IN THIS UPDATE:
UNHCR and partners continue to relocate refugees living in areas at high risk of landslides to safer ground. No significant rain occurred in reporting period 10-16 August. The relocation is also aimed at mitigating risks by decongesting overcrowded settlements.
Two incidents of landslide/soil erosion were reported by the Inter-Sector Coordination Group across all refugee settlements1 affecting 16 households. A total of 14 shelters were damaged.
UNHCR and Partners’ Response
86,000+ refugees and IDPs received material support across South Sudan in July 2018.
17,600+ Primary and Secondary School students attended second-term examination in Unity in July.
2,000+ farmers received crop and vegetable seeds in Upper Nile and Unity regions in July.
Working with Partners in 2018
UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
On 10 August 2018, 370 Tawerghan families previously residing at Triq Al Matar Camp in Tripoli were displaced, following a forced eviction from the IDP camp by a local militia. The majority of households were displaced to other areas in Tripoli, most dispersed in urban areas in private accommodation while 65 households gathered in informal settlements at Al Jibs / Al Dawa al Islameya.
Over 20,000 cholera cases and 255 deaths have been reported as of week 30 in Lake Chad Basin (LCB). This is 8 times more than the average cholera caseload over the past four years.
Nigeria is the most affected country with 18,000 cases.
The outbreak has spread into Cameroon and Niger (on week 27).
Major cities of Maradi (Niger), Yaounde and Douala (Cameroon) have confirmed cholera cases.
22,512 severely malnourished children were admitted to UNICEF supported health facilities in July, bringing the total to 124,063 for 2018.
10,947 displaced children accessed Child Friendly Spaces and received psychosocial support in regions affected by population movement from CAR in the south and Boko Haram attacks in the west of Chad.
500,000 # of children in need of humanitarian assistance
3,400,000 # of people in need (Humanitarian Response Plan January-December 2018)
A. SITUATION ANALYSIS
Description of the disaster
928,663 Registered refugees and asylumseekers (to 30 June 2018)
59% Of the refugees are under 18 years old
34,509 New arrivals in 2018
ADDIS ABABA - The heads of the United Nations World Food Programme and UNICEF in Ethiopia have made a joint visit to Somali Region of Ethiopia to see firsthand how people affected by recent violence and civil unrest are being assisted.
WFP Country Director, Steven Were Omamo and UNICEF Representative in Ethiopia, Gillian Mellsop visited the regional capital Jijiga on Monday 13 August, where they assessed what further support was needed and emphasized the importance of strong partnerships in improving the situation.
192,513 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)
372,741 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - April 2018)
54,834 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya
19,193 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018
845 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018
1,845 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018
USD 85 M required for 2018
Over 12,800 persons have been verified through the Government of Bangladesh and UNHCR joint verification exercise, as of 15 August. All persons above the age of 12 received an ID card and all households received a family certificate, which will be used for the provision of protection and assistance in Bangladesh. The exercise aims to consolidate a unified database for identity management, documentation, provision of protection and assistance, population statistics, and ultimately solutions.
Over 12,800 persons have been verified through the Government of Bangladesh and UNHCR joint verification exercise, as of 31 July. Recent dry weather has allowed for increased risk mitigation works as well as shelter upgrades and refugee relocations in the camps. A recent report on health facilities cited medical waste management as a key gap. Emergency water quality surveillance guidelines are under review to improve community engagement on monitoring. Space for emergency evacuations and sustainable relocations remain topline needs. Funding gaps continue to limit capacity.
Yemen – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, estimates Hudaydah’s displaced population has now reached an estimated 336,846 men, women and children due to a flare up in violence that began two months ago.
The world’s worst humanitarian crisis deteriorated further in June 2018 when a frontal assault on Hudaydah, Yemen’s main port city, led to the displacement of more than half of the city’s 600,000 population, according to IOM’s latest surveys of the population.
It has been the driest start to a summer in over 45 years in the UK. Yet, much of the country had water in reserve when it began, ensuring a continued safe supply for drinking and washing. Millions around the world are not that lucky: despite high rainfall, they go thirsty.
Water is vital for the life of refugees and is used for human consumption, hygiene for clothes washing, showers and for agriculture. Water provision is part of the group of Basic Needs and Essential Services that is implemented by the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) and is included into the Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) cluster of the Comprehensive Refugees Response Framework (CRRF). As such, water is always prioritised at the onset of the emergency phase of any humanitarian response as well as during the search for durable solutions.
« Depuis l’installation de la pompe, nous n’avons plus des maladies hydriques. Nous avons un comité de gestion, sécurisé la pompe et engagé un percepteur. L’eau est traitée avec le chlore deux fois par mois. Nous assurons la maintenance et payons le percepteur. La corvée de l’eau est finie pour les habitants du quartier », déclare mama Kapinga membre du comité de gestion et de sauvegarde de la pompe.