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17 Aug 2018 description
Donors helped the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to achieve record-level funding of $514.6 million, ensuring delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.
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.
09 Aug 2018 description
According to ACAPS' latest Humanitarian Access Overview, the biggest access constraints are found in Eritrea, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. Eight other countries are also nearly inaccessible to humanitarians.
24 Jul 2018 description
Since April 2018, some 970,000 people have been displaced and are in great need of humanitarian support to help them get through Ethiopia’s cold and rainy season.
23 Jun 2018 description
The appeal prioritizes life-saving support for over 818,000 men, women and children displaced as a result of inter-communal violence that has escalated since early June 2018.
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 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.
19 Jan 2016 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
12 Jan 2016 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.