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20 Sep 2017 description
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.
20 Sep 2017 description
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.
20 Sep 2017 description
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.
20 Sep 2017 description
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.
19 Sep 2017 description
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.
19 Sep 2017 description
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.
19 Sep 2017 description
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.
19 Sep 2017 description
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.
19 Sep 2017 description
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.
19 Sep 2017 description
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.
19 Sep 2017 description
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.
18 Sep 2017 description
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.
18 Sep 2017 description
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.
18 Sep 2017 description
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.
18 Sep 2017 description
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.
18 Sep 2017 description
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.
18 Sep 2017 description
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.
18 Sep 2017 description
Viet Nam authorities reported 14 people killed, 112 injured and 4 missing when Typhoon Doksuri swept through seven central provinces over the weekend.
18 Sep 2017 description
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.
18 Sep 2017 description
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.