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31 Dec 2018 description
It was a record year for raising funds and helping people in all corners of the world suffering from crises related to conflict or natural disasters.
31 Dec 2018 description
The misappropriation of food relief came to light in a WFP review prompted by an increasing number of reports of humanitarian food for sale on the open market in the capital.
31 Dec 2018 description
The IFRC responded to 34 emergencies in 22 countries across Africa where millions were affected by natural disasters, epidemics, population movement, complex emergencies and food insecurity.
31 Dec 2018 description
The Plan focuses on recent violence-induced displacements in Benishangul Gumuz region and East and West Wollega of Oromia – which saw a surge of up to 250,000 IDPs since September.
31 Dec 2018 description
As of August 2018, about 194,000 people were internally displaced across Libya, and it is estimated that 97,000 IDPs will need humanitarian assistance in 2019.
29 Dec 2018 description
There have been 280,198 suspected cases of cholera since the beginning of 2018, and 372 associated deaths. Children under 5 account for 32% of the total suspected cases.
29 Dec 2018 description
The new EU funding will support the Indonesian Red Cross in delivering much needed help, such as clean water, sanitation, medical and health services and support to rebuild lost livelihoods.
28 Dec 2018 description
Respecto a las consecuencias de alejarse de su lugar de origen, el reporte señala que el 62% de niños y niñas mostraron cambios emocionales fuertes como miedo el temor por perderse, cambios en el apetito, dolores de cabeza y el llanto.
28 Dec 2018 description
The experts said they were also concerned at reports of arbitrary arrests and detentions of unknown numbers of protesters, including students and political activists.
28 Dec 2018 description
report Oxfam
“This is an extremely worrying situation, as every time the Ebola response has been suspended before we’ve seen a big spike in the number of new cases. This could mean Ebola spreading to even more people and other countries,“ - Oxfam’s acting Country Director.
28 Dec 2018 description
The UN has asked donors for $21.9 billion to address 21 humanitarian crises in 2019, including Yemen, its biggest aid operation. This appeal does not include Syria, expected to bring the total to $25 billion.
28 Dec 2018 description
The UN Mine Action Service is still detecting and removing mines and other UXOs in various regions. Clearing land from these potentially lethal objects is a painstakingly slow process.
28 Dec 2018 description
Four hundred Red Cross volunteers since the disaster have been helping people evacuate, delivering supplies and carrying out first aid as well as search and rescue and body recovery.
28 Dec 2018 description
report Theirworld
About 75 million children are missing out on their education, receiving poor quality schooling or at risk of dropping out. They are at risk of exploitation and recruitment into armed groups.
28 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
Children in countries at war have been directly attack, used as human shields, killed, maimed or recruited to fight. Rape, forced marriage and abduction have become standard tactics.
27 Dec 2018 description
Entre enero y noviembre de este año, más de 30,517 personas han sido desplazadas de manera interna en Colombia. Cifra que se suma a las 7,7 millones de personas internamente desplazadas desde 1985 como consecuencia del conflicto armado.
27 Dec 2018 description
More than 200 asylum-seekers will be transferred to ease the pressure on the islands and provide people with suitable accommodation and conditions while their asylum applications are processed.
27 Dec 2018 description
While young Afghans face significant challenges, including illiteracy and unemployment, there is a growing recognition that any peace process must involve young people.
27 Dec 2018 description
report Voice of America
The rains have made roads impassible, holding up convoys delivering heavy machinery and relief supplies to isolated areas, forcing disaster officials to send helicopters to drop supplies.
26 Dec 2018 description
report The Guardian
Authorities have warned that that dangerous waves could hit the Sunda Strait area again as volcanic activity continued in the area.The death toll from the tsunami has now reached 430.