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21 Nov 2017 description

KEY UPDATES:

  • October saw the closure of four health facilities in the Eastern region and 35 in Urogzan province. In the Southern region, 45 health facilities were partially or completely closed, and of them 15 were later re-opened. Two health facilities were destroyed.

  • Mobile health services were provided by cluster partners, but some areas were inaccessible due to insecurity.

  • Ongoing conflict continued to displace families and individuals.

20 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

  • The humanitarian situation for Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh remains dire, with some 620,000 newly arrived refugees since 25 August 2017.

20 Nov 2017 description

WHO continues to support the Ministry of Public Health and other national authorities in Madagascar to monitor and respond to the outbreak of plague. From 6 to 17 November 2017, 216 cases of plague (1 confirmed, 20 probable and 195 suspect) were reported to WHO. The date of onset of the last case of bubonic plague was 7 November 2017 and the last confirmed case of pneumonic plague was reported on 14 November 2017.

20 Nov 2017 description

OVERVIEW

In September, humanitarian partners provided life-saving assistance to civilians afected by military operations in Hawiga and western Anbar, and to people in newly-accessible areas of Telafar and Mosul. Humanitarian partners reached up to 6.3 million people in 1,025 geographical locations across Iraq.

20 Nov 2017 description

Background

WFP is co-chairing, together with the Ministry of Disaster Management and Relief (MoDMR), the Logistics Sector in Bangladesh. WFP, as lead agency of the Logistics Cluster, is also coordinating the Logistics Sector in Cox’s Bazar to support the logistics needs of the entire humanitarian community.

20 Nov 2017 description

Réalisations clés des objectifs stratégiques de janvier à juin

OS1 : Sauver des vies :

  • 9 814 enfants de 6 à 59 mois atteints de malnutrition aiguë sévère (dont 5103 filles et 4711 garçons) sur 30 521 ont été pris en charge, soit 32% de la cible.

  • 528 543 personnes sur 990 000 ont bénéficié d’une aide alimentaire d’urgence, soit 53% de la cible.

  • 27 723 ménages sur 44 000 ont bénéficié d’abris d’urgence, soit 63% de la cible.

19 Nov 2017 description

12 days since land, air and seaports in Yemen were closed, Oxfam and 13 other aid agencies are appalled by the complacency and indifference of the international community regarding the historic humanitarian disaster now unfolding.

19 Nov 2017 description

Highlights

• 621,000 new arrivals are reported as of 18 November, per IOM Needs and Population Monitoring.

• Since the last situation report on 12 November, there have been 5,500 new arrivals.

• As of 18 November, the Bangladeshi Immigration and Passports Department has registered 563,350 people through biometric registration.

19 Nov 2017 description

Countries at Risk

Vietnam (VN), landfall est. 19 Nov 2017

Cambodia (KH), landfall est. 20 Nov 2017

Key Infrastructures at Risk

  • Cam Ranh Int’l Airport / CXR (VN)

  • Van Phong Port (VN)

  • Nha Trang Port (VN)

  • Dong Hai Port (VN)

Characteristics of Risk

  • The affected population is classified as high risk (ASEAN Multi Hazard Risk Index).

18 Nov 2017 description

The blockade by the Saudi-Led Coalition on Yemen’s Sana’a airport and the country’s main sea ports in Hudaydah and Saleef is now in its 12th day. It is hurting millions of Yemenis who require urgent humanitarian assistance to stave off starvation and disease.

Yesterday, the United Nations and 14 international non-governmental organizations in Yemen released a joint statement, expressing the humanitarian community’s outrage by the continued blockade. The statement warned that 7 million people are now on the brink of famine.

18 Nov 2017 description

Countries at Risk
- Vietnam (VN), landfall est. 19 Nov 2017
- Cambodia (KH), landfall est. 20 Nov 2017

Key Infrastructures at Risk
- Nha Trang Int’l Airport / NHA (VN)
- Cam Ranh Int’l Airport / CXR (VN)
- Van Phong Port (VN)
- Nha Trang Port (VN)

18 Nov 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Since 30 July 2017, the eastern Libyan city of Derna has been subject to tight military encirclement. The closure of access points has made it difficult to supply markets, banks and health facilities, which has led to a deteriorating humanitarian situation for those remaining in the city. On 30 October, the ongoing conflict briefly escalated as airstrikes hit the mahalla (neighbourhood) of El-Fataih.

18 Nov 2017 description

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a EUR 102.5 million (ZMK 11,5 billion) concessional loan with the Zambian Ministry of Finance and the Lusaka Water & Sewerage Company (LWSC) in support of local sanitation infrastructure in the Zambian capital.

18 Nov 2017 description

Situation Update

WHO continues to support the Ministry of Public Health and other national authorities in Madagascar to monitor and respond to the outbreak of plague. From 6 to 15 November 2017, 149 probable (12) and suspect (137) cases of plague were reported to WHO. The date of onset of the last case of bubonic plague was 29 October and the last confirmed case of pneumonic plague was reported on 6 November.

18 Nov 2017 description
report United Nations

This report is produced by the United Nations in collaboration with humanitarian partners in Dominica. It covers the period from 9-15 November 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 1 December 2017.

Highlights

• The Government confirmed that the death count for Hurricane Maria is 31 with 37 people missing.

• Thirty-one of the 49 heath facilities are functional, with 12 offering services from an alternate site or with partial services, and six remain non-functional.

17 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Early recovery operations continue in Dominica and other hurricane-affected countries in the Caribbean

  • USAID/FFP contributes $2,000,000 to provide emergency food assistance and cash transfers for food to affected communities across Dominica

  • USAID/OFDA partner IFRC supports economic recovery in Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Nov 2017 description
report UN News Service

17 November 2017 – The United Nations relief wing on Friday, warned of famine-like conditions unfolding in Yemen, as a blockade on aid and other essential goods by a Saudi-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels there enters its 12th day.

Jens Laerke, spokesperson for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), sounded the alarm during the regular bi-weekly news briefing in Geneva.