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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.
22 Dec 2015 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.
25 Apr 2012 description
Enrique Jair Guevara El fenómeno meteorológico conocido como La Niña el cual causo sequias en Paraguay, ha una vez mas causado condiciones climáticas adversas en la región. Fuertes lluvias durante los pasado cuatro meses continúan causando inundaciones y deslaves en varios países de Sur...
01 Feb 2012 description
Early start to the lean season expected in localized areas of Central America; Food security mostly stable in Haiti following harvests Key messages Postrera production of maize and beans at national levels was normal throughout the region, and will improve food availability through February....
27 Jan 2012 description
IOM and COOPI, one of its local partners, this week began a 600-kilometre journey to the remote northern department of Petén to deliver humanitarian assistance to 685 families (3,165 persons) who were forced to flee their homes following heavy rains that affected Central America...
19 Dec 2011 description
Honduras continúa en el tercer lugar a nivel mundial por el riesgo a sufrir desastres producto del impacto de fenómenos naturales, sobre todo meteorológicos, según la última medición de la organización alemana Germanwatch. De acuerdo a esta organización que por sexto año consecutivo...
16 Dec 2011 description
(16 de diciembre, 2011) Se necesitan al menos 4.329 millones de dólares para rehabilitación, reconstrucción, gestión del riesgo y adaptación al cambio climático en los cinco países de América Central afectados en octubre por la depresión tropical 12E, informó hoy la Comisión Económica...
14 Dec 2011 description
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY During the last two weeks of October 2011, heavy rains associated with Tropical Depression 12E caused flooding and landslides throughout Nicaragua. National emergency was declared by the president Daniel Ortega on October 17. Due to the magnitude of the damage caused by the...
16 Nov 2011 description
Appropriate natural resources management can mitigate impact of extreme weather related events Context Central America is the second most vulnerable region in the world for cl risks. Due to the high vulnerability of the smallholders, subsistence farmers, daily laborers (agricultural and...