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17 Jul 2017 description
A total of 1,662 civilian deaths were confirmed between 1 January and 30 June – an increase of 2% on the same period last year, according to UNAMA. The number of civilians injured in the same period fell 1% to 3,581.
17 Jul 2017 description
Heavy monsoon rains have triggered flooding and landslides across Asia and the Pacific affecting millions of people. Tropical Storm Talas hit Viet Nam damaging at least 2,700 houses.
16 Jul 2017 description
The situation is particularly worrying in 'hot spots’ like Ibb, Raymah, Dhamar, Hajjah and Al Mahwit, where case fatality ratios now exceed the WHO's 1% emergency threshold.
14 Jul 2017 description
Armed conflict, sexual violence, food shortages, and displacement are among the factors contributing to what the British Red Cross has described as a 'silent emergency' across the Lake Chad Region of West Africa.
14 Jul 2017 description
So far in 2017, the number of asylum-seekers has topped 52,000, which represents only a fraction of the total number of Venezuelans who may need international protection.
14 Jul 2017 description
The humanitarian workers were successfully evacuated from the compound unharmed as sporadic gunfire continued. They were taken back to the UNMISS base.
14 Jul 2017 description
UNHCR’s team met some extremely vulnerable new arrivals. Many said they spent weeks fleeing through the dense forest without food, drinking water, medicine or clothes and saw people dying on the way.
14 Jul 2017 description
The third consecutive failed rainy season has seriously eroded families' resilience, and urgent and effective livelihood support is required. The most affected areas are in Somalia, Ethiopia, Kenya, Tanzania and Uganda.
14 Jul 2017 description
Under a business-as-usual scenario, a 6 degree Celsius temperature increase is projected over the Asian landmass by the end of the century.
14 Jul 2017 description
report European Commission
The EU will continue its support for emergency relief in newly retaken areas. It will also go towards emergency medical service providers attending to injured civilians on the frontlines.
13 Jul 2017 description
report UN News Service
A “modest” appeal under way for $328 million over the next five years to address issues such as food insecurity, infant mortality, access to clean drinking water and to improve sanitation.
13 Jul 2017 description
report UN General Assembly
UN General Assembly adopted a resolution backing the new approach to cholera in Haiti, including the establishment of UN Haiti Cholera Response Multi-Partner Trust Fund.
13 Jul 2017 description
The platform will present damage assessments and thematic overviews of Mosul, based on satellite imagery analysis and information gathered from various actors on the ground.
13 Jul 2017 description
WFP operations in Cameroon, Chad, DRC and RoC are facing severe pipeline breaks, hampering life-saving assistance to 1.8 million people during the lean season.
13 Jul 2017 description
report The Conversation
Several factors stopped the disease from spreading, including a prompt response, immediate diagnosis and treatment, a coordinated approach and community involvement.
13 Jul 2017 description
Since 27 April, the number of suspected cholera cases has risen to 320,199, including 1,742 deaths. But despite the scale and unprecedented nature of this crisis, funding remains dangerously low.
13 Jul 2017 description
Malaria is one of the leading causes of sickness and death in South Sudan, especially among children. In 2016, MSF treated more than 300,000 cases of malaria in the country.
12 Jul 2017 description
An innovative, mobile phone-driven cash programme has helped prevent nearly 250,000 people from slipping into severe food insecurity in drought-ravaged Kenya.
12 Jul 2017 description
Crop production last year already fell by 40 per cent compared with the pre-conflict average. This year, the harvest will be even lower due to poor rains, the FAO Director-General told the UN Security Council today.
12 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Many families fleeing the fighting have told UNICEF that their journeys were fraught with danger, sniper fire, landmines and unexploded remnants of war turning exit routes into death traps.