UN’s Emergency Fund provides life-line for Somalia

A $20 million boost from the UN’s Central Emergency Fund (CERF) will go a long way in providing life-saving aid in Somalia, but it won’t be enough to halt a deepening crisis, aid agencies warn.


WFP urgently needs $21 million to provide food assistance in Yemen

WFP’s new Protracted Relief and Recovery Operation started in July, supporting a gradual shift from relief to recovery for six million people over two years. In August, WFP plans to reach 2.5 million people.

Liberia + 3 others

Liberia imposes curfew as Ebola crisis grows

President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf imposed a nighttime curfew and quarantined two neighbourhoods in a bid to stem the epidemic.


404,000 people remain in need of immediate humanitarian assistance

The updated Humanitarian Needs Overview highlights basic services, protection and durable solutions for IDPs, health and WASH related to the cholera epidemic, severe food and nutrition insecurity and high vulnerability and low resilience to natural hazards as priorities.

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