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.
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
report — Institute of Development Studies
The agriculture sector holds great potential before, during and after crises such as conflict and disasters, to save lives, contribute to livelihoods and provide decent employment.
Deteriorating humanitarian crisis in DR Congo demands largest ever appeal
US$1.68 billion urgently needed in 2018 to reach 13.1 million people in acute need, of whom 4.3 million internally displaced, 7.7 million food insecure and 2.2 million children suffering from malnutrition.
report — World Health Organization
The shipments include essential medicines, insulin vials, antibiotics, rabies vaccines, intravenous (IV) fluids, and other medical supplies and equipment.
UNHCR and its partners are working with community leaders to advise families on positioning their homes, as well as helping with construction of more robust structures.
Of the two million Yemenis who remain displaced, almost 90 per cent have been living away from home for more than a year, depleting their resources and those of the local host communities.
report — Médecins Sans Frontières
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.
report — UN News Service
The UN wants a 50km perimeter around Paoua allowing displaced persons to return. In the last three weeks, 60,000 people left everything behind to escape clashes between armed groups.
An expanding outbreak that affected over 3, 000 people and claimed the lives of 5 children and adults in 2017 continues to spread, with new cases being reported in all oblasts and Kyiv.
Food security deteriorates among returnee households and in hard-to-reach areas of Syria
report — World Food Programme
Despite a slight improvement in the food supply in December, prices are still high and unaffordable for about 400,000 besieged people in Eastern Ghouta. Access constraints remain a challenge.
Humanitarian situation in DR Congo reaches breaking point as funding gap remains enormous
The spike in displacement has made DRC the country with the highest number of IDPs in Africa. In total, 13.1 million people will need assistance throughout the country in 2018.
report — UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia
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.
report — UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
While young Afghans in Kunduz face challenges, including illiteracy and unemployment, there is a growing recognition that any peace process must involve young people.
World + 10 othersWarning that ‘the world has gone into reverse,’ UN chief outlines areas for action in 2018
report — UN Secretary-General
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.
Mauritius + 1 otherRed Cross activates disaster response as Tropical cyclone Berguitta threatens Mauritius and La Réunion
All Red Cross branches in Mauritius are on high alert. In La Réunion, the Red Cross Indian Ocean Regional Intervention Platform has activated its disaster response plan and volunteers are on standby.
Violence fuels 'neglected humanitarian tragedy' in CAR; half the population needs aid
People not only need shelter, food, safe drinking water and household items, but they also must feel safe in such an insecure environment where sexual violence is rampant, says ICRC.
report — UN Children's Fund
Yemen's children are scarred by violence, displacement, disease, poverty, undernutrition and a lack of access to basic services including water, health care and education.
Major challenges remain to any return process: ensuring refugees are told about the situation and consulted on their wishes and that their safety is ensured throughout the process.
report — Reuters - Thomson Reuters Foundation
The National Office of Risk and Disaster Management said more 54,000 people were displaced by the cyclone and another 22 people have been reported missing.
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