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17 Aug 2018 description

Lara Palmisano

Throughout 2017, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) supported relief operations in 36 countries to ensure delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.

CERF’s 2017 Annual Report, launched today, provides a detailed account of how, during the year, CERF and its partners ensured strategic use of almost $420 million in donor contributions to deliver the highest priority aid, where and when it was need the most.

17 Aug 2018 description

Press releases, 17.8.2018 World Humanitarian Day 19 August highlights civilians' dire situation

The World Humanitarian Day will be held next Sunday, 19 August. This year, special attention will be called to the difficult situation of civilians affected by acute conflicts in, for example Syria, Yemen, South Sudan, and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).

Contrary to the rules of international law, millions of people fall targets of hostilities: civilians are targeted, hospitals and schools are looted and destroyed, and people do not get emergency relief.

14 Aug 2018 description
report UN General Assembly


As I reflect on the work of the Organization since I took office almost two years ago, I have seen yet again that one of the most valuable assets of the United Nations is its capacity to operate as a convener of people, a proponent of ideas, a catalyst for action and a driver of solutions. As today’s problems grow ever more global, multilateralism is more important than ever.

13 Aug 2018 description

Foreign Minister Eriksen Søreide launches new humanitarian strategy

'Humanitarian action is an important part of the Government’s international engagement, and Norway has increased its humanitarian budget by more than 50 % since 2013. We will maintain a high level of humanitarian funding in the coming years, but changes in the world are making it necessary to rethink our priorities,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Ine Eriksen Søreide.

10 Aug 2018 description

Note d’information

Près de 860 000 personnes atteintes tous les ans depuis 2008 grâce au Fonds Humanitaire RCA

09 Aug 2018 description

The latest projection indicates an improving food security situation in areas that were affected by the 2016-2017 drought, due to the above-average Gu rainy season (April-June) supported by large-scale humanitarian assistance. However, humanitarian needs remain critical with an estimated 5.4 million people in need of assistance. Most areas of the country are currently in Stress (IPC Phase 2), with some in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) – mainly internally displaced person (IDPs) with limited access to tenable livelihoods.

08 Aug 2018 description

Funding Required: $25.41B

Funding Received: $9.39B

Unmet Requirements: $16.02B

Coverage: 37.0%

People in need: 134.0M

People to receive aid: 95.8M

Countries affected: 41

02 Aug 2018 description
report IRIN

Iraq has defeated so-called Islamic State, its displaced citizens are heading home, and the country is slowly rebuilding after more than three years of war. But barely a year after the liberation of Mosul, millions of Iraqis still depend on aid, and the agencies that provide it say donors are losing interest in funding them.

Read more on IRIN.

31 Jul 2018 description

Executive Summary:

Since the Commitment to Action1 was signed by the Secretary-General and eight United Nations Principals (and endorsed by the World Bank and the International Organization for Migration) at the World Humanitarian Summit in 2016, much progress has been made in advancing and operationalizing the New Way of Working (NWOW) and strengthening humanitarian development collaboration as envisioned in the Agenda for Humanity.

31 Jul 2018 description

Executive Summary:

Two years in, World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) stakeholders have made important strategic and operational shifts to better anticipate and plan for crises and increased investments in analyzing and planning to reduce disaster risks. A significant amount of these shifts have been made by Member States.

27 Jul 2018 description
report REACH Initiative

Cash-based aid is a central part of the humanitarian response in Libya, a country that has been in civil war and open conflict since 2011. Confronted with a severe liquidity crisis that has made it difficult for civilians to access and use bank accounts, humanitarian actors have adjusted their programmes to enable cash-based support for vulnerable households. In order to effectively provide this support amidst the ongoing monetary crisis, humanitarian actors have a growing need for reliable, up-to-date information on the funds needed to make ends meet in Libya.

26 Jul 2018 description


Pendant le deuxième trimestre 2018, la situation humanitaire a continué de s’aggraver en République centrafricaine. La détérioration de la situation sécuritaire, conséquence de la continuation des conflits armés, couplée à l’existence des besoins chroniques liés à des carences structurelles contribuent à accroitre les besoins de nombreuses populations déjà vulnérables et dépendant des humanitaires pour l’accès aux services sociaux de base.

26 Jul 2018 description

The complex and harsh challenges the Palestine refugee community has endured over the past decades are monumental. This year the challenges have grown, following the largest ever reduction in funding UNRWA has faced. The ability of Palestine refugees to persevere is hugely admired by many around the world who continue earnestly to express solidarity and support for them.

25 Jul 2018 description

To jumpstart prioritized activities identified in the 2018 Iraq Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP), the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq has allocated US$34 million from the Iraq Humanitarian Fund (IHF) under the year’s 1st Standard Allocation.

The allocation funds 82 projects through 53 partners, cumulatively targeting 3.3 million people with humanitarian assistance.