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23 Oct 2017 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks 33,516,6271 Swiss francs – increased from 12,763,504 Swiss francs – to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) to deliver assistance and support to a cumulative total of 200,000 people. This revised Emergency Appeal results in a funding gap of 24,006,582 Swiss francs.

23 Oct 2017 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

As of 16 October, a total of 295,317 people were displaced due to conflict in Afghanistan. This is up by more than 8,000 people compared to the previous week. The provinces sheltering the highest numbers of IDPs are Nangarhar (34,872), Kunduz (29,883), Badghis (24,625) and Baghlan (18,788).

23 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On 23 October 2017, the Council renewed the EU restrictive measures against Burundi for another year until 31 October 2018. These measures consist of a travel ban and asset freeze against four persons whose activities are deemed to be undermining democratic governance and obstructing the search for a peaceful political solution in Burundi. These activities include acts of violence, repression or incitement to violence and acts which constitute serious human rights violations.

23 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Statement Attributable to Abdel Rahman Ghandour, UNICEF Special Representative in Libya

TUNIS, 22 October 2017 – “UNICEF welcomes the release of 125 children associated with armed conflict in Zintan, northwest of Libya, with support from the Zintan municipal Council.

“Recruitment of children is a grave violation of children’s rights, and one that has irreparable and lifelong consequences. We encourage other councils across Libya to follow suit.

23 Oct 2017 description

Total arrivals (1 Jan - 22 Oct 2017): 110,748
Total arrivals (1 Jan - 22 Oct 2016): 148,026
Total arrivals 1 Oct - 22 Oct 2017 5,433
Total arrivals 1 Oct - 22 Oct 2016 15,983
Average daily arrivals in October 2017 so far: 247
Average daily arrivals in September 2017: 206
Dead and missing in 2017 (as of 22 Oct) 2,784
Dead and missing in 2016 (as of 22 Oct) 3,757
Dead and missing in 2016 5,096

23 Oct 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 900 new arrivals registered in Unity: In Yida refugee settlement, UNHCR registered 915 new arrivals (457F, 458M) including 682 children. Cumulatively, 10,709 new arrivals have been registered in 2017. Last year within the same period, 9,583 new arrivals were registered, which represents 10% increase due to the increased number of children leaving their parents in South Kordofan to pursue education opportunities.

23 Oct 2017 description

Since gaining independence in 1962, Uganda has provided asylum to people fleeing war and persecution in neighboring countries, especially South Sudan, Democratic Republic of Congo, Somalia, Rwanda and Burundi. Uganda's progressive refugee policy grant refugees freedom of movement, the right to seek employment and establish businesses, and to access public services such as education, health care and justice. In refugee-hosting districts, services are integrated with government service delivery systems, whenever feasible.

23 Oct 2017 description

10,785 patients have been received at the health clinic at the north east border since it opened in December 2016.

32,800 families benefitted from cash assistance across Jordan, including 30,000 Syrian families and 2,800 other nationalities including Iraqi.

199 Government officials, lawyers and university students were trained by UNHCR staff on global trends, law and rights for refugees.

Operational Context

23 Oct 2017 description

MSF International President Dr Joanne Liu attended a pledging conference for the Rohingya Refugee Crisis on Monday 23 October in Geneva. Below she describes her recent visit to Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, where a refugee crisis is unfolding after renewed violence in Rakhine state, Myanmar. “Almost 600,000 Rohingya refugees have sought safety in Bangladesh in the past two months. The numbers show no sign of slowing down – 40,000 people crossed the border from Myanmar in the past two weeks alone in an indication of continuing violence in Rakhine.

23 Oct 2017 description

Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA RD Congo en collaboration avec les partenaires au Kasaï, Kasaï Central et Kasaï Oriental. Il couvre la période du 9 septembre (date suivant la parution du Sitrep n°14) au 2 octobre 2017. La région du Kasaï fait ici référence aux provinces du Kasaï, Kasaï Central, Kasaï Oriental, de la Lomami et du Sankuru.

Faits saillants

23 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

The intervention is part of the €50 million RE-INTEG Programme and promotes durable solutions for 26,600 people displacement affected community members in South West State of Somalia, including those affected by the drought.

23 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

NEW YORK/GENEVA/DHAKA, 23 October 2017 – Nearly two months since Rohingya families began fleeing en masse to Bangladesh, thousands of children and women are still without basic lifesaving services, UNICEF said today.

The warning comes as representatives of donor governments and humanitarian organizations meet in Geneva for a pledging conference aimed at drumming up resources for what remains a severely under-funded emergency.

23 Oct 2017 description
  • The total number of people who have fled into Bangladesh since 15 August stands at 603 000, including 66 000 during last week. UNHCR states it has registered more than 200 000 people in the first phase of a process leading to biometric registration and identification of people with special needs. According to UNHCR, this system would also be internationally acceptable for repatriation under their supervision. The Government of Bangladesh is proceeding to a parallel biometric registration system, claiming to have registered 224 000 people so far.

23 Oct 2017 description

As of 30 September 2017, the Democratic Republic of Congo recorded 3.9 million displaced persons, including more than 400,000 newly displaced ones in the prior three months. With over 1 million displaced persons, North Kivu remains the most affected province. Recent months have also seen large return movements, notably in Tanganyika province, where authorities have decided to vacate displacement sites in the city of Kalemie. In provinces affected by the Kasai crisis, as well, some 631,000 internally displaced persons have returned home, often to burnt or pillaged villages.

23 Oct 2017 description

Au 30 septembre 2017, la République démocratique du Congo a enregistré 3,9 millions de personnes déplacées, dont plus de 400 000 déplacées au cours des trois derniers mois. Avec plus d'un million de personnes déplacées, le Nord-Kivu reste la province la plus touchée. Au cours des derniers mois, les mouvements de retour ont également été importants, notamment dans la province du Tanganyika, où les autorités ont décidé d'évacuer les sites de déplacés de la ville de Kalemie.