Ongoing violence is causing massive displacement, uprooting almost a third of the population. Some flee in fear and others are forced, ICRC President Peter Maurer told the UN General Assembly.
The unprecedented cholera epidemic has killed more than 2,000 people and infected nearly 700,000 since 27 April. Humanitarian partners have ramped up their response to cholera.
report — World Health Organization
The warning, according to the Expert Review Committee on Polio Eradication and Routine Immunization, is germane, given recent antecedents despite one year without any reported polio cases.
A powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico and affected five states. At least 29 buildings in Mexico City have collapsed, two million people in the city are without power.
report — Mercy Corps
Clean drinking water is hard to access, malnutrition rates are now at critical levels and water and sanitation needs will likely get worse for children and pregnant and breastfeeding women.
report — Thomson Reuters Foundation
According to the interior ministry, widespread flooding has killed at least 56 people in Niger since the rainy season began in June, and left over 185,000 homeless.
report — IRIN
The proposal worries rights groups, given the precedent further south along the coast, where 121,000 people, mostly Rohingya, are confined in squalid, overcrowded government camps.
report — UN Human Settlements Program
The results show there are 3,687 informal settlements, including 521,947 illegal housing units where 3.2 million people live. Baghdad has the largest number of settlements - 1,022.
Durante el foro que tuvo lugar el 12 y 13 de septiembre en San José, se discutieron los derechos humanos de las personas migrantes, el tráfico ilícito de migrantes, la trata de personas y la migración por motivos ambientales.
report — International Labour Organization
Latest estimates by the International Labour Organization indicate that child labour has continued to fall but the pace of decline has slowed considerably in the past four years.
Preliminary estimates indicate that more than 210,000 homes have been severely affected to date. About 3.1 million people have experienced an impact on their water supply.
report — UN Children's Fund
UNICEF calls on partners to integrate all uprooted children – migrants, refugees, internally displaced, asylum seekers or unaccompanied – into the education system where they live.
Antigua and Barbuda + 7 othersLa OIM necesita 4,95 millones de dólares para ayudar a las comunidades damnificadas por Irma y José
report — UN News Service
Las pérdidas incurridas por los huracanes Irma y José podrían alcanzar 62.000 millones de dólares sin contar a Estados Unidos. Según estimaciones, unas 17.000 personas necesitan asistencia inmediata de vivienda.
Final report of Independent Commission on Syria details human rights law violations
report — UN Human Rights Council
The Commission continues to insist that there is no military solution to the conflict. As the war lingers on, there is no doubt that the suffering of civilians remains as persistent as ever.
The majority of victims are displaced women and girls. The figures represent only part of the situation, as monitoring mechanisms are in place only in a few sites, out of 140 displacement locations.
Antigua and Barbuda + 9 othersExpertos de la OIM brindan apoyo a las islas del Caribe afectadas por los huracanes Irma y José
La OIM ha desplegado un equipo de emergencia de seis expertos en gestión de albergues y campamentos, seguimiento de desplazamiento y reducción de riesgos por violencia de género.
A Cholera Response and Prevention Plan has been developed to address the immediate needs of 3.7 million people who could be affected by the outbreak in Borno state.
Bangladesh + 4 othersLatest humanitarian snapshot highlights violence in Myanmar and effects of Typhoon Doksuri
infographic — UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Viet Nam authorities reported 14 people killed, 112 injured and 4 missing when Typhoon Doksuri swept through seven central provinces over the weekend.
Detainees in South Sudan lose vital support as families flee violence and food insecurity
Most prisoners rely on their families for food, soap and clothes. However, as thousands of people continue to flee their homes, detainees lose a vital lifeline, becoming even more isolated.
Central African Republic + 5 othersSchool meals funding crisis puts young in West and Central Africa at risk, WFP warns
report — World Food Programme
WFP’s regional programme faces a $76 million funding gap, with severe repercussions since the nutritious WFP-provided lunches and snacks are the only meal many youngsters eat all day.
European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)133