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28 May 2018 description
The joint UNICEF-World Bank Emergency Cash Transfer Project contributes to avert the risk of famine and allow targeted families to buy food and medicine for their children.
26 Apr 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
The UNICEF-supported campaign was launched in 39 high-risk districts in March, covering 75 per cent of the target: children under 7 years with Penta vaccine and children between 7 and 15 years with Tetanus/Diptheria vaccine.
27 Mar 2018 description
Les moyens d’existence peinent à se récupérer dans le nord en raison des effets résiduels de l'ouragan, mais les précipitations supérieures à la moyenne ont favorisé les semis d'hiver dans le reste du pays.
23 Mar 2018 description
As worst-affected households begin to exhaust their coping capacity, populations may begin to move into Catastrophe (IPC Phase 5) even in the absence of additional disruptions.
21 Mar 2018 description
Unión Europea aporta cinco millones de euros para apoyar los esfuerzos nacionales en resiliencia y desarrollo social tras los daños provocados por el huracán Irma en la costa norte cubana.
18 Mar 2018 description
The rapid spread of diphtheria in Yemen highlights major gaps in routine vaccination coverage in recent years and signifies a collapsing health system.
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.
05 Mar 2018 description
The need for external food assistance in 37 countries – either affected by conflict or adverse climate shocks – remains unchanged compared to the situation three months back.
08 Feb 2018 description
The lives of millions of people were saved by rapid humanitarian response in 2017, though millions more remain on the very edge of starvation with ongoing conflicts and climate-related shocks.
07 Feb 2018 description
WHO plans to use grant to provide urgent health assistance to 630,000 vulnerable people in districts around Sana’a and al-Hudayda, including 189,000 internally displaced persons.
30 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
An estimated 400,000 children under 5 years will suffer from severe acute malnutrition in 2018, and the damage or closure of schools and health facilities will threaten children's development for years to come.
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
report Save the Children
Aid workers are struggling to cope with Yemen's worst diphtheria outbreak since 1989. The death toll from the outbreak is likely to rise if vital supplies are not able to enter the country.
16 Jan 2018 description
The agencies are calling for the complete and unconditional opening of Hudaydah port to allow for the uninterrupted flow of food and fuel.
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.
07 Jan 2018 description
As of 24 December, 2,229 associated deaths were reported across the country. People over the age of 60 continue to account for the highest percentage of deaths - nearly one-third.
05 Jan 2018 description
The US $50 million allocation will ensure an integrated response across humanitarian sectors in 27 high-priority districts at risk of famine, as well as in areas where conflict has recently escalated.
04 Jan 2018 description
At least 471 people in Yemen are believed to have been infected with diphtheria, killing one in 10 of them since the outbreak began in mid-August.
04 Jan 2018 description
Global EWEA report highlights potential new emergencies caused by imminent disaster threats and the risk of a steep deterioration in countries in crisis or response stage of an emergency.
02 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN
From the Rohingya to South Sudan, hurricanes to famine, 2017 was full of disasters and crises. But 2018 is shaping up to be even worse. Here’s why.