HUMANITARIAN NEEDS AND KEY FIGURES
The recently revitalized peace process promises to offer new opportunities in 2019 for South Sudan’s women, men and children. However, the cumulative effects of years of conflict, violence and destroyed livelihoods have left more than 7 million people or about two thirds of the population in dire need of some form of humanitarian assistance and protection in 2019 – the same proportion as in 2018. While the situation is no longer escalating at a rapid speed, the country remains in the grip of a serious humanitarian crisis.
Bonjour et bienvenue à toutes et à tous, chers confrères journalistes, chers auditrices et auditeurs de la radio de la Paix, MIKADO FM, merci de nous être fidèles pour ce dernier point presse de l’année 2018. Je vais commencer par vous présenter l’actualité de ces deux dernières semaines, des différentes composantes de la Mission à Bamako et en régions. Mais avant cela, je voudrais vous donner les derniers éléments concernant Ménaka.
The ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine between the Government and armed groups is disproportionately harming older people, especially older women and older people with disabilities, according to a new UN report. An estimated 30% of people (more than one million) affected by the conflict since 2014 are older people1 , many of whom have been driven from their homes by the violence along the contact line that divides Government and non-government-controlled areas in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions.
160,000+ Refugees and IDPs received relief packages across South Sudan in November 2018.
42,000+ Refugee children under age five received polio vaccine in Upper Nile and Unity in November 2018.
1,100+ Newly arrived refugees registered in November in South Sudan 2018.
Working with Partners in 2018
■ UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).
This Operations Update extends the timeframe of the Emergency Appeal (MDRSY003) until 31 August 2019 to continue support for Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) in providing emergency humanitarian assistance to conflict-affected people in Syria. An evaluation of the Emergency Appeal is due to start in January 2019 and will review the operation from the beginning in 2012 up until 2018. Future Syria objectives and modalities of IFRC support will be revised in the first half of 2019 based on the recommendations of the evaluation, ensuring that support is fit for purpose.
Although the security situaton inside Syria witnessed some stability after the Sochi Agreement between Turkey and Russia in September, armed attacks and changes in the political environment inside Syria continue to take place. This adds more complexity to humanitarian planning and jeopardizes humanitarian partners’ access.
The Great Return March demonstrations in Gaza, slated to last just six weeks, are in their thirty-seventh week and the Israeli military continues to harm children through the use of apparent unlawful use of force. On 11 December 2018, a child hit with shrapnel days earlier, died from his wounds, according to documentation by Al Mezan Center for Human Rights. Ahmed Abu Abed, four, and his father, 36, were both injured at the demonstration in eastern Khan Younis. Thirty-four children have now been killed by Israeli forces within the context of the ongoing protests.
This thematic bulletin on safety and outlook presents findings and recommendations based on Ground Truth Solutions’ (GTS) surveys conducted with 943 Rohingya in Bangladesh. The survey, carried out in October 2018, was administered in 24 collective sites in the Ukhia and Teknaf subdistricts. It is the second round of data collection, with the first taking place in July 2018. The goal is to use the views of affected people to inform humanitarian response and adjust programming accordingly.
PEOPLE IN NEED 7.1M
PEOPLE TARGETED 5.7M
REQUIREMENTS (US$) 1.5B
NUMBER OF HUMANITARIAN PARTNERS 183 (11 UN, 67 INGOs, 105 LNGOs)
FOREWORD BY THE HUMANITARIAN COORDINATOR
World Humanitarian Data and Trends presents global- and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance. Its purpose is to consolidate this information and present it in an accessible way, providing policymakers, researchers and humanitarian practitioners with an evidence base to support humanitarian policy decisions and provide context for operational decisions.
The World Humanitarian Summit was a landmark moment that launched a vital agenda for change. Participants made thousands of commitments to deliver the Agenda for Humanity, a five-part plan to alleviate suffering, reduce risk and lessen vulnerability on a global scale. As the implementation of commitments progresses, stakeholders must stay the course in their ambition to deliver results for the millions of people affected by crises.
The humanitarian crisis in Iraq remains one of the largest and most volatile in the world, with a complex reality, rapidly changing vulnerabilities, and serious economic problems. However, despite the defeat of ISIS over a year ago, there is still great need for help in order to break the cycle that led to the current events. The Iraqi security situation became extremely acute with the conquest of part of the country by ISIS.
Vienna, Austria, December 12, 2018. OFID – the OPEC Fund for International Development – has approved more than US$328 million of new funding to benefit developing countries across the globe. The 165th Session of OFID’s Governing Board approved the funding at the organization’s Vienna
The public sector loans, which total US$216 million, will support the following projects.
(Ukraine, 11 December 2018): On her mission to eastern Ukraine, the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Ms. Osnat Lubrani was intent to witness first-hand the suffering of conflict-affected civilians and observe the humanitarian efforts underway on both sides of the “contact line”.
Appeal Target: US$8,328,750
Balance Requested: US$8,328,750
With the Syria crisis continuing into its eighth year, more than half of the population of Syria has been forcibly displaced from their homes, and many people have been displaced multiple times.