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10 Oct 2017 description
Overcrowding and the lack of basic amenities have increased the risk of outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases as well as cholera and other water- and vector-borne diseases.
10 Oct 2017 description
As one of the key actors on the ground, the Red Cross has mobilized its personnel and is upgrading their skills on community surveillance, contact tracing and messaging.
10 Oct 2017 description
The operating environment is increasingly hostile towards aid workers in Western Equatoria. Meanwhile, fighting and insecurity in Unity has forced the relocation of aid workers.
10 Oct 2017 description
Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2017 shows that the greatest impacts of disasters are in countries which have the least capacity to prepare or respond to these events.
10 Oct 2017 description
Amid fierce fighting, authorities took control of unofficial detention centres previously run by a criminal network. The most urgent needs include food, water, and medical assistance.
09 Oct 2017 description
report Save the Children
En México, según señala el Banco Mundial, una vez que los niños se ven obligados a abandonar la escuela tienen un 30% menos de probabilidades de seguir con su educación.
09 Oct 2017 description
In 2017 there have been more killings of human rights defenders, social and community leaders, in particular in areas formerly occupied by the FARC, than in previous years.
09 Oct 2017 description
At least 13 people, mostly children, drowned when a fishing boat carrying Rohingya refugees fleeing violence in Myanmar capsized in stormy weather.
09 Oct 2017 description
After a series of attacks on members of staff, the ICRC has reached the conclusion that there is no choice but to drastically reduce its presence and activities in Afghanistan.
09 Oct 2017 description
Rural areas have vast potential for economic growth pegged to food production & related sectors. Achieving the 2030 development agenda will hinge on unlocking that potential.
09 Oct 2017 description
More than 650 000 men, women and children crowded in camps near Cox’s Bazar will receive doses of oral cholera vaccine (OCV) to stop any chance the disease has of taking root.
09 Oct 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
A nutrition crisis, exacerbated by continuing violence, instability and displacement in Mali, is threatening the lives and futures of thousands of children, UNICEF warned.
08 Oct 2017 description
While clashes continue in Hawiga district, Iraqi security forces are reportedly preparing to retake the remaining extremist-controlled cities and districts of Rawa and Al-Ka’im.
07 Oct 2017 description
The Tropical Storm has hit Costa Rica, Nicaragua and Honduras, and is predicted to become a Category 1 hurricane as it approaches the Yucatan Peninsula and land along the Gulf Coast.
07 Oct 2017 description
report Voice of America
The population of the Gado refugee camp has exploded from 1,000 refugees in January to 25,000 today, while aid agencies are struggling to meet their needs.
07 Oct 2017 description
On any day by 2 pm the two doctors, two nurses, two midwives and a number of local volunteers have seen more than 100 patients. Together, they have treated more than 4,000 people so far.
07 Oct 2017 description
report Save the Children
Students are still out of school, and fewer than half of Puerto Rico’s 1,100 public schools have been assessed for damage so far. Electricity, fuel, and clean water are still scarce.
06 Oct 2017 description
report Inter Press Service
Desde 1960 hasta el 2017, la región enfrentó 2.269 desastres declarados como emergencia, que causaron la muerte de 532.284 personas y que significaron pérdidas económicas por más de 213.000 mil millones.
06 Oct 2017 description
The death toll from Tropical Storm Nate has risen to 28, with 14 people missing. The storm is making its way to the US Gulf Coast, where it is projected to make landfall as a hurricane.
06 Oct 2017 description
MSF teams are focused on disease prevention and treating children as quickly and as close to home as possible during the country's annual peak of malnutrition and malaria.