Partners encouraged to reprioritize water trucking amidst improving rains in drought-affected areas
Government and partners coordinating response to malaria outbreak and flooding in Gambella region.
PM calls on irregular Ethiopian migrants in Saudi Arabia to return home within amnesty
Note by the Secretary-General
The Secretary-General has the honour to transmit to the General Assembly the report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization, submitted in accordance with General Assembly resolution 70/300.
Report of the Director-General of the World Health Organization on consolidating gains and accelerating efforts to control and eliminate malaria in developing countries, particularly in Africa, by 2030
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MANILA – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is providing dates to thousands of school children in Central Mindanao through the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP). A gift from the King Salman Humanitarian Aid and Relief Centre (KS Relief), the 30 metric tonnes of dates will be distributed by WFP through its school meals programme.
RIYADH, May 18 (KUNA) - Saudi King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud on Thursday ordered the competent bodies in the Kingdom to respond urgently to the cholera outbreak in Yemen.
Acting on these royal instructions, King Salman Center for Relief and Humanitarian Aid (KSCRHA) set up a taskforce on emergency medical intervention to contain the deadly disease, KSCRHA general supervisor Dr. Abdullah Al-Rabi'a said.
Water: Are we all too wet behind the ears?
March 22 marked World Water Day; a day when we’re all supposed to take action to tackle the water crisis. But how many people even know there’s a crisis to be tackled? Certainly, a good few in the developing world will be aware that there’s something not quite right, since a full 1.8 billion of them still use a contaminated source of drinking water. This puts them at risk of contracting cholera, dysentery, typhoid and polio.
Geneva/Sana'a (ICRC) – The suffering of thousands of families who have had no contact with relatives detained in relation to the conflict in Yemen must end, the International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday.
"We urgently call on all sides, including states supporting parties on the ground, to ensure unconditional and immediate access to people detained in relation with the conflict," said Dominik Stillhart, ICRC's global Director of Operations, who completed a five-day visit to Yemen on Tuesday.
IOM’s overall vision is to enhance good governance of migration throughout the Middle East and North Africa region, ultimately aspiring towards migration and human mobility that is humane and orderly and that benefits migrants and societies.
IOM will do so by addressing the mobility dimensions of crises affecting the region and by contributing to structural transformations in the way in which migration is approached, addressed and discussed in the Middle East and North Africa.
Insecurity Insight’s monitoring of open sources identified 309 events in 21 countries that affected health workers, health facilities and ambulances in 2016.
The actual number of events affecting healthcare is undoubtedly higher. These 309 events only include incidents reported in open sources and do not reflect actual incident numbers, highlighting the limitations of open-source data. For example, open sources frequently reported the number of health workers killed, less so injuries. If health worker injuries were reported, the number of staff affected was not always given.
In March 2015, conflict erupted in Yemen and thousands of refugees and migrants fled to neighbouring countries, including Oman, Saudi Arabia, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Somalia and Sudan. While the number of new arrivals from Yemen to the Horn of Africa remained low in 2016 and continues to do so in 2017, the ongoing humanitarian crisis inside the country remains dire. At the same time, large numbers of refugees and migrants from the Horn make the journey to Yemen.
Chissey Mueller, Migrant Assistance and Protection Officer with IOM, the UN Migration Agency in Yemen, talks
to us about child protection in Yemen in a Q&A.
Question: What is the situation of children in Yemen these days?
Answer: Even before the conflict, Yemen was the poorest country in the Middle East and struggled to address a number of protection issues for Yemeni and migrant children. Child begging and child labour was really visible, particularly on the streets.
In 2017, Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) in the MENA region requested US$6.2 billion. The total amount received to date is $1.0 billion (16%), which leaves a shortfall of $5.2 billion (84%).
The Syria Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) requested US$5.58 billion. The total amount received to date is $1.65 billion (30%), which leaves a shortfall of $3.92 billion (70%).
WaPOR: database dissemination portal and APIs
The FAO portal to monitor Water Productivity through Open access of Remotely sensed derived data (WaPOR) monitors and reports on agriculture water productivity over Africa and the Near East.
It provides open access to the water productivity database and its thousands of underlying map layers, it allows for direct data queries, time series analyses, area statistics and data download of key variables associated to water and land productivity assessments.