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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
27 Jul 2017 description
"An estimated 20,000 to 50,000 people remain inside Raqqa city, and their situation is perilous – there is no way for them to get out," Deputy Relief Chief told the Security Council on Thursday.
08 Jul 2017 description
Since 1 April, the number of displaced people tops 190,000, nearly 20,000 fled last month alone. Humanitarian situation has been significantly deteriorating inside the city, protection for trapped civilians remains of high concern.
06 Jul 2017 description
An estimated 45,000 to 50,000 people are stranded at two remote locations – Hadalat and Rukban – at the berm. Aid deliveries are expected to resume this week in a volatile security environment.
21 Jun 2017 description
Important lessons on stopping the poliovirus in the most challenging locations are moving the polio eradication programme closer to the finishing line.
07 Jul 2016 description
The cash will come in the form of a top-up of the Government of Sri Lanka’s Samurdhi social safety net scheme, which aims to help poor families meet their food and nutrition needs.
08 Jun 2016 description
Over 2,000 people remain in temporary shelters after a massive landslide triggered by torrential rains buried three villages in Aranayake district in Sri Lanka on 17 May.
30 May 2016 description
Most of the 25 provinces of Cambodia are currently experiencing water shortages due to what is being called the worst drought in about 50 years.
27 May 2016 description
In flood-affected areas many fresh drinking water sources have been contaminated and the remaining floodwaters pose a significant public health threat.
23 May 2016 description
The Sri Lankan Government is leading the response supported by civil society, private organizations, NGOs and UN agencies who are providing relief items from existing in-country stocks.
22 May 2016 description
Tropical Storm Roanu passed over, with more rains predicted for the coming days. This could cause additional flooding and landslides in many of the same areas that are still waterlogged.
19 May 2016 description
According to the government, 43 people have been killed and close to 307,000 people displaced by the flooding. They are now being housed at 594 temporary camps.