AUTHOR: KIMI-ROUX JAMES
ADRA is providing disaster response across several islands heavily impacted by Hurricane Irma.
Food, clean water, hygiene kits, mosquito nets, and other vital emergency resources are being supplied to thousands of people affected by the Category 5 storm.
Disaster preparation is also underway as Hurricane Jose approaches the region.
Increased food insecurity levels in NGCA: as many as 26% (up from 13%1 ) or up to 800,000 people in Donetska and Luhanska NGCA were found to be severely or moderately food insecure with 5,2% (up from 1.7%) or 150,000 people among those being severely food insecure.
INGOs in Yemen are calling on all actors to lift restrictions on Yemeni airspace and allow for the reopening of the country’s main airport, Sana’a International. The official closure of Sana’a airport, one-year ago today, effectively traps millions of Yemeni people and serves to prevent the free movement of commercial and humanitarian goods.
Since the beginning of the Boko Haram insurgency in North East Nigeria in 2009, more than 22,000 people have been killed and 1.5 million displaced, including the destruction over 800 schools by militants. This group, whose proper name is Jama’atu Ahlis Sunna Lidda’Awati Wal-Jihad (which loosely translates to Western Education is Forbidden), was founded by Mohammed Yusuf in 2002 in Maiduguri, Borno state.
We the undersigned organisations welcome the action taken by the UN Security Council on 15 June 2017 on the situation in Yemen through its release of a Presidential Statement. This is a critical step towards addressing the ongoing humanitarian crisis, protection of civilians and breaking the deadlock in political negotiations. However, more must be done.