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04 Dec 2018 description
The UN and its partners aim to assist 93.6 million of the most vulnerable with food, shelter, health care, emergency education, protection and other basic assistance, according to the GHO.
18 Nov 2018 description
In addition to vaccination, continuing efforts are being made with the support of UNICEF to improve access to clean water and sanitation and promote hygiene
20 Sep 2018 description
Civil conflicts and displacement remain the key drivers of food insecurity in East Africa and the Near East, whereas dry-weather conditions reduced cereal outputs in Southern Africa, says FAO.
23 Aug 2018 description
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More than half a million Rohingya refugee children in southern Bangladesh are being denied the chance of a proper education, and international efforts are urgently needed to prevent them falling prey to despair and frustration, UNICEF said.
17 Aug 2018 description
Donors helped the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to achieve record-level funding of $514.6 million, ensuring delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.
23 Jul 2018 description
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UNICEF’s 2018 Humanitarian Action for Children appeal, which seeks to meet the immediate life-saving and longer-term development needs of Rohingya refugees and affected host communities in 2018, is 60 per cent funded.
19 Jul 2018 description
ECW invested US$82 million in 14 crisis-hit countries from April 2017 to March 2018, reaching some of the most vulnerable children affected by conflict and natural disasters.
25 Jun 2018 description
CERF funding enabled 12 UN agencies together with 589 partners to provide life-saving assistance in 2016 and 2017 to 22.5 million people in humanitarian emergencies in 47 countries.
14 Jun 2018 description
As Bangladesh’s annual wet season has arrived, the UN migration agency is working against the clock to secure infrastructure and strengthen preparedness measures in the refugee camps.
07 Jun 2018 description
African countries top the Norwegian Refugee Council's list for a third year in a row. The list is based on three criteria: lack of funding, dearth of media attention, and political and diplomatic neglect.
05 Jun 2018 description
Without urgent financial backing, consultations conducted in IOM clinics, supporting refugees and local communities, will soon be halted. The impending monsoon season will most likely create an even bigger demand for health services.
01 Jun 2018 description
22 diarrhea treatment centers (DTC) with a total bed capacity of 597, and hundreds of oral rehydration points (ORPs), have been set up across the various camps.
06 May 2018 description
245 mobile vaccination teams have been deployed through the Inter-Agency Coordinating Group with members from WHO, UNICEF, MSF and IFRC, with financing by Gavi.
01 May 2018 description
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UNICEF estimates that over 100,000 people, with about 55,000 children, at risk due to floods and landslides and this figure could go up to 200,000 depending on the intensity of rains.
16 Apr 2018 description
With the onset of the monsoon season, the addition of a third MSF facility will ensure better access to medical care for Rohingya refugees in the district of Cox’s Bazar.
29 Mar 2018 description
With a grossly underfunded health sector grappling to meet the needs of 1.3 million Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar, the WHO has appealed to the international community.
19 Mar 2018 description
The rainy season is expected to have a serious impact on life-saving services and ongoing aid in Cox’s Bazar, with damage to WASH infrastructure likely to spread water-borne diseases.
16 Mar 2018 description
UN and NGO partners released the 2018 Joint Response Plan, a US$951 million appeal to meet the needs of nearly 900,000 Rohingya refugees and more than 330,000 Bangladeshis.
20 Feb 2018 description
An estimated 60,000 children are expected to be born in the camps in the next year. Besides newborns, pregnant and young mothers; children, adults and the elderly need basic health services.
13 Feb 2018 description
Filippo Grandi warns that conditions are not yet conducive for voluntary repatriation, and the denial of rights, including the lack of citizenship, must first be addressed.