report — UN Development Programme
UNDP is working with the Government, the Global Fund and IOM to address gender-based violence as part of mental health and psychosocial support programmes, particularly for women displaced by the three-year conflict.
A new assessment recommends adopting a multi-stakeholder approach, assessing funding strategies, and data collaboration with NGOs and other non-state actors.
report — Handicap International
Handicap International ensures strong representation of women in its demining teams – reflecting the high proportion of women in the Colombian population – and gives them “leadership” positions.
Nigeria + 3 othersPrevailing insecurity still a challenge to humanitarian access in Lake Chad Basin
Over 10 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in the conflict-affected region, including 7.1 million people suffering from food insecurity at crisis and emergency levels.
report — International Fund for Agricultural Development, World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Leaders from the three UN Rome-based agencies marked International Women's Day by reinforcing their commitments to step up efforts to invest in the capacities of rural women as key agents of change in building a world without hunger.
report — Voice of America
Since December, floods have killed 246 people, injured 128 and left nearly 2,000 homeless ... Those who have survived the floods say they have lost their possessions.
report — ActionAid, Danish Refugee Council, CORD, Amnesty International, CESVI - Cooperazione e Sviluppo Onlus, Welthungerhilfe, Gruppo di Volontariato Civile, Habitat for Humanity, Jesuit Refugee Service, Trócaire, Islamic Relief, INTERSOS, CARE, Terre des hommes, Caritas, International Aid Services, Concord, Cordaid, Handicap International, Action Contre la Faim France, Human Rights Watch, International Catholic Migration Commission, Médecins du Monde, Oxfam, International Rescue Committee, International Rehabilitation Council for Torture Victims, Fédération Internationale des Ligues des Droits de I'Homme, Save the Children, World Vision, Dorcas Aid International, Secours Islamique France, ACT Alliance, Pro Asyl, International Helsinki Federation for Human Rights
The statement comes ahead of this week’s EU summit, following months of policies aimed at shutting migration routes across the Mediterranean at any cost.
Struggling to survive in desperate circumstances, over 1.6 million Ukrainians have been displaced within the country, with 3.8 million needing humanitarian assistance.
report — Council of Europe
Non-comprehensive data collection, inadequate reception conditions, problems with age verification and identification of victims are among the key challenges identified.
report — European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
EU aid is covering the essential needs of the most vulnerable in Iraq, including food, health care, water, sanitation and hygiene as well as protection, shelter and education in emergencies.
Yemen + 1 otherJapan provides timely food support as WFP steps up efforts to prevent famine in Yemen
report — World Food Programme
Some US$13 million from the Government of Japan will provide desperately-needed food assistance to 7 million people suffering from devastating conflict and decades of chronic food insecurity.
report — Save the Children
"Invisible Wounds”, the largest study of its kind conducted during the conflict, found that many children are living in an almost constant state of fear, terrified by shelling, airstrikes and ongoing violence, with devastating psychological consequences.
report — Lutheran World Relief
The initiative is part of an innovative five-year, $41 million project and aims to benefit more than 100,000 people in southern Niger, at least half of them women and girls.
The cyclone will trigger life-threatening storm-surge flooding, damaging winds, dangerous surf and mud/rockslides near and along the northeast coast of Madagascar starting Tuesday.
report — IRIN
Almost one million people in drought-hit Sri Lanka are in “urgent need of food assistance” with tens of thousands needing “life-saving support”, according to an official assessment.
UN calls for support to Haiti recovery plan as report reveals US $2.7 billion in hurricane losses
The three-year recovery plan seeks to reduce disaster risks, improve multi-hazard early warning systems, and reduce the exposure of poor communities to the risk of storms, earthquakes and other hazards.
report — Thomson Reuters Foundation
Insurance companies that pay out directly to farmers are still few and far between in many developing countries, and they mainly serve commercial farmers because the poorest cannot afford to pay premiums.
Concern Worldwide, Oxfam, Save the Children and CARE, supporting the Government of Mozambique, appeal for $10.2 million to support 150,000 people with lifesaving assistance.
Sri Lanka + 4 othersLatest humanitarian snapshot highlights drought in Sri Lanka and displacement in Myanmar
infographic — UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
An estimated 1.2 million people are affected by prolonged drought in 16 districts across Sri Lanka. Approximately 30,500 remain displaced as a result of fighting in Myanmar.
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UN relief chief appeals for urgent funds and access to prevent spread of South Sudan's famine
Hundreds of thousands of people will starve unless relief workers gain access to needy populations, the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator warned after meeting malnourished children who fled the raging conflict.
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