Mobile connectivity plays an essential role in restoring a sense of normalcy in Cox’s Bazar. It can help affected communities access information, communicate and coordinate better.
report — Médecins Sans Frontières
The ICU is the only one of its kind in Mosul. It’s only a small unit with four beds, but it’s the only chance a severely unwell patient has to survive. If it didn’t exist, patients with severe health issues would die.
South Sudan + 2 othersFarming together reaps multiple benefits for refugees and their South Sudanese hosts
A UNHCR and partners' farming project that ropes in both refugees and their hosts has brought food security and enhanced peaceful co-existence between the two communities.
report — IRIN
The fact remains that there are massive shortfalls in food, fuel (key for pumping water), and medical supplies that the humanitarian community will never be able meet on its own.
Antigua and Barbuda + 12 othersCaribbean can only ‘build back better’ with international support and urgent climate action
Over US$2 billion pledged, half of which in loans and debt relief, to support affected people for long-term recovery in hurricane-affected Caribbean during CARICOM-UN Conference.
report — Médecins Sans Frontières
MSF has evacuated all 58 national and international staff, and suspended medical operations from Bangassou. Half a million people were relying on MSF’s healthcare services.
report — World Health Organization
Life-saving medical equipment and surgical supplies have been barred from entering the area, despite escalating violence and increasing humanitarian needs in Eastern Ghouta.
Syrian Arab Republic + 3 othersMen and boys subjected to sexual violence in Syria and in displacement, a UNHCR study confirms
The number of men and boys suffering sexual violence within Syria and as refugees in surrounding countries remains unknown. UNHCR sheds light on the under-explored issue of SVM and calls for further investigation.
report — Norwegian Refugee Council
An estimated 100,000 people will likely be displaced by the armed conflict in Colombia at end-2017. The number of displacement incidents increased by 36 percent against last year.
report — ActionAid, Danish Refugee Council, Amnesty International, Jesuit Refugee Service, CARE, Terre des hommes, Human Rights Watch, Oxfam, International Rescue Committee, SolidarityNow
The Greek government, with the support of EU member states, should act now to end Greece’s “containment policy,” 20 human rights and aid groups said.
report — Amnesty International
The Rohingya people are trapped in a vicious system of state-sponsored, institutionalised discrimination, said Amnesty International in a new analysis into the root causes of the current crisis.
Libya + 4 othersWorld community has ‘collective responsibility’ to stop human trafficking, support victims
report — UN Secretary-General
UN chief highlights the urgent need to protect the human rights and dignity of migrants and to stop criminals and terrorists from preying on vulnerable populations.
Annual Disaster Statistical Review registers fewer number of disasters for 2016, but more people affected
The estimates of natural disaster economic damages (US$ 154 billion) place last year as the fifth costliest since 2006, 12% above the 2006-2015 annual average.
Antigua and Barbuda + 3 othersEU supports recovery and resilience in the Caribbean region with €300 million
report — European Commission
At regional level, the EU's assistance will help to build longer term resilience by increasing the region's disaster preparedness as well as its ability to adapt to climate change.
report — Norwegian Capacity
"The crisis facing 800,000 refugees in Bangladesh’s Cox’s Bazaar today is alarming, but we’re on the brink of a large-scale health catastrophe if the situation isn’t turned around," warns Norcap.
report — Famine Early Warning System Network
A prolonged closure of key ports risks an unprecedented deterioration in food security to famine across large areas. In less accessible areas with the most severe food insecurity, famine could emerge even more quickly.
The scale, severity and complexity of needs across Syria remain overwhelming. Of the 13.1 million people needing help, 5.6 million people are in acute need.
The IOC has teamed up with UNHCR to bring light to residents of Mahama refugee camp in northern Rwanda, home to over 55,000 refugees who have fled violence from Burundi.
Autoridades gubernamentales de 9 países de la región se reunieron del 15 al 16 de noviembre en Guatemala para la 45ª Reunión Ordinaria de la Comisión Centroamericana de Directores y Directoras de Migración (OCAM).
Burkina Faso + 1 otherIOM supports voluntary humanitarian return of 135 Burkinabe migrants from Libya
Through the EU-IOM Joint initiative for Migration Protection and Reintegration in Africa, returnees will be provided with reintegration assistance based on their needs.
European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)137