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30 Mar 2018 description
Despite increased levels of food insecurity in 2017 and the positive impact of humanitarian assistance, limited resources and access constraints have made it impossible for WFP to maintain its operation.
30 Mar 2018 description
The agencies will continue to support the empowerment and protection of women and girls, fostering their participation in civil society dialogues and ensuring their voices are heard.
30 Mar 2018 description
The current response focuses on live-saving assistance while slowly transitioning to life-supporting and early recovery efforts.
29 Mar 2018 description
En América Latina y el Caribe, la sequía fue el tipo de desastre más costoso entre 2005 y 2015, causando pérdidas en los cultivos y el ganado de US 13 000 millones de dólares, según un nuevo informe de la FAO.
29 Mar 2018 description
report Inter Press Service
Despite considerable progress, much remains to be done to restore normalcy in the lives of Dominicans. With another hurricane season coming fast on the horizon, there is no time to spare.
29 Mar 2018 description
With over 300,000 displaced, many are living in informal sites without access to clean water, causing concern about deteriorating health leading to cases of severe malnutrition, measles or cholera epidemics.
29 Mar 2018 description
More than 240,000 people need assistance in Afrin, where there are shortages of medical supplies and a need to improve access to health care, including primary health care, vaccination and trauma care services.
29 Mar 2018 description
The Bangladeshi government, UNHCR and its partners are taking urgent steps to avert a catastrophe by protecting some 100,000 people deemed at greatest risk of flooding and landslides.
29 Mar 2018 description
People in parts of Kassala and North Darfur, which had poor rains in 2017, and IDPs in some parts of Jebel Marra—where aid agencies cannot reach—will face crisis levels of food security.
29 Mar 2018 description
With a grossly underfunded health sector grappling to meet the needs of 1.3 million Rohingyas in Cox’s Bazar, the WHO has appealed to the international community.
29 Mar 2018 description
Cereal production in 2017 was estimated at a record low level due to widespread insecurity and massive displacements, especially in southern key‑growing areas.
28 Mar 2018 description
Al menos 384 personas afrocolombianas (89 familias) se han desplazado a raíz de los combates entre la Fuerza Pública y un grupo armado no identificado, que acabaron con la vida de un niño de 11 años.
28 Mar 2018 description
Launched by WFP in nine countries so far, this innovative mechanism ensures that preparedness measures are funded and implemented before disaster strikes.
28 Mar 2018 description
The situation is one of the most neglected crises in the world. Some 1.4 million people are displaced within DRC; another 35,000 have crossed the border into neighbouring Angola.
28 Mar 2018 description
Various assessments from UN agencies, governments and clusters suggest that the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance is increasing and could reach up to 6.8 million.
28 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
One month after earthquakes of magnitude 5-7.5 hit, children are still in shock and suffering significant trauma and stress, which could have negative effects on their long-term well-being.
28 Mar 2018 description
"Smuggling ... is a transnational crime and requires transnational cooperation. We need action. Too many lives are being lost, and too much suffering is being endured," said IOM.
28 Mar 2018 description
South Sudan and Somalia are the two most under-funded refugee situations in the world. Funding shortages for these two countries are US$516 million and US$365 million respectively.
28 Mar 2018 description
Paper looks at how the humanitarian community engages with people hit by conflict; opportunities and challenges for meaningful engagement; and recommendations for agencies and donors.
27 Mar 2018 description
report UN Security Council
The UN aid chief called on parties in Syria to allow aid delivery as partners stood ready to enter Duma with food for up to 16,500 people, pending facilitation letters from the Government.