Most read reports
- The State of Humanitarian Journalism (October 2018)
- UNHCR and IOM appeal to European leaders to tackle Mediterranean deaths
- Food costs should cause “shock and outrage” as countries in conflict see spiralling prices
- The State of Food and Agriculture 2018 - Migration, Agriculture and Rural Development
- 2018 Global Hunger Index: Forced Migration and Hunger
The Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) is a document that is used for planning and managing the humanitarian response in a crisis, through the development of a country strategy and cluster plans implementing that strategy. In addition, the HRP can be used as an advocacy and communications tool and as a resource mobilization tool.
FUNDING REQUIRED $25.32B
FUNDING RECEIVED $10.63B
UNMET REQUIREMENTS COVERAGE $14.69B
PEOPLE IN NEED 133.8M
PEOPLE TO RECEIVE AID 97.4M
COUNTRIES AFFECTED 41
Spotlight on the recent disaster in Central Sulawesi, Indonesia
General situation during September 2018 Forecast until mid-November 2018
The Desert Locust situation continued to remain calm during September
Small-scale breeding occurred throughout the month in parts of the northern Sahel between Mauritania and western Eritrea, but it was very difficult to detect during surveys as locust numbers remained extremely low and insignificant.
Global Technology Firms to Provide Expertise on Frontier Technology to Better Predict Famines
WASHINGTON, September 23, 2018 —The United Nations, World Bank, International Committee of the Red Cross, Microsoft, Google and Amazon Web Services today announced an unprecedented global partnership to prevent future famines.
Global hunger continues to rise, new UN report says
821 million people now hungry and over 150 million children stunted, putting hunger eradication goal at risk
This guidance updates and replaces the “Pandemic Influenza Risk Management: WHO Interim Guidance” published in 2013, which was a revision of the “Pandemic Influenza Preparedness and Response: a WHO Guidance Document” published in 2009.
The main updates from the 2013 interim guidance are:
Alignment with other relevant United Nations policies for crisis and emergency management, and
192,513 Libyans currently internally displaced (IDPs)
372,741 returned IDPs (returns registered in 2016 - April 2018)
54,937 registered refugees and asylumseekers in the State of Libya
19,303 persons arrived in Italy by sea in 2018
871 monitoring visits to detention centres so far in 2018
1,527 asylum-seekers and refugees released from detention so far in 2018
1,858 vulnerable refugees and asylumseekers evacuated since November 2017
USD 85 M required for 2018
Kofi Annan was a guiding force for good. It is with profound sadness that I learned of his passing. In many ways, Kofi Annan was the United Nations. He rose through the ranks to lead the organization into the new millennium with matchless dignity and determination.
Attributable to Abdel-Rahman Ghandour, Special Representative of Unicef for Libya
TRIPOLI,17 July 2018- “UNICEF is horrified at reports that six children were found dead in an abandoned truck on the way to Zwara in north-western Libya.
“Too many children are needlessly losing their lives on these deadly journeys as they search for education, opportunities and simply a better future.
Dr. Natalia Kanem
Executive Director UNFPA, the United Nations Population Fund
Fifty years ago, the world declared that “parents have a basic human right to determine freely and responsibly the number and the spacing of their children,” at the United Nations International Conference on Human Rights in Tehran, on 13 May 1968.
Family planning is not only a matter of human rights; it is also central to women’s empowerment, reducing poverty and achieving sustainable development.