Basement schools provide safety and vital continuity for Syrian children under siege
report — UN Children's Fund
After six years of conflict in Syria, an estimated 1.75 million children are out of school. Basement schools, though not the best learning environment, are a safe option for children to continue their education.
report — Department for International Development, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, World Food Programme, UN Children's Fund, UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Four UN agencies have invested in the Ready to Respond Project to better prepare the region for further escalation of violence and potential new emergencies - while responding to immediate needs.
Of these, about 10.2 million people are in IPC Phase 3 ‘crisis’ and 6.8 million people are in IPC Phase 4 ‘emergency’. The population under Emergency and Crisis has increased by 20% compared to the June 2016 IPC analysis.
report — Médecins Sans Frontières
The war, coupled with attacks on medical personnel and facilities, has dramatically weakened Syria's previously well-functioning health care system.
El Plan de Acción Regional fue adoptado por los gobiernos durante la Quinta Plataforma Regional para la Reducción de Riesgo de Desastres en las Américas en Montreal, Canadá.
report — Save the Children
In what is now Africa’s largest refugee crisis, more than half a million people have escaped from South Sudan, the majority into Uganda. 86% are women and children arriving terrified, hungry and often alone.
Syria Humanitarian Response Plan requires US$3.4 billion to assist 13.5 million people in 2017
report — UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Syrian Arab Republic
As humanitarian needs are expected to persist if not increase, some 126 humanitarian organizations, including NGOs, UN agencies and international organizations have projects in the plan.
report — Caritas
Children now comprise half the world's total number of refugees and face great risks from human traffickers and sexual predators. Their voices and needs are going unheard, says the agency.
The project will help foster sustainable reintegration by promoting economic development in communities of high return, building the capacity of government bodies.
report — World Health Organization
In 12 governorates where the campaign is ongoing, focus is on more than 500,000 children living in hard-to-reach areas. Many of these children were missed in previous campaigns.
report — Assessment Capacities Project
Food availability is a challenge to affected populations in remote areas cut off by damaged roads. All the crops and rice fields in Antalaha and Sambava have been submerged and destroyed.
Le Coordonnateur humanitaire pour la République centrafricaine appelle au respect du droit international humanitaire
Un déferlement de la violence aurait un impact dévastateur sur la population centrafricaine alors que 2,2 millions de personnes ont toujours besoin d’une aide humanitaire, a dit Michel Yao.
report — World Food Programme
“It is a race against time," said Executive Director Ertharin Cousin, adding that some areas are inaccessible, where people are severely food insecure and at serious risk of dying of hunger.
report — Thomson Reuters Foundation
A survey conducted by government agencies and relief organizations found that both food insecurity and debt were rising sharply among families hit by drought, the WFP office in Sri Lanka confirmed.
report — Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
Chinese authorities estimate that more than 20,000 people are taking refuge in a town close to the Kokang region of Myanmar's Shan State.
The appeal seeks almost SwFr900,000 to focus on interventions in health, water, sanitation and hygiene and shelter (including non-food items) over eight months.
New I-Kit helps governments prepare a well-coordinated, timely and strategic communication strategy and implementation plan that can manage people’s expectations during an emergency and assist response efforts.
report — UN Children's Fund
Grave violations against children in Syria were the highest on record in 2016, said UNICEF in a grim assessment of the conflict’s impact on children, as the war reaches six years.
12 Mar 2017 description
report — Oxfam
A study aims to audit and understand the overall perceptions of communities and aid workers on the performance of the humanitarian aid effort in gender mainstreaming in the country.
11 Mar 2017 description
report — UN High Commissioner for Refugees
To continue its vital work, UNHCR urgently needs an additional infusion of funds, including US$7 million in the next 14 days and an additional US$30 million in the next two months.
European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)113