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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.
06 Mar 2018 description
At the London conference, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt told global donors that while swift action last year saved thousands of lives, "the job is not yet done".
02 Mar 2018 description
report Oxfam
Humanitarian needs are expected to remain significant, with an estimated 7.4 million people in Ethiopia, 6.2 million in Somalia and 3.4 million in Kenya requiring food aid in the first half of 2018.
31 Jan 2018 description
Historic levels of funding, large and sustained famine prevention efforts and easing drought helped ease famine risk. But progress could easily be reversed and nearly 500,000 people might face a catastrophe.
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
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.
27 Dec 2017 description
In 2018, the nutrition cluster will continue to focus on life-saving and resilience-building activities amid an unprecedented drought.
19 Dec 2017 description
The extent of the growing humanitarian needs underlines the urgent requirement for investment in longer-term efforts to build Somalia’s structural resilience to climatic and humanitarian shocks.
07 Dec 2017 description
These critical funds, part of the Fund's second standard allocation this year, will support 30 famine prevention projects in some of the worst-affected areas across the country.
29 Nov 2017 description
Some 3.3 million of these will require urgent life-saving assistance in 2018 due to a combination of vulnerabilities resulting from drought-induced displacement, conflict and limited access to basic services.
14 Oct 2017 description
The WHO has received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that had destroyed a vaccines cold room containing 135,000 vaccine doses against measles and polio.
03 Oct 2017 description
With the commitment of cholera-affected countries, technical partners and donors, as many as 20 countries could eliminate disease transmission by 2030.
26 Sep 2017 description
A drastic increase in displacement this year due to drought is putting additional strain on scarce resources in existing and new IDP settlements.
14 Sep 2017 description
The humanitarian situation inside the city remains dire, with a majority of the remaining population reportedly facing deteriorating humanitarian, health, living and security conditions.
14 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF and partners have scaled up to respond to the critical nutrition situation reaching 160,744 children with life-saving therapeutic treatment for SAM to date
13 Sep 2017 description
Three mass immunization rounds have been carried out in Deir Ez-Zor and Raqqa governorates, Syria, in response to an outbreak of circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus type-2 (cVDPV2).
31 Aug 2017 description
Threat of famine, spikes in abductions and forced evictions, as well as conflict-related violations all contribute to protection risks for IDPs and the local population.
23 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Water and electricity have been reportedly cut off for more than a month, forcing people to collect unsafe water. Unexploded ordnance and landmines continue to be a serious safety concern.
18 Aug 2017 description
UNICEF, the World Health Organisation and partners have completed the first round of a vaccination campaign in response to the recent outbreak of vaccine-derived polio in Syria.
16 Aug 2017 description
WHO urgently requires US$ 6.8 million to scale up its response activities in Somalia and conduct a measles immunization campaign for 4.2 million children in November 2017.