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13 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Almost half of 124,000 recorded cholera cases are children. At least 923 people have died from the disease since late April. Children account for one quarter of the deaths.
12 Jun 2017 description
Armed conflicts last longer, are more violent and are more difficult to solve, according to a new analysis, which found ​2016 to be the fifth most deadly year on record in a quarter-century.
12 Jun 2017 description
The staff of the Voda Donbassa pumping station was forced to leave after a new localized spike in hostilities. The pumping station remains closed due to a lack of security guarantees.
12 Jun 2017 description
report Invisible Children
Armed group violence has escalated sharply in eastern CAR in recent weeks, particularly in Mbomou and Haute Kotto prefectures. In May alone, ex-Seleka forces and 'anti-balaka' militias killed 132 civilians in the towns of Bangassou and Bria.
12 Jun 2017 description
The EWARS system, which can be rapidly configured with minimal expertise, is designed for real-time information sharing using mobile phones and triggers automated alerts when disease thresholds are exceeded.
12 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
To end the disease for good, government representatives and partners pledged US$ 1.2 billion to protect 450 million children from polio every year.
12 Jun 2017 description
Since April, some 30,000 refugees have already arrived in Angola, fleeing violent attacks in the Kasai region. With 300-500 refugees arriving daily, the number could reach 50,000.
12 Jun 2017 description
The Start Network is putting together a new financing facility to enable a faster and more coordinated response to droughts, and plans to test its model in Pakistan and Zimbabwe.
12 Jun 2017 description
Armed conflict in Marawi in the Philippines as well as floods and landslides in Sri Lanka have resulted in the displacement of hundreds of thousands of people.
12 Jun 2017 description
"Children in areas affected by conflict and disasters are among the most vulnerable. No child must be left behind,” says ILO in a statement for World Day Against Child Labour.
10 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Since the start of violence in August 2016, 639 primary and secondary schools have been damaged by attacks. Many schools in the region have not been operating for more than 100 days.
10 Jun 2017 description
report Trócaire, Oxfam
Since the conflict reignited in 2011 in Kachin State, over 100,000 people remain living in IDP camps. Violence against women is heavily present in their past and current lives.
09 Jun 2017 description
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative informs that outbreak response plans are being finalized, including plans for targeted vaccination campaigns to rapidly raise population immunity.
09 Jun 2017 description
UNMISS finds the agreement to be a first step to dialogue and engagement, as Jonglei region has a long history of fighting, centered around cattle raiding and child abductions.
09 Jun 2017 description
report IRIN
The so-called 'New Way of Working' has, according to its champions, the potential to radically improve how emergency relief programmes are designed and delivered.
09 Jun 2017 description
“Providing support to those states that are still implementing key actions of the Convention is as important today as it was 20 years ago. It is a humanitarian imperative,” said Ambassador Hajnoczi.
09 Jun 2017 description
Protracted fighting and unrest are increasing the ranks of the displaced and hungry with some 37 countries, 28 of which are in Africa, requiring external assistance for food.
09 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Heavy violence in the city of Ar-Raqqa is threatening the lives of children. UNICEF has received alarming reports that at least 25 children were killed and scores injured in Ar-Raqqa city.
09 Jun 2017 description
IOM intends to target six million drought-affected individuals from April to December 2017 across Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya and Djibouti with a combination of lifesaving and early recovery interventions.
08 Jun 2017 description
A new collaboration with Facebook will allow the American Red Cross and the IFRC to use aggregated Facebook data to target communities in need, deliver aid, and fight disease when a disaster occurs.