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24 Sep 2018 description
The deteriorating security situation in North Kivu has impacted on hunger levels, with food insecurity rising because agricultural activities have been put on hold as farmers fear going to their fields.
24 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
Basrah governorate is particularly impacted, with reduced water availability triggering new internal displacement and an outbreak of gastrointestinal illness affecting more than 22,000 people.
24 Sep 2018 description
report Save the Children
As world leaders gather in New York for the UN General Assembly, Save the Children is warning that the battle for the strategic port city is endangering the lives of thousands of children.
24 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
A shortage of food water and electricity is among the daily challenges facing children and families. The country is facing an outbreak of measles, with over 500 cases reported.
24 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
The EU is contributing Euros 25 million to enable UNICEF and partners to better reintegrate Afghan children on the move, to provide them with a protective environment and to end polio.
23 Sep 2018 description
Famine response often comes too late. The Famine Action Mechanism seeks to change this by moving towards famine prevention, preparedness and early action using technological expertise.
22 Sep 2018 description
Since the outbreak in July, four cases of cholera and 91 suspected cases have been identified in Los Pinos del Edén, Ángel Feliz, the urban area of La Descubierta and Los Bolos.
21 Sep 2018 description
"The position has deteriorated in an alarming way in recent weeks. We may now be approaching a tipping point, beyond which it will be impossible to prevent massive loss of life" Mark Lowcock told UN Security Council.
21 Sep 2018 description
report El País
Once municipios del Estado al noroeste del país declarados zonas de emergencia por el paso de una depresión tropical. Miles de habitantes han sido evacuados por las fuertes precipitaciones que comenzaron el jueves.
21 Sep 2018 description
Thousands of houses have been destroyed and the floods have caused considerable damage to farmland. There is an urgent need for shelter, NFI, food and livelihood assistance.
21 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
More than 7,000 children – on average more than 850 every month – have made the dangerous journey by sea, with most ending up in overcrowded and unsafe facilities, says UNICEF.
21 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF and its partners have so far identified 155 children who have been orphaned or left unaccompanied as a result of the latest Ebola outbreak in the eastern DRC.
21 Sep 2018 description
More resources would allow IOM and its partners to expand shelter recovery programmes. About 5,000 families are still living under tarpaulins, damaged roofs or with friends and families.
21 Sep 2018 description
"While it is vital to secure an agreement to end armed conflict, there needs to be political will to engage positively in the support of peace," the joint statement reads.
20 Sep 2018 description
report UN News Service
In his appeal to “all the parties” to implement the agreement, the UN chief highlighted the need to ensure the protection of civilians and humanitarian access.
20 Sep 2018 description
Según los datos recabados a fecha de 19 de septiembre, a causa del tifón, con vientos máximos sostenidos de 205 km/h, se han visto afectadas más de un millón de personas, de las cuales 236.000 han tenido que ser evacuadas.
20 Sep 2018 description
Spaces for the cold chain to store the vaccine have been identified. The freezers, transportation crates, storage boxes, pallets and vaccines carriers have arrived and been installed.
20 Sep 2018 description
Before Typhoon Mangkhut swirled its deadly path towards Luzon – home to nearly 50 million people – the Philippine Red Cross joined a massive effort to get people ready for the storm.
20 Sep 2018 description
Civil conflicts and displacement remain the key drivers of food insecurity in East Africa and the Near East, whereas dry-weather conditions reduced cereal outputs in Southern Africa, says FAO.
19 Sep 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
The conflict led to the exodus of government personnel, leaving essential services understaffed. There are pressing humanitarian needs for women and children.