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29 Jun 2017 description
report Tearfund
Famine has officially ended, thanks to a surge in aid, yet, the number of people at risk of starvation has increased. Meagre harvests and soaring food prices are being compounded by conflict.
27 Apr 2016 description
NGOs deeply concerned by the human rights situation in Burundi strongly urge the UN Security Council to authorize the deployment of a robust police protection and monitoring presence as soon as possible.
21 Jan 2016 description
More than 120 humanitarian organizations and UN agencies urge the world to raise their voices and call for an end to the Syria crisis and to the suffering endured by millions of civilians.
30 Oct 2014 description
Increasing the capacity of national and local authorities to manage and reduce the impact of disasters, as well as improve the preparedness and resilience of communities, is a priority for governments and aid agencies.
22 Oct 2014 description
A new study highlights that despite efforts to include local and national actors in the Haiyan response, it remained largely internationally led, coordinated and implemented.
09 Jul 2014 description
A group of seven major international aid agencies said they face a shortfall of $89 million as the South Sudan humanitarian crisis edges closer to the risk of famine.
18 Apr 2014 description
More than 20 organizations urge the international community to work toward a negotiated political settlement to the conflict while scaling up aid for vital food and health services.
18 Oct 2013 description
Evaluations of high-profile humanitarian crises have identified insufficient investment in, and commitment to, such partnerships as the biggest hindrance to effective performance.
21 Dec 2012 description
A military offensive in northern Mali would have serious humanitarian consequences and requires serious safeguards to be put in place, warns a coalition of ten non-governmental organisations. As the United Nations Security Council passed a resolution to authorise an international military force to restore territorial integrity, humanitarian NGOs operating in Mali have come together to sound a note of caution
03 Dec 2012 description
report Tearfund
A new truck will tour Myanmar making and fitting prosthesis for leprosy-affected people, landmine victims and others who have lost a lower leg
04 Jan 2012 description
report Tearfund
Medical bills for poor families in central Afghanistan are being cut as a result of Tearfund work to improve health standards. Illnesses, such as diarrhoea, are commonplace among people living in the Parwan District who mostly rely on streams as their source of drinking water. Such unhygienic...
15 Nov 2011 description
report Tearfund
Many thousands of Pakistanis still urgently need basic essentials three months after widespread flooding affected more than 5 million people, according to Tearfund partners. Monsoon rains deluged southern Pakistan’s Sindh and Balochistan provinces, parts of which had barely recovered from...
31 Aug 2011 description
Statement on the drought in Afghanistan produced by a group of NGOs, including Afghanaid. Statement released 31 August 2011. Limited rain and snow fall in 2010/2011 has resulted in drought conditions across Afghanistan’s north, north-east and west. This has led to massive losses in the rainfed...
25 Aug 2011 description
report Tearfund
More than a million people in Bangladesh are enduring flooding misery after heavy rains. Following severe flooding in late July, further downpours have swollen the Ganges and Brahmaputra rivers and are jeopardising more communities. Those fleeing the flood waters have taken shelter in makeshift...