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14 Mar 2017 description
report Government of Japan
  1. On March 14, the Government of Japan decided to extend Emergency Grant Aid of 26 million US dollars in response to the famine in the Middle East and Africa through 6 international organizations and agencies including the World Food Programme (WFP).

  2. This assistance is also provided as a swift response to United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres’s call for support. Japan will provide humanitarian assistance such as food, nutrition, health and WASH (Water and Sanitation) in Somalia, South Sudan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Yemen, and Kenya.

13 Mar 2017 description

ADEN/SANA’A – The Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), Ertharin Cousin, who has been visiting Yemen, urged the international community to help prevent a famine by providing resources to meet the immediate needs of the severely food insecure.

Cousin also pleaded with the warring parties and authorities in Aden and Sana’a for access to reach hungry people who will die if they do not receive food and nutrition support.

13 Mar 2017 description
report Theirworld

This week we have been marking International Women's Day with inspiring stories about people who are tackling gender inequality. Here we look at the continuing attacks on girls' education. Around the world there are 121 million children and adolescents who don't go to school.

Girls make up 53% of those out of primary school and 52% of of those out of lower secondary school, even though only 48% of the world’s under-15 population are girls, according to the Global Partnership for Education.

13 Mar 2017 description

The Danish Minister for Development Cooperation, Ulla Tørnæs, is now increasing Denmark’s humanitarian assistance to combat the acute food security crisis in the Horn of Africa and Yemen. Denmark will provide 300 mio. DKK (approx. 42,8 mio. USD) in humanitarian assistance to the World Food Programme (WFP), the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and to Danish NGO’s working in the affected countries.

13 Mar 2017 description

Editorial

Nathalie HerlemontZoritchak • Regaining a sense of the humanitarian imperative – p. 3

Perspectives

François Frison-Roche • Yemen: a conflict behind closed doors – p. 12

Lucile Grosjean • Yemen: the challenge of maintaining a humanitarian access – p. 17

Focus: Syria: the future in limbo

Entretien avec Laure Stephan, Jean-Hervé Bradol et Matthieu Rey • Crossing glances on Syria – p. 36

13 Mar 2017 description
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CONTENTS

International news -MSF Situation updates

Emergency update - After life in Mosul

Medical update - Fighting NCDs in Jordan

In focus - Life at war in Yemen

MSF voices - MSF in Gaza and Nablus

In pictures- MSF’s 2016

Pull-out - Build your own ambulance

WELCOME

11 Mar 2017 description

"All of those killed were civilians, none were holding weapons"

HODEIDAH, March 11 (Reuters) - At least 22 civilians were killed on Friday and dozens wounded when a Saudi-led coalition air strike hit a market in western Yemen causing a fire to break out, a local official said.

Read more on the Thomson Reuters Foundation

11 Mar 2017 description

Key Messages

  • Since early February, rainfall has been slightly above average in parts of western and southwestern Ethiopia, much of Uganda, Tanzania, and Burundi, with areas of below-average rainfall in northeastern and southern Ethiopia, western Kenya, and Rwanda. During this time, much of Somalia remained seasonally dry.

11 Mar 2017 description
report UN Security Council

SC/12748

Security Council
7897th Meeting (AM)

Twenty million people across four countries faced starvation and famine if the international community did not act quickly, the United Nations humanitarian chief warned the Security Council today, expressing alarm at the funding gap to meet the needs in Yemen, South Sudan, Somalia and north-eastern Nigeria.

10 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • UN declares Yemen the largest food security emergency in the world

  • Persistent fighting along the western coast displaces more than 48,000 people in Ta’izz Governorate

  • Insecurity at ports and overland transportation routes blocks medical supplies and other humanitarian assistance

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

10 Mar 2017 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • FGoS declares a national disaster for drought in Somalia

  • Somalia HCT releases Operational Plan for Famine Prevention

  • GoK, USG declare disasters for drought and food insecurity in Kenya

  • UN Secretary-General calls for urgent scale-up in international assistance

  • USG commits additional $131 million for relief efforts in the Horn of Africa

KEY DEVELOPMENTS