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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.
10 Aug 2018 description
Since 11 May, an estimated 49,000 refugees have been affected by adverse weather; more than 25,000 by strong winds and storms, another 15,000 by landslides and 5,400 by flooding.
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.
01 Aug 2018 description
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In the first half of 2018, the humanitarian situation in Somalia remained grave due to residual impacts of drought, ongoing displacement, conflict and seasonal floods.
01 Aug 2018 description
A new FAO report sounds the alarm on some of the world's most severely underfunded crises, which require an urgent humanitarian response and emergency agricultural assistance
27 Jul 2018 description
IOM staff have been working round the clock as monsoon downpours caused flooding and landslides in Bangladesh, where almost one million people are living in bamboo and tarpaulin shelters.
25 Jul 2018 description
Following heavy rainfall - as well as flash flooding due to a dam construction site incident in Attapeu province - the government has declared several districts as National Disaster Areas.
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.
24 Jul 2018 description
IOM and partners are working to move thousands of families whose shelters are most at risk from soil erosion and landslides during the monsoon. Hillsides have become increasingly unstable.
23 Jul 2018 description
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UNICEF’s 2018 Humanitarian Action for Children appeal, which seeks to meet the immediate life-saving and longer-term development needs of Rohingya refugees and affected host communities in 2018, is 60 per cent funded.
23 Jul 2018 description
A total 786,155 people in 667 barangays in seven regions were hit by the combined effects of the monsoon and weather disturbances. Of these, 13,630 are in evacuation centres.
23 Jul 2018 description
Armed clashes and insecurity in Myanmar's Shan State have displaced more than 2,800 people since 9 July in Namtu, Mongkaing, and Namhkan townships.
15 Jul 2018 description
Opportunities now exist to implement longer-term investment strategies and to build-up the country’s resilience to the recurrent shocks, writes the head of OCHA Somalia.
12 Jul 2018 description
Winds and first heavy rains pound fragile landscape sheltering some 700,000 refugees, triggering landslides that killed one and injured others amid ongoing emergency response.
26 Jun 2018 description
IOM engineers predict it will cost at least US$1 million to clear blocked channels and maintain them to prevent dangerous flooding in future.
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.
25 Jun 2018 description
With people standing on buckets in their plastic sheet shelters to stay out of the water, and no solution to the crisis in sight, there are concerns that the world’s attention will move on, leading to a drop in the vital resources needed.
25 Jun 2018 description
A total of 1,600 new displacements has been reported in Afghanistan due to conflict in the past week. Displacements have been highest in Faryab and Kunduz provinces.
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.
22 Jun 2018 description
The Humanitarian Coordinator for Afghanistan, Toby Lanzer, has decided to revise the Humanitarian Response Plan to seek an additional US$117 million for this year.