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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

$155.3 million: UNHCR's financial requirements 2018
15% funded

17 Aug 2018 description
  • $522.2 million: UNHCR's financial requirements 2018

  • Funded: 73.8 million

  • Funding gap: 448.3 million

  • 14% funded

16 Aug 2018 description


Since 1976, the Democratic Republic of the Congo has faced 9 epidemics of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD), the latest of which occurred in May 2018. All these epidemics have been characterized by high infectiousness, high mortality, and serious degradation of the socioeconomic situation of the population.


16 Aug 2018 description

Les attributions physiques de l’habitat où logent les déplacés / retournés sont identifiées ci-dessous.

Logement dans des villes / cités / villages existants (majorité des déplacés)

§ Maison existante occupée contre paiement (loyer) ou contre services rendus (travail)

16 Aug 2018 description

At 30 June 2018, there were 1347 people in immigration detention facilities, including 1108 in immigration detention on the mainland and 239 in immigration detention on Christmas Island.

A further 368 people were living in the community after being approved for a residence determination and 17,4 20 were living in the community after grant of a Bridging Visa E.

15 Aug 2018 description

Each year on World Humanitarian Day, we stand in solidarity with the millions of people affected by conflict and the aid and health workers who risk their lives to assist them. We take the day as an opportunity to remind the world of our collective responsibility to bring that suffering to an end.

World Humanitarian Day marks the bombing of the Canal Hotel in Baghdad on 19 August 2003, in which 22 people were killed.

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14 Aug 2018 description

** Afghanistan**

Heavy clashes between Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) and Taliban have been ongoing in Ghazni city since 20 July. The city faces water shortages, markets are closed, and electricity supply and telecommunications are limited. Food stocks and medical supplies are running low.

Between 110 and 150 civilian casualties are reported, and the Ghazni hospital is reported to be overwhelmed by the high number of casualties. Humanitarian operations are constrained and displacement is expected.