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18 Jan 2018 description
US$1.68 billion urgently needed in 2018 to reach 13.1 million people in acute need, of whom 4.3 million internally displaced, 7.7 million food insecure and 2.2 million children suffering from malnutrition.
18 Jan 2018 description
The population of Pulka, a small town in Borno state, cannot access the fields outside the town — their only livelihood — due to the high risk of attacks from Boko Haram. Basic needs are not met.
17 Jan 2018 description
report UN News Service
The UN wants a 50km perimeter around Paoua allowing displaced persons to return. In the last three weeks, 60,000 people left everything behind to escape clashes between armed groups.
17 Jan 2018 description
Despite a slight improvement in the food supply in December, prices are still high and unaffordable for about 400,000 besieged people in Eastern Ghouta. Access constraints remain a challenge.
17 Jan 2018 description
The spike in displacement has made DRC the country with the highest number of IDPs in Africa. In total, 13.1 million people will need assistance throughout the country in 2018.
17 Jan 2018 description
The number of Somalis on the brink of famine has grown tenfold in a year. An estimated 1.2 million children are projected to be malnourished in 2018, 232,000 of whom will face life-threatening severe acute malnutrition.
16 Jan 2018 description
People not only need shelter, food, safe drinking water and household items, but they also must feel safe in such an insecure environment where sexual violence is rampant, says ICRC.
16 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
Yemen's children are scarred by violence, displacement, disease, poverty, undernutrition and a lack of access to basic services including water, health care and education.
16 Jan 2018 description
The agencies are calling for the complete and unconditional opening of Hudaydah port to allow for the uninterrupted flow of food and fuel.
15 Jan 2018 description
The humanitarian response strategy for the period 2018-2020 will aim to move beyond single year operational planning, and to adopt a longer term planning lens.
15 Jan 2018 description
This year’s HRP focuses only on life-saving emergency assistance to people caught up in current or recent disasters. Another 8.7 million people have high levels of needs.
15 Jan 2018 description
While tons of food and fuel have been delivered - the first commercial supplies after a 45-day blockade - 17.8 million people struggle to afford enough to eat, and 8.4 million are at risk of famine.
12 Jan 2018 description
The contingency plan is being revised to take into account the protection and emergency assistance needs to cater for 25,000 refugees, since the situation remains very fluid along the border.
11 Jan 2018 description
WFP and UNHCR have appealed to donors to contribute funds to reverse a 25% reduction from January onwards in food or cash assistance for more than 100,000 refugees in Rwanda.
11 Jan 2018 description
report United Nations
Approval of an exceptional delivery of humanitarian aid was granted to provide food and winterization relief items to 50,000 people who face increasingly dire circumstances.
11 Jan 2018 description
The children and their families need urgent support, including health and nutrition services, safe water and sanitation, and education and psychosocial assistance.
10 Jan 2018 description
For a fourth year, thousands of civilians along the frontlines in eastern Ukraine face not only continued hostilities, but also shortages of many basics. Their situation has become worse during the winter.
10 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN
Two consecutive years of failed rains have left 3.4 million Kenyans needing food aid and 480,000 children requiring treatment for acute malnutrition. It’s the worst humanitarian crisis the country has faced since 2011.
10 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN
WFP needs $14.25 million to restock its shelves and deliver aid through the winter. But a turbulent year filled with nuclear bluster may have exhausted any lingering goodwill among most international donors.
09 Jan 2018 description
The outbreak is fueled in large part by the Kasai conflict, which has led to the near total collapse of the region’s health system. More than 1,000 people have died since January 2017.