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04 Dec 2018 description
The UN and its partners aim to assist 93.6 million of the most vulnerable with food, shelter, health care, emergency education, protection and other basic assistance, according to the GHO.
03 Dec 2018 description
After an 18-month long intensive vaccination campaign, the outbreak has been successfully stopped with no international spread, according to experts.
09 Nov 2018 description
report IRIN
The influx last month of more than 300,000 people from Angola, most of them long-standing migrant workers, has made a fragile humanitarian situation worse.
03 Nov 2018 description
The inter-agency aid operation will bring food, sanitation and hygiene supplies, nutrition and health assistance to Rukban. Some 10,000 children will be vaccinated against Measles, Polio and other deadly diseases.
07 Jun 2018 description
African countries top the Norwegian Refugee Council's list for a third year in a row. The list is based on three criteria: lack of funding, dearth of media attention, and political and diplomatic neglect.
11 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
According to UNICEF, the number comprises at least half of all children under five years of age in the region, including 400,000 who are severely malnourished and at risk of death.
06 Apr 2018 description
The projections are alarming: the current level of vulnerability is unprecedented in the history of humanitarian appeals in the DRC, jeopardizing stability and development.
29 Mar 2018 description
With over 300,000 displaced, many are living in informal sites without access to clean water, causing concern about deteriorating health leading to cases of severe malnutrition, measles or cholera epidemics.
19 Mar 2018 description
With around 13 million people in need of assistance, the humanitarian crisis in the country will only worsen if violence is not brought under control and there is no political transition, the UN relief chief warns.
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.
14 Mar 2018 description
More than 13 million people in DRC need help, with more than 4.6 million children acutely malnourished. Epidemics are spreading, including the worst outbreak of cholera in 15 years.
12 Mar 2018 description
Children under five in 13 governorates to be reached in a joint effort by WHO, UNICEF and the Ministry of Health to ensure that Syria remain polio-free.
04 Mar 2018 description
report Inter Press Service
The human costs of the ongoing crisis are borne disproportionately by women and children, whose homes have been pillaged and burned, who are not in school and thus vulnerable to soldier recruitment.
22 Feb 2018 description
More than a year ago, South Kivu in DRC was home to 422,000 internally displaced persons, and as of 31 December 2017, the number of IDPs in the province had swollen to 647,000.
22 Feb 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
The fighting that broke out in August 2016 has resulted in 850,000 children fleeing their homes, 400,000 suffering from malnutrition, and 440,000 not being able to complete the school year.
30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
Children are the most vulnerable when conflict or disaster causes the collapse of essential services such as healthcare, water and sanitation. Almost one in four children now lives in a country affected by conflict or disaster.
25 Jan 2018 description
report Rotary
More than half of the funds will support efforts to end polio in Afghanistan and Pakistan, where polio remains endemic. Further funding will support efforts to keep 10 vulnerable countries polio-free
25 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
At least 1.3 million people, including more than 800,000 children, have been displaced by inter-ethnic violence and clashes in the provinces of Tanganyika and South Kivu.
18 Jan 2018 description
US$1.68 billion urgently needed in 2018 to reach 13.1 million people in acute need, of whom 4.3 million internally displaced, 7.7 million food insecure and 2.2 million children suffering from malnutrition.
11 Jan 2018 description
report United Nations
Approval of an exceptional delivery of humanitarian aid was granted to provide food and winterization relief items to 50,000 people who face increasingly dire circumstances.