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23 Nov 2017 description

Tuesday, November 21, 2017 — To enable Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) teams to continue to help the displaced people living in and around Kalémie in Tanganyika province, the IKEA Foundation has stepped forward to give a € 1,4 million grant to the organisation.

23 Nov 2017 description
report Voice of America

The Saudi Arabia-led coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen said Wednesday that it would reopen the country's main international airport and a vital Red Sea port to humanitarian traffic.

The easing is supposed to begin Thursday.

The airport in the capital of Sanaa will reopen to U.N. aircraft, and the seaport of Hodeida will be able to receive urgent humanitarian aid, the coalition statement said.

23 Nov 2017 description

Epidemic Trends
- Cholera transmission reported in two counties [Juba and Budi] in the last four weeks [43- 46, 2017].
- Out of the 26 samples tested in the week, 16 (62%) were positive by culture. All positive samples were from New Bongo (a new focus of transmission in Juba) (Table 4).

23 Nov 2017 description
report Welthungerhilfe

Bangladesh is one of the most densely populated countries of the world: 1,110 inhabitants per square kilometre, this is five times as much as in Germany. The country is currently experiencing an extreme high influx of refugees from Myanmar. On August 25, 2017, violent confrontations happened between Rohingya rebels and the Myanmar police and army. Since that day, more than 600,000 Rohingya have fled violence and moved to Bangladesh. This situation is a challenge to Bangladesh.

23 Nov 2017 description

DREF operation n° MDRVN016

Glide n° FF-2017-000152-VNM

Date of issue: 23 November 2017

Timeframe covered by this update: 24 October – 20 November 2017

Date of disaster: 9-10 October 2017

Operation start date: 24 October 2017

Expected timeframe: 3 months (31 January 2017)

A. Situation analysis

Description of the disaster

23 Nov 2017 description
report Government of Yemen
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Report highlights:

  • Over 2016, SFD developed 156 projects worth approximately $37.5 million, with direct beneficiaries estimated at 0.3 million people and created employment of 1.5 million workdays (53% female). Disbursements during 2016 amounted to nearly $53.9 million. Disbursements during SFD Phase IV (2011–16) reached about $838.6 and they cumulatively (1997–2016) reached $1,755 million approximately. All interventions have aimed to alleviate the ongoing war impact on the beneficiaries' living.

23 Nov 2017 description

The Australian Government is partnering with humanitarian agencies to help more than one million people who need assistance following violence in Myanmar.

This includes more than 620,000 people, mostly women and children, who have fled to neighbouring Bangladesh.

Matching public contributions

During the appeal, every dollar donated to the Australian Red Cross and Australia for UNHCR will be matched by the Australian Government (up to $5 million).

23 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Situation in numbers

+357,000 estimated # of children in need of immediate assistance in Cuba, ECA, Haiti and Dominican Republic.

+39,000 children in need of immediate assistance in ECA, with 20,000 children affected by Hurricane Maria in Dominica.

56% children remain out of school in Dominica.

Highlights

22 Nov 2017 description

Over 600,000 Rohingya refugees fled Rakhine State in Myanmar, reaching Bangladesh by land, boat, and increasingly, makeshift rafts made of bamboo and jerry cans.

Newly arrived refugees are settling in and around existing camps and among host communities, stretching already limited resources.

UNHCR is supporting the Government of Bangladesh to receive, assist and protect newly arrived refugees and support host communities.

POPULATION FIGURES

22 Nov 2017 description

Berlin 22nd November 2017 – International and local humanitarian agencies engaged in Ukraine joined forces in Berlin for a one-day conference to draw attention to the forgotten humanitarian crisis in the east of the country, urging decision makers to commit to tangible improvements to the situation in eastern Ukraine.

22 Nov 2017 description
report Los Tiempos

Después de que el gobernador Iván Canelas anunció que gestionaba un bombardeo de nubes para provocar lluvia artificial en La Angostura y Misicuni para mitigar la sequía, ayer el Ministro de Medio Ambiente, Carlos Ortuño, descartó la posibilidad.

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22 Nov 2017 description

FAITS SAILLANTS

  • 3,3 millions de personnes en besoin d’assistance humanitaire

  • 1,3 millions de personnes dans le besoin ciblées en 2018

  • Le Cameroun innove avec l’organisation des premiers ateliers de programmation sectorielle conjoints entre acteurs humanitaires et du développement

Suivi de la Situation Humanitaire

Evolution de la situation sécuritaire

22 Nov 2017 description

Goré, 21 novembre 2017 (UNHCR) – Le Chef de la Sous Délégation du Haut-Commissariat des Nations Unies pour les Refugies (HCR) à Goré a lancé le 20 novembre 2017 au camp des réfugiés de Gondje l’opération de distribution de coupons monétaires aux Personnes à Besoins Spécifiques (PBS).

22 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

El evento permitirá que el Estado, instituciones y sociedad civil afinen las estrategias de mejora de la respuesta y capacidad de acción ante próximas emergencias.

22 Nov 2017 description

Crowded into sprawling camps of polythene sheeting, around a million people who have sought safety in Bangladesh amid violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine state are now facing a future of uncertainty and need.

“We would go back if it is safe to do so,” says Dil Mohammad, who says he is in his 40’s but looks older. He, his sisters and their children left their home in Myanmar’s Rakhine state in the dead of night after flames began to engulf houses in a nearby village.

22 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• The IOM DTM Round XIX (October 2017) estimates that a total of 1.57 million people are still internally displaced across the three north east states of Adamawa, Borno and Yobe, of whom 85 per cent are in Borno alone. Children represent 56 per cent of the total IDP population.

• With the launch of the school enrolment drive in the north east, a total number of 120,010 children were enrolled in safe learning spaces in Adamawa and Borno within the reporting period.