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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.
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.
15 Sep 2017 description
The number of Central African refugees in neighbouring countries now stands at 513,676. This is the highest number of CAR refugees seen since the start of the crisis in 2013.
12 Sep 2017 description
Recent attacks on Zemio, in southeast Central African Republic, have closed down the hospital and forced the city’s population, including MSF staff members, to flee.
31 Aug 2017 description
Threat of famine, spikes in abductions and forced evictions, as well as conflict-related violations all contribute to protection risks for IDPs and the local population.
28 Aug 2017 description
report UN News Service
Conflict is man-made, and, therefore, it’s capable of being unmade by man; the humanitarian suffering that is brought about by it can be reduced and eliminated over time, said UN relief chief Stephen O’Brien.
21 Aug 2017 description
report Report the Abuse
The NGO Report the Abuse advocates for a global agenda to end sexual violence against humanitarian aid workers, and developing and promoting survivor-centred organisational policies and mechanisms.
18 Aug 2017 description
So far, in 2017, crises across the region have recorded more than half of all violent incidents against aid workers in the world. UN agencies and NGO partners are calling for immediate action.
17 Aug 2017 description
Over two thirds of the attacks against aid workers took place in South Sudan, Afghanistan, Syria, DRC, and Somalia. More figures to consider ahead of World Humanitarian Day, to be celebrated on 19 August.
17 Aug 2017 description
A sharp deterioration of the security situation necessitated a revision of the appeal. Between January and July 2017, the number of IDPs increased from 402,240 to 600,000.
15 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
These past months and weeks have seen horrendous reports on children’s rights violations, UNICEF says. Armed groups control two-thirds of the country, attacking civilian populations.
07 Aug 2017 description
report IRIN
Humanitarian partners deserve the protection and support of those they are seeking to assist, and government and opposition forces have responsibilities under IHL to protect civilians and facilitate delivery of lifesaving help.
03 Aug 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The disease is currently at its lowest level since the beginning of the epidemic largely due to effective coordination and an increased number of rapid response teams.
27 Jul 2017 description
"An estimated 20,000 to 50,000 people remain inside Raqqa city, and their situation is perilous – there is no way for them to get out," Deputy Relief Chief told the Security Council on Thursday.
22 Jul 2017 description
Violence recurred at a time when the aid community is still trying to meet the needs caused by the May 13 attack. The IDP site, humanitarian personnel and their facilities are also targeted.
14 Jul 2017 description
The humanitarian workers were successfully evacuated from the compound unharmed as sporadic gunfire continued. They were taken back to the UNMISS base.
07 Jul 2017 description
Half of the country's 26 provinces are affected by armed violence, ethnic conflict, diseases and natural disasters, all this within a volatile regional context and amid historically low levels of funding.
04 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The severely food insecure population has grown to 6 million and accounts for about 50 per cent of the total population, with an estimated 1.1 million children acutely malnourished.
04 Jul 2017 description
Armed men entered UNHCR’s premises in Kaga Bandoro on 1 July. Six staff members (including 4 UNHCR and 2 UNDP staff) were robbed of their belongings and threatened at gun point.
30 Jun 2017 description
Similar incidents have affected several NGOs in Kidal over the past few months. "This is a difficult decision to make as humanitarian aid remains absolutely essential in the region," the NGO said.