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18 Sep 2017 description

Facts & Figures:

  • 65.6 million people forcibly displaced;

  • 20 million at risk of famine in North-East Nigeria, South Sudan,
    Somalia and Yemen;

  • 1.5 billion people living in fragile and conflict-affected countries.

EU Action:

  • International Conference on Social Protection on 28-29 September 2017, with the participation of 25 countries;

  • Development of a training package and provision of guidance on social protection in fragile contexts;

23 Aug 2017 description

Facts & Figures

  • All EU Member States have ratified the four Geneva Conventions and their Additional Protocols.

  • 196 states, including all UN Member States, have ratified the 4th Geneva Convention on the Protection of Civilians in Time of War, which equals universal acceptance.

21 Aug 2017 description

In March 2016, Polish Humanitarian Action (PAH) started another water, sanitation and hygiene project, funded by EU Humanitarian Aid. Since 2012, EU funds have supported PAH’s mobile teams in alleviating human suffering. Over the last year, PAH’s emergency response team has been answering the needs of communities in 11 locations across the country, in Jonglei, Unity, Upper Nile and Central Equatoria States. PAH has prioritised the most vulnerable areas, left out by the humanitarian sector due to challenges in operations and logistics.

12 Jul 2017 description
  • A sharp increase in the number of South Sudanese refugees was recorded following clashes in Mathiang County of South Sudan, 50 km from the Ethiopian border. Approximately 4 000 persons reached Pagak Reception Centre through a variety of entry points with a peak in the arrival rate of 500 persons per hour. An indefinite number of people have also sought refuge directly within host communities.

07 Jul 2017 description

Brussels, 7 July 2017

Additional humanitarian assistance of €60 million will help scale up the response in the three countries worst affected by drought in the Horn of Africa.

The European Commission has announced additional humanitarian assistance of €60 million to help people in Somalia, Ethiopia and Kenya, who have been facing critical levels of food insecurity due to severe drought.

03 Jul 2017 description

FOREWORD

The year 2015 marked the 10th anniversary of the Global Shelter Cluster, the inter-agency coordination mechanism for shelter response. During these ten years, coordination has improved in consistency, shelter responses have grown in scale, and there are more people with experience in shelter programming, but people continue to lose their dwellings and be displaced due to conflict and natural disasters. Global humanitarian shelter needs continue to greatly exceed the capacity and resources to respond.

23 Jun 2017 description

Key messages

  • Since 1 July 2016, Uganda faces the world fastest growing refugee crisis with continuous and unprecedented influx of refugees from South Sudan. By June 2017, the total number of refugees from South Sudan alone was over 950 000.
    An overwhelming majority (more than 86%) of the new arrivals are women and children.

23 Jun 2017 description

On World Refugee Day of 20 June, the United Nations High Commissioner for refugees, Fillippo Grandi, visited Ethiopia. Arriving from South Sudan, he started his visit in Gambella refugee camps where most South Sudanese refugees are hosted.

22 Jun 2017 description

Uganda is now facing the world's fastest growing refugee crisis, due to a continuous and unprecedented influx of people fleeing conflict in neighbouring South Sudan among others. The country is now hosting over 1.27 million refugees and asylum seekers.

21 Jun 2017 description

KAMPALA, 21 June 2017 - The Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO) has contributed 2 million Euros – 8 billion Uganda shillings - to UNICEF’s emergency nutrition and education response to the South Sudanese refugee crisis in Uganda.

“With over 2,000 South Sudanese refugees arriving in Uganda every day since July 2016, Uganda is now host to the fastest growing refugee crisis in the world,” said Isabelle D'Haudt, ECHO’s Humanitarian Advisor for Uganda. 

20 Jun 2017 description

Key messages:

  • Each year millions of people are forced to leave their homes and seek refuge from conflicts, violence, human rights violations, persecution or natural disasters. The number of forcibly displaced people (refugees, asylum-seekers and internally displaced people) has continued to rise in 2016, calling for increased humanitarian assistance worldwide. The majority of today's refugees live in the developing world, which means that they flee to countries already struggling with poverty and hardship.

08 May 2017 description

People in need of humanitarian assistance
4.8 million (1)

People living at crisis or emergency levels of food insecurity
3.6 million (1)

Global Acute Malnutrition (GAM) caseload
2.2 million (1)

Severe Acute Malnutrition (SAM) caseload
573 000 (1)

(1) HNO 2017