The emergency, caused by torrential rains and Tropical Storm Nate, has affected 90 per cent of the country. Volunteers are providing shelter, healthcare and clean water.
A full medical team will be deployed along with the 50-bed treatment centre to provide urgent care and stop the spread of bubonic plague, which has infected over 550 people and killed 57.
Catastrophic flooding affects thousands of families in conflict-ridden South Sudanese town
report — UN Mission in South Sudan
More than 2000 households in Pibor are now in desperate need of further assistance after severe flooding washed away houses, livestock, and farmland in the Jonglei region of South Sudan.
report — UN Human Rights Council
La ley, aprobada el 12 de octubre, penaliza la desaparición forzada y la desaparición por particulares y establece reglas para el combate a la impunidad, indicó Jan Jarab, Representante de la ONU-DH.
The speed and scale of the influx has triggered a humanitarian emergency: close to 750,000 refugees need shelter, food, water, sanitation and other life-saving aid.
report — Save the Children
About 4,000 suspected cases are still being reported every day, more than half of them children under the age of 18. Of those infected, 25 percent of cases are children under the age of five.
In the east, millions of people are without basic supplies and are unable to move freely to access critical services. The dire situation requires urgent humanitarian funding.
Research findings forecast a continued rise in homelessness among people in disaster prone countries unless significant progress is made in managing disaster risk
Bangladesh + 1 otherDisease outbreak ‘real and present danger’ UNICEF warns, launching latrine-building plan in Cox’s Bazar
report — UN Children's Fund
Agreement has been reached between UNICEF and the Bangladeshi government to construct 10,000 latrines as quickly as possible, to provide sanitation for some 250,000 people.
Recomendación a autoridades de Sinaloa por el desplazamiento forzado de más de 2 mil personas
report — Government of Mexico
La Comisión Nacional de los DD. HH. exhorta a implementar un programa de atención para que las víctimas tengan acceso a las ayudas establecidas en la Ley General de Víctimas.
Hawijah offensive pushes nearly 14,000 people to neighboring districts in Kirkuk Governorate, northern Iraq
report — Médecins Sans Frontières
MSF teams in the different Kirkuk locations have provided 3,201 medical consultations for people arriving from Hawijah. All the people treated were suffering from blast injuries due to airstrikes and landmines.
One year on from the start of the battle for Mosul, 673,000 Muslawis are still displaced; 274,000 are living in camps and emergency sites and 400,000 are staying with family, friends or in rented accommodation.
report — UN High Commissioner for Refugees
In 2017, UNHCR and partners appealed for US$209 million to assist the more than 500,000 CAR refugees across the region. To date, only 9 per cent of those funds have been received.
Global hunger levels have fallen more than a quarter since 2000; however, eight countries suffer from extremely alarming or alarming levels of hunger.
Joint drive to restart stalled progress vital amid growing instability in DR Congo
report — UN Security Council
The top UN official in DR Congo urged international and regional stakeholders to help the country avert worsening instability by advancing progress on elections and other stalled components of the recent political agreement.
Ante continuidad de ataques contra personas defensoras de derechos humanos en Colombia, el Subsecretario General de Derechos Humanos urge a su protección
Desde comienzos de 2017, ha habido más asesinatos de defensores de derechos humanos, líderes sociales y comunitarios, en particular en áreas anteriormente ocupadas por las FARC-EP.
A joint inter-agency mission found that nomads, residents and return communities in return areas live together peacefully with functioning farm and crop protection committees.
The attacks have been well-organised, coordinated and systematic, with the intent of not only driving the population out of Myanmar but preventing them from returning to their homes, a new UN report has found.
The security situation has recently worsened in several regions of the country bringing the total number of IDPs to nearly 600,000 and threatens humanitarian interventions.
Violence and repeated armed clashes in DRC have caused alarming levels of human suffering, with 7 million people needing assistance, more than half of whom have been displaced.
European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)133