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31 Dec 2017 description


  • SARC participated in RCRC Statutory meeting "Power of Humanity"

  • SARC Received the 1st batch of the Rice provided by China

  • SARC warehouses burned out in Qunaitera city

  • More humanitarian relief aid reaches DeirEzzour

  • Relief aid to Al-Mayadeen and Buqrous in rural of Deir Ezzour

  • Children of Aleppo visit the Citadel with SARC

  • Humanitarian aid to Eastern Ghouta

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.

31 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Faits saillants :

Tchad : L’épidémie est maintenant sous contrôle. Les derniers cas suspects ont été enregistrés en semaine 48 dans la délégation sanitaire régionale du Salamat. Malgré de nombreux challenges tous les acteurs se sont largement mobilisés pour répondre avec succès à cette épidémie.

31 Dec 2017 description

- IOM teams reach populations in need in Baggari, south of Wau
- Rapid response teams conduct oral cholera vaccination campaigns across the country
- IOM expands fuel-efficient stove initiative in the Bentiu PoC site

31 Dec 2017 description

Situation Overview

Somalia continues to face drought conditions spanning over the last four consecutive poor rainy seasons that severely aggravated the humanitarian crisis. The current Deyr season (October – December) started late and performed approximately 50 per cent below average rainfall performance in most parts of the country. Slightly better than 2016, but crop production is expected to be limited. The first half of November by most parts of southern and central Somalia have received above-average rainfall (OCHA Humanitarian Bulletin, 2017).

31 Dec 2017 description

This Weekly Bulletin focuses on selected acute public health emergencies occurring in the WHO African Region. The WHO Health Emergencies Programme is currently monitoring 52 events in the region. This week’s edition covers key new and ongoing events, including:

  • Humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Cholera in Zambia
  • Listeriosis in South Africa

For each of these events, a brief description followed by public health measures implemented and an interpretation of the situation is provided.

31 Dec 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

The escalation of violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state since August 2017 has led to over 800,000 Rohingya refugees crossing the border into neighboring Bangladesh, a number that continues to increase by the day. The recent arrival of refugees has exacerbated pre-existing challenges within the country while adding pressure on basic services especially water, health, shelter, and sanitation in and around refugee sites.

31 Dec 2017 description

Executive Summary

This report presents Nepal’s official national Multidimensional Poverty Index (MPI) using the latest data from the Multiple Indicator Cluster Survey (MICS) 2014. Based on the Alkire Foster methodology, the MPI counts the joint deprivations faced by individuals. Following the indicators of the global MPI, the Nepal MPI includes multiple indicators related to health, education, and living standards.

31 Dec 2017 description

New package of support for humanitarian crises in the coming year, after UK aid delivered life-saving support to millions of people around the world in 2017.

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt today announced a new package of support for humanitarian crises in the coming year, after UK aid delivered life-saving support to millions of people around the world and averted two famines in 2017.

31 Dec 2017 description

Oruchinga settlement, opened as a transit center in 1959 and was officially established as a settlement in 1961, hosts more than 6,900 refugees from Burundi, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Rwanda. The settlement is not receiving new arrivals, aside from family reunifications, referrals, and protection cases. Although shelter and infrastructure are developed, and the refugees seem to be well integrated with the host community, protection concerns and conflict over land and resources remain a challenge.

Gaps & Challenges

31 Dec 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

Avis au lecteur

Le sous-titre de cette étude, le temps des défis, précise la perspective dans laquelle elle a été commandée et conçue. Au moment où la République centrafricaine entre dans sa cinquième année de crise, où les besoins humanitaires augmentent et où les obstacles à la livraison de l’aide aux populations s’accumulent, l’étude « Etat des lieux du système d’action humanitaire en Centrafrique » invite les acteurs humanitaires à se positionner en tant qu’acteurs d’un changement profond.

31 Dec 2017 description
report Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps in the Central African Republic (CAR) recently published a report on the current humanitarian system in CAR, and recommendations for how to improve it. The report, which was written with the support of the NGO Coordination Committee in CAR, is available in both English and French.

31 Dec 2017 description

Mali continues to face a volatile security situation amid growing threats of terrorism, criminality and intercommunity tensions in the northern and central regions.

Local populations face important protection risks amid limited access to public services, documentation, shelter, water, education and food security.

Despite significant challenges, the implementation of the Peace and Reconciliation Accord advances slowly in order to re-establish peace and security in the region.


31 Dec 2017 description

- A total of 53 new cases of AWD were reported in week 52 compared to 106 cases in week 51 in Beletweyn district.
- The new AWD cases were reported from Belet-Weyne district of Hiraan region.
- No new death has been reported from Belet-Weyne district.
- A cumulative total of 61,043 cases and 821 deaths have been reported in 52 districts of 16 regions of South central and Puntland since January 2017.
- The number of AWD/Cholera cases and deaths in inaccessible areas are 4 times the number of cases and deaths in areas that are accessible.

31 Dec 2017 description
report Government of Kenya

Drought Situation & EW Phase Classification

Drought Phase: NORMAL

Biophysical Indicators

  • The biophysical indicators show positive fluctuations above the expected seasonal ranges.

  • 17.0 mm of rainfall was received in the month of December.

  • The December VCI values for Baringo County are currently above normal ranges indicating normal vegetation conditions.

  • The Water level in water pans is above normal at 5 (100%-70%)

31 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Download full report here.

2017 was the final year of the 2011-2017 Programme of Cooperation between the Government of Myanmar and UNICEF. During the year, a new Country Programme of Cooperation for 2018-2022 was prepared.

31 Dec 2017 description


In July 2017, Action Contre la faim (ACF) in collaborations with Ministry of Public Health and Population (MPHP) of Lahj governorate, conducted two nutrition assessments in Lowlands and Highlands ecological zone of 15 districts. This was in response to the need to determine the malnutrition levels and trends for the different ecological zones and to inform the intervention response for the governorate.

31 Dec 2017 description

10,388 (+4,047) Personas en tránsito asistidas por ACNUR y sus socios

15% Personas identificadas con necesidades de protección internacional

9 (+ 2) Espacios seguros y puntos de atención a personas migrantes y refugiadas.

210 (+ 90) Personas capacitadas de distintas organizaciones e Instituciones sobre la protección internacional


31 Dec 2017 description

In 2018, 60 humanitarian orgnasitions working in north-east Nigeria are appealing for US$1.05 billion to provide essential life-saving and protection assistance to 6.1 million people in Borno, Adamawa and Yoe states.

31 Dec 2017 description

One of the major highlights of 2017 was the outbreak of Marburg Virus Disease (MVD) in Kween and Kapchorwa districts, eastern Uganda. During the outbreak, two cases were confirmed, there was one probable case and 311 contacts were identified and followed up until they were declared free of MVD. A number of lessons were learnt from this outbreak. The first was that government leadership and coordination of all response activities determines the speed and efficiency with which the disease is contained.