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05 May 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund
Heavy rains in southern Iraq resulted in floods that left more than 100,000 children and their families without access to clean water and sanitation. Another 20,000 have been displaced.
04 May 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund
Over the coming day, low-lying areas of the coastal districts may be inundated by storm surges of up to 1.5m. In addition to coastal areas, non-coastal districts are also likely to be affected by heavy rainfall and flash flooding.
04 May 2019 description
Ebola responders face massive security challenges and a lack of resources for the response. An under-resourced operation creates a very real risk of an international spread of Ebola.
04 May 2019 description
WFP will maintain its vital lifesaving assistance in Nigeria, however, it will also focus on self-reliance, resilience and peace building initiatives to enable access to food by all that will help achieve zero hunger.
03 May 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund
More than 180,000 children are now learning in the 2,000 UNICEF-supported learning centres, taught by 4,000 teachers who have been trained by UNICEF partners.
03 May 2019 description
report World Bank
World Bank support to the three countries’ recovery reaches around $700 million. The Bank is also working with Mozambique and Comoros to assess and respond to Cyclone Kenneth.
03 May 2019 description
report UN Children's Fund
Seven coastal districts are immediately exposed, and about 12 districts come under the equally damaging effects of the severe and frequent flooding, as these are highly populated areas.
03 May 2019 description
report Save the Children
The number of pregnant and breastfeeding women treated for acute malnutrition almost doubled between 2016 and 2018, but an estimated 150,000 went untreated in 2018.
03 May 2019 description
The materials received on 2 May are part of two airlifts of relief material comprising over 1,600 shelter kits received at Pemba airport via UK DFID. These are the first of six flights.
03 May 2019 description
Baidoa currently hosts more than 323,000 displaced people, many of whom live on private land without secure tenure agreements, and face being evicted at any moment.
03 May 2019 description
The number of countries regarded as safe, where journalists can work in complete security, continues to decline as authoritarian regimes tighten their grip on the media.
03 May 2019 description
The report finds worryingly low food consumption levels and limited dietary diversity, with young children and pregnant and breastfeeding women at most risk.
02 May 2019 description
MINUSMA a publié les conclusions préliminaires de la mission d’enquête spéciale sur les graves atteintes aux droits de l’homme commises à Ogossagou, dans la région de Mopti.
02 May 2019 description
report World Vision
"Cyclone Fani is the strongest recorded cyclone in years ... Tens of millions of people are in its path. We are extremely concerned about the impact on children and families..." says World Vision.
02 May 2019 description
A deterioration into crisis conditions is expected in many pastoral and agro-pastoral areas during May, due to funding shortfalls that may hamper a full implementation of planned food aid.
02 May 2019 description
IOM is alarmed by reports of migrants dying of preventable illnesses, being shot and suffering other inhumane treatment in makeshift detention centres in Yemen, now in its fifth year of conflict.
02 May 2019 description
While a fragile ceasefire in the port city of Hodeidah is still in place, the fighting has intensified in other parts of the country, particularly in Hajjah, north of Hodeidah.
01 May 2019 description
Taking into consideration the below average Gu/Genna/Belg rainy season, the number of beneficiaries in need of humanitarian food assistance will likely increase.
01 May 2019 description
South Sudan is among the countries experiencing an upsurge of measles cases and has vaccinated more than 310,582 children aged 6 months-15 years to date.