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22 Mar 2017 description
The increase could be explained by two factors: violations related to restricting democratic space and the resurgence of activities of several armed groups, the Human Rights Council heard.
22 Mar 2017 description
From the scarcity of clean water resulting in water-borne diseases, to humanitarian access constraints, OCHA shows the challenges faced by some 6.2 million people in a harrowing photostory.
22 Mar 2017 description
A fall armyworm outbreak is causing considerable crop damage in seven countries in the region, concurrently with a cyclone in Madagascar, flooding in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
22 Mar 2017 description
The EU Civil Protection Mechanism has been activated and €250,000 has been mobilised for emergency relief to communities affected by floods and mudslides in Peru.
22 Mar 2017 description
Head of United Nations Support Mission in Libya (UNSMIL), Martin Kobler, warned that continued fighting in residential areas continued to endanger the civilian population.
22 Mar 2017 description
The ICRC is appealing for $400m to help those most affected by the humanitarian crises in Somalia, Yemen, South Sudan and north-east Nigeria. The funds will ensure 5 million vulnerable people receive essential aid.
22 Mar 2017 description
MSF teams in and around Mosul have received more than 1,800 patients needing urgent or lifesaving care in the last two months. Of those, 1,500 suffered conflict-related trauma.
22 Mar 2017 description
Users buy prepaid tokens from various suppliers and swipe them at the automated tap stands, which then dispense the requested amount of water.
22 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
One in four children worldwide will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a UNICEF report released on World Water Day.
21 Mar 2017 description
The UNESCO conference, which is being held this week in Paris, is focusing on education in emergencies and crises - a critical topic as we are witnessing the highest levels of displacement ever recorded.
21 Mar 2017 description
Extreme and unusual trends continue in 2017, said the World Meteorological Organization. This increase in global temperature is consistent with other changes occurring in the climate system.
21 Mar 2017 description
Thanks to a $22 million loan from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), FAO will increase rural livelihood support and restore food production in drought-affected regions.
21 Mar 2017 description
Despite improvements across all regions from 1990 to 2015, one in three people worldwide continue to live in low levels of human development, according to UNDP.
21 Mar 2017 description
Prolonged drought, conflict and food and water shortages have left 16 million people on the brink of starvation and resulted in a spike in the number of AWD cases – a key symptom of cholera.
21 Mar 2017 description
UNHCR is concerned by continuing forced return of hundreds of refugees from Cameroon’s far north region to north-eastern Nigeria despite the tripartite agreement.
21 Mar 2017 description
The MVAC forecast for April 2016-March 2017 showed that almost 40 percent of the total population would not be able to meet their annual minimum food requirements.
21 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
An estimated 175,000 people have no access to safe potable water due to contamination of wells and water sources, with indications that water-borne diseases such as diarrhoea are on the rise.
21 Mar 2017 description
In a country experiencing a worsening humanitarian situation, violence in Tanganyika province has displaced over 370,000 people making it the most urgent humanitarian hotspot.
20 Mar 2017 description
More than 20 million people in Nigeria, South Sudan, Somalia and Yemen are experiencing famine or at risk of famine over the coming six months.
20 Mar 2017 description
Las lluvias torrenciales han generado inundaciones, deslizamientos y flujos de lodo y piedras en 24 de las 25 regiones del país. Doce regiones han sido declaradas en Estado de Emergencia.