report — International Crisis Group
The region hosts hundreds of thousands of refugees and IDPs fleeing Boko Haram violence, adding to the burdens of an already impoverished host population.
As relief organizations increase response to the humanitarian emergency in the north-east of Nigeria, more support is required to sustain life-saving assistance to millions devastated by Boko Haram-linked violence.
report — Thomson Reuters Foundation
Drones filled with food, water or medicine could be indispensable in humanitarian emergencies by delivering live-saving supplies to remote areas hit by natural disasters or conflict.
report — UN High Commissioner for Refugees
It is estimated that up to 250,000 people could be displaced. Almost 217,000 people have fled hostilities since 17 October, of whom around 160,000 are still displaced.
Increased fighting along the Western Coast and greater restrictions of life-saving commodities, including food staples, into Al Hudaydah Port are aggravating an already terrible humanitarian situation in Yemen.
The CERF funds will immediately provide water and health, nutritional and agricultural services. The funds will help pastoralist communities in the Somali region, who are most in need.
report — World Health Organization
A nationwide polio immunization campaign in Yemen, launched by national health authorities with support from WHO and UNICEF, aims to immunize 5,019,648 children under-five.
report — UN Children's Fund
Exact data on the number of children recruited are difficult to confirm. UNICEF estimates that tens of thousands under the age of 18 are used in conflicts worldwide.
Yemen + 3 othersAbout 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death as famine looms in four countries
report — UN Children's Fund
UNICEF is working with partners to provide therapeutic treatment to severely malnourished children in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen.
report — UN Mission in Colombia
The UN Mission in Colombia is verifying the operation as more former fighters and their families arrive in designated zones on "historic" day for the country's peace process.
Zeid Ra’ad Al Hussein urges the Government to take immediate steps to halt widespread human rights violations, including apparent summary executions, by the country’s armed forces.
Due to the harsh social-economic situation in Eastern Ukraine, women are forced to offer sex for survival or in exchange for protection and they have become especially vulnerable to human trafficking.
The two agency heads warn that food shortages will have dire consequences on the health and protection of 5 million vulnerable people, unless more support is urgently made available.
Philippines + 4 othersLatest humanitarian snapshot highlights flooding in the Philippines and Indonesia
infographic — UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
As of 19 February, over 30,700 people remain displaced in northeastern Mindanao (Caraga region) by flooding. At least 2,100 people are in 18 shelters, while most are staying with relatives.
report — World Food Programme, UN Children's Fund, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
War and a collapsing economy have left 100,000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine was declared today. Another one million people are classified as being on the brink of famine.
report — Human Rights Watch
Although accounts of gender-based violence have emerged from ISIS controlled-areas, these are the first cases against Sunni Arab women in Iraq that HRW has documented.
19 Feb 2017 description
With fighting in western part of the city now starting, humanitarian partners are racing against the clock to prepare emergency sites south of Mosul to receive displaced families.
A total of US$825 million is requested for the first half of 2017 to reach 5.5 million people with life-saving assistance and livelihood support, so as to prevent the worst-case scenario.
Tropical Cyclone Dineo made landfall in southern Mozambique on 15 February 2017. Urban flooding in villages and cities may affect more than 200,000 people over the next seven days.
Humanitarian agencies are rushing to prepare for the humanitarian impact of the military campaign. Emergency sites are being constructed and stocks of life-saving supplies are being pre-positioned.
European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)108