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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.
20 Sep 2018 description
Civil conflicts and displacement remain the key drivers of food insecurity in East Africa and the Near East, whereas dry-weather conditions reduced cereal outputs in Southern Africa, says FAO.
12 Sep 2018 description
Worldwide, there were about 5.2 million new internal displacements associated with conflict and violence in the first half of 2018. More than 1.7 million of these occurred in Ethiopia and Somalia.
14 Aug 2018 description
Above-average October-December short rains are forecast, likely resulting in a second consecutive season of flooding in the Horn of Africa, with up to a million people affected.
28 May 2018 description
report World Vision
More than 127,000 Kenyan children who have been displaced by flooding following heavy rains in recent weeks may be in need of psychosocial support, World Vision is warning.
18 May 2018 description
“We are concerned that we could see more patients come in if the heavy rains and flooding continue like this,” says Alfred Davies Jr, MSF’s Field Coordinator for Dagahaley in Dadaab.
15 May 2018 description
report World Vision
Continuous rain has submerged homes, schools and businesses, displacing more than 700,000 people; they are now in tents on higher ground, in schools or other evacuation sites.
12 May 2018 description
The funding will help cover basic needs such as emergency shelter, food and nutrition, drinking water and repair of water facilities, emergency health care and epidemics prevention.
03 May 2018 description
Water sources have been contaminated and 33 health centres have been destroyed along with homes, crops, irrigation systems and farm equipment, and roads and train lines.
25 Apr 2018 description
The floods have disrupted livelihoods, with at least 8,450 acres of farmland submerged and more than 6,000 livestock killed, and destroyed houses and damaged infrastructure.
20 Apr 2018 description
report Save the Children
Many refugees were forced to shelter in schools in Dadaab while at least 750 homes were swept away and an estimated 4,500 people have been displaced in Mandera county.
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.
19 Feb 2018 description
More than 1,550 houses have been damaged or destroyed across Tonga's islands. A one-month State of Emergency has been declared for the whole country until 12 March.
12 Feb 2018 description
Tropical Cyclone Gita passed Samoa on 10 February with damage and localized flooding reported. More than 80,000 people in Tonga are currently expected to be impacted by the cyclone.
02 Feb 2018 description
With the continued volcanic activity, the local government is now planning for three-month evacuation. Nearly 90 per cent of evacuees are seeking shelter in 88 evacuation centres, mostly schools.
26 Jan 2018 description
The Philippines is bracing for a possible three-month-long emergency in areas around an erupting volcano, which has already displaced more than 81,000 and led to overcrowded temporary shelters.
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
22 Jan 2018 description
The volcano spewed a 10km-high ash column on 22 January, with authorities warning of an imminent hazardous eruption, possibly within days. There was moderate to heavy ash fall.
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.
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.