Food insecure caseload estimated at record high 6 million. Unfavourable prospects due to widespread insecurity, large scale displacements and Fall Armyworm infestations.
Upon arrival, families are assigned a tent and given two kits: a Rapid Response Mechanism kit from a local NGO; and an NFI kit from IOM. A doctor is also present to identify health needs.
They will provide urgently needed assistance to the estimated quarter of a million Rohingya child refugees who are among the 429,000 people to have fled across the border from neighbouring Myanmar in recent weeks.
Somalia launches Post Disaster Needs Assessment and Resilience Framework to analyze the recurrent impact of drought
The assessment and framework will be a vital first step in enabling Somalia to transition from humanitarian intervention towards sustainable recovery and disaster preparedness.
23 Sep 2017 description
Antigua and Barbuda + 1 otherCaribbean countries start to build back better after Hurricanes Irma and Maria
Governments in Caribbean countries are starting to rebuild infrastructure, houses, and communities with UNDP’s support after both hurricanes left catastrophic damage.
23 Sep 2017 description
report — Human Rights Watch
Burmese security forces have laid landmines during attacks on villages and along the Bangladesh border, posing a grave risk to Rohingya Muslims fleeing atrocities.
Humanitarian community scales up response as Rohingya refugee numbers approach 430,000
Humanitarian partners continue to deliver basic food assistance, shelter, water, emergency latrines, psychosocial support and informal education, but gaps remain enormous and urgent.
Yemen is facing the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, with nearly 21 million people in need of emergency aid or protection. However, Yemen does not receive the international attention it deserves.
United Republic of Tanzania + 1 otherIOM appeals for over $3 million to assist Burundian refugees return from Tanzania
On 7 September, the UN Migration Agency transported the first group of 301 refugees to transit centres in Burundi. The second phase of the return assistance is expected to start in November.
UNICEF requiere 4.6 millones de dólares para ayudar a los niños afectados por los terremotos en México
El Fondo de las Naciones Unidas para la Infancia en México ha intensificado sus esfuerzos en apoyo a la infancia tras el segundo terremoto que azotó al país en menos de dos semanas.
The sheer scale of the refugee influx from September 2016 quickly filled the existing camps in the Gambella region to capacity and forced the Government and UNHCR to open new camps.
report — Thomson Reuters Foundation
The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads potentially deadly viruses, from Zika and dengue to chikungunya, does better in warmer climates than its malaria-carrying cousin, Anopheles.
report — Amnesty International
By June 2017, more than 500 schools had been closed in regions where armed groups are operating. Some, especially in the central region, were forced to close after members of armed groups threatened staff.
report — UN News Service
Nearly seven months after the UN issued an urgent call for action to counter the threat of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen, global efforts have kept that crisis at bay but many are dying, UNSG warned.
Partners of the Connecting Business initiative (CBi), launched in 2016 at the World Humanitarian Summit, gathered on Tuesday to discuss crisis preparedness, response, and recovery.
report — UN News Service
Millions are in need of emergency assistance in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger. 'We have managed to avert famine, but we cannot pause or slow down,' the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator said today.
World + 37 othersConflictos civiles e impactos climáticos dificultan el avance hacia la reducción del hambre
Un informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos. En el Caribe, el impacto de los huracanes mermará el rendimiento agrícola.
report — World Health Organization
Resources to help provide safe water, sanitation and hygiene have been mobilized and a mass measles, rubella and polio immunization campaign has been carried out for 150,000 children.
report — IRIN
The rescue effort has been powered by the support of hundreds of volunteers showing up near collapsed buildings. Many provide food and drinks for the rescue workers; others help in removing the rubble.
20 Sep 2017 description
UNICEF Mexico will prioritize response to immediate needs in WASH and child protection, and will be followed by education response in the next two weeks as data from national authorities becomes available.
European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)132