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19 Feb 2019 description

The UK is providing vital humanitarian aid to many of the one million Rohingya refugees and vulnerable local communities in Cox’s Bazar.

The plight of the Rohingya refugees must not be forgotten, International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt said during her second visit to Cox’s Bazar in Bangladesh.

The UK is providing vital humanitarian aid to many of the one million Rohingya refugees and vulnerable local communities in Cox’s Bazar.

19 Feb 2019 description

Yemen is the world’s worst humanitarian crisis, driven by conflict, economic collapse and the continuous breakdown of public institutions and services. Seventy-five percent of the entire population, 22.2 million people have required some form of humanitarian assistance in the past twelve months. During 2018, the humanitarian operation in Yemen has undergone a step-change, becoming one of the largest, most impactful operations managed by the UN anywhere in the world.

19 Feb 2019 description



Helping millions of destitute Yemenis overcome hunger


Reducing outbreaks of cholera and infectious diseases


Promoting the dignity of displaced families living in emergency and IDP settlements


19 Feb 2019 description


The Water Price Monitoring assessment aims to establish a data collection, monitoring and reporting system on water market prices in order to allow humanitarian and development actors to better analyse humanitarian needs in areas particularly affected by drought.

19 Feb 2019 description

SWABI, 19 February 2019: Government schools in district Swabi in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa have seen 31 per cent increase in their students enrolment rate after UNHCR’s intervention.

The project, funded by the Federal Republic of Germany and launched by UNHCR and the provincial government was aimed at strengthening the existing infrastructure, expanding the capacity of three government schools and creating safer learning environment.

19 Feb 2019 description


In January, 63,853 eligible refugees and asylum-seekers (30,762 families) received cash assistance in Greece, in 110 locations.

19 Feb 2019 description


Ngovu village was a peaceful place to live before conflict erupted in the area three years ago.

The violence forced all of its inhabitants to flee to other areas within the Western Bahr El Ghazal region of South Sudan.

Nineteen-year-old Regina Peter was among those displaced from Ngovu after her father was killed. She first headed to nearby Baggari, only to find the situation was dire there too.

19 Feb 2019 description

WFP food imports in mt

The chart represents WFP food imports for its programmes in Yemen, and it includes food commodities imported through commercial vessels as well as chartered vessels for humanitarian cargo.

Source: WFP

WFP Fuel Imports

19 Feb 2019 description


A complex primary health care centre comprising an outpatient department, a maternity unit, a laboratory and pharmacy, has been inaugurated in the Jebel Kheir neighbourhood of Wau, to support the people who are voluntarily returning to their home areas following years of displacement due to conflict.

The project that cost 150,000 US dollars was implemented by the United Nations International Organization for Migration (IOM), with funds from the Japanese government.

19 Feb 2019 description

Spokesperson for the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights: Rupert Colville
Location: Geneva
Date:19 February 2019

1) Syria/Idlib

19 Feb 2019 description

Geneva – IOM, the UN Migration Agency, reports that 8,058 migrants and refugees have entered Europe by sea through the first 58 days of 2019, about a 10 per cent decrease from the 8,807 arriving during the same period last year.

Deaths on the three main Mediterranean Sea routes through over eight weeks of the year are at 217 individuals, compared with 432 deaths during the same period in 2018.

19 Feb 2019 description


People in need of humanitarian assistance 13M

People in acute need of humanitarian assistance 5.2M

Internally displaced people (as of August) 6.2M

Returnees (January – December 2018) 1.4 M

People in need in UN-declared hardto-reach areas 1.1M


3.36 billion requested (US$)

64.9% funded

Key Developments in northwestern Syria

19 Feb 2019 description

"The Missing" is the humanitarian organization's first collaboration with NBC News' experimental video unit, NBC Left Field.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and NBC News have teamed up for the first time to explore the devastating human toll on the global migration issue.

19 Feb 2019 description

Objectives of the Turkey Humanitarian Fund

The Humanitarian Fund in Turkey (THF) is a multi-donor Country Based Pooled Fund (CBPF) established in 2014 following UN Security Resolutions 2139 and 2165 to deliver cross-border humanitarian assistance inside Syria. The main objectives of the THF are:

  • To contribute to the delivery of the humanitarian assistance in line with the Syria Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP);

19 Feb 2019 description

Ce produit d’information est une cartographie de la présence opérationnelle des acteurs humanitaires dans la région de Diffa. Elle vise à montrer les secteurs d’activités des partenaires au niveau des départements. Les informations ont été founies par les partenaires et consolidées par OCHA Niger à travers la matrice harmonisée des réalisations.

19 Feb 2019 description

This is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Shabia Mantoo – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today's press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva.

New data released by UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency shows that despite record levels of worldwide forced displacement, just 4.7 per cent of global refugee resettlement needs were met in 2018.