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21 Mar 2017 description
Despite improvements across all regions from 1990 to 2015, one in three people worldwide continue to live in low levels of human development, according to UNDP.
15 Feb 2017 description
The guidance provides an overview of the GVB key issues in the context of WFP’s operations. It helps staff and partners to identify and respond to GBV risks related to hunger, nutrition and WFP programmes.
14 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Manicaland and Masvingo provinces are projected to have the highest number of people estimated to be food insecure during the peak of the hunger season (January-March 2017).
09 Jan 2017 description
report Government of Kenya
In arid and pastoral counties, any improvement in environmental conditions and livestock productivity may be insufficient to sustain households until the long rains begin.
09 Jan 2017 description
Nutrition surveys in 2016 show global acute malnutrition (GAM) prevalence ranging from 10.9% to 20.7%. Severe acute malnutrition (SAM) has breached emergency thresholds in 20 of 34 provinces.
06 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The number of cases of children under five years with severe acute malnutrition has seen a 350% increase since 2013. Extreme levels of food insecurity are expected to continue in 2017.
06 Jan 2017 description
An estimated 769,000 people are either affected or at risk of being affected by the closure of health facilities, a number that is currently exacerbated by the high influx of refugees.
01 Jan 2017 description
report REACH Initiative
In line with findings from the REACH April 2016 assessment, needs remain highest in recently retaken areas which experienced significant infrastructural damage such as Falluja and Ramadi.
01 Jan 2017 description
In the absence of humanitarian assistance, some households in Northern Bahr el Ghazal and Unity could exhaust their capacity to cope, FEWS NET warns.
01 Jan 2017 description
Although food security cluster partners are scaling up their activities with new funding, the current response is still lower than the needs as the drought condition intensifies.
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.