Ginebra – La tuberculosis (o TB por su sigla en inglés) sigue siendo la principal causa de muerte provocada por un agente infeccioso único en todo el mundo, de acuerdo con el Informe Mundial sobre la Tuberculosis 2017 (Original en Inglés) Cada día aparecen 28.000 nuevos casos de Tuberculosis y se producen 4.500 muertes relacionadas con la enfermedad.
IOM launched this week an appeal for USD 182.1 million to assist 900,000 Rohingya refugees and local community members in Cox’s Bazar for the period of March-December 2018. More information on page 2.
Geneva –Tuberculosis, or TB, continues to be the leading cause of death from a single infectious agent worldwide, according to the Global TB Report 2017. Every day, there are 28,000 new TB cases and 4,500 related deaths.
On 24 March, IOM, the UN Migration Agency, and other partners will honor the many ‘Leaders for a TB-free world’ for World Tuberculosis Day.
UN Migration Agency Appeals for USD 88.5 million for Response to Ethiopian Crisis
In this issue of the UN Migration Agency Regional Office for East and Horn of Africa bulletin, we reflect on our water and sanitation work in the region.
IOM, with support of its partner, has been providing life-saving water and sanitation services to displaced persons, refugees and host communities in the region.
In 2017, the IOM Health Unit served more than 600,000 individuals across South Sudan, including residents of three Protection of Civilians (PoC) sites.
In 2017, MHPSS continued to off er counseling, psychological first aid, referrals, home visits and support group services to 14,743 children and 30,050 adults in four Protection of Civilian (PoC) sites and five IDP Collective Centers in the Wau area. IOM also expanded MHPSS interventions to host communities in 2017. In cooperation with the Ministry of Child, Gender and Social Welfare, IOM built a Social Center to provide comprehensive social work services in Wau town.
Kasai – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has received USD 900,000 of funding from the Government of Japan to assist 200,000 returnees, displaced people and members of host communities affected by the crisis in Kasai, Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
The Wau collective sites were established in June 2016 following violent clashes in and around Wau town. Currently there are four Collective Centers, Cathedral, Nazareth, Lokoloko and St. Joseph. Since then the protection centres have been protecting thousands of people. A fifth collective site, ECS was established in February 2017 hosting IDPs mainly from Jur River following clashes in the area. In April 2017, all IDPs were evicted from ECS and the site closed, with some IDPs being moved to Masna, 7km south of Wau town.
Considerando la crisis humanitaria experimentada por el departamento de La Guajira y sus comunidades, el Programa Inclusión para la Paz, operado por OIM y financiado por la Agencia de Cooperación Internacional de Estados Unidos, USAID, dirige sus proyectos en esta región para proporcionar recursos técnicos y financieros con el fin de fortalecer las capacidades locales y regionales.
Migration Response Centers (MRCs) are service orientated facilities responding to the needs of migrants on the move. Working collaboratively, MRCs bring together key partners to facilitate the identification of migrants in vulnerable situations, and to ensure that they receive appropriate immediate and longer-term support. MRCs fill critical gaps in providing direct assistance, including food and shelter, to migrants along key migration routes, such as in transit countries and at border points.
PART I: CRISIS AND NEEDS OVERVIEW
OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS
Since 25 August 2017, targeted violence against Rohingya communities in Rakhine State, Myanmar, has forced 671,000 people - mostly women and children - to flee their homes. This exodus has become one of the fastest growing refugee crises in the world.
Joint UNHCR/IOM Press Release
16 March 2018
United Nations agencies and NGO partners today released the 2018 Joint Response Plan (JRP) for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis, a US$951 million appeal to meet the urgent needs of nearly 900,000 Rohingya refugees and more than 330,000 vulnerable Bangladeshis in the communities hosting them.
Port Moresby – Almost three weeks after the 7.5 magnitude earthquake that struck Papua New Guinea’s remote provinces of Hela and Southern Highlands, IOM teams are working with the government and partners to assess the full impact of the disaster and deliver essential lifesaving aid to survivors, even as landslides and aftershocks continue to affect the region.
IOM presented this week the results of a rapid assessment on Mental Health and Psychosocial Support conducted to identify the main factors affecting mental health and psychosocial wellbeing as well as coping strategies of the Rohingya refugees displaced in Cox’s Bazar. Key findings and recommendations are available on p.4.
EMERGENCY MOBILE TEAM INTERVENTIONS
IOM provides life-saving assistance to vulnerable communities, displaced populations and famine and disease affected populations.
671,000 new arrivals are reported as of 15 February, according to IOM Needs and Population Monitoring (NPM) Round 8 site assessment. The full dataset can be found here. The decrease is not a result of population return, but rather the use of a more detailed and accurate methodology to estimate total population figures.
IOM is implementing a diverse humanitarian response to the ongoing conflict in South Sudan. IOM provides support to hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs)— including those seeking shelter in UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) protection of civilian sites (PoCs)—and other vulnerable populations, including host communities, across the country.
UN Migration Agency Appeals for USD 182 Million to Help 900,000 Rohingya Refugees, Local Community in Bangladesh
Cox’s Bazar – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is appealing for USD 182.1 million to assist 900,000 Rohingya refugees and local community members in Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh. IOM’s appeal is part of a broader USD 951 million UN Joint Response Plan for the Rohingya Humanitarian Crisis covering the same March – December 2018 period.
The majority of the recorded population were displaced during 2017, with 621 reportedly opening that year (DTM Rounds 3-8). Conflict was reported as the primary driver of displacement (1,217,793 IDPs), followed by climate-incudes factors (494,256 IDPs). This trend is consistent over time, with conflict being the primary cause of displacement across the country.