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23 Jan 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Since October 2017, the humanitarian situation in the besieged area of Eastern Ghouta has strongly deteriorated.

22 Jan 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

These findings are based on data collected both directly and remotely (in Jordan) from Key Informants residing in the communities assessed. Information was collected from Key Informants in 38 communities in 15 sub-districts of Rural Damascus governorate. For each question asked, confidence levels were assigned based on the Key Informant’s area of expertise and knowledge of the sector-specific situation.

For a full description of the methodology, please see the Terms of Reference, available on the REACH Resource Centre.

22 Jan 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

These findings are based on data collected both directly and remotely (in Jordan) from Key Informants residing in the communities assessed. Information was collected from Key Informants in 25 communities in 4 sub-districts of Quneitra governorate. For each question asked, confidence levels were assigned based on the Key Informant’s area of expertise and knowledge of the sector-specific situation. For a full description of the methodology, please see the Terms of Reference, available on the REACH Resource Centre.

22 Jan 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

These findings are based on data collected both directly and remotely (in Jordan) from Key Informants residing in the communities assessed. Information was collected from Key Informants in 110 communities in 17 sub-districts of Dar’a governorate. For each question asked, confidence levels were assigned based on the Key Informant’s area of expertise and knowledge of the sector-specific situation. For a full description of the methodology, please see the Terms of Reference, available on the REACH Resource Centre.

22 Jan 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

These findings are based on data collected directly (in Turkey) from Key Informants residing in the communities assessed.

Information was collected from Key Informants in 143 communities in 21 sub-districts of Idleb governorate. For each question asked, confidence levels were assigned based on the Key Informant’s area of expertise and knowledge of the sector-specific situation.

For a full description of the methodology, please see the Terms of Reference, available on the REACH Resource Centre.

22 Jan 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

These findings are based on data collected directly (in Turkey) from Key Informants residing in the communities assessed.Information was collected from Key Informants in 143 communities in 21 sub-districts of Idleb governorate. For each question asked, confidence levels were assigned based on the Key Informant’s area of expertise and knowledge of the sector-specific situation.For a full description of the methodology, please see the Terms of Reference, available on the REACH Resource Centre.

Methodology and limitations

19 Jan 2018 description

By Andrew Mambondiyani

MUTARE, Zimbabwe, Jan 16 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After years in which the disease presented only a limited threat, this city in eastern Zimbabwe is seeing a hike in malaria deaths, with more than 30 recorded in 2017, city officials say.

They, and residents, blame the resurgence in part on unusually wet weather, following years of drought in much of the country, and on warming conditions linked to climate change.

19 Jan 2018 description

by Heba Kanso | @hebakanso | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Thursday, 18 January 2018 18:36 GMT

BEIRUT, Jan 18 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - After enduring three years of war, hunger and disease, Yemenis could now be at heightened risk of catching malaria due to a collapsing health care system, aid agencies said on Thursday.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that malaria cases rose in 2016 to 433,000 from 336,000 the year before.

16 Jan 2018 description

KEY HIGHLIGHTS & RECOMMENDATIONS

  • The overall food WASH, health and education situation was found to be very poor and there is a risk of continued conflict and repeated displacement. An encompassing inter-agency WASH, health, education and livelihood (seeds and tools) intervention is highly recommended.

  • Out of the total 5,707 people registered in Gunyoro, a total of 765 people were identified to be vulnerable. In Iholong a total of 115 people out of the 372 people registered were found to be vulnerable.

15 Jan 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

Eastern Ghouta is an agricultural region east of Damascus that is home to approximately 400,000 people. The area has faced access restrictions since the beginning of the Syrian conflict and was classified by the United Nations (UN) as besieged in 2013. This Situation Overview builds upon findings from REACH in October and November and is based off data collected remotely. It aims to monitor the humanitarian situation in Eastern Ghouta, which deteriorated significantly beginning in September 2017 and saw only slight improvements in December.

11 Jan 2018 description

"The numbers are going up very quickly"

By Nellie Peyton

DAKAR, Jan 9 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Democratic Republic of Congo is racing to contain a cholera outbreak that has swept through villages ravaged by conflict and is now spreading quickly in the overcrowded capital, officials and health workers said on Tuesday.

Cholera outbreaks occur regularly in the vast Central African country but this is the worst in more than 20 years, said Didier Bompangue, government coordinator for the elimination of cholera.

10 Jan 2018 description

OVERVIEW

On 18 December 2017 violence escalated in Ituri and Nord Kivu provinces of north-east Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), causing displacement and an increased refugee influx into Uganda. At least 7,185 refugees have crossed into west and southwest Uganda. Refugees are being relocated to Kyangwali settlement and the Malembo C site in Hoima district, and Kyaka II settlement in Kyegegwa district. Cross-sectoral response must be strengthened as humanitarian resources and capacities are strained due to the increase in arrivals.

09 Jan 2018 description
report Start Network

Overview

The temperatures this year are lowest recorded since 1968 (Dhaka Tribune 08/01/2018). As of 8 January 2018, at least 27 deaths have occurred due to cold-related illnesses (Disaster Forum 08/01/2018). Since 4 January 2018, a cold wave has been occurring across Bangladesh. The lowest temperature recorded is 2.60 Celsius, in Tetulia in Panchagarh district (Disaster Forum 08/01/2018).

Northern regions, such as Rangpur and Rajshahi divisions, are experiencing a severe cold wave.