- UNHCR Operational Update for the South Sudan Emergency (11th - 17th November 2014)
- Govt/WFP/UNHCR: Joint Assessment Mission, October 2014
- GIEWS Country Brief, 11 Nov 2014
Appeals & Funding
DRC: A resurgence of ADF-NALU attacks in North Kivu are thought to have displaced 100,000 people, and killed at least 80. In South Kivu, there has been a significant increase in IDPs, mainly due to insecurity in Shabunda and Fizi territories. 7.3 million people across the country are estimated to be food insecure.
Central African Republic: 5,600 people have fled Bangui after a new wave of violence killed at least eight and injured 56. WASH and health are priority needs among the IDPs. A UN peacekeeper was ambushed and killed on the outskirts of the capital. In Kemo, IDPs have been slow to return as tensions have increased: ex-Seleka attacked Dekoa market on 11 October.
Ebola in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone: At 1 October, the total cumulative number of reported Ebola cases across the three countries had reached 7,470, including 3,431 deaths. However, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that only 40% of cases are being reported in Liberia and Sierra Leone. Social tensions and insecurity are growing. Many of the 3,700 children who have lost parents to Ebola are being rejected out of fear of infection.
Iraq:Up to 13% of IDPs are located in areas that are currently not considered accessible by humanitarian actors. The overall number and geographical spread of IDPs pose a major challenge for provision of assistance. Approximately 1.5 million individuals are in need of emergency food assistance. An estimated 580,000 people are in urgent need of emergency shelter assistance.
Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea: As a three-day countrywide shutdown came to an end in Sierra Leone, the UN Security Council set up a special mission to lead the global response to the Ebola outbreak. More than 5,800 cases have been reported since the beginning of the outbreak, including 2,800 deaths, and more than 13.5 million people are now considered in need of assistance as the impact of the epidemic spreads.
Ebola in Liberia, Sierra Leone, and Guinea: Transmission remains high, and case numbers doubled between the last week of August and the first of September in Liberia; in Sierra Leone 150 cases were reported for each of the last two weeks. Fewer cases have been reported in Guinea – 49 between 5 and 7 September – but the case fatality rate has been extremely high, at 65%.
Libya: Concern is growing for the increasing number of people affected by crisis since mid-July, as violence persists, rival governments are failing to assure basic services, and most humanitarian organisations have withdrawn.
Syria: Syrian refugee numbers have grown by a million in a year, and now exceed three million, while the journey out of Syria is getting tougher. 42 children were reported killed by government strikes over 29-31 August, while in IS-held areas there are reports of routine executions and amputations.
Message from the Chairperson
As Chairperson I have the great privilege of working with extraordinarily dedicated Council members and staff throughout the organisation. The commitment to working with the poorest people in the developing world and fulfilling our mission is very evident throughout the organisation.
Malaria Consortium announces a new multi-country programme to improve diagnosis of pneumonia in four countries in Africa and Southeast Asia. The programme aims to reduce child mortality by identifying the most accurate and user-friendly diagnostic tools for the management of pneumonia in Uganda, South Sudan, Ethiopia and Cambodia.
Pneumonia is a leading cause of death in children under five, often as a result of late care-seeking, inappropriate treatment due to a lack of awareness of pneumonia symptoms and misdiagnosing symptoms as malaria.
Insights from Administrator Rajiv Shah
Informe sobre la situación de las niñas en el mundo 'Opciones reales, vidas reales'
Informe sobre la situación de las niñas en el mundo 'Opciones reales, vidas reales' El estudio 'Opciones reales, vidas reales' elaborado por PLAN Internacional en el contexto de la campaña Por Ser Niña sigue la vida de 142 niñas de 9 países en vías de desarrollo y analiza la situación de las niñas en el mundo.
Son 142 niñas de El Salvador, República Dominicana, Brasil, Benín, Togo, Uganda, Camboya, Filipinas y Vietnam.
NAIROBI , 16 septembre 2012 (IRIN) - Le nombre de décès d'enfants âgés de moins de cinq ans est passé d'environ 12 millions en 1990 à 6,9 millions en 2011. Le message, qui a été communiqué dans un rapport récent du Fonds des Nations Unies pour l'enfance (UNICEF), est que grâce à un plus grand engagement des gouvernements et de leurs partenaires pour la survie des enfants, la mortalité infantile continuera de baisser.
NAIROBI, 13 September 2012 (IRIN) - In 1990, an estimated 12 million children around the world died under age five; by 2011, that figure had dropped to 6.9 million. The message, from a new report by the UN Children's Fund (UNICEF), is that with greater commitment to child survival from governments and their partners, these figures can go lower still.
FOCUS - MALI, a multi-faceted crisis
A day in Abala camp (Niger)
A food crisis looming over the most vulnerable families (Chad)
La crise alimentaire menace les familles vulnérables (Tchad)
Urgent action is still needed (Horn of Africa)
The rise of the cash based response (Somalia)
How farmers can double or triple their income (Uganda)
“All rain starts from just one drop” (Sudan)
Kitchen gardening as a source of income and food (CAR)
The first open-defecation free village (South Sudan)
Overview of the independent evaluation The success of malaria control efforts depends on a high level of coverage in the use of effective antimalarials such as artemisinin-based combination therapies (ACTs). Although these antimalarials have been procured in large amounts by countries, evidence suggests that ACT use still remains far below target levels.
UNITED NATIONS, Jul 10 2012 (IPS) - Knowledge-sharing has become a cornerstone of successful cooperation among developing countries, in areas ranging from agriculture to health and renewable energies.
“There is a feeling that there are some solutions which can be generated by the South for the benefit of the South, and that ought to be shared between Southern countries,” John Ashe, president of the United Nations High-level Committee on South-South Cooperation, told IPS.
5th & 6th Meetings (AM & PM)
Outcome Document Affirms Poverty Eradication
As Greatest Challenge, Recommends Strengthening of Institutional Framework
RIO DE JANEIRO, 22 June — High-level officials of nearly every Member State meeting in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, renewed their commitments to ensuring an “economically, socially and environmentally sustainable future for our planet and for present and future generations”, as the United Nations Conference on Sustainable Development — Rio+20 — closed this afternoon.
08 MAY 2012
Volunteer British doctors, nurses and midwives will train more than 13,000 health workers to provide life-saving care for millions of the world’s poorest people, International Development Secretary Andrew Mitchell announced today.
Skilled health professionals from Britain will teach and offer practical assistance to their counterparts in the developing world under the Government’s Health Partnership Scheme. Over four years, the flagship programme will:
Life-saving malaria treatment can be bought for less than one US dollar Geneva - An innovative initiative led by the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria to put affordable and effective anti-malaria medicines in remote communities in Africa, is making rapid progress in Ghana, Kenya, Madagascar, Nigeria, Tanzania and Uganda.