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26 May 2017 description

No Health without Peace: Seventy, Fifty and Ten Are Not Just Numbers in the Lives of 5.3 million Palestine Refugees

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) released the latest annual report from the Agency’s Department of Health earlier today in Geneva, revealing some important statistics regarding the UNRWA health programme (HP) and the health situation of Palestine refugees in the Agency’s five fields of operations – Jordan, Lebanon, the West Bank, Gaza and Syria.

26 May 2017 description

Already dealing with raging conflict and the world's worst hunger crisis, Yemen is now struggling to control a cholera epidemic that is spreading across the country at an unprecedented rate. In the last three weeks, health authorities have reported more than 41,000 suspected cholera cases, one third of whom are children, and 418 associated deaths across 19 of Yemen's 22 governorates.

25 May 2017 description

The Burundi Red Cross Society’s Humanitarian Hotline provides critical referral services to callers 24-hours a day

By Rita Maingi/OCHA ROSEA Bujumbura – May 2017

25 May 2017 description

Executive Summary

This Strategic Plan for the period 2016 - 2018 outlines Iceland's strategy for development cooperation with Mozambique and defines the basis for support.

24 May 2017 description

Since its inception in 2003, the U.S. President’s Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) has received strong bipartisan support in Congress and through administrations, including two reauthorizations with significant majorities. The United States is unquestionably the world’s leader in responding to the global HIV/AIDS crisis. Originally conceived as a compassionate effort to save the lives of those in countries hardest hit by HIV/AIDS with urgently needed treatment and care, PEPFAR is now also undertaking the challenge of actually controlling the pandemic.

23 May 2017 description


24,800 people have been displaced by flooding in 13 counties across Kenya so far in May. Approximately 65,000 people in Dadaab have also been affected by flooding. Livestock have been killed, and houses and food stocks damaged, leaving people in need of shelter, food, and livelihood support.

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22 May 2017 description

Women and children bearing the brunt of the conflict in Kachin

In January 2017, baby Ying Lawm was born on the side of a road in no-man’s land, not far from the frontlines of war-ravaged Kachin State. The baby’s young mother, Bauk Seng Pan, gave birth while on the run from one of the world’s longest running civil wars. After five years of displacement, Bauk Seng Pan dreams that she and her family will one day be able to return home and resume a normal life.

Giving birth on the side of the road

20 May 2017 description

Thirty-two-year-old Shukri Abdinasir* is a mother of 11 children aged between 4 months and 13 years old. Shukri arrived in Baidoa, in Somalia’s Bay Region, in mid-March after her husband died at home from complications with acute watery diarrhea (AWD)—an illness that has claimed the lives of nearly 700 people since January 2017.

Shukri needed to talk to someone about her fears, her new reality as a widow and her new role as the family’s breadwinner, so she confided in an aid worker who was part of a nutrition assessment mission.

19 May 2017 description
  • 70.8 M required for 2017
  • 9.5 M contributions received, representing 13% of requirements
  • 61.3 M funding gap for the Myanmar Situation

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18 May 2017 description

209.2 M required for 2017
12.0 M contributions received, representing 6% of requirements
197.2 M funding gap for the Central African Republic Situation

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18 May 2017 description

883.5 M required for 2017
139.3 M contributions received, representing 16% of requirements
744.3 M funding gap for the South Sudan Situation

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18 May 2017 description

568.7 M required for 2017 including special situations
102.9 M contributions received, representing 18% of requirements
465.9 M overall funding

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18 May 2017 description

79.8 M required for 2017

19.1 M contributions received, representing 24% of requirements

60.7 M funding gap for the Yemen Situation

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18 May 2017 description

30.5 M required for 2017

3.3 M contributions received, representing 11% of requirements

27.2 M funding gap for the Ukraine Situation

All figures are displayed in USD