On July 1, the UN-led Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) declared Yemen an L3 crisis—the highest level emergency classification
On June 19, the UN released a revised Yemen Humanitarian Response Plan (YHRP), which requests a total of $1.6 billion to address increased humanitarian needs in Yemen
Assessments indicate that at least 6 million people are food-insecure and require immediate assistance
The nineteen faces in the room showed a mixture of excitement and apprehension. Many of these young people were about to do something for the very first time: operate a video camera. “This is a totally new experience for me, I’ve never held a video camera before!” 21-year-old Saron told me eagerly.
The Cluster Approach
The cluster approach was established in 2005 following an independent Humanitarian Response Review, to address gaps and to increase the effectiveness of humanitarian response by building partnerships. Thus, the cluster approach has been implemented for 10 years now.
Renewed fighting displaces more than 20,000 families across five provinces
Targeted attacks on aid workers and foreigners result in 20 aid worker deaths
USAID/OFDA commits additional assistance to support humanitarian coordination and health initiatives
The Ebola crisis in Liberia exposed the vulnerabilities of the country’s health and response system, challenged religious and cultural beliefs and further exacerbated other pre-existing vulnerabilities, particularly affecting women and girls. WHO cumulative disaggregated figures indicate 47% of the victims were women and 53% men. Irrespective of the male/female ratio of cumulative cases, there are significant gender dimensions of the crisis that need to be taken into consideration during the post-Ebola recovery phase.
Geneva, Switzerland | AFP | Thursday 7/2/2015 - 14:33 GMT
The UN Human Rights Council on Thursday decided to send monitors to conflict-ravaged South Sudan amid allegations of horrific abuses, including soldiers allegedly gang raping young girls and burning them alive.
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Maiduguri, Nigeria | AFP | Thursday 7/2/2015 - 17:49 GMT
by Bukar Hussain and Aminu Abubakar in Kano
Suspected Boko Haram militants killed nearly 150 people in northeastern Nigerian villages, mowing down men and children while they prayed in mosques and shooting women preparing food at home, witnesses said Thursday.
The number of Burundian refugees arriving in Uganda since November 2014 was approximately 9,000 as at 24 June 2015, with the arrival rate at 100/day in the Nakivale settlement in southwest Uganda. About 80 percent of the new arrivals came in from March 2015 onward.
The majority of the new arrivals say they are coming to Uganda due to security concerns in countries that surround Burundi, family linkages in Uganda and knowledge of more liberal refugee policies of the government in Uganda.
In CAR, World Refugee Day was celebrated on 20 June. The slogan “Diverse but all united” (I GA NDE NDE, A HON KWE, I YEKE OKO in Sango) and visual identity (a multicolored hand) of this year’s celebration is representative of UNHCR’s efforts in the past months to promote social cohesion and peace in the Central African Republic and to restore the country’s social fabric.
Setting standards: Leading Nepal children’s charity shows how earthquake appeal funds saved lives
Since a huge earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April 2015, Childreach Nepal have reached over 2,500 households with emergency aid in Sindhupalchowk district.
Childreach Nepal have created24temporary learning centres enabling over 4,000 children to continue their education and be safe from child trafficking and other forms of abuse.
Measles is rapidly spreading among adults in the densely populated Zamzam camp for the displaced, near El Fasher, capital of North Darfur.
“More and more adults are stricken, as measles are being transmitted from the children in the camp,” an activist told Radio Dabanga from the camp. “During the past weeks, seven women, three of them breast-feeding, died of the disease.”
He appealed via Radio Dabanga to all the displaced in Zamzam to have their children vaccinated at the various health centres in the camp that hosts more than 150,000 displaced.
Additional help from the UK to provide emergency aid, jobs and education, to help address the root causes of the migrant crisis
A range of new programmes from the UK will provide emergency aid as well as jobs and education to help address the root causes of the migrant crisis, International Development Secretary Justine Greening announced today.
QUETTA: Another child fell prey to the crippling polio virus in the capital of Balochistan on Thursday. The latest case was found in a 4-year-old child, who is the resident of Quetta's Pashtoonabad area.
With this new case, the number of polio cases rises to four in Balochistan during the year of 2015.
Refusal was the underlying reason behind the latest polio case in the city. The parents had refused to provide anti-polio drops to the affected child, Dr Syed Saifur Rehman the Coordinator Emergency Operations Balochistan told DawnNews.
A 23-year-old Palestinian was shot and killed by Israeli forces as his vehicle was approaching the Hamra checkpoint (Nablus), which controls Palestinian movement to and from the Jordan Valley. According to the Israeli military, the man opened fire at the checkpoint before being shot. Following the incident, Israeli forces carried out a search operation in Al ‘Auja (Jericho), where the man lived, triggering clashes with residents, during which a 17-year-old boy was shot with live ammunition.
Najaf, located in the southern region of Iraq is a desertous and sparsely populated governorate. With a total population of 614,9972 individuals, it is a site of one of the most important Shiaa shrines in the entire country. As a result, Najaf has well developed religious infrastructure, including hussayniyat and mosques.
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A cholera outbreak declared in Juba
Schools and health facilities attacked in the Greater Upper Nile region.
More resources required to meet the life-saving needs of the vulnerable people.
CHF boosts TB response in Akobo.