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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.
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.
09 Aug 2018 description
According to ACAPS' latest Humanitarian Access Overview, the biggest access constraints are found in Eritrea, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. Eight other countries are also nearly inaccessible to humanitarians.
27 Jun 2018 description
The crises unfolding in CAR, DRC, Myanmar, South Sudan, Syria and Yemen brought about serious increases in grave violations against children, with over 21,000 verified by the UN.
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.
19 Jun 2018 description
Since the Global Humanitarian Overview for 2018 was launched last December, increased needs in some countries and new requirements in others have brought global financial requirements to $25.4 billion.
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.
21 May 2018 description
The report by the Safeguarding Health in Conflict Coalition documents more than 700 separate attacks in 2017 on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict.
10 May 2018 description
Deliberate and indiscriminate attacks on schools and universities, their students, and staff have become more widespread over the last five years, reveals the Global Coalition to Protect Education from Attack (GCPEA) in its latest report.
02 Apr 2018 description
Money is allocated in conjunction with Humanitarian Response Plans, ensuring availability at the local level by those closest to people in need.
23 Mar 2018 description
report UN Security Council
The head of WFP called on the Council to help end war, stressing that the price of programmes to tackle the root causes of hunger is far cheaper than the cost of the current conflict cycle.
09 Mar 2018 description
Since IOM began collecting data through the Missing Migrants Project in 2014, it has recorded the deaths of 1,234 women. This figure represents less than five percent of the total.
05 Mar 2018 description
The need for external food assistance in 37 countries – either affected by conflict or adverse climate shocks – remains unchanged compared to the situation three months back.
15 Feb 2018 description
report Save the Children
"The War on Children: Time to End Violations Against Children in Armed Conflict" shows this number has increased by 75% since the early 1990s to at least 357 million globally.
08 Feb 2018 description
The lives of millions of people were saved by rapid humanitarian response in 2017, though millions more remain on the very edge of starvation with ongoing conflicts and climate-related shocks.
08 Feb 2018 description
During 2017, FAO supported governments and communities in responding to food chain crises, which can threaten lives and livelihoods and lead to major emergencies.
04 Feb 2018 description
The UN reports that the denial of humanitarian access to children in situations of armed conflict has become a more prevalent violation.
04 Jan 2018 description
Global EWEA report highlights potential new emergencies caused by imminent disaster threats and the risk of a steep deterioration in countries in crisis or response stage of an emergency.
28 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
In conflicts around the world, children have become frontline targets, used as human shields, killed, maimed and recruited to fight.