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21 May 2018 description
Very heavy rain fell in Sri Lanka causing flash floods. The worst affected provinces include Southern and Western. Five people are reported dead and nearly 2,200 families were affected.
19 May 2018 description
On 4 May, a heavy rainfall led to flooding in Gatumba, on the western side of Burundi. The flooding had severe consequences with 12,956 people and 2,133 houses affected in nine locations.
18 May 2018 description
More than 1,000 people injured since the start of the demonstrations in March risk developing a permanent disability. Medical services in Gaza do not have the capacity to meet current needs.
18 May 2018 description
The north and center of the country continue to be the focus of inter-communal tensions and armed men's activities affecting humanitarian access and the protection of civilians.
18 May 2018 description
Seven thousand CAR refugees have arrived in less than a week into a situation of little help and desperate need. They are concentrated in Kanzawi in northern Bas-Uele Province.
17 May 2018 description
The camps are full and restrictions on refugee movements remain. Plus, the response is severely underfunded, limiting the ability of agencies to provide enough food, water and other services.
17 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
At least 16,000 babies have been born in Cox’s Bazar in the nine months since a spike in violence forced thousands of families to flee across the border from Rakhine State.
16 May 2018 description
"Ending the violence is the first and single most important thing needed to alleviating human suffering in South Sudan," said Mark Lowcock at the end of a two-day mission.
15 May 2018 description
Almost 12,000 Rohingya refugees have now been moved to safer ground by IOM, as storms continue to lash southern Bangladesh. In all 24,000 are deemed at highest risk.
15 May 2018 description
report REACH Initiative
REACH findings indicate that returns from assessed areas of Uganda were driven by difficult living conditions and limited services in refugee and host community settlements alike.
14 May 2018 description
With the Humanitarian Response Plan - which aims to provide life-saving assistance to 1.9 million people - only 9.4% funded, the country risks falling into an unprecedented humanitarian crisis.
14 May 2018 description
Strengthening social protection mechanisms for the most vulnerable is critical, including returnees, IDPs and host communities, as well as protecting women and children from sexual violence.
13 May 2018 description
To commemorate Mother’s Day, here are the stories of five strong mothers who care for their children in some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable.
12 May 2018 description
Casi 30 organizaciones de sociedad civil de las Américas solicitaron ante la CIDH una mayor coordinación y acompañamiento técnico a los Estados de la región para afrontar la crisis de la migración forzada venezolana.
12 May 2018 description
report Protection Cluster
The regional dimension of many conflicts requires a strategic operational engagement, ensuring a protection continuum during flight and in situations where civilians are unable to move and seek safety.
10 May 2018 description
OCHA reaches out to donors to support the implementation of over 40 projects providing urgent humanitarian needs to 660,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan and 700,000 people in southern Syria.
09 May 2018 description
There are more displaced people than ever before. Half the population needs humanitarian aid. At the same time, it’s one of the world’s most dangerous countries in which to do aid work.
09 May 2018 description
report IRIN
Even for the many former Burundian refugees who have received citizenship documents, life in Tanzania remains full of uncertainty and restrictions, buffeted by government policy changes.
08 May 2018 description
report UN Security Council
The peace process in South Sudan is at a critical juncture while opposing sides allow themselves to get bogged down in arguments over ministerial quotas, the UN peacekeeping chief told the Security Council.
08 May 2018 description
The strategy’s focus is to increase access to education services and improve livelihood opportunities, offering innovative approaches and continuous involvement of youth.