23 Dec 2017 description
Nigeria has successfully contained a five month cholera outbreak in conflict-affected Borno state, with support from WHO and other health partners.
23 Dec 2017 description
Latest information indicates that Tembin has caused dozens – potentially hundreds – of fatalities, damaged thousands of houses, and washed away vast amounts of livelihoods.
Papua New Guinea + 1 otherAustralia must secure solutions for refugees abandoned on Manus Island - UNHCR
As approximately 800 refugees and asylum seekers have remained in a precarious situation, UNHCR has called again on the Australian government to find humane solutions.
report — Human Rights Watch
Mexico’s National Human Rights Commission and UNICEF express concern about the lack of food, water, and medical attention for the displaced, who are prevented from returning due to continued armed presence.
The group of Eritrean, Ethiopian, Somali and Yemeni refugees include families, single mothers, unaccompanied children and disabled people. All of them need health care and counseling.
The programme targets the most vulnerable families with a mixture of cash assistance, building materials, and distributions of winter items including blankets, heaters and clothes.
A new report on food security highlights how an ongoing intensification of violence is opening a wide "hunger gap" between countries being affected by conflicts and those that are not.
New report sheds light on migrants’ vulnerabilities to human trafficking and exploitation en route to Europe
While other IOM reports have documented the scale of exploitation on the main migration routes to Europe, this report is the first to identify key factors associated with increased vulnerability during the journey.
Yemen + 2 othersAfter 1,000 days of conflict, major humanitarian challenges threaten lives in Yemen
The crisis has continued to deteriorate following last month’s escalation of fighting in the north. Approximately 75 per cent of Yemenis need humanitarian assistance.
Estudio evalúa el impacto socioeconómico de las inversiones en prevención y reducción de riesgos: el caso de Tabasco, México
El presente análisis tiene por objetivo evaluar el impacto de las inundaciones en el estado de Tabasco entre los años 2007 y 2010 y de las inversiones en RRD en el bienestar socioeconómico de la población de Tabasco.
UN human rights experts call for perpetrators of widespread human rights violations to be brought to justice in South Sudan
Four years after the start of the conflict in South Sudan, civilians continue to bear the brunt of gross human rights violations committed in a widespread way by all parties to the conflict.
More than 2,650 refugees have crossed the border this week, fleeing fresh violence in DRC’s Ituri province – five times the usual number of arrivals. Most of them are women and children.
Since mid-October, 6,000 asylum seekers have been moved out of the islands but 10,000 are still crammed into government-run facilities on the islands, double the design capacity.
At the centre, data experts and humanitarians will work together to process and visualize data to rapidly gain insight into the needs of affected people and the response by humanitarian partners.
report — UN Department of Public Information
The Humanitarian Task Force had helped dozens of aid convoys reach previously inaccessible areas, but many other places still remain out of bounds, said the UN's Jan Egeland.
UNHCR is supporting both governments to ensure that refugees are well prepared for the return and reintegration process and that both their legal and physical protection needs are met.
report — UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
“We must use the upcoming winter months, when conflict levels tend to decrease, to advance on this issue before the cycle of violence is renewed next spring,” said UNAMA chief.
Of the 8 abductions documented by WHO since 2012, 4 occurred in 2017 alone, the highest recorded in a single year. In Sabha, the abductions have had a significant impact on access to health care.
A total of 137 suspected cases, including three deaths, were reported. In response, the government and WHO have distributed mosquito repellents to 10,000 school children in Kassala.
The shipment contains trauma kits sufficient to meet the needs of 2000 patients requiring surgical care, as well as various types of rapid diagnostic tests and laboratory reagents.
European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)140