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05 Jan 2018 description

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II. EFFECTS

A. Affected Population (TAB A)

  1. A total of 168,129 families / 794,663 persons are affected in 1,153 baranqays in regions MIMAROPA, VII, IX, X, XI, XII, ARMM and CARAGA due to TY "VINTA".

  2. Of which, a total of 15,573 families / 75,896 persons are currently being served inside 53 evacuation centers (ECs) and 4,470 families / 22,464 persons outside the evacuation center.

05 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • Borno officials announce end of the state’s cholera outbreak following GoN and humanitarian interventions

  • Nearly 60 civilian fatalities reported in recent attacks in northeastern Nigeria, Cameroon’s Far North

  • Food insecurity across the Lake Chad Basin projected to continue through mid-2018

Key Developments

04 Jan 2018 description

From responding to Hurricane Maria to announcing a unique way to fund our efforts to reduce maternal and newborn deaths, USAID was busy in 2017 ensuring its assistance to developing countries would have the greatest impact possible.

Check out USAID's list of 10 stories from last year that highlight just a few examples that demonstrate aid works.

See the photostory here

04 Jan 2018 description

Antananarivo, 4 January 2018 – Madagascar is on high alert as Tropical Cyclone Ava moves towards the island. Red Cross disaster response teams are readying response plans in anticipation of the cyclone’s landfall.

“*Right now, our major concern is flooding as a result of the expected heavy rains. We’ve activated our national disaster response team, and Red Cross volunteers in all the districts are on high alert*,” said Izaka Harizaka, acting Secretary General, Malagasy Red Cross.

04 Jan 2018 description

Des milliers de personnes, victimes des conflits au Sud Kivu se trouvent dans des zones souvent inaccessibles. Certaines zones comme Shabunda ne sont accessibles que par voie aérienne. En réponse à cette problématique, l’ONG Handicap International à travers son projet d’Equipes Mobiles d’Intervention Rapide (EMIR), intervient sur les points les plus chauds qui ralentissent voire bloquent l’acheminement de l’aide humanitaire.

04 Jan 2018 description

Overview

The International Organization for Migration (IOM) manages the common pipeline for the Shelter and NFI Cluster by procuring, transporting and storing stocks throughout South Sudan. Supplies are accessible to Cluster partners ensuring sectorial coverage of the current and future needs more efficiently.

04 Jan 2018 description

A. Situation analysis

Description of the crisis

Tropical cyclone Mora made landfall on the coast of Bangladesh between Cox's Bazaar and the city of Chittagong on 30 May 2017. Myanmar’s Rakhine state was severely hit, particularly in the northern areas of the state, and the states/regions of Chin, Ayeyarwady, Magway and Sagaing. MRCS conducted a rapid assessment in the affected townships to assess the needs of the affected population.

03 Jan 2018 description

Background

The Logistics Cluster has been active in Iraq since 2014 to support the humanitarian community in responding to the country’s ongoing needs. Logistics constraints, mainly caused by limited access, an unstable security situation and damaged/destroyed infrastructure in affected areas, remain a leading cause triggering the need for Logistics Cluster intervention.

03 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• The November Cadre Harmonisé projections for 2018 lean season indicate that more than 600,000 people will be in crisis or emergency (IPC phase 3-4) situation. • WFP distributed reduced rations (16 percent reduction) as part of its monthly general food distribution to Malian refugees, because of resource shortfalls. • UNHAS urgently needs funding to continue operations in 2018. USD 0.9 m

Operational Updates

Support to Refugees

03 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• In November WFP, both directly and through partnerships, provided food assistance to 1,160,000 people (97 percent of the plan of the month) through in-kind distributions (75 percent) and cash-based transfers (25 percent) in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa States.

• The onset of the dry season triggered an increase in attacks and renewed military operations in November, particularly in Borno State and parts of Adamawa State. This has caused additional population displacement, substantial casualties, and restricted humanitarian access.

03 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

• Intra-communal fighting has forced nearly 600,000 people from their homes within Central African Republic (C.A.R.) and another half million outside of its border. Despite these rising needs, insecurity continues to hinder humanitarian access and relief operations across C.A.R.

• WFP continues to airlift food to Bangassou and Zemio with a direct consequence on the cost of the operation. The newly opened corridor from Uganda through Democratic Republic of Congo began to be used to reach conflict-affected populations in Zemio.

03 Jan 2018 description

Highlights

  • The Emergency Telecommunications Sector (ETS) received USD 600,000 funding from the Government of Japan and USD 300,000 from the United Kingdom’s Department for International Development (DFID). The ETS is now 66% funded – out of the US$ 1,201,115 requested for the sector’s activities for January to December 2018.

02 Jan 2018 description

BACKGROUND

The severe drought spanning over four consecutive poor rainy seasons has severely aggravated the humanitarian crisis in Somalia, and the fragility of livelihoods remains elevated. Humanitarian needs are on the rise due to insufficient rain, ongoing conflict, large-scale displacement and lack of access to basic services.