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05 Feb 2018 description


• Number of IDPs in CAR increases by 70 percent since early 2017

• Relief activities suspended following NGO attacks in Kabo, up to 100,000 people affected

• 2018 HRP for CAR targets 1.9 million people —nearly half the country’s population


31 Jan 2018 description

Sector Overview

As part of its effort to ensure rapid responses to humanitarian emergencies around the world, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance ( USAID/OFDA ) stores emergency relief supplies , such as blankets, hygiene kits, kitchen sets, plastic sheeting, and water containers, at warehouses in Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Miami, United States; Pisa, Italy; and Subang, Malaysia.

20 Jan 2018 description

A variety of natural hazards—including cyclical drought, floods, and environmental degradation—are endemic to the East and Central Africa (ECA) region, where conflict, rapid population growth, and limited government response capacity have compounded humanitarian needs over the last decade. Between FY 2008 and FY 2017, USAID’s Office of U.S.

04 Jan 2018 description

Issue highlights

  • Modeling Outputs Can Be Valuable When Uncertainty Is Appropriately Acknowledged, but Misleading When Not

  • Extended Effectiveness of the Etonogestrel-Releasing Contraceptive Implant and the 20 µg Levonorgestrel-Releasing Intrauterine System for 2 Years Beyond U.S. Food and Drug Administration Product Labeling

  • Interventions for Preventing Unintended, Rapid Repeat Pregnancy Among Adolescents: A Review of the Evidence and Lessons From High-Quality Evaluations

18 Dec 2017 description


  • Since 2012, conflict has disrupted livelihoods and food security in the Central African Republic (CAR), a poor, rural nation primarily reliant on subsistence agriculture. As of September 2017, at least 2.4 million people in CAR—approximately half of the country’s population—are in need of humanitarian assistance, with 2 million affected by food insecurity, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reports.

11 Dec 2017 description


  • IASC activates a six-month systemwide L3 response in DRC

  • USUN Ambassador Nikki R. Haley travels to DRC to observe humanitarian conditions

  • Crisis-level food insecurity to persist through May 2018 in some conflictaffected areas


07 Dec 2017 description


• IDPs in CAR increase by 50 percent since January, UN reports

• Relief actors record 13 aid worker and 14 peacekeeper deaths in CAR in 2017

• Relief actors in Bangassou suspend operations due to insecurity; nearly 500,000 people in need


14 Oct 2017 description


  • Violence in DRC continues to generate population movement, critical humanitarian needs

  • Heavy rainfall and resultant flooding in South Kivu results in 12 deaths, nearly 20 injuries, and an estimated 90 missing persons