27 June 2018: Joint statement by 26 international NGOs in Uganda on the need for urgent action to address gaps in funding for the refugee response.
We, the 61 undersigned National and International Non-Government Organizations (NGOs), members of Agency Coordinating Body for Afghan Relief and Development (ACBAR), condemn in the strongest terms the atrocious attack on NGO offices in Jalalabad (Nangarhar) on Wednesday 24 January. It has been reported that there is a loss of at least 7 lives, more than 31 people injured, including five children. We would like to pass our condolences to the families of the victims of this atrocious attack.
New survey reveals alarming malnutrition rates in Turkana, East Pokot, Mandera, Samburu, and West Pokot
Nearly 73,000 children in Kenya are severely malnourished and at risk of dying from drought-related hunger unless urgent aid is made immediately available.
The warning comes as results from joint nutrition assessments conducted by the County Departments of Health and UNICEF, and nine aid organisations working on the ground— including Save the Children—are revealed.
New case study about how the People First Impact Method (P-FIM) can facilitate the implementation of the CHS
Berlin / Nairobi – A new SMART Survey compiled by the Kenyan Ministry of Health as well as the UN and non-governmental organizations shows critical levels of acute malnutrition in Turkana. The trend indicates a worsening situation compared to June 2016 and January 2017. High level of severe malnutrition noted across the sub counties with Turkana South at 12%, summarize the experts of the SMART Survey.
WHO classified German Johanniter International Assistance in the category EMT 1 mobile
Frankfurt / Berlin – Johanniter International Assistance was successfully classified as Emergency Medical Team 1 mobile (EMT 1 mobile) by the World Health Organization (WHO). Johanniter is the first team worldwide classified in this category and also the first non-governmental organisation having passed this process.
Five years into a conflict that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, conditions confronting civilians in Syria continue to deteriorate, particularly for children and youth. Warring parties continue to violate UN Security Council resolutions and international humanitarian law by deliberately and wantonly attacking civilians and civilian infrastructure, including homes, markets, schools and hospitals leaving a deadly legacy of Unexploded Ordnance.
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The integrated nutrition and retrospective mortality survey was carried out by Johanniter International Assistance in Jur River County, Western Bahr el Ghazal (WBG) State in collaboration with WBG SMOH and Jur River County Health Department. Located in east and northeast parts of the State, the Jur River County is divided into six payams- Marial Bai, Wambai, Udici, Kangi, Kuajena and Roch Roch Dong with Nyinakok as County head quarter
New Report Warns of Worsening Humanitarian Disaster in South Sudan
CARE urges global community to act now to help nearly 7 million at risk
Juba, South Sudan — A new report on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan warns that the safety and food security of nearly 7 million people will deteriorate rapidly without a swift, international response. CARE urges the global community to do more to provide urgently needed food and health aid as well as help stop the violent conflict that has precipitated this humanitarian crisis.
Juba, South Sudan, 25th January 2014 - Fifty-five major humanitarian non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in South Sudan have expressed their deep concern about the current humanitarian situation in the country and reaffirmed their commitment to help all civilian populations in need of assistance.
(New York) -- A coalition of human rights and advocacy groups today warned of rising levels of violence in Darfur during and after the referendum on southern self-determination, scheduled to begin on January 9, 2011.
Providing medical care at two hospitals
The Johanniter's team of 12 medical aid workers has arrived in the Haitian capital, Port au Prince, and has already started work. The team members landed in Punta Cana (Dominican Republic), and from there, made their way to Haiti by land. "We're unbelievably happy to have received some back-up," said Katja Lewinsky, head of the exploratory team. Her team of three in Port au Prince survived the strongest of the after shocks last Wednesday without injury.
The Johanniter are increasing aid for earthquake victims in Haiti
Due to an acute lack of medical personnel, Johanniter Emergency Assistance is sending more aid workers to Haiti on Wednesday. Among the 12 team members are doctors, paramedics, logistics experts and counselors.
The aid workers are taking an Emergency Health Kits with them, which contains urgently needed medication, wound dressings and basic surgical instruments. The kits carry sufficient materials to provide 20,000 people with medical care for three months.
The Johanniter are supporting women with micro-credits and training
For decades, the province of Aceh in the northern part of the Indonesian island of Sumatra was the scene of armed conflict between the Indonesian army and followers of GAM (Gerakan Aceh Merdeka, or the "Free Aceh Movement").
By rehabilitating and building wells, the Johanniter aim to improve the drinking water supply in the province of Manicaland, and reduce the risk of cholera outbreaks.
In the 1990s, Zimbabwe was considered to be a country with stable economic growth and a flourishing agricultural sector. In 2008, however, the country placed 151st out of 177 states ranked on the UNDP's Human Development Index. Since 2000, living conditions have worsened dramatically due to widespread economic mismanagement and political instability.
The Johanniter are distributing food rations and providing emergency medical aid for the affected population.
In the last two years, large parts of Kenya have frequently gone without the usual seasonal rainfall. In many regions, this has drastically increased food supply instability. According to official estimates, 3.8 million cattle owners and small-scale farmers in rural regions are affected by food shortages due to lack of rainfall.
On November 1, 2009, a project to expand training in first aid and disaster relief began in the city of Jayapura.
Papua, the easternmost province of Indonesia, is regularly shaken by earthquakes. The regions around the cities of Jayapura, Biak, Manokwari and Nabire are the worst affected.
The provision of medical care in Papua is difficult. Immediately following a disaster, the population often has to rely on itself, as medical assistance can't always quickly push through to all parts of the region.
In June 2009, NGOs working in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) produced a situation update on the European Union's response to urgent protection and assistance needs in the Eastern provinces of the country.