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17 Oct 2018 description

On 7 October, presidential elections in Cameroon were accompanied by electoral related violence in the anglophone regions of Northwest and Southwest. The new violence is likely to have displaced more people, which would add to the estimated number of 246,000 that were displaced as of August 2018 since the beginning of the crisis in 2017. The newly displaced are likely to be in need of food, shelter, health and wash assistance.

Anticipated scope and scale

17 Oct 2018 description
report Theirworld

Billy Briggs

Early learning classes at the homes of Sudanese youngsters are being provided by refugees trained as teachers.

Refugees in Chad are being trained as teachers to provide home learning to thousands of young children living in camps.

The eastern part of Chad hosts around 320,000 refugees from the Darfur region of Sudan, who fled their communities in 2003 due to the war that killed over 300,000 people.

Almost 15 years later, Darfur’s conflict has prevented thousands of families from returning.

17 Oct 2018 description


  • Rapid assessment of immunization programme status in Sigi district has been completed.

  • There are 1793 health personnel on the ground, including 91 EMTs comprising of 855 healthcare volunteers. Fifteen hospitals and 50 primary health centers (PHC) are operational by national EMTs and volunteers. Eleven pharmacies in Palu and three pharmacies in Sigi are functional.

17 Oct 2018 description

"The flood took everything away from us by destroying our house. We are in this situation because of the flood," says one girl

By Otto Simonsson

DHAKA, Oct 17 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Four years ago, when her family's home in central Bangladesh was washed away by floods, Pakhi and her family migrated to Dhaka to look for work.

But with many families arriving in an already overcrowded city, with jobs hard to find, and with the family struggling to eat, the teenager eventually took one of the few jobs available.

17 Oct 2018 description

This weekly situation report covers the reporting period between 7 and 13 October 2018. 301 Undocumented Afghan individuals returned to Afghanistan through the Torkham border crossing while 232 individuals used the Chaman/Spin Boldak border crossing, bringing the total number of returns in the reporting period to 533 (132 families). There is an approximate 23% decrease in the total number of returns compared to last week.

17 Oct 2018 description

56 refugee households received shelter kits to start construction of their permanent shelter in Adagom settlement (Cross River state).

UNHCR facilitated training on registration systems and protection principles for 20 newly deployed National Commission For Refugee (NCFRMI) staff in Ogoja (Cross River state).

1,529 Cameroonian refugees received food and non-food items in Adagom settlement (Cross River state)


26,891 Cameroonian refugees registered with Level 1 and Level 2 registration [As of 30th September 2018]

17 Oct 2018 description
infographic REACH Initiative


Kapoeta town is located in Kapoeta South County, Eastern Equatoria State, near Eastern Equatoria South Sudan’s border with Kenya. Since the beginning of the crisis in South Sudan in December 2013, Kapoeta town has been the gateway through which most internally displaced persons (IDPs) have passed on their way to refugee camps in Kenya.

17 Oct 2018 description
report ACT Alliance

October 16, 2018 – This week a diverse group of organisations have come together for a forum at the Jesuit Curia in Rome where they will discuss how faith leaders can work together to end violence against children on the move.

According to UNICEF more than 28 million children around the world have been forced to flee their homes because of violence and conflict, and the violence they experience is the catalyst for the Faith Action for Children on the Move; Global Partners Forum, October 16-18. Ahead of the event, the 14 organising partners said:

17 Oct 2018 description


  • WHO is working with the Ministry of Health to respond to patients presenting with gastrointestinal illnesses in Bashra primarily through sample collection, transportation and testing at a WHO collaborating center to help identify the cause of the outbreak. Cholera outbreak preparedness, WHO has provided 16 cholera kits to Basra and neighbouring governorates, developed, and distributed posters with algorithms for laboratory methods and clinical case management.

17 Oct 2018 description

The Gender, Women and Civil Society Department (AHGC) hosted a two day workshop from 8-9 October 2018 in Abidjan, Côte d’ivoire with a delegation from the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC). This workshop was a promising first step to exchange knowledge, ideas and expertise on how to respond in a timely and judicious manner to the needs and priorities of the population – particularly women and girls – in transition countries in Africa.

17 Oct 2018 description
report AlterPresse

P-au-P, 16 oct. 2018 [AlterPresse] --- 79 écoles sont détruites ou endommagées, dans les départements du Nord-Ouest, du Nord et de l’Artibonite, suite au tremblement de terre de magnitude 5.9, sur l’échelle de Richter, survenu le samedi 6 octobre 2018.

C’est ce qu’a fait savoir le ministre de l’éducation nationale et de la formation professionnelle (Menfp), Josué Agénor Cadet, lors d’une conférence de presse, le lundi 15 octobre 2018 et à laquelle a assisté l’agence en ligne AlterPresse.

26 écoles publiques et 29 écoles privées ont été affectées dans le Nord-ouest.

17 Oct 2018 description
report CARE

Distribution of aid has begun in the worst affected parts of the Indonesian island of Sulawesi following last month’s 7.5 magnitude earthquake and subsequent tsunami. Humanitarian aid agency CARE reports that while lack of clean water and sanitation facilities are the two biggest problems, they are not the survivors’ greatest fear.

“People are most terrified of this liquefaction phenomenon, more than the earthquake itself and the aftershocks,” said Wahyu Widayanto, CARE Indonesia’s Emergency Response Coordinator on the ground in Palu.

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The State of World Population 2018

The power to choose the number, timing and spacing of children can bolster economic and social development, new UNFPA report shows

17 Oct 2018 description


I. Status of Affected Families / Persons A total of 769,172 families or 3,204,763 persons were affected in 6,093 barangays, 488 cities/municipalities, and 31 provinces in Regions NCR, I, II, III, CALABARZON, MIMAROPA, and CAR (see Table 1; Annex A for details).

17 Oct 2018 description

Islamabad, October 16, 2018 - Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Mahmood Khan has reaffirmed his firm government commitment for polio free Peshawar and assured to provide all available resources to achieve this end. The team for the prevention of polio would be given proper security and it we all will work as a team towards this end, he assured.