By Kostas Kanellos, Liaison, Visibility and Communication Manager @tdh_greece
Elena Komarova, her husband and three children arrived to Kiev three years ago. The family fled from the city of Luhansk in eastern Ukraine, where the sound of fighter planes and exploding artillery became the soundtrack of their days.
“I never thought that I would see such violence in my home town, people shooting at each other. This was totally crazy,” Komarova said.
Addis Ababa, 22 August 2017- The King of the Kingdom of Lesotho, His Majesty King Letsie lll has called on African leaders to invest in nutrition in order to address the chronic hunger and malnutrition challenges across the Continent. King Letsie who the current African Union Nutrition Champion made the remarks during a courtesy call on the AU Chairperson H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat.
This map shows satellite-detected landslides which has affected La Pan Tan, Mu Chang Trai District, in Yen Bai Province, Vietnam
- In July, the Italian Cooperation and Development Agency confirmed a EUR 1 million donation to WFP Libya. This generous contribution, the second made by Italy for WFP’s food assistance programme in Libya since 2016, will support almost 80,000 people for one month.
This map shows satellite-detected landslides which has affected Mo De and Che Cu Nha Commune, Mu Chang Trai District, in Yen Bai Province, Vietnam
Before a vaccination campaign begins, health workers must piece together a huge amount of information to every last child is reached with the polio vacine
This little girl is Kapia. She lives in a small village, surrounded by jungle, in a remote part of the countryside. There are no medical doctors in her village. The nearest clinic is hundreds of kilometres away. And she has just received two drops of polio vaccine, protecting her from the potentially paralytic disease.
This map presents water bodies mapped using SAR Image of three different dates: pre-, during-, and post-event phases. The statistics of area of water bodies indicate receding flooding situation. This fact is also visually discernible. The area of the water bodies is clearly highest on 11 August during the flooding.
The flooding is receding by days but water areas are areas of concern from the point of disease outbreak.
Since the Iraqi military offensive to retake Tal Afar was launched on Sunday 20 August, 14,000 people have fled their homes. As the fighting gets closer, another 40,000 civilians are estimated to still be living in Tal Afar city and its surrounding areas.
“No one has seen the suffering we have seen. Only God saw it,” said Fahmi Hassan who is newly displaced from Tal Afar. “53 people died only on the way from Mazraa to the Badush checkpoint. People are in chaos. Everything in our life is destroyed,” he said.
Implementation of Cash-based transfers (CBT) was launched in July with a total value of more than KGS 4 million (close to USD 60,000) reaching 741 beneficiaries from vulnerable and food insecure families in fully in five small towns under Food-for-assets (FFA) and Food-for-training (FFT) activities.
Following the torrential rains in the early hour of Monday 14th July, 2017 which caused massive mudslide and flooding that lead to the death of more than 400 people, UNDP is responding to the emergency with a dual focus – early recovery and prevention.
Presumed the worst flooding incident in West Africa for almost two decades, the tragedy has affected more than 5000 residents including infants in 16 communities in Freetown. Motormeh, a mountainous community in Regent, adjacent Mount Sugar Loaf, is the worst affected community.
Post-earthquake rehabilitation in the provinces of Bohol and Cebu is now 90% complete, according to the Department of the Interior and Local Government (DILG).
DILG Undersecretary for Local Government (USLG) Austere A. Panadero says thousands of Boholanos and Cebuanos are now benefiting from the 973 out of 1,076 completed projects in the two provinces through the Bohol Earthquake Assistance (BEA) Project.
WFP, UNICEF and UNFPA signed an inter-agency agreement for “La Mosquitia” baseline study. The study will focus on food and nutrition security, education, hygiene, sexual and reproductive health situation in the province of Gracias a Dios.
The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia visited Honduras on the occasion of its recent donation to the school meals programme of USD 593,000.
Farmers hugely indebt as crops destroyed and unable to farm on land for next 5 years
“So many people are traumatised at losing their loved ones and millions of people are now living under open skies on the highway, with nothing!”
Urgent funds are needed to deal with the worst flooding in India and Bangladesh for decades, says Islamic Relief staff in both countries.
40 million meals were distributed to 400,000 school children across Haiti during school year 2016/2017
The number of children receiving a daily hot meal at school in the 2017/2018 school year will have to be reduced from 400,000 to 350,000 starting in September 2017 if no further funding is received
Agreement was reached to integrate 460,000 people from UNDP’s database into Ministry of Social Affairs’ Information System (SIMAST)
In 2016, WFP Guatemala supported 627,400 food-insecure people of which 90 percent under its protracted relief and recovery operation (PRRO). Cash-based transfers (CBT) were provided to 24,000 households.
In close collaboration with the Government, WFP builds long-term resilience of vulnerable communities affected by natural disasters and climate change.