Military operations to retake Hawija district and surrounding areas, which began on 21 September, have to date displaced more than 2,400 individuals from Hawija, Kirkuk governorate and Shirqat, Salah al-Din governorate. The majority displaced to Ninewa governorate, including 1,700 individuals bussed by Iraqi authorities to IOM’s Haj Ali emergency site 60 km south of Mosul.
Most of these recently displaced people arrived to a secure area after fleeing their towns and villages, many walking five to 10 hours through desert lands, leaving them dehydrated and exhausted.
The National Strategy on Myanmar Refugees and Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UMN) formulated by the Government of Bangladesh highlights the fact that more than 300,000 Rohingyas have crossed the border and are living in Bangladesh. Following an outbreak of violence on 9 October 2016 in the Rakhine State of Myanmar, approximately 80,000 undocumented Myanmar nationals (UMNs) fled to Bangladesh.
As of 22 September, total number of deaths is 302 in Mexico City (142), Morelos (97), Puebla (43), State of Mexico (13) and Guerrero (6). (Source: Animal Politico)
2,247 schools affected in: Mexico City (240), Puebla (934), Tlaxcala (260), State of Mexico (600), Morelos (48), Guerrero (93) and Hidalgo (72). 5,092 schools affected by 7 and 19 September earthquakes. (Source: SEP).
Classes are suspended in Mexico City, Puebla and Morelos until 25 September
During the week of September 5- September 9, category 5 Hurricane Irma caused destruction on multiple Caribbean islands. St. Martin/St. Maarten, Antigua and Barbuda, and Turks and Caicos experienced heavy wind and rain damage. After Hurricane Irma, Hurricane Maria moved through the Caribbean causing damage to islands such as Dominica and Puerto Rico. St. Martin/St. Maarten, and Antigua and Barbuda experienced less damage from Hurricane Maria due to the storm’s southward position.
HOW SAMARITAN’S PURSE IS RESPONDING:
SYNOPSIS OF HURRICANE MARIA
Maria, the 13th named hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season, became a category 5 hurricane near the Leeward Islands on Monday September 18 th, 2017. Hurricane Maria impacted Dominica at approximately 9:35pm on September 18 th as an extremely strong hurricane with wind speeds of 155 mph.
Maria then impacted St. Kitts and Nevis and Antigua and Barbuda on September 19th, 2017 and the Virgin Islands September 19 – 20, 2017.
DHAKA, Bangladesh, 24 September 2017 - A consignment of UNICEF emergency supplies for hundreds of thousands of refugee Rohingya children and their families has arrived in the Bangladeshi capital, Dhaka.
The cargo plane arrived from Copenhagen with 100 tons of supplies comprising water purifying tablets, family hygiene kits, sanitary materials, plastic tarpaulins, recreational kits for children and other items.
The first camp in Dadaab was established in 1991. There are 4 camps in Dadaab: Hagadera,
Dagahaley, Ifo and Ifo.
Since December 2014, Somali refugees who decide to voluntarily return to their home country, receive UNHCR support in Kenya and Somalia.
A total of 4,949 non-Somalis refugees were relocated to Kakuma. The relocation is currently suspended due to the limited absorption capacity and services in Kalobeyei.
IN THIS ISSUE
Page 1 Providing lifesaving assistance to persons displaced by drought
Page 2 Protection and Return Monitoring Network
Page 3 Almost one million persons forced to flee their homes
Page 4 Awareness raising on prevention of gender-based violence Page 4 Emergency shelters protect families
Since November 2016, Somalia faces severe drought, forcing almost one million persons to flee from their homes.
In August, UNHCR recorded 349 new arrivals (259 Somalis, 80 Yemenis and 10 Ethiopians) from Yemen. ■ In 2017, 3,777 new arrivals reached Somalia, including 3,147 Somalis, 600 Yemenis and 30 third country nationals. ■ Since the beginning of the conflict in Yemen, 38,537 individuals arrived to Somalia, including 32,622 Somalis, 5,572 Yemenis and 343 third country nationals.
More than 5,000 schools damaged or destroyed by September quakes
MEXICO CITY/NEW YORK, 23 September 2017 – Nearly 5,100 schools have been damaged or destroyed in Mexico following two powerful earthquakes that struck less than two weeks apart, threatening access to education for thousands of children – UNICEF said today.
Some seven million children live in areas affected by the earthquakes on September 8 and September 19.
UK is providing a further £5 million UK aid package for Dominica, the island worst hit by Hurricane Maria, Priti Patel announced during a visit to the region.
The UK is providing a further £5 million UK aid package for Dominica, the island worst hit by Hurricane Maria, the International Development Secretary announced during a visit to the region today (Sunday 24 September).
Misiones de Evaluación Rápida tras terremoto del 19 de septiembre anuncian resultados y plan de respuesta:
•5 millones de niños viven en las zonas afectadas por el reciente terremoto
•Plan de respuesta de UNICEF para Ciudad de México, Morelos y Puebla requiere 3.4 millones de dólares
•Donativos a través de www.donaunicef.org.mx o por teléfono: 01 800 841 88 88
On 10th September, Mark Lowcock, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator and the Head of OCHA , have been on the N'Gagam (Diffa, Niger) displaced persons site. The N'Gagam site is housing 15,000 people fleeing violence in the region.
A. Situation analysis
Description of the disaster
Geneva/Panamá, 21 September 2017 — A global Red Cross emergency team is on its way to the Caribbean island of Dominica as reports from the ground indicate widespread damage in the wake of Hurricane Maria.
The 12-person Field Assessment and Coordination Team (FACT) is made up of experts from around the world and will serve as a frontline for Red Cross support to the battered island. Maria made landfall on Dominica on 19 September, knocking out all communication.
St. George’s, Grenada – Friday 22nd, September, 2017: The general public is hereby notified that the National Disaster Management Agency (NaDMA) has collaborated with the vessel ‘Flying Buzzard’ for the collection of relief supplies for Dominica.
The vessel will be loading today Friday 22nd September, 2017 from 12 noon at the Welcome Bay Area of the St. George’s Port. Persons can donate relief items such as Tarpaulin, water, canned food, toiletries and items for babies. Individuals are welcomed to deliver well labeled personal items.
The current projected number of children who are or who could be acutely malnourished, has increased by 50 per cent since the beginning of the year to 1.2 million, including over 232,000 cases of potential life-threatening severe acute malnutrition (SAM).