The UN has been unable to access the area outside Damascus since October last year. The last informal access routes have reportedly been closed, amid reports of relentless shelling, airstrikes, and ground fighting.
South Sudan + 1 otherIntense fighting in South Sudan forces up to 25,000 people to flee without aid
report — Médecins Sans Frontières
The agencies that have been providing essential medical services, water, food, and shelter have had to suspend activities on the west bank of the Nile because of the increasing insecurity.
report — Danish Refugee Council
New plant on the banks of the Tigris River will provide clean drinking water for more than 50,000 Iraqis at the Qayyarah Airstrip Emergency Site, DRC said on Thursday.
This additional route from El Obeid in central Sudan to Aweil, a city in Bahr el Ghazal state in South Sudan, will allow WFP to deliver 7,000 metric tons of sorghum to support 540,000 people.
report — UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
In the first quarter of 2017, the UN Mission documented 2,181 civilian casualties - a high number, even if there was a four per cent decrease, compared to the same period in 2016.
Ethiopia + 2 othersHow climate change is making drought and humanitarian disaster worse in East Africa
report — Oxfam
Governments, donors and the international community must commit to respond earlier to the warning signs of future crises before they escalate. Early action saves lives, reduces suffering and is more cost-effective.
report — Save the Children
Children’s lives have been torn apart in Yemen. They have been bombed, starved and denied the chance to go to school with a staggering 10.3 million children in need of humanitarian and protection assistance.
In the first quarter of 2017, sea temperature changes brought on by El Niño have unleashed heavy rainfall on Colombia, Ecuador, and particularly Peru, where more than 1,200,000 people are affected.
report — Médecins Sans Frontières
MSF has significantly increased its water and sanitation activities in Kitchendi, Garin Wazan and Toumour villages, where around 135,000 people have settled.
World + 3 othersFinancial inclusion may be foundational opportunity to support people affected by crises
Looking ahead, investing in crises-affected countries’ systems and in capacities to manage crisis by leveraging financial services should be actual priorities.
report — Plan
In times of food crisis, many families keep girls at home to do housework or help them to find food. It is also common for them to be sold into early marriages in exchange for cattle.
report — IRIN
The port, held by Houthi rebels, handles more than 70% of all Yemen’s imported goods, including aid, food and fuel. Airstrikes in 2015 reduced capacity, but Hodeida remains the country’s lifeline.
More than six months since military operations began, the humanitarian impact remains grave, with the most critical needs among displaced families and residents in newly accessible areas.
report — UN Children's Fund
Some families living closest to the conflict rarely seek safety in bomb shelters anymore. The normality of conflict is increasing people’s thresholds and thus the physical and mental dangers they face.
report — European Court of Auditors
The auditors warn that the reception facilities in Italy and Greece are still not adequate. There is also a shortage of adequate facilities to accommodate and process unaccompanied minors.
report — UN Development Programme
The mass bed net campaign to reach the most vulnerable to malaria has included distributing nets across more than 4000 sites and 2 million households.
UN seeks $64.5 million for complex emergency in Kasai region of DRC
In Kasai Central province, the current needs are 400% above what humanitarian actors had planned for earlier this year when they launched the country’s HRP for 2017.
report — Global Polio Eradication Initiative
The successful scale of the response shows encouraging results, with an average rise of 11,000 children a month immunized by transit teams in tent-to-tent campaigns.
report — Government of Sweden, Government of Switzerland, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
The pledging event took place on Tuesday in Geneva as close to 19 million Yemeni people – two thirds of the population – need humanitarian assistance and protection.
As millions of east African farmers seek to recover from a devastating drought, they face a new threat – the fall armyworm. The pest has been detected in Kenya and is suspected to have entered the country from Uganda.
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