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21 Jun 2018 description

A three-year conflict sparked a humanitarian crisis of catastrophic proportions. Over 7 million people are reached every month with much-needed humanitarian aid.

The conflict created a severe health crisis that particularly affected children. So far this year, the UN and partners have reached 2.3 million people in desperate need of health services.

Read more on United Nations OCHA.

21 Jun 2018 description

Summary

As a vibrant community of practice, the Inter-Agency Network for Education in Emergencies (INEE) serves its members through its core functions of community-building, convening, knowledge management, amplifying and advocating, facilitating and learning, and providing members with the resources and support they need to carry out their work.

21 Jun 2018 description

Roadmap to healthier, cleaner oceans adopted by UN Environment and European Commission

Brussels, 20 June 2018 – To address the threats of pollution, marine litter and overfishing, UN Environment and the European Commission today adopted the ‘2018 Oceans roadmap 2.0’, an agreement to support the conservation of marine biodiversity and ecosystems and keep our oceans healthy, productive and resilient.

21 Jun 2018 description

This is a live document and is only intended to display tentative transportation plans, based on the best information available at the time of publication. It may be revised or updated (without notice) as the situation changes and new information becomes available.

20 Jun 2018 description

A fast-changing climate, conflict, inequality, persistent pockets of poverty and hunger and rapid urbanization are challenging countries’ efforts to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a UN report launched in New York today.

The Sustainable Development Goals Report 2018 found that conflict and climate change were major contributing factors leading to growing numbers of people facing hunger and forced displacement, as well as curtailing progress towards universal access to basic water and sanitation services.

20 Jun 2018 description

From the President and Executive Director

19 Jun 2018 description

2. Introduction

2.1. As a humanitarian organisation and pursuant to our mandate, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) has an obligation to respect and protect vulnerable people at risk. IFRC as part of the International Red Cross Red Crescent Movement has a global and local presence.

19 Jun 2018 description

Myanmar

Heavy rain and floods have affected several regions of Myanmar since the monsoon season began in June.

Nearly 70,000 acres of crop plantations have been flooded in Sagaing Region, with Wetlet township particularly affected. In Rakhine State, more than 12,000 people have been displaced and floodwaters have contaminated water sources. In Mon State, floods have affected approximately 7,400 people in Thaton and Mawlamyine districts, with more than 5,800 people evacuated.