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09 Dec 2018 description


The Contingency Fund for Emergencies (CFE) has been a gamechanger for WHO. It allows WHO to respond rapidly to disease outbreaks and health emergencies - often in 24 hours or less. This saves lives and helps prevent unnecessary suffering. Furthermore, a quick response dramatically reduces the costs of controlling outbreaks and emergencies, as well as the wider social and economic impacts.

04 Dec 2018 description
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Global trends and challenges

More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.

28 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • The refugee verification exercise that started in March 2018 by the Office of the Prime Minister and UNHCR has ended, revising the active registered population in Uganda to 1,154,352 individuals as of end of October 2018.

28 Mar 2018 description

By Mirabelle Enaka Kima and Osman Mohamed Osman, IFRC

Elysee Bapu melts into her faded brown sofa – her hands shake as tears fall from her tired eyes as she narrates the saddest story of her life.

It was a rainy January evening in Bandal neighbourhood and Bapu left her children, with her 16-year-old daughter in charge, to attend a church service.

That would be the last time she would see her five children who were among the 51 lives claimed by heavy floods in Bandal, a poor neighbourhood in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s (DRC) capital, Kinshasa.

06 Dec 2017 description

New publication launched: Local Humanitarian Action in Practice – Case Studies and Reflections of Local Humanitarian Actors

01 Dec 2017 description
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The Global Humanitarian Overview

  • Is the world’s most comprehensive, authoritative and evidence-based assessment of humanitarian needs;

  • Is based on detailed analysis of wide-ranging data from many different sources, and face-to-face interviews with hundreds of thousands of people directly affected by humanitarian crises across the globe;

04 Sep 2017 description
report The Guardian

So far this year, at least 140 million people across 37 countries have been left in need of humanitarian aid. But most of them will not get it

31 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund


  • On 17 August 2017, the number of South Sudanese refugees in Uganda crossed the one million mark. Despite scaled up response efforts, unmet needs persist for an estimated 614,135 children (61 percent of the South Sudanese refugee population).

  • After a prolonged dry spell, Karamoja region is receiving improved rainfall. The nutrition situation is likely to continue improving if the current rainfall pattern persists. UNICEF monitoring data shows a slight reduction in the number of severely malnourished children in July 2017.

24 Aug 2017 description
report African Union

Addis Ababa, 23 August 2017: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission (AUC), H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat extends his sincere condolences to the affected families, people and Government of the Republic of Guinea and the Republic of the Democratic Republic of Congo following landslides due to heavy rains.

At least eight people were killed in the district of Ratoma on the outskirts of the Guinean capital Conakry while at least 200 people lost their lives in Ituri Province in Northeastern DRC.

19 Apr 2017 description
report ACTED

ACTED has been mobilised in the Sud and Grand’Anse departments since hurricane Matthew hit the region on 4 October 2016 to provide emergency humanitarian assistance to affected populations. In all sectors, needs reached high levels: Matthew caused terrible damages, casualties and losses, destroying houses, infrastructure and crops, and leaving 1.4 million Haitians in need of humanitarian assistance.

02 Sep 2016 description
report World Vision

In the wake of El Niño

We are living in the most unusually warm period in history and this is taking a huge toll on the world’s most vulnerable. 2015 was the hottest year on record and 2016 looks set to be even hotter.
As this year’s El Niño in the Pacific lurches towards becoming a La Nina1 , the run of record temperatures looks set to be broken again. But in some ways, this year is not unique. It has become widely acknowledged among the development community that weather-related disasters are the ‘new normal’.

24 Jun 2016 description

A l’Est de la RDC, près de 90 ménages relocalisés sur le site de Kasheke essaient de se reconstruire après que des éboulements de terres d’un dénivelé de 30 mètres aient emporté leurs maisons, leurs champs et leur bétail en 2015. Le nouveau site de 13 hectares offert aux sinistrés par un particulier congolais se trouve à 5 km du lieu du sinistre. Ce site sélectionné par le Gouvernement provincial et la Protection civile a été aménagé grâce à l’appui du Programme des Nations Unies pour le développement (PNUD) à la demande des autorités provinciales.

24 Feb 2016 description

Léontine Muduha, âgée de 35 ans, est mère de 7 enfants. Elle et sa famille habitent à Rambira dans le territoire de Kalehe, province du Sud-Kivu en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC). Lors de la crue de la rivière Nyalunkumbo en octobre 2014, suite à d’abondantes pluies qui sont tombées dans le territoire de Kalehe, Idjiwi et Mwenga, la maison ainsi que les champs où Léontine pratiquait l’agriculture de subsistance ont été détruits par les eaux qui sont sorties de leur lit.

29 Jan 2016 description





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