Failing Gaza: undrinkable water, no access to toilets and little hope
report — Oxfam
Less than four percent of fresh water is drinkable and the surrounding sea is polluted by sewage. The international community is failing to do enough to protect the health and dignity of almost 2 million people, says Oxfam.
report — European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations
Almost 70% of the Yemeni population is in need of assistance. The European support includes €46 million of emergency humanitarian aid and €70 million to support resilience and early recovery in 2017.
The Baidoa campaign is part of an effort to vaccinate about 110,000 displaced children under five across south-central Somalia, plus 250,000 children in Somaliland, by the end of May.
report — Voice of America
In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, extreme poverty and poor infrastructure remain the main reasons behind the lack of schooling, while continued insecurity and terrorism exacerbate the situation.
‘We’re here for an indefinite period’ - IDPs struggle to find long-term solutions in North Kivu, DRC
report — Oxfam
While the latest survey shows the least vulnerable IDPs are those who integrate locally, authorities see return as the only available option, failing to give adequate support for those who seek integration.
Through the IFAD-supported program, infrastructure has been improved. Smallholder farmers and fishers are organized into groups and connected to suppliers and local outlets.
Bridge crossings at Qayyarah and Nimrud were closed for several days. Some aid services were also impacted by the temporary suspension of UN missions to western Mosul due to security threats.
report — Médecins Sans Frontières
Exacerbated by one of the worst droughts in 30 years, the outbreak has affected more than 16,000 people in the whole region since the start of the year, with about 3,500 new cases per month.
report — Thomson Reuters Foundation
Many of the eight million people hit by the disaster continue to live in temporary shelters. International donors blame numerous factors for the slow pace of reconstruction.
As government offensive swept through multiple villages in the second week of April, preliminary estimates indicate up to 100,000 people displaced, many of whom were previously displaced in February.
Urgent action is needed to save the lives of people facing famine in Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen, the FAO head said at the opening of the UN agency's Council.
report — World Health Organization
High malaria burden areas will be prioritized as the benefit of the vaccine is predicted to be highest. Information garnered from the pilot will help to decide potential wider use of the vaccine.
At the primary school level, South Sudan has the highest rate of out-of-school children with close to 72 per cent of children missing out on education.
The UN, Sweden and Switzerland will host a ministerial-level event on 25 April to address Yemen’s rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation, the threat of famine and urgent need for resources.
23 Apr 2017 description
A total of 4,988 cases has been reported as of 15 April, three times higher than reported during the same period last year. Of these, 52% are children under the age of five.
23 Apr 2017 description
UN and World Bank sign new partnership to build resilience and sustain peace in conflict areas
Violent conflict drives 80 percent of humanitarian needs costs, with the UN estimating that $22.1 billion is required in 2017 for humanitarian assistance—a sharp increase from the $9 billion needed just 5 years ago.
22 Apr 2017 description
The crisis is having a devastating impact on children. Unless the situation improves rapidly, UNICEF has warned that the six million children – the entire child population of the three Kasai provinces - are at risk.
The Minister of Health has called upon all its technical and financial partners, national and international NGOs, civil society organizations, public and private sectors to expand the Ministry’s response to this epidemic.
report — World Food Programme
The cargo flight is carrying 47 metric tons of high-energy biscuits – enough to assist 31,000 people for three days – as well as critical medical supplies on behalf of the World Health Organization.
report — UN High Commissioner for Refugees
Border points and villages inside the Southern African nation have seen a sharp increase in refugee arrivals, with over 9,000 arriving so far in April. The brutal conflict in Congo’s previously peaceful Kasai region has displaced more than one million since 2016.
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