Depuis le début de l’année, la situation humanitaire est demeurée globalement préoccupante en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC). Trois faits majeurs ont marqué l’évolution du contexte socio-politique et sécuritaire ayant des répercussions humanitaires.
Chad continues on its path towards stabilisation and sustainable recovery. Peace dividends such as an improved security environment and political stability have reinforced the country’s status as a host nation for people affected by conflict in neighbouring countries in a region marked by political turmoil.
The humanitarian situation in Afghanistan continues to deteriorate, with growing needs amongst internally displaced people (IDPs), other people struggling with the impact of conflict and natural disasters and communities exposed to communicable diseases coupled with challenges for some populations to access basic services.
Since the Philippines (Mindanao) Humanitarian Action Plan 2013 was published in December 2012, communities in Mindanao continued to be affected by armed conflict, clan feuds, generalized violence and natural disasters. On 4 December 2012, Typhoon Bopha, locally known as Pablo, swept across Mindanao causing massive destruction particularly in Davao and Caraga regions in the east. Bopha affected over 6.2 million people and left 1,146 dead, 834 still missing and destroyed over 230,000 homes.
Hurricane Sandy hit the eastern region of Cuba hard. It passed through the country on 25 October, 2012 as a category 2 Hurricane (approaching category 3) in a five hours span. Sustained winds reached 200 km/h as Sandy lashed Cuba´s second and third most populated provinces of Santiago de Cuba and Holguin, respectively.