A 7.5-magnitude earthquake, and a number of very powerful aftershocks, struck the Indonesian island of Sulawesi yesterday, triggering a tsunami that has slammed into Palu-the capital of Central Sulawesi province. Hundreds of lives have been lost, with thousands more still missing. Buildings have collapsed; electricity and telecommunications are down; and roads, bridges and airports have been damaged, limiting travel to affected areas.
Washington, D.C. — As a group of US-based humanitarian and development NGOs, we are deeply concerned by the Trump administration’s decision to stop funding programs that meet the basic needs of Palestinians at a time of acute suffering brought on by years of conflict and isolation.
Humanitarian organisations operating in Yemen strongly support and welcome the consultation meeting in Geneva as a first step being taken by parties to the conflict towards a political resolution.
As INGOs working in Yemen, every day we witness the devastating impact of the conflict on the lives of ordinary people, and the deteriorating humanitarian situation.
Save the Children's Yemen Country Director Tamer Kirolos said it was time to put an end to the suffering of millions of Yemeni children and their families.
With the crisis entering its ninth year and showing no signs of abating despite recent efforts, 10.7 million people continue to be in urgent need of life-saving assistance across north-east Nigeria, far-north Cameroon, Western Chad and south-east Niger. Nearly 2.4 million people are displaced with fresh waves of violence and human rights abuses resulting in thousands arriving into congested sites on a weekly basis.
Eleven international organisations call for increased protection and support to civilians bearing the brunt of the conflict in the Lake Chad region.
On 3 and 4 September, ministers from the affected countries as well as Governors of the Lake Chad region, alongside donor countries, UN organisations, international and regional organisations, and civil society representatives will meet in Berlin, Germany, for a two-day high-level conference on the Lake Chad region, including parts of Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger.
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United Nations Population Fund and International Medical Corps are currently accepting applications from emerging GBV specialists for the 2017 seven-day, in-person training titled ‘Managing Gender-Based Violence Programs in Emergencies Training Course’ scheduled for May 2017. The training is part of the MGBViE global learning program that aims to increase the number of GBV specialists in complex emergencies and is funded through the U.S. Department of State, Bureau for Population, Refugees, and Migration.
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International Medical Corps, Concern Worldwide, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative are pleased to announce the launch of the Building a Better Response e-learning course on the international humanitarian coordination system.