Severely malnourished children in Nigeria's Borno State benefit from WHO-supported stabilization centre
report — World Health Organization
An estimated 400,000 children are currently suffering from Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM). One in every five could die without urgently needed essential medicines and supplies.
At the World Humanitarian Summit, more than 3,000 commitments to action and nearly 20 initiatives were launched. The first reports are now available to search and download.
Myanmar + 3 othersLatest humanitarian snapshot highlights displacement in Myanmar, the Philippines and Bangladesh
infographic — UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
More than 30,000 people are estimated to have fled the Kokang Self Administered Zone after fighting erupted on 6 March between the Myanmar Military and National Democratic Alliance Army.
Bangladesh + 1 otherIFRC launches emergency appeal to support growing needs of migrants in Bangladesh
IFRC’s $3.2 million appeal will ensure that 25,000 new arrivals receive food aid and other emergency relief items, including shelter materials, clean water, sanitation and health care over nine months.
report — Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch has documented examples of law and practice from 40 countries, from Afghanistan to Yemen, instituting some level of protection for schools or universities.
19 Mar 2017 description
Humanitarian agencies are pushed to their limits; as many as 320,000 additional civilians may flee western Mosul
Humanitarian agencies are providing life-saving support to more than 1.3 million people from eastern and western Mosul including families who have stayed in their homes, and those who have fled.
19 Mar 2017 description
report — UN Children's Fund
The effects of El Niño continue to affect the country, with Cyclone Dineo further compounding the effect on agricultural harvesting. The nutrition situation is expected to remain poor until July.
18 Mar 2017 description
report — Acción contra el Hambre España
110 localidades han quedado aisladas. La distribución de bienes de primera necesidad, como alimentos y agua, es muy compleja, indica el Director País de Acción contra el Hambre.
Burkina Faso + 1 otherRepeated attacks targeting schools cause widespread fear among teachers and children in Burkina Faso
report — UN Children's Fund
All of 374 schools in Soum province are closed due to the insecurity concerns, affecting more than 54,600 students. The fear has also spread to neighboring provinces.
South Sudan + 5 othersEU scales up response to famine and drought-affected countries in Horn of Africa with additional €165 million
report — European Commission, European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
The assistance will be allocated to respond to the crisis caused by the conflict in South Sudan as well the drought in Somalia, Kenya, and Ethiopia.
report — Voice of America
The floods and mudslides caused by unusually heavy rains follow a series of other storms. According to national authorities, a total of 62 people have died and 12,000 homes have been destroyed so far this year.
Uganda + 1 otherSouth Sudan’s refugee crisis is world's fastest growing, Uganda and region need critical help
report — UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Total displacement from South Sudan into the surrounding region is now 1.6 million people. The rate of new displacement is alarming, representing an impossible burden on a region that is fast running short of resources to cope.
report — UN News Service
The United Nations and its humanitarian partners in Iraq are scrambling to get emergency sites ready amidst a mass exodus, with nearly 700,000 civilians still living in the city.
Nigeria + 3 othersWe must act now to address and prevent famine in four countries - UN relief chief
The world is facing the largest humanitarian crisis since the end of the Second World War, with almost 130 million people in 33 countries in need of life-saving humanitarian assistance and protection.
Widespread conflict between Dinka and non-Dinka in South Sudan's Equatorias raises risk of inter-ethnic violence
report — Assessment Capacities Project
Since July 2016, the security situation has significantly deteriorated in the Equatorias, which now form the new frontline of the conflict between the government and the opposition.
Turkey + 1 otherEU launches education programme for 230,000 refugee children to attend school in Turkey
report — European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, UN Children's Fund
The €34 million project, which will be implemented in partnership with UNICEF and the Turkish Red Crescent in support of the Government, will provide cash transfers to vulnerable refugee families.
In 2016, only 37% of the $531.5 million requested was funded. Thus, CAR has the highest caseload per capita globally given that half of its population needs humanitarian aid.
Kenya is experiencing the second consecutive season with widespread below-average rainfall; diminished food production has exhausted people’s capacity to cope with another shock.
The number of people displaced by the cyclone has risen to almost 247,000. Some 425,000 people have been severely affected by the disaster and require humanitarian assistance.
report — Save the Children
Degrading conditions on the Greek islands as a result of the agreement have led to a rise in self-harm, aggression, anxiety and depression, according to Save the Children.
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