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29 May 2017 description

The European Commission has announced humanitarian assistance of over €44 million to help people in need in south-west and Central Asia, who continue to face the consequences of years of conflicts and displacement, as well as recurrent natural disasters. The funding will support Afghan refugees and their families in Iran and Pakistan, help victims of conflict in Afghanistan, and improve disaster risk management in Central Asia.

29 May 2017 description


  • Results from the post-Jilaal assessment and recent SMART surveys indicate that Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and Emergency (IPC Phase 4) levels of acute food insecurity persist in many areas of Somalia (Maps 1, 5 and 6).

  • Accordingly, approximately 3.2 million people will be in Crisis and Emergency (IPC Phase 3 and 4) and are in need or urgent humanitarian assistance through June 2017, An additional 3.5 million will be Stressed (IPC Phase 2) and are in need of livelihood protection support

29 May 2017 description

Khin Khin Saw stands out from a group of chatting women in Baw Du Pha-1 camp. She has determination in her eyes and does not shy away from sharing her story with us. For the past five years, BdP camp has been her home, where she lives with her six children. Making a living is difficult, and not being able to always feed her children when they are hungry, keeps her awake at night.

29 May 2017 description

Baghdad, 29 May 2017 – The Government of Japan extended its support to the World Health Organization in March this year with a donation of over US$ 1 million to implement a project to provide integrated lifesaving services in camps for internally displaced people and Syrian refugees in the hosting governorates of Ninewa, Erbil and Duhok.

29 May 2017 description

Major Challenges Faced by FSAC Partners in March 2017

  • FSAC activities were only 13.6 % funded by 31st March 2017. There is a potential pipeline break from June onwards if no additional funding will have been secured. It is also noteworthy that the lead time for importing humanitarian food commodities into Yemen takes an average of 3 months necessitating urgent action to save lives especially in districts facing the potential risk of sliding into famine

29 May 2017 description


378,186 Internally displaced Iraqis verified as being currently displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 October 20161

492,000 IDPs, returnees and members of the host community from Mosul and surrounding areas assisted by UNHCR since 17 October 2016.

13,420 family plots currently occupied out of 18,736 family plots (for some 112,000 people) in UNHCR built camps ready to receive IDPs displaced from Mosul and surrounding areas

29 May 2017 description
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UNHCR, the UN refugee agency, along with shelter and camp management partners, are working flat out to receive Mosul displaced in camps and provide emergency shelter and assistance in and around Mosul to people unable to move from the city, fleeing from or returning to eastern Mosul.

The ramping-up of activities comes in response to a recent surge in the number of newly-displaced Iraqis fleeing the military offensive in western Mosul. An estimated 10,000 people per day fled areas of north-west Mosul and the Old City late last week.