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16 Jan 2019 description
report European Commission
"With this new budget, the EU remains a leading humanitarian donor in the face of crises such as Syria and Yemen. Humanitarian aid alone cannot solve all problems but we must do everything in our power to help the most vulnerable."
31 Dec 2018 description
It was a record year for raising funds and helping people in all corners of the world suffering from crises related to conflict or natural disasters.
28 Dec 2018 description
The UN has asked donors for $21.9 billion to address 21 humanitarian crises in 2019, including Yemen, its biggest aid operation. This appeal does not include Syria, expected to bring the total to $25 billion.
28 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
Children in countries at war have been directly attack, used as human shields, killed, maimed or recruited to fight. Rape, forced marriage and abduction have become standard tactics.
18 Dec 2018 description
Five years since the onset of a brutal civil war, more than 2.2 million South Sudanese have sought safety in Uganda, Sudan, Ethiopia, Kenya, DRC, and CAR. Another 1.9 million are IDPs.
13 Dec 2018 description
While the intensity of the conflict has reduced, people will continue to experience the impacts of the conflict through 2019. Hunger, malnutrition and safety of civilians continue to escalate.
13 Dec 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
More than four million people have been uprooted by the fighting. Since the conflict began, UNICEF and partners have reunited close to 6,000 children with their parents or caregivers.
08 Dec 2018 description
Aid organizations face an array of humanitarian access constraints while working to address the acute needs of 7 million people, roughly half of the country.
05 Dec 2018 description
Persistent insecurity and conflict have disrupted livelihoods, affected market function and limited access to markets. An earlier start to the lean season will further hamper food security.
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.
23 Nov 2018 description
New funding will get emergency aid to those displaced by conflict, deliver nutrition for malnourished children, and also support air services so that aid can reach people in difficult to access areas.
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.
18 Oct 2018 description
report Save the Children
More than six million people currently need urgent food assistance, including more than one million children. Near-famine conditions are predicted in four states, a rapid increase from 2017.
16 Oct 2018 description
New WFP research shows food is ever less affordable in countries in conflict or subject to political instability. Affordability is disproportionate in relation to income across Africa and in parts of Asia.
09 Oct 2018 description
Based on contributions to date, UNHCR expects funding for 2018 to meet just 55 per cent of the $8.2 billion that is needed. This compares to 56.6 per cent in 2017 and 58 per cent in 2016.
09 Oct 2018 description
WFP has for the first time since civil war broke out in South Sudan at the end of 2013 managed to send boats carrying food assistance up the Sobat river, a major tributary of the White Nile.
28 Sep 2018 description
Conflict and insecurity throughout the lean season pushed nearly 60 percent of the population into extreme hunger in South Sudan. The situation could improve if sustainable peace takes hold.
27 Sep 2018 description
Expected to cost $26 million, the plan includes guidance to help the country mobilize resources to significantly reduce yield losses from infestation by the pest.
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.