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21 Jun 2017 description
New disasters and deteriorating protracted emergencies have pushed humanitarian requirements across 37 countries worldwide in 2017 to US$23.5 billion.
21 Jun 2017 description
report Human Rights Watch
New Human Rights Watch research shows that people with disabilities are often unable to flee violence and face unsafe and unhealthy conditions in displacement camps.
21 Jun 2017 description
Despite famine having eased, the situation remains dire as the number of people struggling to find enough food each day has grown to 6 million - up from 4.9 million in February.
20 Jun 2017 description
Various actors are fuelling ethnic hatred, resulting in extremely grave, widespread and apparently planned attacks against civilians, High Commissioner Zeid told the UN Human Rights Council today.
20 Jun 2017 description
report El Espectador
La costa pacífica, el Chocó y Norte de Santander son las tres zonas críticas en este momento. Sin embargo, el mayor reto es acabar con el desplazamiento prolongado, dice el ACNUR.
20 Jun 2017 description
Since the beginning of the year, over 77,000 people have tried to cross the Mediterranean to Europe. More than 2,000 people are reported to have died or gone missing.
20 Jun 2017 description
Poor belg rains coupled with armyworm damages will reduce projected harvest this year. More than 145,000 hectares of maize crop is reportedly affected by the infestation nationwide.
20 Jun 2017 description
report CARE
A CARE International report states that Syrians in Jordan remain desperate for work, impacted by debt, and struggling with changing gender roles within families.
20 Jun 2017 description
More than 30 donors and organizations agreed to adopt the Grand Bargain, a package of reforms that would seek to reduce the gap. But the initially high political momentum is fading.
19 Jun 2017 description
report Voice of America
The UN says Uganda took in more refugees than any other part of the world in 2016. The influx continues, straining the country’s already overburdened health care system.
19 Jun 2017 description
The injuries caused when wars are fought in densely populated cities like Mosul are terrible, says the ICRC. Staying in the city's old quarter can mean dying, but trying to escape can mean dying too.
19 Jun 2017 description
Seminar at FAO aims to catalyse renewed international push to tackle impacts of drought, which drive not only hunger, but also cause economic losses up to $8 billion annually.
19 Jun 2017 description
report Oxfam
This report identifies the impact of European migration policies on family unity and calls on the governments of EU member states to protect the right to family life of refugees.
19 Jun 2017 description
The figure comprises three important components: refugee numbers, displacement of people inside their own countries, and asylum seekers.
19 Jun 2017 description
New report by Child Soldiers International reveals cycle of violence and rejection suffered by former girl soldiers in DR Congo and hears why some are re-joining armed groups.
18 Jun 2017 description
According to Amnesty, more than 900,000 South Sudanese refugees have sought safety in Uganda, but funding shortfalls mean that many of them are not receiving basic services.
17 Jun 2017 description
report UN News Service
Population growth means demand for food and water is set to double by 2050 but crop yields are projected to fall precipitously on drought affected, degraded land. More than 1.3 billion people are in this situation.
16 Jun 2017 description
More than 135,000 are already feared to have contracted the water-borne disease, as the country grapples with conflict. WHO figures show that more than 950 people have already died.
16 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Children having to fetch water from alternative sources, or who are forced to leave their homes due to disruptions to safe water supplies, face dangers from ongoing fighting and other forms of abuse.
16 Jun 2017 description
Of the 862,000 displaced by the conflict, the UNHCR states that 100,000 civilians are being held as human shields by ISIS fighters in West Mosul, where they are living without food, water or fuel.