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31 Dec 2016 description
report UN Security Council
The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution supporting efforts by the Russian Federation and Turkey to end nearly six years of bloodshed in Syria and jump-start a political process.
30 Dec 2016 description
Since 19 December, almost 1,000 people have been referred to hospitals in Erbil with trauma injuries, while 118,000 people have been displaced by the military operations to retake Mosul.
30 Dec 2016 description
The Humanitarian Country Team launched the 2017 appeal requesting for US$ 214 million to cover needs of 2.6 million people considered to be most vulnerable.
30 Dec 2016 description
WFP has delivered food or cash to more than a million Nigerians in the Northeast, reaching over half of those in need of urgent humanitarian assistance.
30 Dec 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
As families fled fighting in Aleppo city, many of the children arrived in shelters unaccompanied or separated from their families, with many suffering from injuries.
30 Dec 2016 description
By the end of 2016, 48 countries and territories of the Americas had reported more than half a million suspected cases of Zika, with 22 reporting some 2,500 cases of congenital syndrome associated with the virus.
29 Dec 2016 description
report UN News Service
More than 300 attacks against humanitarian workers occurred in crisis-gripped Central African Republic this year, with five aid workers losing their lives in the line of duty.
29 Dec 2016 description
After a year of record humanitarian needs, 2017 looks set to be even more challenging. The Thomson Reuters Foundation asked aid agencies to name their three priorities for 2017
29 Dec 2016 description
Since December, there have been reports to OCHA of children dying due to the severe cold weather and inadequate shelter conditions including four infants dying at the Mahalej Transit Centre.
29 Dec 2016 description
Two primary sources of drinking water, which provide clean and safe water for 70 percent of the population in and around the capital, are not functioning due to deliberate targeting.
29 Dec 2016 description
IFRC has launched a USD 1.56 million appeal to assist more than 20,000 people affected by Typhoon Nock-Ten which struck the Philippines on December 25th.
29 Dec 2016 description
report Oxfam
Ongoing emergencies have all come to a head in the final months of 2016 with the defeat of opposition-held areas in Aleppo, the fight for Mosul and the increasing risk of catastrophic hunger in Yemen.
29 Dec 2016 description
In 2016, Israeli authorities demolished or seized 1,089 Palestinian-owned structures in the West Bank, displacing 1,593 Palestinians. Highest demolition and displacement figures since OCHA started recording them in 2009
28 Dec 2016 description
report IRIN
It’s been a hard year for the most vulnerable in Africa. This is partly due to tightening aid budgets, but it’s also the result of there simply being so many more people in crisis who need help.
28 Dec 2016 description
Red Cross has started its operation to help thousands of vulnerable people. Damage reports are slowly made available as the assessment teams are returning from the affected areas.
28 Dec 2016 description
The project will target some 16,000 children between age six and 18, who have been excluded from school as a result of damages caused by Hurricane Matthew.
28 Dec 2016 description
While many residents have fled an ongoing battle to retake Iraq’s second city, thousands of families in Mosul struggle to find food, water and protection.
28 Dec 2016 description
report Peace Direct
This report highlights civil society analysis of the main conflict issues in Northern Nigeria – and what can be done to address them.
28 Dec 2016 description
In addition to war-related injuries, MSF treats large numbers of patients for acute post-violence stress syndrome reporting generalized symptoms related to the physical and mental trauma.
28 Dec 2016 description
Over a third of the yearly total fled in the month of October due to heavy fighting between government and insurgent forces. In addition, more than 600,000 people were pushed out from Pakistan.