report — World Bank
The project, supported by a US$200 million grant from the World Bank, uses the beneficiary list from Yemen’s Social Welfare Fund cash transfer program, which has been unable to operate since late 2014.
report — Médecins Sans Frontières
"Hospitals and clinics we support have been evacuated, with staff moving away to escape the approaching frontline fighting," explains MSF Syria Operations coordinator Lorena Bilbao.
World + 49 others124 million people in 51 countries face crisis-level food insecurity or worse - new report
report — Famine Early Warning System Network, European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations, Intergovernmental Authority on Development, International Food Policy Research Institute, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, World Food Programme, UN Children's Fund, Permanent Interstate Committee for Drought Control in the Sahel, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Integrated Food Security Phase Classification, Food Security Information Network, Food Security Cluster, SICA
Conflict continued to be the primary driver of food insecurity in 18 countries, while climate disasters – mainly drought – were also major triggers of food crises in 23 countries.
Massive livestock deaths due to drought - 60% of herds in some areas - have severely damaged pastoralists' livelihoods. The losses may exacerbate the fragile food security situation, FAO warns.
report — Norwegian Refugee Council
More than a year has passed since the government and FARC signed a peace agreement, but the peace process is still fragile. It is one thing to secure a deal, but another to follow through on it.
report — World Health Organization
Results of a joint National Department of Health and WHO assessment show that 25 out of 77 health facilities in the two worst-affected provinces are no longer functioning.
Clashes have destroyed crops, while the grinding cycle of conflict and displacement has left many farmers unable to plant, forcing families to survive on whatever they can forage.
Kenya + 4 othersNew satellite technology tool transforms central Africa's ability to manage food security
The tool helps Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Tanzania address food security and issues relating to agriculture, environment and water through earth observation and satellite data.
More than 80 per cent of those who have fled to Kenya are women and children; nearly 1,500 are under five. UNHCR and partners are on the ground providing emergency assistance.
report — Voice of America
Los fondos proporcionarán alimentos y asistencia médica de emergencia para los venezolanos vulnerables y las comunidades colombianas que los reciben, señaló Mark Green, administrador de USAID.
Ceasefire violations in Ukraine continue to threaten well-being of more than 200,000 children
report — UN Children's Fund
Many living within 15km of each side of the contact line risk exposure to gunfire and shelling, ongoing disruption of health, electricity and water services and related psycho-social stress.
Puerto Rico’s children have lost more than 13 million school days since Hurricane Maria
report — Save the Children
Not only are Puerto Rican students falling behind their peers academically, but they lack the daily routine school brings, which is critical for emotional recovery, warns Save the Children.
Sudan + 1 otherSudan: First inter-agency mission in seven years reaches communities in South Kordofan's Al Abassiya locality
report — UN Children's Fund
The assessment mission identified dire needs in nutrition, health and water for nearly 35,000 people, 60 per cent of whom are estimated to be women and children.
Although backlash against globalization has been mostly portrayed as a developed world issue, IFPRI highlights how rolling back global integration could harm millions of poor people.
Ninety-five per cent of the asylum seekers have no more than three days of food. Most families are down to one meal per day. UNHCR warns their struggle will be increasingly desperate.
Fierce fighting in Eastern Ghouta and Afrin causes massive new displacement of Syrian civilians
In Eastern Ghouta, more than 45,000 Syrians have fled their homes in recent days while in Afrin region an estimated 104,000 people have been displaced by the latest escalation in fighting.
report — World Bank
The World Bank has been supporting the Iraq government in reconstruction efforts, restoration of access to basic services and the return of IDPs into the liberated areas.
report — Assessment Capacities Project
The rainy season is expected to have a serious impact on life-saving services and ongoing aid in Cox’s Bazar, with damage to WASH infrastructure likely to spread water-borne diseases.
East Ghouta: Lack of chronic, pediatric medicines reported as evacuation of civilians continues
According to WHO, most critical health needs are related to trauma management, immunization, management of noncommunicable diseases, and maternal and child health care.
The weather system brought heavy rains and strong winds to eastern Madagascar. More than 15,770 people have been affected, with 17 dead and nearly 6,300 displaced.
European Commission's Directorate-General for European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations (ECHO)142