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22 Sep 2017 description

Supporting life-saving, coordinated and effective response

The humanitarian situation in Somalia deteriorated in 2016 due to protracted conflict and prolonged drought conditions in most parts of the country. By December 2016, the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance had reached 5 million, a 28 per cent increase from 3.9 million in February.

22 Sep 2017 description
  • 279,672 Burundian Refugees

  • 12,000 Burundians in Need of Return Assistance

(07 September - 31 December 2017)
TOTAL 3.715 M


20 Sep 2017 description
report ACTED, Start Network

Executive summary

How can the humanitarian sector in Pakistan build more effective systems for humanitarian action? And how do we need to work together to achieve it? These were the questions we attempted to answer during Start Network’s ‘The Future of Humanitarian Action in Pakistan’ conference, held in July in Islamabad, with the support of ACTED and the Humanitarian Leadership Academy.

19 Sep 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

Appeal Target: US$10,952,118/ $11,012,532.53
Balance Requested: 10,952,118/ $8,296,158.28
Amman, 19 September, 2017

19 Sep 2017 description

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo announced in New York that Belgium will double its investment in humanitarian innovation next year. The Minister was speaking at New York University in front of a thousand-strong audience at Global Citizen Live!, a musical event with performances by Paul Simon and others.

19 Sep 2017 description

$55.8 million required to address the urgent needs of 2,151,080 people severely affected by Hurricane Irma in the 33 most affected municipalities.


Less than a year after the impact of Hurricane Matthew, and in a context of an intense drought, the strongest hurricane ever reported in the Atlantic hit Cuba for more than 72 hours, from September 8th-10th, with 240-250 km/h winds and even stronger gusts, coastal inundation and waves of up to 9 meters.

19 Sep 2017 description

$55.8 millón para enfrentar las necesidades urgentes de 2,151,080 millones personas severamente afectadas por el huracán Irma, en los 33 municipios más afectados


A menos de un año del impacto del Huracán Matthew y en un contexto de intensa sequía, el mayor huracán formado en el Atlántico golpeó Cuba durante más de 72 horas, desde el 8 hasta el 10 de septiembre. Azotaron vientos entre 240-250 km/h y rachas superiores, inundaciones costeras y olas de hasta 9 metros.

18 Sep 2017 description


  • Fighting over control of eight district centres displaced more than 50,000 people in August.

  • More than two million people have been reached with assistance in the first six months of the year.

  • Girls and boys across the country are exposed to high levels of violence and often brutal punishments.

  • Skills taught in youth development centres improve women’s employment prospects and help them break with traditional gender roles.

16 Sep 2017 description
report World Bank

WASHINGTON, September 14, 2017 — The World Bank today approved a $600 million International Development Association (IDA)* grant to support the Government of Ethiopia’s vision of building a national safety net system to provide effective support in chronically food insecure rural areas, including providing cover during droughts.

15 Sep 2017 description

This emergency appeal seeks a total of 7,056,160 Swiss francs on a preliminary basis to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Cuban Red Cross (CRC) to deliver assistance and support to some 25,000 people for 12 months. The operation focuses on the following sectors: water, sanitation and hygiene promotion (WASH), shelter (including non-food items), restoring family links (RFL) and National Society capacity building.

15 Sep 2017 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal is urgently seeking 12,763,504 Swiss francs to support the Bangladesh Red Crescent Society (BDRCS) in delivering assistance and support to a cumulative total of 100,000 people. The budget includes 2,070,00 Swiss francs allocation for the deployment of Emergency Response Units (ERUs).

13 Sep 2017 description
report ACT Alliance

The current floods in Assam have been termed the worst since 1998. The third wave of floods has claimed 67 lives so far in Assam. The total number of deaths in this year’s flood- related incidents has gone up to 151 in the state. Incessant rains leading to floods have wreaked havoc in 25 of the 32 districts of Assam. In Morigaon district, which has been hit hardest, 5.21 lakh people have been marooned while 4.67 lakh people are affected in Barpeta district.

12 Sep 2017 description


Les 5 crises, la modalité de réponse et les 3 objectifs stratégiques ne connaissent pas de changements.

Pour les régions de Tillabéry et de Tahoua, le contexte actuel ne nécessite pas une révision, une série d’évaluations plus poussées au niveau des secteurs prioritaires sont en train d'être planifiées.

En cas de dégradation accentuée, le plan de contingence inter secteur y relatif sera activé en vue d’une réponse initiale appropriée.

12 Sep 2017 description

This Revised Emergency Appeal seeks 62.9 million Swiss francs to enable the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) to support the Nepal Red Cross Society (NRCS) in delivering humanitarian assistance to 700,000 people (140,000 families) affected by the 25 April and 12 May 2015 earthquakes over 38 months (extended from 32 months).

11 Sep 2017 description

In the early hours of 25 August, violence broke out in Rakhine State. The extent and implications remain uncertain. As of 7 September, 270,000 people are estimated to have crossed the border into Cox’s Bazar. This has almost tripled the number of Undocumented Myanmar Nationals in Cox’s Bazar over twelve days: there are now a total estimated 434,000 Undocumented Myanmar Nationals, and 34,000 registered refugees in Cox’s Bazar. The influx is expected to continue.

11 Sep 2017 description


This sixth edition of the Joint Report on Multilateral Development Banks’ Climate Finance provides an overview of financing committed by the African Development Bank (AfDB), the Asian Development Bank (ADB), the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), the European Investment Bank (EIB), the Inter-American Development Bank Group (IDBG), and the World Bank Group (WBG), to climate change mitigation and adaptation projects and activities in 2016.