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14 Oct 2018 description

UNHCR coordinated the delivery of humanitarian convoys. In total, ten trucks with shelter material reached Donetsk region. The materials will be used for the repair of 110 damaged houses.

UNHCR partners have conducted 643 protection monitoring visits in seven regions. UNHCR focused most of its visits to conflict affected villages located along the ‘Contact Line’ in Donetsk and Luhansk regions.

13 Oct 2018 description

This weekly situation report covers the reporting period between 30 September and 6 October 2018. 370 undocumented Afghan individuals returned to Afghanistan through the Torkham border crossing whilst 323 individuals used the Chaman/Spin Boldak border crossing, bringing the total number of returns in the reporting period to 693 (161 families). There is an approximate 13% increase in the total number of returns compared to the previous week.

12 Oct 2018 description

A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck Haiti on 6 October, and was followed by a magnitude 5.2 aftershock on 7 October and a magnitude 4.2 aftershock on 8 October. The departments affected by seismic activity were Artibonite, North and North-West. So far, 17 people have died and at least 421 have been injured. The earthquakes destroyed 353 houses and damaged 7,430. An estimated 31,132 people were affected, although needs assessments are still being completed.

12 Oct 2018 description

30 personnes dont 9 hommes et 21 femmes tous âgés de plus de 60 ans ont reçu des vivres, résultat d’une collecte effectuée par les volontaires de la Commune de Gitega. C’était dans le cadre de la célébration de la semaine dédiée aux personnes âgées, la première semaine du mois d’octobre.

11 Oct 2018 description

Winterization programme progress

On 1 September, UNHCR started its 2018 winterization campaign in Syria. For this year’s campaign, UNHCR plans to reach 1,000,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs), returnees and host communities throughout the country.

As of 8 October, a total of 140,321 individuals (28,093 families) received winterization items such as high thermal blankets, extra plastic sheeting, winter clothes kits and sleeping bags as well. So far, UNHCR has reached 14 per cent of its planned target.

11 Oct 2018 description


  • El vicepresidente de Estados Unidos, Michael R. Pence, anunció el aporte de más de $48 millones en fondos adicionales de parte del Gobierno de Estados Unidos para apoyar las actividades de asistencia humanitaria en respuesta a la crisis regional por la situación de Venezuela

  • Las organizaciones de salud confirman más casos de sarampión y difteria en Venezuela.

  • La ONU designa a un Representante Especial Conjunto para apoyar la respuesta a la crisis regional por la situación de Venezuela

11 Oct 2018 description


6 Flow Monitoring Points (FMPs) established at checkpoints on major highways connecting to Herat at Shedaye, Band Pashtun, Karokh, Kamar Kulagh, Armalek and Chaharsoy Guzara

9,506 IDPs have been enumerated across all FMPs (inflow & outflow)

8,787 arriving IDPs are drought-induced (92% of all IDPs)

663 arriving IDPs are conflict-induced (7% of all IDPs)

10 Oct 2018 description

Helping patients cope with the fear and hopelessness bred by four years of conflict

I could never leave this place. It's my home, and my son and husband are buried here. I cannot leave them. I’d rather die here than anywhere else.” – Mariia, a patient at MSF’s mobile clinic in Opytne, Ukraine

09 Oct 2018 description
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International Day of Older Persons: a critical need to reinstate full and non-discriminatory access to human rights by older persons in conflict-torn eastern Ukraine Today marks the 28th anniversary of the International Day of Older Persons – the date allows us to reflect upon the situation of older persons, as well as for acknowledging the vital role they play in the society.

09 Oct 2018 description

On Friday 28 September a massive 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi, causing a tsunami of six-metre high waves to surge through the coastal city of Palu.

More than 1,400 people are known to have died in the tsunami and earthquake, over 70,000 were forced to flee their homes and nearly 200,000 are in desperate need of emergency help. As more remote communities are reached, these figures are expected to rise. Those who survived are struggling to access food, water and shelter.

How are we responding?

09 Oct 2018 description


The International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies’ Disaster Relief Emergency Fund (DREF) was granted on 11 January 2018 for CHF 83,763 to the PNGRCS. The DREF reached 640 displaced people, who were evacuated from Kadovar Island after volcanic activity in the island.

09 Oct 2018 description

In August, a total of 34,219 individuals were recorded at Flow Monitoring Points. This represents a slight decrease in comparison with July when 35,885 individuals were recorded. While the overall number of persons remained at similar levels, the percentage of inflows decreased in comparison with July (69% in July against 56% in August). Like in July, Harirad Flow Monitoring Point (Awdal region at the border with Ethiopia) continued to record the highest number of entries for August, while Bossaso continued to record the highest number of exits.

09 Oct 2018 description

12.909 cartes d’identités individuelles délivrées aux réfugiés de la RCA en août, âgés de plus de 12 ans, les permettant entre autres, la liberté de mouvement et l’accès aux institutions bancaires.

99,3% des réfugiés en RDC vivent dans des zones rurales, et 74% des réfugiés sont installés hors camps ou sites de réfugiés.

37,398 rapatriements volontaires des réfugiés au Rwanda depuis 2014.

Travail avec les partenaires

09 Oct 2018 description

12,909 Individual identity cards were issued to CAR refugees aged 12 and above, allowing them, among other things, freedom of movement and access to banking institutions.

99.3% of refugees in DRC live in rural areas, and 74% live outside refugee camps or settlements.

37,398 Rwandan refugees voluntary repatriated in safety and dignity with UNHCR support since 2014.

Working with Partners

09 Oct 2018 description

This revised Emergency Appeal seeks a total of some 4.89 million Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Colombian Red Cross Society (CRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 120,000 people. This 16-month operation focuses on supporting migrants in the areas of health, water and sanitation, shelter, protection, livelihood and migration. This revised Emergency Appeal includes a scale up of the health intervention to address the basic health needs of migrants in ten departments in Colombia.