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05 Mar 2017 description
The high contamination of unexploded ordnance (UXO) and improvised explosive devices (IEDs) in Al-Bab city is one of the main challenges facing returning civilians and humanitarians trying to respond.
04 Mar 2017 description
There is still time to avert famine and alleviate the suffering of millions of Yemenis, said the UN humanitarian chief, Stephen O’Brien, who called on parties to the conflict for full aid access.
04 Mar 2017 description
Insecurity increased again in late January across eastern Ukraine, generating additional civilian casualties and humanitarian needs in several locations.
04 Mar 2017 description
A truck carrying more than 8 tonnes of essential medicines and medical supplies has arrived safely in Taizz, where more than 350 000 people are in urgent need of health care services.
04 Mar 2017 description
Returnee children are at risk of rejection in their countries of origin, as well as human rights violations. They are vulnerable to exploitation, to being recruited by armed groups, or pushed into forced labour.
03 Mar 2017 description
Some 420,000 people have been uprooted within the country, nearly 500,000 have fled to neighbouring countries, and more than 2.2 million, around half the population, are in need of aid.
03 Mar 2017 description
On a visit to northern Kenya today, Stephen O’Brien saw the devastating impact of drought on rural communities and called for international support for communities affected by conflict and drought in the region.
03 Mar 2017 description
Although the country has remained polio-free for years, recent cases in Nigeria, the disruption in routine health services and low coverage of routine immunization put it at risk for importation of the virus.
03 Mar 2017 description
IOM is calling on all groups in Mali to help foster a stability and peace to avoid further displacement and encourage the return home of those still displaced.
03 Mar 2017 description
Humanitarian agencies report worrying similarities to the 2011 famine, in which more than 250,000 people lost their lives. A massive increase in assistance is urgently needed.
03 Mar 2017 description
The Americas region meets next week to discuss the best way forward to reduce disaster losses as a new Post Disaster Needs Analysis demonstrates the full impact of Hurricane Matthew.
03 Mar 2017 description
Residents of Qara once lived from their cherry orchards. But as the Syria conflict nears its sixth agonizing anniversary, they have lost their livelihoods, savings and hope.
03 Mar 2017 description
This figure represents the highest number of displaced people since the crisis began. About 85 per cent of displaced families are living in emergency camps and sites.
02 Mar 2017 description
The ICVA publication seeks to help humanitarian actors better understand and engage in the Grand Bargain, which was officially launched during the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016.
02 Mar 2017 description
report IRIN
A lack of rain is not the only culprit for the severe water shortages: overuse of water resources, rapid development and political infighting are aggravating the deteriorating situation.
02 Mar 2017 description
report Save the Children
As of December 2016, 244 schools are totally damaged, 1,224 partially damaged, and 144 are hosting IDPs. At least 2,257 schools have been affected by the conflict.
02 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF and Telefonica will work together on UNICEF's "Magic Box" initiative – an innovative use of data to inform and plan humanitarian responses to emergency situations.
01 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The security situation continues to deteriorate in certain areas of Unity, Upper Nile, Jonglei and Greater Equatoria, causing affected populations to move to neighboring areas within and outside the country.
01 Mar 2017 description
January saw the largest rate of new arrivals in a single month since May 2015, with nearly 19,000 people crossing the border into Tanzania, over three-quarters of whom are Burundian.
01 Mar 2017 description
report IRIN
The Taiz governorate, which is heading into its third year of conflict, is one of the worst affected areas in a country facing the largest food insecurity emergency in the world.