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24 Jul 2016 description

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | Sunday 7/24/2016 - 08:38 GMT |

Four makeshift hospitals and a local blood bank in Syria's battered Aleppo city have been hit by air raids in the past 24 hours, a group of doctors said Sunday.

The bombardment killed a two-day-old baby in the children's hospital in a besieged eastern neighbourhood of Aleppo, said the Independent Doctor's Association, a group of Syrian doctors that supports clinics in the city.

23 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • Hundreds of thousands of civilians in eastern Aleppo City cut off from humanitarian assistance

  • Tens of thousands of civilians trapped in Menbij as fighting continues

  • Multiple attacks on hospitals in Aleppo and Idleb governorates

  • Airlifts of humanitarian supplies to Qamishli commence

  • An estimated 2.9 million children aged 5 and under know nothing but conflict

  • One out of three children under five not reached by routine vaccination

23 Jul 2016 description

(Maiduguri, Abuja: 21 July 2016): On Thursday 21 July vital food supplies were transported to Banki in north-east Nigeria when a humanitarian convoy reached the town.
The World Food Program (WFP) team in Cameron delivered 30 metric tons of various life-saving food items. The food was received by the WFP team in Nigeria and immediately distributed to the 25,000 civilians living inside the town of Banki. An additional 700 kilograms of supplementary food for malnourished children was airlifted from the state capital Maiduguri to Banki on the same day.

22 Jul 2016 description

The conflict in Borno State started in 2009 when Boko Haram launched attacks in Bauchi, Borno, Yobe and Kano. By 2014, Boko Haram controlled large swathes of territory in Borno State.

22 Jul 2016 description

Highlights

  • The situation remains stable in the Lac region, despite the resumption of military operations on the border with Nigeria and Niger.

  • The second report on humanitarian access in the Lac region concludes that overall, humanitarian access has been satisfactory for most partners during the second quarter 2016.

22 Jul 2016 description
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European Commission - Press release

EU publishes key results of its international cooperation and development activities

Brussels, 22 July 2016

The first report based on the new "EU International Cooperation and Development Results Framework" provides a selection of results achieved in about 100 partner countries across the globe with the support of EU-funded projects and programmes.

22 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Fighting in Juba left hundreds of people dead or injured and tens of thousands displaced.

  • Sharp increase in suspected cholera cases.

  • The number of South Sudanese people seeking shelter and safety in Uganda has risen significantly.

  • One aid worker killed during fighting in Buaw, Koch County.

  • Partners face challenges to meet growing needs in and around Wau.

Thousands displaced by fighting in Juba

22 Jul 2016 description

MSF consultations for violent trauma doubled since March

22 Jul 2016 description

 This Emergency Appeal seeks 2,247,478 Swiss francs to enable the IFRC to support the Democratic Republic of Congo Red Cross (DRC RC) to support 12,327,000 people for 6 months, primarily through social mobilization activities linked to vaccination campaigns, in addition to emergency health, water, sanitation and hygiene promotion and to support National Society capacity building. The planned response reflects the current situation and information available at this point and will be adjusted based on further developments …

22 Jul 2016 description

The ECDC Communicable Disease Threats Report (CDTR) is a weekly bulletin for epidemiologists and health professionals on active public health threats. This issue covers the period 17 - 23 July 2016 and includes updates on poliomyelitis, Zika virus, yellow fever, West Nile fever, influenzas A(H5N1) and A(H7N9) and Vibrio growth in the Baltic Sea.

22 Jul 2016 description

The ICRC's work with disabled people in Afghanistan helps them live an active role in society through physical rehabilitation, education, employment, micro-credit loans, vocational training and sport.

22 Jul 2016 description

LWF received more than 12,000 people this week

(LWI) – Following violent clashes in South Sudan, thousands of South Sudanese have now arrived in Uganda to seek refuge in the neighboring country.

Most are entering through Elegu collection center at the border between South Sudan and Uganda, which has been managed by The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) since December 2013.

22 Jul 2016 description

Staff sent home, to safe locations or to Nairobi (LWI) - The Lutheran World Federation (LWF) has expressed its concern over renewed conflict and escalating violence in South Sudan. Violence broke out at the end of last week, especially in and around the capital, Juba. A ceasefire between the two conflicting parties, agreed since Monday, 11 July, so far, remains in place.

22 Jul 2016 description

The Bili health zone, in the province of North Ubangui, has been hosting several thousand Central African refugees who fled the conflict that plagued their country. Almost 10,000 refugees were relocated to Bili Refugee Camp, and many now live with host families outside the refugee camp, according to figures obtained from the UNHCR in October 2015.

Fighting against the increase of water-borne diseases: a priority for ACTED

22 Jul 2016 description

The city of Qayarah can be considered as one of the biggest cities at Nineveh governorate southern of Mosul, and as a result of military operations in the district more than 10 thousand people have been displaced from the city toward Kurdistan Iraq. With this numbers of displaced people, the humanitarian situation is becoming increasingly difficult that represented by food, water, housing, health services and humanitarian needs. The indicate of field assessments that done by the Iraqi Red Crescents’ teams there are a large number of families still need immediate interventions.

22 Jul 2016 description

HIGHLIGHTS

32,624 Arrivals from Yemen since 27 March 2015

17,000 Refugee returnees from Kenya since 8 December 2014

120,809 Evictions in Mogadishu since January 2015

591,224 New displacements since January 2015

WORKING WITH PARTNERS

As part of the UN integrated mission to Somalia (UNSOM), UNHCR maintains close collaboration with UN agencies, local and international NGOs and Somali authorities at country and field levels in a joint effort to provide assistance and durable solutions to the people of Somalia.

22 Jul 2016 description
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Situation Overview

In the absence of a political solution, violations and abuses continue to occur in the context of widespread insecurity and in disregard of international humanitarian and human rights law. Yemen’s economy is now near collapse following 16 months of conflict and import and export restrictions.