Currently, an estimated 166,000 people, including 82,000 children, on 22 islands in Vanuatu have been affected by Tropical Cyclone Pam. An estimated 50 to 90 per cent of local dwellings have been damaged by strong winds and approximately 75,000 people are in need of temporary emergency shelter and 110,000 people are without access to clean drinking water.
Since January 2015, heavy rains and flooding have resulted in the displacement of approximately 230,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs), most of whom are located in six districts in the Southern Region of Malawi. Preliminary inter-agency assessments conducted in February by a United Nations Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team, in collaboration with the Department of Disaster Management Affairs (DoDMA), identified approximately 250 displacement sites.
IOM provides assistance to internally displaced persons, stranded migrants and third-country refugees inside Syria as well as Syrian refugees, Iraqi and Lebanese returnees and vulnerable host communities in the neighbouring countries of Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey.