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24 Sep 2017 description
The assessment and framework will be a vital first step in enabling Somalia to transition from humanitarian intervention towards sustainable recovery and disaster preparedness.
22 Sep 2017 description
The sheer scale of the refugee influx from September 2016 quickly filled the existing camps in the Gambella region to capacity and forced the Government and UNHCR to open new camps.
22 Sep 2017 description
By June 2017, more than 500 schools had been closed in regions where armed groups are operating. Some, especially in the central region, were forced to close after members of armed groups threatened staff.
21 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service
Nearly seven months after the UN issued an urgent call for action to counter the threat of famine in South Sudan, Somalia, Nigeria and Yemen, global efforts have kept that crisis at bay but many are dying, UNSG warned.
21 Sep 2017 description
report UN News Service
Millions are in need of emergency assistance in Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger. 'We have managed to avert famine, but we cannot pause or slow down,' the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator said today.
21 Sep 2017 description
Un informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos. En el Caribe, el impacto de los huracanes mermará el rendimiento agrícola.
20 Sep 2017 description
While humanitarian aid has been significantly scaled up, the needs will remain high into 2018 and beyond. Continued support from the international community behind national efforts will be essential.
18 Sep 2017 description
The majority of victims are displaced women and girls. The figures represent only part of the situation, as monitoring mechanisms are in place only in a few sites, out of 140 displacement locations.
18 Sep 2017 description
A Cholera Response and Prevention Plan has been developed to address the immediate needs of 3.7 million people who could be affected by the outbreak in Borno state.
18 Sep 2017 description
Most prisoners rely on their families for food, soap and clothes. However, as thousands of people continue to flee their homes, detainees lose a vital lifeline, becoming even more isolated.
18 Sep 2017 description
WFP’s regional programme faces a $76 million funding gap, with severe repercussions since the nutritious WFP-provided lunches and snacks are the only meal many youngsters eat all day.
15 Sep 2017 description
Information from interviews and biometric registration is shared to guide humanitarian partners in providing direct, impactful assistance to the neediest.
15 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The failure of the March-June long rains – the third consecutive poor rains since early 2016 – has helped push an additional 37,000 children below the threshold of acute malnutrition.
15 Sep 2017 description
This year’s "The State of Food Security and Nutrition in the World" warns that the long-term declining trend in undernourishment seems to have come to a halt and may have even reversed.
14 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF and partners have scaled up to respond to the critical nutrition situation reaching 160,744 children with life-saving therapeutic treatment for SAM to date
13 Sep 2017 description
The 2017-2018 vaccination campaign is planned to be conducted in phases by geographical zones from October 2017 to March 2018, in collaboration with all stakeholders, particularly journalists.
13 Sep 2017 description
Important progress has been made in delivering life-saving relief to millions of people in north-east Nigeria. However, the complex Lake Chad Basin crisis will require sustained international support over the coming years.
12 Sep 2017 description
Experts attending a special session of the African Green Revolution Forum advocated for using technology to respond to droughts and that drought prediction should form part of initiative.
07 Sep 2017 description
The Revised Flash Appeal aims to respond to the most life-threatening needs of 1.9 million people, prioritizing the 11 counties facing the highest levels of malnutrition and food insecurity.
07 Sep 2017 description
With a poor drainage system, muddy waters from blocked gutters submerged several houses. Plus, there were fears that dirty water and animal carcasses could lead to disease outbreaks.