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24 Mar 2017 description

The United Nations is profoundly concerned by reports yesterday of a high number of civilian casualties in Al Aghawat Al Jadidah, a densely populated neighborhood in Mosul. Initial reports indicate hundreds of causalities.

“We are stunned by this terrible loss of life and wish to express our deepest condolences to the many families who have reportedly been impacted by this tragedy,” said Ms. Lise Grande, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq.

23 Mar 2017 description

(Antananarivo, 23 mars 2017) – Les Nations Unies et les partenaires humanitaires ont lancé un appel pour une aide de 20 millions de dollars pour faire face aux conséquences dévastatrices du cyclone Enawo à Madagascar.

23 Mar 2017 description

(Antananarivo, 23 March 2017) – The United Nations and humanitarian partners are appealing for US$20 million to address the devastating consequences of Cyclone Enawo in Madagascar.

Cyclone Enawo struck the coast of Madagascar as a Category 4 cyclone on 7 March, causing extensive damage due to high winds and flooding in northeastern parts of the country. Between 8 and 10 March, the cyclone traced an arc nearly the length of the island nation, bringing heavy rainfall and flooding to central and southeastern areas.

22 Mar 2017 description

See photos by Giles Clarke for Getty/OCHA

The humanitarian situation is rapidly deteriorating in Somalia, where two consecutive seasons of poor rainfall have led to massive drought. Hundreds of thousands of people have been uprooted from their homes, walking long distances to find food, water and other essentials. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that Somalia is at risk of famine, putting millions of lives at stake.

22 Mar 2017 description

Yaoundé, le 17 mars 2017- Le Gouvernement japonais renouvelle son appui aux centrafricains et aux réfugiés, aux retournés et aux déplacés internes touchés par la crise sécuritaire et humanitaire, en République centrafricaine (RCA), en accordant un nouveau financement de 8,207 millions de dollars américains aux agences des Nations Unies en 2017.

22 Mar 2017 description

Yaoundé, 14 March 2017 – The Government of Japan renews its support for Central Africans and refugees, returnees and IDPs in the Central African Republic, affected by the security and humanitarian crisis, by granting new funding of 8.207 million US dollars to programmes of United Nations agencies in 2017.

21 Mar 2017 description

Kalemie/Kinshasa, 20 March 2017: The violence that has engulfed the southeastern province of Tanganyika since July 2016 and forced over 370,000 people into displacement places it firmly among “the most urgent humanitarian hotspots in a country experiencing a worsening humanitarian situation,” the Humanitarian Coordinator in the DR Congo has stated.

20 Mar 2017 description

Les Fonds de Financement Communs Pays (CBPF) permettent aux organisations humanitaires d’apporter une assistance rapide et efficace à ceux qui en ont le plus besoin. Ils permettent aux Gouvernements et aux donateurs privés de mettre en commun leurs ressources pour répondre à des crises spécifiques, qu’il s’agisse d’une catastrophe naturelle ou d’un conflit armé.


20 Mar 2017 description

This bi-monthly update brings together innovative policy, practice and partnerships from the Southern and Eastern African region that aim to strengthen the engagement of disaster-affected communities in humanitarian action. The aim of the publication is to create awareness about these initiatives and share good practice. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks and to share their contributions.

South Sudan: How sunshine is bringing radio to remote parts of South Sudan

20 Mar 2017 description

At the World Humanitarian Summit over 3,000 commitments to action, and nearly 20 initiatives and partnerships were launched to implement the Agenda for Humanity and thereby deliver the changes needed in the way we address humanitarian needs, risk and vulnerability.

From January to Mid-March, the 300 A4H stakeholders had a chance to report on the commitments made. The reports are now available. Check them out

Others will be added as they come in. Stay tuned!

20 Mar 2017 description

National organizations are at the heart of humanitarian response in Myanmar, using their local skills, relationships and access to assist the 525,000 people who are estimated to be in need across the country. Myanmar is leading the way in embracing the contribution of local partners, in line with commitments made at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016. This includes record allocations from the Myanmar Humanitarian Fund (MHF) directly to national organizations.

19 Mar 2017 description
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(Baghdad, 19 March 2017): “The humanitarian operation in western Mosul is far larger and far more complex than in the east” said Lise Grande, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq. “The main difference is that tens of thousands of families stayed in their homes in the east---in the west, tens of thousands are fleeing.”

17 Mar 2017 description


The volume, cost and length of humanitarian assistance provision over the past ten years has grown dramatically, in large part due to the protracted nature of crises. For example, inter-agency humanitarian appeals now last an average of seven years and the size of appeals has increased nearly 400 per cent in the last decade.

16 Mar 2017 description

by Stephen O'Brien | https://twitter.com/unreliefchief
Wednesday, 15 March 2017 15:57 GMT

Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

Allowing famine to unfold is a choice; we must make the choice to stop it

16 Mar 2017 description

Le Plan de réponse humanitaire (HRP) 2017 s’inscrit dans la stratégie d’action humanitaire régionale lancée en 2014 au Mali et dans huit autres pays du Sahel. Cette stratégie comporte trois objectifs qui sont adaptés comme suit au contexte national du Mali.

16 Mar 2017 description

NAIROBI (16 March 2017) – The United Nations and humanitarian partners have appealed for US$166 million to address the devastating consequences of drought on pastoralist and agro-pastoralist communities in northern Kenya.

The third consecutive year of unreliable rains is causing thirst and hunger, decimating livestock, destroying livelihoods, spreading disease, and causing large movements of people. Half of Kenya’s 47 counties are affected by what the Government has declared a national drought disaster.

16 Mar 2017 description

Yaoundé, 16 March 2017 – The humanitarian situation continues to deteriorate in the Central African Republic (CAR). With the upsurge in violence and the spread of hot spots since September 2016 up to the first quarter of 2017, more than 100,000 newly displaced people have been registered, bringing the number of IDPs to 402,240 in the country. This implies that one in every five Central Africans is either displaced internally or is a refugee in neighboring countries.

16 Mar 2017 description

Yaoundé, le 16 mars 2017 – La situation humanitaire continue de se dégrader en République centrafricaine (RCA). Avec la recrudescence de la violence et la multiplication des foyers de tension depuis le mois de septembre 2016 et le premier trimestre 2017, plus de 100 000 nouveaux déplacés ont été enregistrés, portant le nombre de déplacés internes 402 240. Ceci implique qu’un Centrafricain sur cinq est soit déplacé soit réfugié dans les pays limitrophes.

15 Mar 2017 description

The conflict in Syria has entered its seventh grim year. Since March 2011, its people have watched huge parts of their beloved country reduced to rubble.

The toll taken on civilians is inexcusable. Hundreds of thousands of people have been killed. Almost five million people – the majority of them women and children – have fled the grotesque violence and deprivation and are now living as refugees. Too many who set out on perilous journeys to escape the war perished on the way.