22 Jan 2017 description
report — Sphere Project
A new version of the Sphere training package was developed to strengthen the capacity of humanitarian staff working in and around Syria. Now available for download in Arabic.
Humanitarian agencies call for action as more than 15 million people in Somalia, south-eastern Ethiopia, and northern and eastern Kenya are facing food and water shortages.
The past year was marked by changing migration trends, more dangerous journeys and shift in the profiles of refugees and migrants arriving in Europe, including women and children.
The continued deepening and geographic spread of the conflict has increased the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017, now 9.3 million.
UNICEF's emergency plans are set to support up to 40,000 people for three months with health care, water, sanitation and education along border areas and to help host communities cope with the influx of refugees.
Millions of family farmers in developing countries suffer from lack of access to freshwater, while conflicts over water resources already surpass those tied to land disputes in some regions.
The IDF commits to support the G7’s InsuResilience call to action to extend risk insurance to an additional 400 million people in developing countries by the year 2020.
report — Voice of America
"The devastating drought ravaging many parts of the country continues to take a terrible toll on animals. Many children and aged have lost their lives and now those who were strong enough to endure have started to fall," he said.
More than 34 million people in Latin America and the Caribbean still suffer from hunger, but the region is boosting its ability to make agriculture sustainable and ensure food security by curbing disaster risk.
report — Catholic Agency for Overseas Development, Danish Refugee Council, Trócaire, Lutheran World Federation, CARE, Christian Aid, Mercy Corps, Médecins du Monde, Solidarités International, Oxfam, International Rescue Committee, HelpAge International, Save the Children, World Vision, Diakonia Sweden, Dorcas Aid International, Terre des hommes Italia, Secours Islamique France, Finn Church Aid, Première Urgence Internationale
Refugees face similar challenges across Syria’s neighbouring countries, a report by 28 NGOs has found, warning that long-term efforts are still needed by the international community and host governments.
South Sudan + 6 othersUN refugee agency seeks US $781 million for South Sudan's humanitarian crisis
report — UN High Commissioner for Refugees
With regional displacement figures from South Sudan in the first half of 2016 much higher than original projections, the UNHCR had to revise the requirements for 2017.
The security situation in Donetsk and Luhansk regions is deteriorating as the sides continue to violate the ceasefire and other agreements, with an increase in the use of weapons proscribed by these agreements.
report — Save the Children
Nearly 2,000 refugees, including up to 300 children, are at risk of freezing to death, frostbite and hypothermia in makeshift accommodation in Serbia, where temperatures are lower than -14C.
The Regional Refugee and Migrant Response Plan aims at complementing and reinforcing government efforts to ensure safe access to asylum and the protection of refugees and migrants.
The destocking exercise enables pastoralists to salvage some capital from their livestock, support families to meet their food needs, relieve pressure on scarce water resources, protect their livelihoods and strengthen drought recovery efforts.
Nigeria + 3 othersEuropean Commission releases €40 million for urgent humanitarian needs in Lake Chad Region
report — European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
The additional contribution from the EU will benefit the most vulnerable populations in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger with provisions of food, water and sanitation, health and protection.
report — Famine Early Warning System Network
In a worst-case scenario where conflict intensifies and humanitarian access is further limited, Famine (IPC Phase 5), marked by high levels of excess mortality, is possible, warns FEWS NET.
report — Voice of America
WHO worries that because the area is so remote it is very difficult to access: "There is no one to control the outbreak because we are still trying to organize a kind of rescue operation to go there".
Despite a more than 50 per cent increase in enrolment since last June, over 40 per cent of children of school-going age – or 380,000 child refugees – are still missing out on an education.
Yemen projects to help 9 million people with basic health and nutrition services and work opportunities
report — World Bank
The World Bank will finance two projects aimed at providing vulnerable women and children with access to health and nutrition services, income opportunities for the poorest households, and essential social services.
European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)104