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28 Jul 2017 description
OCHA activa Fondo de Reserva para emergencias súbitas para financiar tres proyectos para atender zonas afectadas por el conflicto, emergencia por inundaciones y restricción de movilidad.
24 May 2017 description
Los nuevos fondos se utilizarán para fortalecer la resiliencia de las comunidades locales y apoyar las necesidades de seguridad alimentaria de las poblaciones afectadas por desastres naturales.
20 Apr 2017 description
Events such as the Colombia mudslide, the recent Peru floods, and last October’s Hurricane Matthew in Haiti, highlight the need to address the underlying social and economic forces that place human settlements at risk.
16 Apr 2017 description
report ACT Alliance
The US$ 179,493 appeal targets priority needs in Mocoa identified as food security, WASH, community-based psychosocial support, protection, livelihood and early recovery.
07 Apr 2017 description
In total, 200 tents with the capacity of 1,000 people were set up in Mocoa. However, many of the affected families are staying with relatives and friends, which makes it difficult for them to access humanitarian aid.
06 Apr 2017 description
report IRIN
South America is in the grip of an unprecedented climate phenomenon that has unleashed unusually heavy rains and taken a destructive toll and could be several weeks away from abating.
03 Apr 2017 description
report Voice of America
Several rivers burst their banks near the city of Mocoa in the early hours of Saturday, sending water, mud and debris crashing into houses as people slept.
10 Nov 2016 description
The funding was approved for 26 projects that will enable response to the needs of internally displaced persons and vulnerable host communities. It will also support the initial IDP return phase.
21 Sep 2016 description
23 countries have issued appeals requiring a total of $5 billion. Only 38 per cent is funded as of September 2016, leaving 60 million people at significant risk of further loss.
16 Aug 2016 description
As co-lead of the Camp Coordination Camp Management (CCCM) Cluster, IOM is very conscious of the risk of the outbreak spreading to the city’s 26 IDP sites, which host over 49,000 people.
12 Aug 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
At least 16 people have died in the first cholera outbreak in CAR since 2011. The outbreak started in Djoukou, in Kemo district, a hard-to-reach area located approximately 100 kilometers up the river from the capital Bangui.
12 Aug 2016 description
An outbreak was declared on 10 August with 46 confirmed cases and 13 deaths. Most were from villages along the river bordering DRC’s Equateur province where cholera is endemic.
19 Jan 2016 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
13 Jan 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
For the last 2 weeks of 2015, the “Divisions Provinciales Sanitaires” of Ituri and in former Katanga province have recorded more than 180 cholera cases each.
12 Jan 2016 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
22 Dec 2015 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
10 Dec 2015 description
Based on weekly GEO and three years of data on humanitarian needs across 150 countries, ACAPS has identified eleven countries where humanitarian needs are likely to be highest in 2016.
09 Dec 2015 description
Attacks by the Boko Haram insurgency as well as counter-insurgency measures have displaced more than 2.5 million people. This is fast becoming Africa’s largest displacement crisis.
09 Dec 2015 description
In 2016, some 23.5 million people – almost one in six - will not have enough to eat, of whom at least 6 million will require emergency food assistance. Acute malnutrition will threaten the lives of 5.9 million children under-five.
08 Dec 2015 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.