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18 Jan 2018 description

Fifteen UN and international organisations working in humanitarian relief and sustainable development are behind a Sustainable Impact Hub in Davos during the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting.

The joint Hub is a dedicated partnership venue located at Promenade 72, Davos Platz. WEF participants and the press are invited to drop in to learn about and advance partnerships with the organizations and partners working together under the theme Leave no one behind: Partnering for impact. It will be open daily from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. from 22 to 26 January.

18 Jan 2018 description

Bangui, le 18 janvier 2018 – Les civils en République centrafricaine paient à nouveau un lourd tribut aux affrontements entre groupes armés. Les combats qui opposent depuis la fin du mois de décembre 2017 les mouvements armés « Révolution Justice » (RJ) et le « Mouvement national de la libération de la Centrafrique » (MNLC) au Nord et à l’Est de la ville de Paoua (Préfecture de l’Ouham Pendé dans le Nord du pays) ont fait plus de 60 000 déplacés internes.

17 Jan 2018 description

Jerusalem, 17 January 2018

I am deeply concerned about the significant reduction in funding for UNRWA, which is critical to the provision of humanitarian assistance in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). Some 2.5 million Palestinians in this area, or about half of the population, need humanitarian aid, including 1.4 million Palestine refugees, who are among the most vulnerable groups in the oPt. The reduction is particularly worrying against the backdrop of an overall decline in humanitarian funding in the oPt in recent years.

17 Jan 2018 description

1. WHO ARE WE?

Humanitarian organisations – including United Nations agencies, international non-governmental organisations and national non-governmental organisations - are working in Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states to help the women, children and men who have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict as well as the communities that host and support them.

We are about 2,000 Nigerians and 500 international staff in the three states.

2. WHAT ARE WE DOING?

17 Jan 2018 description

Mogadishu, 17 January 2018 — The 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for Somalia, which calls for $1.6 billion to protect the lives of 5.4 million Somalis, was launched today by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq.

In his remarks, De Clercq said: “Working together with the Somali authorities and with historical levels of support from the international community, I am proud that we averted a possible famine last year.

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Damascus, 17 January 2018

The escalating violence caused by fighting has had a devastating impact on all civilians throughout Syria. Whether in Idleb, east Ghouta in Rural Damascus, Hama, Damascus, Aleppo, Hassakeh, Deir EzZour, Raqqah or Daraa, the recent violence has resulted in the deaths and injuries of hundreds of civilians, including women and children.

16 Jan 2018 description

Background

  • Damboa is one of 27 local government areas (LGAs) in Borno State; the capital is Damboa town. With an area of 6,200 km², the population of this LGA currently stands at 151,600 including nearly 80,000 Internally Displaced Persons in the LGA who all need humanitarian assistance.
    Damboa is also one of the 16 LGAs that constitute the Borno Emirate Council under the Shehu of Borno.

  • In 2012, following contentious local elections, Alhaji Lawan Kabu, the former LGA Chairman was assassinated.

15 Jan 2018 description
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(Kabul, 15 January 2018): Aid agencies in Afghanistan need US$430 million this year to help the most vulnerable girls, women, boys and men across the country. The money will be used to assist 2.8 million people displaced by conflict or natural disasters with emergency shelter and food, to treat patients injured by conflict, to feed malnourished children or assist vulnerable families returning home after years in Iran or Pakistan.

12 Jan 2018 description

On 11 January, the Humanitarian Country Team in collaboration with the Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation launched the revised Multi-Year Humanitarian Response Plan (2017-2018). In support of the Government response, the plan requires $252 million to provide critical life-saving, protection and livelihoods assistance to 2.2 million Haitians out of an estimated 2.8 million people in need.

11 Jan 2018 description

Port-au-Prince- jeudi 11 janvier 2018- Le Gouvernement Haïtien et la communauté humanitaire ont lancé aujourd´hui un appel de fonds de 252,2 millions de dollars en vue de répondre aux besoins humanitaires urgents de 2,2 millions de personnes à travers le Plan de Réponse Humanitaire révisé 2017-2018 (phase 2018.

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Sana’a, 11 January 2018: The opening of the Red Sea ports of Al Hudaydah and Saleef to commercial and humanitarian shipments is a constructive and welcome step. Yemen imports about 90 per cent of its staple food and nearly all its fuel and medicine, therefore the functioning of all ports - including Al Hudaydah, Saleef and Aden - is critical to meet vital needs.

11 Jan 2018 description
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Almost seven years into the Syria conflict, I have this week seen first-hand the colossal toll that the brutal and sustained hostilities have taken.

Estimates suggest that hundreds of thousands of people have been killed, countless more are missing or detained, and five million have fled to other countries. Gross Domestic Product is less than half what it was before the war, and replacing destroyed infrastructure and housing will cost hundreds of billions of dollars. Almost 70 per cent of people now live in extreme poverty.

10 Jan 2018 description
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(Kabul, 10 January 2018): In 2017 the district of Shahwalikot in Kandahar province saw five cases of polio, the highest number in any district of the world. The wild polio virus spreads very quickly, and it is crucial for a series of at least three mass vaccination campaigns to take place to prevent the disease from reaching more children in the area.

The health authorities, with support from UNICEF and WHO, today completed the first of three polio vaccination campaigns in Shahwalikot, and in the neighbouring districts of Miyanshin and Nesh, reaching 43,000 children.

08 Jan 2018 description
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WHO: Mark Lowcock, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Mission to the Syrian Arab Republic

WHEN: 9-12 January 2018

WHERE: Damascus, field locations

08 Jan 2018 description

The Humanitarian News Digest is a monthly compilation of links to reports, web stories, press releases, and other public products published online by organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar. The content and views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect the views of OCHA.

05 Jan 2018 description

Background

  • The Bama local government area (LGA) has been severely affected by the conflict in north-east Nigeria. Bama town, the second largest in the state of Borno, was repeatedly attacked between May 2013 and September 2014 and finally seized by non-state armed groups, who turned it into their headquarters. Relatively close to the border with Cameroon, it was once a thriving commercial hub, home to 250,000 people.

05 Jan 2018 description
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In the past month, there has been progress in opening Yemen’s critical Red Sea ports to commercial fuel and food shipments as well as the resumption of humanitarian shipments and flights. However, I remain deeply concerned by the deterioration in the humanitarian situation – a catastrophe made worse by recent increases in fighting and airstrikes.

01 Jan 2018 description

Mogadishu, 1 January 2018: The Deputy Special Representative of the SecretaryGeneral, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mr Peter de Clercq, has expressed deep concern over reports of the unannounced destruction of internally displaced persons (IDPs) settlements, along with humanitarian infrastructure, in K13, Kahda District of Banadir, Mogadishu.

28 Dec 2017 description

Jerusalem, 28 December 2017

Today, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) in the occupied Palestinian territory released a summary of data collected during 2017.

Gaza energy crisis: daily blackouts of up to 20 hours

28 Dec 2017 description
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Sana’a, 28 December 2017: I remain deeply disturbed by mounting civilian casualties caused by escalated and indiscriminate attacks throughout Yemen.