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17 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Cholera transmission declines countrywide, persists in Budi and Juba counties

  • WFP reaches 4.5 million people with food assistance to date in 2017

  • Relief actors record 830 humanitarian access incidents from January–September

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ar Raqqah offensive displaces nearly 268,800 people since April; up to 8,000 people remain in two neighborhoods in city of Ar Raqqah

  • Humanitarian convoys reach city of Dayr az Zawr following SARG military advances into the city in September

  • USG humanitarian assistance to Syria reaches nearly $7.5 billion since start of Syria crisis

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Oct 2017 description

Addis Ababa, October 16, 2017 The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) officially launched a suite of four activities to address preventable maternal and child deaths in Ethiopia. These “Transform” activities will support the Government of Ethiopia’s overall efforts to prevent child and maternal deaths. USAID is investing approximately $181 million (USD) in these activities through 2022. The Korea International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) is also providing support.

16 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Health agencies record nearly 772,000 suspected cholera cases and 2,132 related deaths as of September 30

• Approximately 1.5 million civil servants have not received consistent salary payments since September 2016

• Bureaucratic obstructions, insecurity, and lack of humanitarian access continue to constrain response efforts

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

16 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Vulnerable populations in six Southern African countries will likely require humanitarian assistance through mid-2018

  • FAW infestations reported in at least eight Southern Africa countries

  • USAID/FFP provides nearly $47 million in additional funding to improve food security throughout the region

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

14 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Humanitarian needs remain high for vulnerable populations along the contact line

  • Exposure to mines, ERW impedes access to basic services and resources

  • USAID/OFDA partners provide critical health, protection, shelter, and WASH assistance to vulnerable populations in eastern Ukraine

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

14 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Violence in DRC continues to generate population movement, critical humanitarian needs

  • Heavy rainfall and resultant flooding in South Kivu results in 12 deaths, nearly 20 injuries, and an estimated 90 missing persons

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The GoI commences military operations to retake Hawija and Shirqat from ISIS on September 21

  • Political tensions increase in Iraq following September 25 Kurdish independence referendum

  • USG contributes more than $601 million to the Iraq humanitarian response in FY 2017

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Persistent insecurity across much of CAR threatens humanitarian access and leaves tens of thousands of people in need of emergency assistance

  • Clashes among various armed groups displace more than 191,000 people from February to August

  • USAID/FFP contributes $7.8 million to respond to growing and urgent food insecurity in the region

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Nearly one million people displaced in Somalia from January to August, more than 800,000 primarily due to drought conditions

  • Clashes in Ethiopia’s Oromiya and Somali regions displace populations, exacerbate humanitarian needs

  • USG provided more than $1 billion in humanitarian funding for the Horn of Africa regional response in FY 2017

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • GoCD, WFP, and relief actors distribute 150 MT of food assistance as of October 10

  • USAID transitions to early recovery activities as humanitarian conditions improve

  • Water and electric network repairs continue to progress, facilitating the reopening of markets in urban areas

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

13 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Flooding causes at least 24 deaths, affects approximately 100,000 people across Sudan

• 2017 HRP receives only 38 percent of requested funding

• An estimated 105,000 people need humanitarian assistance in a newlyaccessible area of Jebel Marra

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Persistent conflict continues to undermine agricultural production and contribute to food insecurity in the Lake Chad Basin

  • Health officials record additional cholera cases in northeastern Nigeria, raising the total to more than 4,200 suspected and confirmed cases, including 57 related deaths

  • Advocacy report indicates that GoRC soldiers abused and exploited Nigerian asylum seekers and refugees in Cameroon

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Widespread violence and insecurity in Rakhine State since August 25 displaces at least 501,800 people to Bangladesh

  • Humanitarian access constraints impede delivery of relief assistance to affected populations

  • USG provides additional $40 million in assistance for affected populations in Burma and Bangladesh

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

12 Oct 2017 description

Recent Highlights

  • The MoPH and the Central Statistics Organization (CSO) released the 2015 Afghanistan Demographic and Health Survey (AfDHS), the first nationally representative demographic and health survey ever conducted in Afghanistan, supported by USAID

  • USAID supported the establishment of the National Data Warehouse, a web-based system for storing and sharing public sector health data with stakeholders and policymakers to improve organizational use of data for effective planning, decision-making, and tracking of health programs

12 Oct 2017 description

Background

The ongoing drought has contributed to a rapid deterioration of the humanitarian context in Somalia, with a predicted high risk of famine in 2017. In support of the humanitarian planning response, the Clusters and the Assessment Working Group developed the Joint Multi-Cluster Needs Assessment (JMCNA) with the support of REACH in order to assess needs and access to basic services in Somalia.

12 Oct 2017 description

Background:

The ongoing drought has contributed to a rapid deterioration of the humanitarian context in Somalia, with a predicted high risk of famine in 2017. In support of the humanitarian planning response, the Clusters and the Assessment Working Group developed the Joint Multi-Cluster Needs Assessment (JMCNA) with the support of REACH in order to assess needs and access to basic services in Somalia.

12 Oct 2017 description

Background:

The ongoing drought has contributed to a rapid deterioration of the humanitarian context in Somalia, with a predicted high risk of famine in 2017. In support of the humanitarian planning response, the Clusters and the Assessment Working Group developed the Joint Multi-Cluster Needs Assessment (JMCNA) with the support of REACH in order to assess needs and access to basic services in Somalia.

11 Oct 2017 description

By A.G. Klei

Analalava is a long way from anywhere else. This remote district of rice paddies and vanilla plantations in northwestern Madagascar is very difficult to access by land, especially during the rainy season.

Scattered among these rainforest-covered hills are over 165,000 people, including a number of women of childbearing age and young children.