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24 Aug 2016 description
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Increasingly Complex Conflicts with Devastating Impact on Children, UN Special Representative for Children and Armed Conflict Warns General Assembly in Annual Report

23 Aug 2016

New York – In her annual report to the General Assembly, the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children and Armed Conflict, Leila Zerrougui, highlighted the devastating impact on children of increasingly complex conflicts, despite concerted efforts and significant progress achieved over the past year.

23 Aug 2016 description

Brigitte Rohwerder, July 2016


What have been the different approaches/strategies to transitional shelter in post-natural disaster contexts in developing countries and what lessons have been learned (with a focus on the non-technical aspects of transitional shelter)?


Literature on approaches to transitional shelter in post-natural disaster contexts reflects the variety of different approaches and definitions, which complicate understandings of transitional shelter and lessons learned.

18 Aug 2016 description

By Mary Joy Elvarosa, IFRC

Heavy rains and flooding caused by the southwest monsoon combined with a low-pressure weather front, forced over 260,000 people to flee their homes in the Philippines last weekend August 13-14.

The intense monsoon rains affected six regions of the country, mostly in Luzon, triggering flooding as well as landslides in some parts of Rizal province and Northern Luzon.

18 Aug 2016 description

The dialogue leading up to the WHS has cast a spotlight on humanitarian cash transfers. Significant global attention has centered on the role of cash transfers in bringing efficiency to the humanitarian system and improving outcomes for crisis-affected populations. U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called for cash-based programming to be the default method of support for affected populations1 , and various high-level panels2 have called for broad scale-up of cash transfers in humanitarian programming.

18 Aug 2016 description
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By Abdelsalam Al-Salat

KUWAIT, Aug 18 (KUNA) -- Through its efforts in helping people around the globe, the State of Kuwait will mark the United Nation's World Humanitarian Day on August 19th.

In recent history, Kuwait had played an integral part in launching several humanitarian initiatives to make sure that the suffering and the pain felt by the disadvantaged and the needy worldwide would be lessened.

15 Aug 2016 description


Since the end of July, more than 422,000 people across Myanmar have been displaced by monsoon flooding. As flood waters recede, affected communities are beginning to return home. Local and regional governments continue to lead the response in collaboration with national partners and the private sector.
International organizations are providing targeted assistance upon the request of authorities, particularly for additional food supplies. To date, no major gaps have been identified.

422,000 people displaced

11 Aug 2016 description


  • Drought has left 23 million requiring food assistance in Southern Africa.

  • An outbreak of fighting in South Sudan has caused new displacements and food price increases in the capital Juba. The South Sudan IPC update for April 2016 estimated that 4.8 million people (40 percent of the population) would face severe food insecurity in the May–July 2016 lean season.

10 Aug 2016 description


Alors que des soldats de la paix, des fonctionnaires de police, des entrepreneurs du secteur privé et d’autres membres de la communauté internationale étaient déployés en Bosnie-Herzégovine et au Kosovo sous administration des Nations Unies (résolution 1244 du Conseil de sécurité) pendant les guerres qui ont sévi dans les Balkans occidentaux de 1992 à 1999, la prostitution, qui était un commerce local à petite échelle entre les mains de réseaux criminels organisés, est devenue une industrie florissante.

09 Aug 2016 description

Armed fighting between government security forces and non-state armed groups since the first week of July has caused the displacement of around 3,400 families in Basilan Province, southern Philippines.

The affected families in Tipo-Tipo, Al-Barka and Ungkaya Pukan municipalities have sought refuge with their relatives after shelling and air strikes occurred on an almost daily basis over the past three weeks. Casualties and injured fighters were reported on both sides, while a few civilians were also wounded as a consequence of the clashes.

08 Aug 2016 description


As of 8 August, nearly 360,000 people have been displaced by seasonal monsoon flooding in Magway, Mandalay, Sagaing, Kachin, Ayeyarwady, Mon, Yangon and Bago. Of the total displaced population, 200,000 people are in Magway. State and regional authorities are providing food, water, NFIs, cash and construction materials. Humanitarian organizations are also supporting the government’s response with additional food support. Flood waters are gradually moving south towards the Ayeyarwady Delta as monsoon rains continue to affect various parts of the country.

08 Aug 2016 description


  • Tropical Storm “Nida” (or “Carina) has triggered landslide and tornado incidents in several areas in Region I, IV, CAR and MIMAROPA. Based on NDRRMCE report, 7 houses were reportedly damaged and 8,809 people were affected by the storm.

  • Flood in Pontevedra, Negros Occidental Province, affected 348 families.


04 Aug 2016 description

TUGUEGARAO CITY, Cagayan, August 3 (PIA) - - Although some families have been evacuated to safer areas for possible flooding and landslides, no casualties and major damages have been reported so far in the region.

Norma Talosig, regional director of the Office of the Civil Defense (OCD) and chair of the Regional Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council (RDRRMC), said Typhoon Carina spared the region from major damages after it made landfall in Cagayan on Sunday afternoon.

02 Aug 2016 description

Aug 2, 2016: New Delhi: Manila: The International Planned Parenthood Federation through its humanitarian wing, the SPRINT Initiative, is providing humanitarian assistance in the conflict-affected areas of Cotabato in the Philippines.

01 Aug 2016 description


  • The Philippines is actively working towards fulfillment of WHS core commitments.

  • Farmers are just beginning to recover from the effects of El Niño as La Niña begins.

  • Typhoon Koppu in October 2015 displaced over one million people. The Central Emergency Response Fund was a key tool for the international humanitarian community to support the Government.

  • July is National Disaster Consciousness Month to raise awareness of the country’s disaster awareness programmes.

27 Jul 2016 description

118 000 people were displaced in September 2013 by armed confrontation between the Armed Forces of the Philippines and a splinter group of the Moro National Liberation Front (MNLF); 17 000 remain displaced to date, mostly from the indigenous Tausug and Badjao populations. The lack of durable solutions for the remaining IDPs worsens the need for sustainable livelihoods, access to safe water supply and other basic services.