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15 Jul 2018 description
Opportunities now exist to implement longer-term investment strategies and to build-up the country’s resilience to the recurrent shocks, writes the head of OCHA Somalia.
28 Jun 2018 description
report World Vision
World Vision report calls on the international and national decision-makers to better protect children who have been displaced due to humanitarian crises and fragility.
25 Jun 2018 description
CERF funding enabled 12 UN agencies together with 589 partners to provide life-saving assistance in 2016 and 2017 to 22.5 million people in humanitarian emergencies in 47 countries.
19 Jun 2018 description
Since the Global Humanitarian Overview for 2018 was launched last December, increased needs in some countries and new requirements in others have brought global financial requirements to $25.4 billion.
07 Jun 2018 description
FAO assesses that globally 39 countries are in need of external assistance for food. Persisting conflicts continue to be the dominant factor driving the high levels of severe food insecurity.
24 May 2018 description
The total number of people in the affected districts is 6.2 million, of which 1.1 million are noted to be in IPC 3 and 4 and 1.628 million - 26% - had already been displaced prior to the flooding.
20 May 2018 description
The appeal falls within a broader one made at the start of 2018 for $1.5 billion for the humanitarian needs of more than five million people affected by drought and conflict across the country.
16 May 2018 description
At risk from the fighting is not only the welfare of hundreds of thousands of people and the possibility of mass displacement, but the remarkable progress that both Somaliland and Puntland have made over the years.
16 May 2018 description
This year’s Global Report on Internal Displacement explores why so many countries still struggle despite 20 years of international, regional and national policy efforts and investments.
14 May 2018 description
A huge amount of money could be saved by preventative action. An end to violent conflict – one of the main drivers of hunger – could cut food aid costs by up to 50% a year, says the report.
02 May 2018 description
report Save the Children
Catastrophic flash flooding has forced 175,000 people out of their homes, leaving them more vulnerable to malnutrition and diseases such as AWD and cholera.
30 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
Currently, nearly 301,000 children under the age of five are acutely malnourished, including 48,000 who are severely malnourished and face death if urgent treatment is not provided.
11 Apr 2018 description
report Save the Children
Research by Save the Children found that 51 teenage girls (out of 1,104 households) had been married off because of the way in which the drought was impacting on their families.
31 Mar 2018 description
In northern regions, though, little to no rainfall was received in March and below-average rainfall is still forecast throughout the April to June season.
23 Mar 2018 description
report UN Security Council
The head of WFP called on the Council to help end war, stressing that the price of programmes to tackle the root causes of hunger is far cheaper than the cost of the current conflict cycle.
22 Mar 2018 description
report WaterAid
More than 60% of humanity live in areas of water stress, where the supply does not meet demand. If water is not managed better, the crises of today will become the catastrophes of tomorrow.
21 Mar 2018 description
Massive livestock deaths due to drought - 60% of herds in some areas - have severely damaged pastoralists' livelihoods. The losses may exacerbate the fragile food security situation, FAO warns.
18 Mar 2018 description
The risk of famine has declined since the beginning of the year due to sustained humanitarian assistance, but thousands remain severely food insecure.
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.