From Afghanistan to Iraq, Syria to Ukraine, Yemen and elsewhere, the use of explosive weapons in populated areas is a major cause of civilian deaths, injuries and displacement.
The use of explosive weapons in populated areas also has a severe long-term humanitarian impact:
The search for more durable shelter solutions was as part of the schools relocation project was piloted with an INGO the systematic engagement with beneficiaries to identify more sustainable shelter solutions and linkages with livelihood support to make the shelter intervention more sustainable.
The Cluster Coordination team (CCT) had teleconferences with donors to introduce the work of the Cluster, articulate its priorities, challenges and gaps and understand their funding priorities.
Drought threatens much of East and Southern Africa, putting farmers’ livelihoods at risk.
But with IFAD funding, communities in Kenya are growing trees to help safeguard their future.
In the Embu district - 130 km northeast of Nairobi - recent droughts are not only hurting farmers but the area’s forests too.
Along with pressures like deforestation, population growth and flash floods, forest cover stands at just 7.8 per cent - well below the government target of 10 per cent.
But IFAD and its partners in Embu, are working to reverse this trend.
While droughts devastate maize yields in parts of Kenya, IFAD supports farmers to grow more resilient crops, such as short-stemmed sorghum.
UNICEF welcomes commitments to meet the needs of Nigeria's 2.5 million malnourished children and urges further action
ABUJA, 10 October 2017 – UNICEF applauds action this week by the Wife of the President, Her Excellency Aisha Buhari as well as by parliamentarians to address the urgent need to tackle child malnutrition in Nigeria.
Global theme for International Day of the Girl is “Power of the Adolescent Girl: Vision 2030”
Abuja, 11 October 2017 – As Nigeria joins countries around the world to celebrate International Day of the Girl, Kaduna State fulfilled its commitment to launch a campaign to end violence against children. Kaduna is now the seventh Nigerian state to have launched such a campaign, following promises made by all states to put in place action plans to end violence against children.
Baghdad, Iraq, 19 October 2017 - The United Nations is concerned about reports regarding the destruction and looting of houses, businesses and political offices, and forced displacement of civilians, predominantly Kurds, from disputed areas.
The savannahs of Africa cover a mind-boggling 600 million hectares, of which 400 million hectares are cultivable, the President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has said.
In Epi-week 39, the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) was formally notified of suspected cases of monkey-pox disease in Bayelsa state. A response team was constituted immediately and deployed to the state to investigate the situation and verify the report. Preliminary investigative report revealed that some suspected cases of monkey-pox disease had been identified and possible routes of transmission as well.
Speech delivered by the ICRC President Peter Maurer at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, Wednesday, 18 October 2017.
Migration and internal displacement are among the most pressing topics on the international agenda today. In my meeting with leaders from across the international community, from governments and business, and migration is one of the most frequent topics of conversation.
Brussels/Mogadishu, 19 October 2017- The European Commission has announced initial emergency aid of €100 000 to help respond to rapidly increasing medical needs in Mogadishu following the attack on 14 October.
Since the start of 2017, Livelihoods Partners assisted 16,934 refugees and host community members with short-term and/or longterm employment opportunities and 64,101 youth and adults in increasing their employability through job training, internships, job placement and language courses. In addition, 19,398 host community members and refugees have participated in community based activities to promote social cohesion. Highlights across the region in July include:
So far in 2017, over 1.1 million individuals have benefited from access to adequate quantity of safe water through improved longer-term water systems. Approximately 331,000 people have gained access to appropriate sanitation facilities and services, and over 505,300 people have access to adequate quantity of safe water through temporary provision. Highlights across the region in July include:
3RP partners’ priority regarding the Shelter Sector continues to be the provision of adequate, affordable and sustainable housing options for refugees living in host communities. For refugees in camps, 3RP partners focus on rehabilitation efforts to improve the infrastructure of the camp and upgrade shelters in order to contribute to sustainable living. During 2017, almost 13,000 households in camps have received assistance for shelter and shelter upgrades, while outside of camps over 21,500 households received assistance for shelter and shelter upgrades.
The continued strategic priority for the Basic Needs Sector is to provide assistance to meet the ongoing basic needs of Syrian refugees, based on a multi-sectoral household profiling and identification methodology, specific to each country.