Heavy clashes between Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and Taliban have been ongoing in Ghazni city since 20 July. The city faces water shortages, markets are closed, and electricity supply and telecommunications are limited. Food stocks and medical supplies are running low.
Between 110 and 150 civilian casualties are reported, and the Ghazni hospital is reported to be overwhelmed by the high number of casualties. Humanitarian operations are constrained and displacement is expected.
FACTS & FIGURES
Around 174 000 refugees (UNHCR) 90 000 vulnerable refugees targeted by the EU humanitarian assistance
5 camps in the south-west of the Algerian desert
Total EU humanitarian funding: €240 million since 1993
Heavy torrential rains and winds have destroyed hundreds of houses and a number of classrooms in camps for displaced people in North Darfur. Four people including two children died of fever and diarrhoea.
Sheikh Mukthar Bosh, a leader of Rwanda camp in Tawila locality, reported that approximately 1,000 houses have been destroyed and 28 classrooms of three schools were uprooted. Hundreds of cottages in the Tawila market were destroyed too,
According to the National Disaster Management Authority (BNPB), as of 13 August, the death toll following the earthquake of magnitude 6.9 M that hit the island of Lombok (West Nusa Tenggara province, Indonesia) had reached 392 people, with more than 1 353 people injured, and over 387 000 people displaced. There are also reports of damages to 67 875 houses, 6 bridges, 606 schools, 3 hospitals, and 20 office buildings. Figures are expected to rise as search and rescue continues to access remote areas.
As of 6 August, 67 people had been killed, 128 injured and 222 houses damaged due to flooding as a result of heavy rains between 20 June and 5 August. Heavy rains, the overflow of water channels and high winds caused most of the damage to property and loss of life. The greatest number of fatalities have been reported in the Punjab province where 31 people have died, and 71 people have been injured.
INTRODUCTION AND HUMANITARIAN CONTEXT
Ethiopia is host to the second largest refugee population in Africa, sheltering over 928,663 registered refugees and asylum seekers as of 31 July 2018.
So far in 2018, 34,509 refugees arrived in Ethiopia, including 2,032 in July. They are mostly from South Sudan and Eritrea.
UNHCR is actively participating in the humanitarian response to the IDP situation in Ethiopia and has deployed two Emergency Response Teams to Gedeo and West Guji. The teams are supporting the authorities with site management and the co-ordination of responses to protection needs.
Tabbaneh is a predominantly residential neighbourhood in eastern Tripoli, on the east banks of Abu Ali River. It falls within the jurisdiction of Tripoli Municipality, in Lebanon’s North Governorate. It is a low-income, disadvantaged neighbourhood, exhibiting a relative fragility in terms of historically rooted tensions affecting the security situation, weak public social and basic urban services provision, and limited livelihood opportunities. Covering an area of 0.42 km2, it accommodates 20,449 people, the vast majority (82.9 percent) of whom are Lebanese.
a. A series of moderate and strong earthquakes have rocked cities and regencies in Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) since 29 July 2018; i.e. with the strongest shocks recorded M 7.0 (5 Aug), M 6.4 (29 Jul), and M 6.2 (9 Aug). Although the tremors were also felt in neighboring province of Bali, only NTB Province declared emergency response status.
Kharaz camp was opened in 2001 and remains the only refugee camp in Yemen. The vast majority of the population are Somali refugees.
The camp is located in Lahj Governorate, where average temperatures in summer exceed 40° Celsius. UNHCR maintains a Field Office in Kharaz.
Since August 2017, UNHCR has been supporting Yemeni authorities to conduct a verification exercise of refugees living in Kharaz camp.
More than 4,000 people affected by floods in the disaster-stricken town of En Nahud in West Kordofan are still in dire need of humanitarian intervention.
A statement by the major opposition National Umma Party (NUP) appeals to all humanitarian organisations and friendly countries to urgently provide all forms of aid to those affected.
By Lucia F. Broño
MARIKINA, Aug. 13 (PIA)—The Department of Social Welfare & Development (DSWD) is making rounds at evacuation centers in Metro Manila to check the status of evacuees and ensure their safety.
Welfare Secretary Virginia N. Orogo, visited evacuation center in Marikina to check on the status of displaced residents and to discuss the on-going disaster operations with local government officials.
SAGUIARAN, Lanao del Sur, August 13 (PIA)--Autonomous Region in Muslim Mindanao (ARMM) Regional Governor Mujiv Hataman led the turnover ceremony of a 36-unit housing project for internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Lumbaca Toros, Saguiaran, Lanao del Sur on August 10.
Among the recipients of the housing project are Daud Radia, 65, and his wife Inday, 62.
Before the Marawi siege last year, Daud was a driver, while Inday worked as a tailor. “Hindi kami mayaman, pero noon, mayroon kaming sariling bahay (We were not rich before but we had our own house),” Inday said.
The emergency response period has been extended by 14 days, from 12 August to 25 August 2018.
Aftershocks were still felt by the people in Lombok Utara District and its neighbouring district/city. There were more than 400 recorded aftershocks after the 7 magnitude earthquake (Richter Scale) that rocked Lombok Island on 5 August 2018.
The price of some materials, including tarpaulins, has soared due to limited supply in Mataram City.
544K people affected
270K people targeted
5 provinces targeted
$62M funding required
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh, accompanied by Shri K.J. Alphons, Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Tourism, Director General, National Disaster Response Force (NDRF), Shri Sanjay Kumar and senior officers from the Ministry of Home Affairs, visited the flood/landslide affected areas of Kerala today.