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23 Jan 2018 description
In 2017, Boko Haram forced at least 135 children in north-east Nigeria and in Cameroon to become suicide bombers, five times as many as in 2016, according to a UNICEF report.
23 Jan 2018 description
FAO is seeking $7.5 million to roll out a critically needed emergency livestock vaccination campaign to protect nearly 9 million animals (30 percent of the country's livestock).
22 Jan 2018 description
report CARE
CARE report "Suffering in Silence" highlights humanitarian crises around the world that rarely made the news: North Korea, Eritrea and Burundi were the least covered by media.
19 Jan 2018 description
The number of refugees fleeing English-speaking areas of Cameroon for Nigeria is on the rise, with women and children comprising 80% of the approximately 10,000 people registered so far.
19 Jan 2018 description
Years of drought have spiralled Somaliland’s nomadic communities into a food crisis, causing most – if not all – of their camels, sheep and goats to die and, with them, their livelihoods.
19 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
2.4 million children have been forced to flee their homes, and more than a quarter of a million children are severely malnourished and at imminent risk of death in the conflict-ravaged country.
18 Jan 2018 description
The population of Pulka, a small town in Borno state, cannot access the fields outside the town — their only livelihood — due to the high risk of attacks from Boko Haram. Basic needs are not met.
17 Jan 2018 description
The number of Somalis on the brink of famine has grown tenfold in a year. An estimated 1.2 million children are projected to be malnourished in 2018, 232,000 of whom will face life-threatening severe acute malnutrition.
16 Jan 2018 description
Amid serious 2017 global setbacks, the UN chief urges action on climate, migration, regional conflicts, and women’s empowerment and calls for unity and courage to meet today’s most urgent needs.
10 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN
Two consecutive years of failed rains have left 3.4 million Kenyans needing food aid and 480,000 children requiring treatment for acute malnutrition. It’s the worst humanitarian crisis the country has faced since 2011.
09 Jan 2018 description
The Somalia NGO Consortium strongly condemns the forced evictions and large-scale destruction of settlements for IDPs. More than 5,807 households in Km13 were made homeless.
07 Jan 2018 description
Amidst a drought emergency, 83 per cent of the 23,002 suspected measles cases were children under 10 years of age. The vaccination campaign will reach over 5 million children.
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.
04 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
An estimated 482,882 children require treatment for acute malnutrition, including 104,614 who are suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM), says UNICEF.
02 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
Funds will be used to address the WASH, nutrition, health, education, child protection, C4D and emergency cash needs of children and their families affected by disasters in 2018.
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.
01 Jan 2018 description
UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mr. Peter de Clercq, bemoaned the unannounced destruction. Over 23 IDP settlements, housing over 4,000 IDP households, were destroyed.
30 Dec 2017 description
Households worst-affected by conflict at the periphery of the Sambisa axis in the northeast of Nigeria have been unable to engage in normal livelihood activities for several consecutive seasons.
28 Dec 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
In conflicts around the world, children have become frontline targets, used as human shields, killed, maimed and recruited to fight.
27 Dec 2017 description
Reaching people in the remote corners of crisis-affected countries comes down to the creativity, flexibility and tenacity of ordinary aid workers and local first responders.