Aid flow drastically reduces despite increasing humanitarian needs
Juba, South Sudan, Feb. 20, 2018: One year on from the declaration of famine in South Sudan, the food situation in the country has deteriorated further leaving more than 7 million people in need of humanitarian assistance , says leading humanitarian organization CARE International.
El secretario de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutricional, Juan Carlos Carías, se reunió con Mireya Palmieri del Instituto de Nutrición de Centroamérica y Panamá -INCAP- y Baudilio López, de la Agencia de los Estados Unidos para el Desarrollo Internacional -USAID-, para coordinar el trabajo conjunto de las instituciones en el marco del Sistema de Vigilancia Epidemiológica de Salud y Nutrición -SIVESNU-.
16 February 2018, Islamabad, Pakistan - Future support to Pakistani people needing humanitarian support will be improved, thanks to a new platform launched by the UK Government and UNITAR in Islamabad.
European Commission - Statement
Brussels, 20 February 2018
The humanitarian situation in parts of Syria, in particular in the De-Escalation Areas of Eastern Ghouta and Idlib, has deteriorated significantly over the past 8 weeks with hundreds of innocent victims, including many women and children.
There have been dozens of civilian deaths and hundreds of wounded in Eastern Ghouta yesterday alone. More than 300,000 civilians have been displaced in the northern Governorate of Idlib, with destruction of civilian infrastructure, such as hospitals.
Sana'a/Geneva (ICRC) - As fighting along Yemen's Red Sea coast continues, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) is urging all parties to the conflict to protect and respect the city of Zabid, a World Heritage Site that has the highest concentration of mosques in Yemen.
Fighting would endanger civilians, Zabid's unique architecture and the city's cultural connection to one of the world's major religions. Cultural property like Zabid's is protected by international humanitarian law.
Abu Dhabi, Feb. 20 (BNA): Human Appeal International (HAI) said it has launched the Winter in Palestine campaign which will include most Palestinian territories, including Jerusalem and Al Aqsa Mosque.
In humanitarian crises like South Sudan’s protracted conflict, people with physical disabilities struggle to escape when their villages are attacked.
The civil war in South Sudan that broke out in 2013 has displaced 1.6 million people within the young state since 2015, and forced over 768,000 people to seek refuge in neighbouring countries. The conflict has brought the country to its knees, crippling the economy and creating tribal rivalry and social disorder.
February 20, 2018 7:43 AM
A Syrian war monitor says pro-government strikes Tuesday in the rebel-held Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta have killed at least 45 people, continuing an escalation of violence following the deadliest day in the besieged area since 2015.
The Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said Monday's airstrikes and shelling killed around 100 people. Retaliatory rebel shelling of Damascus was blamed for one death Tuesday.
Kevin Winter, Senior Lecturer in Environmental & Geographical Science, University of Cape Town
Tuesday, 20 February 2018 11:43 GMT
An outbreak of drug-resistant typhoid that began in Hyderabad in Pakistan in November 2016 is still spreading
LONDON, Feb 20 (Reuters) - An outbreak of typhoid fever in Pakistan is being caused by an extensively drug resistant "superbug" strain, a sign that treatment options for the bacterial disease are running out, scientists said on Tuesday.
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Monday, 19 February 2018 17:55 GMT
Libya's western coastline is the main departure point for migrants attempting to reach Europe by sea to seek better lives
TRIPOLI, Feb 19 (Reuters) - The Libyan coastguard said 324 migrants were picked up on Monday trying to leave the North African country on board two rubber boats.
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Chris Changwe Nshimbi, Deputy Director & Research Fellow, University of Pretoria
The European Commission has mobilised its emergency assistance tools following significant damage caused by tropical cyclone Gita in the South Pacific, in particular the islands of Tonga.
As in the past year, NGO "Foundation.101" analyzes the work of entry-exit control points on the line of contact in the Donetsk and Luhansk regions. In August, Foundation.101 presented the infographics of the intersection of the contact line during the first half of 2017. Now we suggest looking at the general trend of flow over the past 12 months.
Le camp de déplacés de Kolofata compte près de 5000 personnes qui vivent une situation de détresse due aux difficultés d’approvisionnement en eau potable. Avec le début de la saison sèche, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) a décidé de mettre en place un système d’approvisionnement avec des camions citernes comme solution d’urgence temporaire afin de soulager les populations, en attendant une solution durable.
UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, announced today new measures to support the government of Uganda’s refugee programme, including through a massive biometric data verification exercise.
Qatar Charity Relief projects focus on supporting the affected people inside Syria, as the beneficiaries residing inside Syria reached 72% of the total beneficiaries living in Syria and countries of asylum.
Qatar Charity's humanitarian relief interventions for displaced Syrians increased significantly in 2017 compared with previous years, as the beneficiaries in this year amounted 28% of the total number of beneficiaries for the period 2011-2017.
Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 8,807 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea through seven weeks of 2018. This compares with 13,156 arrivals across the region through the same period last year.
On Monday (19 February) IOM Rome reported official figures from Italy’s Ministry of Interior (MOI) show 4,864 irregular migrants have arrived by sea this year: 51.64 per cent lower than the total last year in the same period, when MOI figures show 10,057 arrived. (See chart below)
Somalia – IOM, the United Nations Migration Agency, has partnered with Americares to donate more than eight tonnes of medical supplies, for distribution across IOM project locations in Somaliland, Puntland, Lower Juba, Gedo and Banadir regions. The supplies will immediately be dispatched to IOM’s static and mobile clinics, to increase local access to life-saving primary healthcare services.