17 May 2018 description
report — Amnesty International
The human impact of this fresh military offensive on Yemen’s western coastal areas is clear in the distressing stories shared by civilians displaced by the conflict, claims Amnesty International.
17 May 2018 description
Bangladesh + 1 otherMore than 60 Rohingya babies born in Bangladesh refugee camps every day – UNICEF
At least 16,000 babies have been born in Cox’s Bazar in the nine months since a spike in violence forced thousands of families to flee across the border from Rakhine State.
Guatemala + 1 otherGobierno de Guatemala lanza campaña para garantizar derechos laborales de las personas migrantes que viajan a México
report — Government of Guatemala
El objetivo de la campaña es informar a la población que emigra de Guatemala a México sobre la protección a la que tiene derecho. En el 2017 viajaron más de 12.000 guatemaltecos a trabajar a México, especialmente en la agricultura.
report — UN Security Council
The Special Envoy calls for robust international dialogue and consensus on de-escalation, confidence-building and creating minimum conditions for a credible peace process.
UN Special Representative calls for immediate ceasefire and resumption of dialogue between leaders of Somaliland and Puntland
report — UN Assistance Mission in Somalia
At risk from the fighting is not only the welfare of hundreds of thousands of people and the possibility of mass displacement, but the remarkable progress that both Somaliland and Puntland have made over the years.
UN humanitarian chief urges parties to cease hostilities, protect civilians and aid workers in South Sudan
"Ending the violence is the first and single most important thing needed to alleviating human suffering in South Sudan," said Mark Lowcock at the end of a two-day mission.
UNICEF delivers urgently needed health supplies for 70,000 people in Gaza Strip
UNICEF and partners have delivered two truck-loads of urgently needed medical supplies, including antibiotics, saline solution and syringes for the treatment of injuries.
An assessment of the quality of water and sanitation facilities in 140 schools reveals that more than half have insufficient and poor-quality drinking water and sanitation facilities.
This year’s Global Report on Internal Displacement explores why so many countries still struggle despite 20 years of international, regional and national policy efforts and investments.
El Salvador + 1 otherNuevo centro administrativo y de entrenamiento de Protección Civil es inaugurado en El Salvador
report — Government of El Salvador
El complejo está ubicado en el Centro de Operaciones de Emergencia Nacional e incluye una bodega para resguardar ayuda humanitaria, vital para atender a la población que pueda ser afectada por desastres naturales.
Gaza medics ‘struggling to cope with influx of wounded’ - UN agencies
report — UN News Service
Access restrictions for aid delivery trucks, a depletion of essential drugs and fuel supplies, and an overwhelming number of injured are causing critical strains on the medical infrastructure.
OSCE parliamentarians call for urgent steps to ease humanitarian situation in Ukraine's Donbas region
"With the targeting of civilian housing and hospitals, destruction of schools, and extensive damage to agricultural production, everybody in the region has in reality become a casualty of war" - Parliamentary Assembly President
Almost 12,000 Rohingya refugees have now been moved to safer ground by IOM, as storms continue to lash southern Bangladesh. In all 24,000 are deemed at highest risk.
report — World Vision
Continuous rain has submerged homes, schools and businesses, displacing more than 700,000 people; they are now in tents on higher ground, in schools or other evacuation sites.
report — REACH Initiative
REACH findings indicate that returns from assessed areas of Uganda were driven by difficult living conditions and limited services in refugee and host community settlements alike.
From the Central African Republic to South Sudan, and from Syria to Afghanistan, attacks on children in conflict have continued unabated during the first four months of the year.
Central African Republic has one of the highest humanitarian caseloads per capita in the world - OCHA
With the Humanitarian Response Plan - which aims to provide life-saving assistance to 1.9 million people - only 9.4% funded, the country risks falling into an unprecedented humanitarian crisis.
Sudan + 1 otherUN humanitarian chief calls for more aid for seven million vulnerable people in Sudan
Strengthening social protection mechanisms for the most vulnerable is critical, including returnees, IDPs and host communities, as well as protecting women and children from sexual violence.
report — World Food Programme
A huge amount of money could be saved by preventative action. An end to violent conflict – one of the main drivers of hunger – could cut food aid costs by up to 50% a year, says the report.
report — Norwegian Refugee Council
NRC is deeply concerned by the recent outbreak of violence in the regions of Mopti, in central Mali, and Ménaka, in northern Mali, which has forced thousands of people to flee their homes.
European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)145