ISF retakes last ISIS-held town in Iraq
Relief actors advocate safe and voluntary IDP returns to retaken areas of Iraq
Military checkpoint closures constrain humanitarian access in areas of northern Iraq
Humanitarian organizations launch winter assistance activities
• Acute food insecurity likely to persist across the Lake Chad Basin through at least mid-2018
• The UN requests $157 million to support 293,000 Nigerian refugees and host community members in Lake Chad Basin during 2018
• The UN allocates $13.4 million to the NHF to deliver multi-sector assistance for 950,000 people in northeastern Nigeria
World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The information presented covers two main areas: humanitarian needs and assistance in 2016, and humanitarian trends, challenges and opportunities.
ET CHIFFRES CLÉS
General developments & political & security situation
The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on 03 December it had fully captured Deir al-Zor’s eastern countryside from Islamic State with the help of both the U.S.-led coalition and Russia.
Miqdad, meeting the National Committee of Syrian expatriates in the Netherlands: Unity of Syrian land and people is an indisputable principle.
OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS
As the conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year in 2018, the humanitarian crisis has continued to intensify and expand due to the compounding effects of widespread violence and the deteriorating economic situation.
Intensified SARG aerial and artillery attacks in Eastern Ghouta result in more than 200 civilian deaths
Health organizations stress urgent need for improved medical resources amid deteriorating humanitarian conditions
Explosive hazard contamination in Ar Raqqah causes multiple returnee casualties
Despite insecurity, interagency convoys reach conflict-affected populations
Humanitarian community responds rapidly to earthquake affected areas of northeastern Iraq.
Some 16,500 people displaced locally or to camps in Anbar, Salah Al-Din and Ninewa since 26 October military operations.
Towns in Hawiga report return of 80 percent of pre-2014 populations.
UXO hazard decontamination needed.
Humanitarian access constraints in northern Iraq hamper delivery of humanitarian services.
NEEDS & KEY FIGURES
01 - SECURITY INCIDENTS OVERVIEW
Iraqi authorities will declare final victory over Islamic State in a military parade on December 9, a senior security source was quoted saying. Since January 2014 until November 2017 there are 2,991,168 of Internally Displaced Persons IDPs and 2,679,054 number of returnees according to IOM’s Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM).
From January to October 2017, the Protection sector conducted 5.7M interventions in 1,730 communities in 227 out of 272 sub-districts in Syria through one or more of its prevention/risk mitigation, response or capacity building activities. These protection interventions include awareness raising, risk education, individual and group psychosocial support, protection monitoring, case management, referrals to other services, material/cash assistance, capacity building of humanitarian partners and frontline responders and others.
HUMANITARIAN NEEDS & KEY FIGURES
As the conflict in South Sudan enters its fifth year in 2018, the humanitarian crisis has continued to intensify and expand, on a costly trajectory for the country’s people and their outlook on the future. The compounding effects of widespread violence and sustained economic decline have further diminished the capacity of people to face threats to their health, safety and livelihoods.
People in need of assistance and protection number 7 million, even as more than 2 million have fled to neighbouring countries.
Continued armed group attacks result in displacement and insecurity across the region
Multiple food security analyses anticipate that many households in northeastern Nigeria will face an elevated risk of acute food insecurity through mid-2018
Transport delays continue to disrupt humanitarian distributions to northeast Nigeria
The child protection sector in Syria is comprised of approximately 60 partners including, UN, INGO, Syrian NGO and government agencies operating in 13 governorates. The sector works to prevent and respond to abuse, neglect, exploitation and violence against children through strengthening community-based child protection programming, including psychosocial support, providing specialized child protection services, mine/explosive remnants of war risk education and strengthening the capacity of frontline workers and volunteers to respond to child protection issues.
NEEDS & KEY FIGURES
OVERVIEW OF THE CRISIS
Millions of people are continuing to suffer unnecessarily in eastern Ukraine due to the entrenched political impasse and the ongoing armed conflict. Despite many attempts at a ceasefire, hostilities continue with almost daily shelling, frequent localized clashes, and rapidly escalating mine and unexploded ordnance contamination. Given the restrictions on access, just under a million crossings of the ‘contact line’ occur each month, with people forced to wait for many hours in long lines with minimal services.