Global Hunger Index 2017 – The Inequalities of Hunger

(Report from Concern Worldwide, Welthungerhilfe, International Food Policy Research Institute). The 2017 Global Hunger Index (GHI) shows long-term progress in reducing hunger in the world. The advances have been uneven, however, with millions of people still experiencing chronic hunger and many places suffering acute food crises and even famine.


Update: Durable Solutions for Syrian Refugees

The security situation in the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria) remains fluid, and complex patterns of conflict and displacement continue in many areas. An estimated 1.1 million displacements were recorded in the first half of 2017, at an average of 7,300 displacements per day, notably in the context of the Ar-Raqqa offensive. Between January and May 2017, some 450,000 IDPs were estimated to have returned to their community of origin, 303,500 of whom in Aleppo Governorate. The estimated total number of IDPs remained at 6.3 million as of 31 March 2017, and some 13.5 million people remain in need of humanitarian assistance within Syria according to OCHA statistics.


Breaking the Impasse: Reducing Protracted Internal Displacement as a Collective Outcome

(Report from UNOCHA). The global number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) has reached an all-time high, as an increasing number of IDPs remain displaced for years or even decades. In 2014, more than 50 countries were reported to have people living in internal displacement for more than 10 years. As illustrated in the five country case studies informing this report (Colombia, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), the Philippines, Somalia and Ukraine)i , a rapidly resolved internal displacement crisis where IDPs find durable solutions—sustainable return, local integration or relocation—has become a rare exception.


Report on the human rights situation in Ukraine (16 February to 15 May 2017)

Parties to the armed conflict in eastern Ukraine have repeatedly failed to implement ceasefire agreements, allowing hostilities to escalate and claim more lives as the conflict moved into its fourth year, a UN report published today says.

Migration, displacement, and the environment. A Perspective from the Middle East

This briefing paper presents an overview of the available research and data on migration and displacement as they relate to changes in the environment, and climate, of countries in the Middle East.


Tanzania: Humanitarian response in refugee camps still falling behind.

REPORT from Médecins Sans Frontières. Pressure is mounting in Tanzanian refugee camps as the flow of refugees from Burundi continues on a large scale. January saw the largest rate of new arrivals in a single month since May 2015, with nearly 19,000 people crossing the border into Tanzania, according to the UNHCR.


Aperçu des besoins humanitaires : Crise du bassin du lac Tchad, février 2017

Report from OCHA. Le Bassin du Lac Tchad est aux prises avec une situation d’urgence humanitaire complexe affectant quelque 17 millions de personnes dans les zones les plus touchées au nord-est du Nigeria, dans la région de l’Extrême-Nord du Cameroun, à l’ouest du Tchad et au sud-ouest du Niger. L’impact combiné de l’aggravation de l’insécurité, de la rapide croissance de la population et de la grave vulnérabilité résultant des effets du changement climatique, de la dégradation de l’environnement, de la pauvreté et du sous-investissement dans les services sociaux se traduit par un nombre record de personnes ayant besoin de secours d’urgence. La violence continue a poussé 2,3 millions de personnes à fuir leurs foyers.


République Centrafricaine: Région : Est – Rapport hebdo de la situation no 2

REPORT from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs. Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA en collaboration avec les partenaires humanitaires. Il a été publié par le Sousbureau. OCHA Bambari et couvre la période du 09 au 15 Janvier 2017. Sur le plan géographique, il couvre les préfectures de Ouaka, Basse-Kotto, Haute Kotto, Mbomou, Haut-Mbomou et Vakaga.