension of the operation to allow the NS to revise the operation i.e. areas of intervention, downward revision of the operational budget as well as rationalize the regions targeted by the revision. The revision is informed by the results of the meher assessment by government, joint movement secondary data review, IFRC Donor Advisory Group (DAG) recommendations following the field visit as well as lessons learnt workshop recommendations.

27 Dec 2017 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 4,503,319 Swiss francs (out of which 1,545,081 Swiss francs is covered by bilateral response) increased from 2,670,638 Swiss francs to enable the Uganda Red Cross Society (URCS) to deliver assistance for 216,666 people (increased from 136,666 people) in Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), health and care, protection (psychosocial support and prevention) and National Society capacity building for a total of 22 months. The operation is moving from an emergency response phase to a longer-term one with timelines adapted to field circumstances.

26 Dec 2017 description

Manila/Kuala Lumpur 26 December —Four days after tropical storm Tembin made landfall in Mindanao, thousands of survivors are still in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.

“Our teams in Mindanao are doing all they can to reach everyone who needs them. But the work is difficult and often slow,” says Philippine Red Cross Chairman Gordon. “Around the world, people are spending this time period with their families. For people affected by Tembin, what should be a peaceful time is instead full of uncertainty and fear. We need to help them.”

26 Dec 2017 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks 2,836,944 Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Philippine Red Cross (PRC) to deliver assistance and support to 20,000 people affected by Tropical Storm Tembin. The operation will focus on the following sectors: health (including psychosocial support and nutrition); water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH); livelihoods (including cash); shelter (including non-food items); disaster risk reduction, protection, gender and inclusion (PGI); and National Society capacity enhancement.

25 Dec 2017 description

As flashfloods and landslides brought by tropical storm Tembin (known locally as “Vinta”) left one hundred dead and over 70,000 people displaced in southern Philippines, continued rain could cause further suffering for survivors over the coming days.