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12 Sep 2018 description
The MRG report describes the distinct experiences of migrants, refugees and internally displaced belonging to minorities and indigenous peoples, and how their identities shape their journeys.
12 Sep 2018 description
Worldwide, there were about 5.2 million new internal displacements associated with conflict and violence in the first half of 2018. More than 1.7 million of these occurred in Ethiopia and Somalia.
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
report Pew Research Center
In 2017, 18.4 million people were forced to leave their homes in sub-Saharan Africa due to conflict, up sharply from 14.1 million in 2016 – the largest regional increase of forcibly displaced people in the world.
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.
16 Mar 2018 description
Intensified conflict and political instability, deepening food insecurity and simultaneous outbreaks of communicable diseases are driving a worsening humanitarian crisis across the region.
08 Mar 2018 description
"When people are forced to flee, the day-to-day survival falls on women," says NRC's Vasset. "Women are the ones that must provide for their children, find shelter and food."
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.
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.
01 Feb 2018 description
UNHCR and OCHA on Thursday launched a funding appeal for US$1.5 billion to support refugees fleeing South Sudan and for US$1.7 billion for people in need in the country during 2018.
29 Jan 2018 description
As the crisis enters its fifth year, it remains the largest refugee situation in Africa. As of 31 October 2017, there are close to 2.5 million refugees hosted in six asylum countries.
13 Dec 2017 description
Framed around the Agenda for Humanity, the report presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance.
12 Dec 2017 description
As the conflict enters its fifth year in 2018, the humanitarian crisis has continued to intensify and expand due the widespread violence and the deteriorating economic situation.
07 Dec 2017 description
Global food supplies are high due to strong cereal harvests, but localized drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity.
05 Dec 2017 description
As the world focuses its attention on protecting refugees coming out of Africa, the displacement that happens behind its own borders persists at an alarming rate, a new report warns.
20 Nov 2017 description
In 2017, the EU dedicated 6% of its annual aid budget to education in emergencies, one of the most underfunded sectors of humanitarian aid. In 2018, this will increase to 8%.
14 Nov 2017 description
The region faces a major displacement crisis with 10.7 million people uprooted by the end of September 2017, and this figure expected to rise in the months ahead.
13 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Unsafe or damaged schools, absent teachers and dangerous journeys to class are among the destructive ways that conflict is hitting the learning prospects of young Africans.