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15 Mar 2017 description
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.
15 Mar 2017 description
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.
15 Mar 2017 description
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.
15 Mar 2017 description
The war, coupled with attacks on medical personnel and facilities, has dramatically weakened Syria's previously well-functioning health care system.
14 Mar 2017 description
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.
14 Mar 2017 description
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.
14 Mar 2017 description
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.
14 Mar 2017 description
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.
14 Mar 2017 description
The project will help foster sustainable reintegration by promoting economic development in communities of high return, building the capacity of government bodies.
14 Mar 2017 description
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.
14 Mar 2017 description
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.
13 Mar 2017 description
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.
13 Mar 2017 description
“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.
13 Mar 2017 description
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.
13 Mar 2017 description
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.
13 Mar 2017 description
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.
13 Mar 2017 description
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.
13 Mar 2017 description
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
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.