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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.

09 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund


• Overall 2,860 measles cases and 79 deaths have been reported since the declaration of the outbreak in May 2018. To date, some 494,474 children have been vaccinated and UNICEF has purchased an additional 1,912,000 vaccine doses that will arrive in the country in mid-October.

• 173,772 children aged 6 to 59 months have been admitted for severe acute malnutrition in UNICEF supported health facilities since January 2018

08 Nov 2018 description

Humanity & Inclusion, in conjunction with new technology companies, will start testing landmine detection drones in northern Chad in February 2019. Drones, which can map areas for mines, detect mines, and detonate these mines remotely have the potential to revolutionize landmine clearance operations. If successful, drones would help target mine clearance areas more precisely and reduce the length of time it takes for teams to return contaminated land to civilians.

18 Sep 2018 description


Security Highlights:

  • In August, Nigeria witnessed an upsurge in Boko Haram attacks in Borno, Adamawa and Yobe States – resulting in more than 200 security incidents. Over 125 people were reportedly killed in the attacks.
    Consequently, widespread attacks, counter-insurgency activities as well as impassable roads impeded access to people in need of assistance, especially in not-easy-to-reach areas.

04 Sep 2018 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo reaffirms Belgium’s support for the humanitarian response in the lake Chad Basin. In the margins of the High Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region in Berlin, the Minister notes that Belgium invests more than 9 million EUR in humanitarian aid this year for the region, where more than 11 million people need aid to survive.

17 Aug 2018 description

After decades of armed conflict, the Lake Chad region remains littered with explosive remnants of war. Humanity & Inclusion (which operates under the name of Handicap International) puts up warning signs around hazardous areas and runs risk education sessions to help protect locals from the dangers of explosive remnants.

Risk education

14 Aug 2018 description


  • UNSC extends UNAMID mandate through June 2019

  • Relief actors scale up flood preparedness activities for the ongoing rainy season

  • High staple food prices projected to persist across Sudan through 2019


09 Aug 2018 description

226,559 Nigerian refugees displaced by the insurgency in Cameroon, Chad and Niger as of 31 July 2018
(or latest figures available)

Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs) in the region displaced by the insurgency
(or latest figures available)


19 Jul 2018 description

ECW Annual Results Report: Over 650,000 Children Reached in the Fund’s First Year of Operations

New York, 6 July 2018 – The just-released ECW annual results report shows ECW’s investments have reached more than 650,000 children and youth affected by conflict and natural disasters during the Fund’s first year of operations from April 2017 to March 2018. In total ECW invested US$82 million in 14 crisis-affected countries.

25 Jun 2018 description

CERF announces new findings in latest Results Report

Claudia Hargarten June 26, 2018

A new Results Report takes stock of how a US$439 million humanitarian investment from more than 50 donors delivered life-saving assistance to over 22 million people facing the consequences of natural disasters and conflict around the world.

31 May 2018 description


  • Economic turmoil exacerbates humanitarian needs, hinders emergency response activities

  • Clashes displace civilians in Jebel Marra

  • UN increases estimated population in need, 2018 HRP funding appeal


23 May 2018 description

Civilians were majority of casualties from anti-vehicle mines in 2017

The Geneva International Centre for Humanitarian Demining (GICHD) and the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) have released a new global report of anti-vehicle mine incidents in 2017. The report records a 15 per cent increase in casualties from anti-vehicle mines in 2017, compared to 2016.

26 Apr 2018 description
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  • On 14 April, the first group of Sudanese refugees in eastern Chad returned home to North Darfur in Sudan.

  • Over 3,000 children from Jebel Marra assisted to take Grade 8 examinations.

  • The UN commemorated the International Day for Mine Awareness and Assistance in Mine Action on 4 April.

  • The latest FPMA Bulletin by FAO reports that prices of wheat, mainly consumed in urban areas, declined in the capital, Khartoum, by more than 20 per cent in March with the ongoing harvest.

30 Mar 2018 description


• UN requests $1 billion to assist 4.3 million people in Sudan    

• Staple food prices continue to increase, likely exacerbating humanitarian need    

• U.S. assumes chairmanship of Sudan Mine Action Support Group


• The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for Sudan projects that 5.5 million people in Sudan will require humanitarian assistance in 2018 and requests approximately $1 billion to deliver assistance to 4.3 million people in the country.

19 Mar 2018 description

Blog Post by John Campbell

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from March 10 to March 16, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

15 Mar 2018 description

Geneva, Thursday 15 March 2018

Humanitarian access has deteriorated in seven countries over the past six months, according to the Humanitarian Access Overview report released today by ACAPS.

Out of the 37 countries included in the report, nearly half of them (18) are currently facing high humanitarian access constraints. Moderate humanitarian access constraints are an issue in nine countries and ten present low humanitarian access constraints.

13 Mar 2018 description

Blog Post by John Campbell

Below is a visualization and description of some of the most significant incidents of political violence in Nigeria from March 3 to March 9, 2018. This update also represents violence related to Boko Haram in Cameroon, Chad, and Niger. These incidents will be included in the Nigeria Security Tracker.

02 Mar 2018 description