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07 May 2017 description
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Sana’a, 7 May 2017

Humanitarian funding is urgently needed to save lives across Yemen. With urgency, I call on Members States to fund the Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan. All commitments made during the pledging conference in Geneva need to materialize at once. While Yemen awaits for peace, humanitarian action is saving lives every day across the entire country.

04 May 2017 description

Bangui, le 4 mai 2017 – La flambée de violence qui a caractérisé le premier trimestre de l’année 2017 en République centrafricaine affecte désormais directement les acteurs humanitaires. Depuis mars 2017, dans la seule préfecture de l’Ouham, au Nord de la RCA, 16 attaques les ont ciblés. A l’échelle du pays, depuis le début de l’année, 33 incidents ont été enregistrés. Ce chiffre place la Centrafrique parmi les pays à haut risque pour les humanitaires.

04 May 2017 description

Bangui, 4 May 2017 – The outbreak of violence that characterized the first quarter of the year 2017 in the Central African Republic is directly affecting humanitarian actors. During the first quarter of the year, 33 incidents targeting humanitarians were recorded across the country. This figure places the Central African Republic among the high-risk countries for humanitarian aid.

04 May 2017 description

Sequía. Enfermedades. Terremotos. Huracanes. Más de 10,6 millones de personas en América Latina y el Caribe fueron afectadas por estos desastres en 2016.

Cada emergencia presentó sus propios desafíos, se tratara de los medios de vida afectados, la seguridad de las familias forzadas a huir de la violencia, el creciente riesgo de enfermedades transmitidas por vectores o la magnitud de grandes desastres como el terremoto en Ecuador (abril 2016) y el Huracán Matthew en el Caribe (octubre de 2016).

04 May 2017 description

On 16 April 2017, the Gaza Power Plant (GPP) shut down due to a lack of fuel. Gaza thus lost 60 megawatts of electricity or roughly thirty per cent of the energy normally available in the Strip. Prior to this cut, electricity available to Gaza was already less than half of the estimated requirement (210 MW provided as opposed to 450 MW demand). The current crisis has serious implications on the health, water and sanitation sectors and will have a cumulative impact on the overall humanitarian situation.

03 May 2017 description

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator and the World Health Organization (WHO) condemn the armed attack occurring on 30 April in Sabha Medical Center in the South of Libya. While no hospital staff or patients were injured, the incident took place in a ward with women and children, causing fear and undue stress for those seeking medical treatment. Amidst the ongoing tension and escalation of conflict in southern Libya, it is of utmost importance that health services can be delivered safely.

03 May 2017 description

Two decades of successive shocks, armed conflicts and intercommunity violence have placed millions of families in the throes of acute consequences such as epidemic outbreaks, malnutrition and food insecurity. Population movement generates over half of the humanitarian needs, including over 2.1 million people internally displaced within the country and half a million refugees at the end of 2016. The humanitarian context is aggravated by political and pre-electoral tensions, economic downturn and the spread of violence.

02 May 2017 description

The Humanitarian News Digest is a monthly compilation of links to reports, web stories, press releases, and other public products published online by organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar. The content and views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect the views of OCHA.

02 May 2017 description

En général, la situation humanitaire s’est aggravée dans un contexte où les besoins ont augmenté alors que des organisations se sont retirées au cours des trois premiers mois de 2017 et plusieurs projets finiront les prochains mois. Ces retraits des organisations sont liés à une baisse des financements dans quasiment tous les secteurs.

30 Apr 2017 description
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(Baghdad, 30 April 2017): A group of 36 Yazidi survivors including women, men and children have recently been rescued from slavery, having been held in captivity by the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) for nearly three years. The Yazidi survivors safely reached Duhok two nights ago.

28 Apr 2017 description

(New York, 28 April 2017): Following a three-day mission to Mali last week, the Director of Operations for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, John Ging, today drew attention to the complex emergency in Mali and the deteriorating humanitarian situation as a direct result of the conflict.

28 Apr 2017 description

Bangui, le 28 avril 2017 - Les chefs des agences humanitaires des Nations Unies ont lancé un appel urgent à la communauté internationale à ne pas négliger la République centrafricaine (RCA), où le conflit et les fréquents pics de violence ont contraint 884 276 personnes soit un cinquième de la population à des déplacements forcés, augmenté la faim et la malnutrition et empêché les personnes les plus vulnérables d’accéder l'aide humanitaire.

28 Apr 2017 description

Bangui, 28 April 2017 — Senior humanitarians today urgently appealed to the world not to neglect the Central African Republic (CAR) where conflict and frequent upsurges of violence has uprooted 884,276 persons - one-fifth of the population - aggravated hunger and malnutrition and prevented aid from reaching people in extreme need. “The people of CAR need our support now, said Najat Rochdi, Humanitarian Coordinator in CAR. “Indifference and neglect is not an option because peace is at stake.

27 Apr 2017 description

The UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities, Robert Piper, expressed concern about the deteriorating energy situation in the Gaza Strip and called for swift action from Israeli and Palestinian authorities and members of the international community to protect the provision of critical basic services to Gaza’s 1.9 million residents.

“With power outages at 20 hours a day and emergency fuel supplies running out, basic services are grinding to a halt,” warned Mr. Piper.

26 Apr 2017 description

452,000
people are currently displaced as of 24 April

8,239
family plots are immediately available to shelter displaced people in 9 priority sites and 10 other sites as of 24 April

2,300 m³
water is trucked every day to eastern Mosul by humanitarian partners

8,103
people referred from frontline areas to hospitals to receive treatment for trauma injuries as of 23 April

25 Apr 2017 description

(Bamako, 25 avril 2017) – La Coordonnatrice de l’action humanitaire au Mali, Mme. Mbaranga Gasarabwe, est vivement préoccupée par les actes de violence et de banditisme qui se sont multipliés ces derniers temps contre les organisations humanitaires au pays.