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18 Nov 2017 description
report United Nations

This report is produced by the United Nations in collaboration with humanitarian partners in Dominica. It covers the period from 9-15 November 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 1 December 2017.

Highlights

• The Government confirmed that the death count for Hurricane Maria is 31 with 37 people missing.

• Thirty-one of the 49 heath facilities are functional, with 12 offering services from an alternate site or with partial services, and six remain non-functional.

17 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Ongoing violence and insecurity in Rakhine State displaces nearly 620,000 people to Bangladesh

  • Humanitarian access constraints impede delivery of relief assistance to affected populations in Rakhine

  • USG announces more than $47 million in additional assistance for the Rakhine crisis

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

17 Nov 2017 description

This report is produced by the OCHA Syria Crisis offices with the contribution of all sectors in the hubs and at the Whole of Syria (WoS) level. It covers the period from 1 October – 5 November 2017. The next report will be issued on or around 10 December.

Highlights

17 Nov 2017 description

NONTHABURI, 15 November 2017 (NNT) – The Ministry of Public Health (MOPH) has delivered 50,000 sets of medicine to flood victims in the southern region.

Deputy MOPH Permanent-Secretary Opas Karnkawinpong said the ministry has continued to provide assistance to the southern flood victims while the flood water has begun to decrease in the central, northern, and northeastern regions with many clinics and hospitals to continue their operations, but some areas still remain affected requiring them to provide services at other makeshift locations nearby.

16 Nov 2017 description
report WaterAid

Introduction

It is easy to take a toilet for granted – lock the door, do your business, flush when finished, and forget all about it. But for 2.3 billion people worldwide – almost one in three – such a normal part of daily life is out of reach. A lack of decent toilets and clean water causes diarrhoeal diseases that, on average, claim the lives of almost 800 children every day – one every two minutes.

The health impacts of poor sanitation trap people in poverty, making it difficult to get an education or to work to support their families.

16 Nov 2017 description

Mauritania hosts over 2,200 urban refugees and asylumseekers and almost 52,000 Malian refugees in Mbera, a camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.
Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In October alone, 689 new arrivals were registered in Mbera.

16 Nov 2017 description

Release Number: NR-047

ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands – They’ve come from as far away as Washington and California to help Virgin Island survivors of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Young women and men from AmeriCorps are taking on some of the toughest jobs in hurricane recovery – mucking out sodden homes, cleaning up debris and working on rooftops to make emergency repairs.

16 Nov 2017 description
report GFDRR

Preface

The Inclusive Community Resilience program (the ICR program) was established in May 2015 to enhance community capacity for disaster and climate risk management by influencing country investment programs that put resources directly in the hands of poor households and communities (e.g., Community-Driven Development and Social Protection).

16 Nov 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Over 600,000 people flee Rakhine State since 25 August, while access for international organisations inside northern Rakhine remains restricted

  • Restrictions on humanitarian access in central Rakhine

  • Challenges in getting aid to displaced people in Kachin and Shan states

  • Launch of 2017 Action Plan for Disaster Risk Reduction

  • Displaced people with disabilities tell their own stories

FIGURES

IDPs in Kachin 89,000

16 Nov 2017 description
infographic REACH Initiative

Introduction

The Humanitarian Situation Overview in Syria (HSOS) project is a monthly data collection exercise that aims to gather multisectoral information about the humanitarian situation inside Syria. The factsheets present information gathered in October 2017 referring to the situation in September 2017.

16 Nov 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Since June 2016, Western Bahr el Ghazal has experienced multiple incidents of intense conflict in areas of Wau town, and the surrounding areas of Jur river, Wau and Raga counties. Many areas in Western Bahr el Ghazal are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity and logistical constraints. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside major displacement sites in Wau town.

15 Nov 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Overview

Conflict in Jonglei State broke out in late December 2013, only days after the current conflict began in Juba. Since then, the state has been one of the worst affected by the conflict, and currently hosts the second highest reported numbers of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in the country. Many areas in Jonglei are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity and logistical constraints. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside major displacement sites.

15 Nov 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Overview

On 8 July 2017, fighting broke out in Juba between the government-led SPLA and former opposition SPLA-IO. Since then, the states of Greater Equatoria have seen fighting spread to other towns and villages throughout the region, displacing hundreds of thousands South Sudanese across the borders into Uganda and Kenya. Many areas in Greater Equatoria are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity and logistical constraints. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside major displacement sites.

15 Nov 2017 description
report REACH Initiative

Overview

In 2014 and 2015, Upper Nile State was the site of some of the most intense conflict in South Sudan. Although the state had enjoyed a period of relative calm in 2016, since January 2017, conflict has reignited across the state. Many areas in Upper Nile are largely inaccessible to humanitarian actors due to insecurity and logistical constraints. As a result, only limited information is available on the humanitarian situation outside major displacement sites.