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22 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • At least 20 deaths, 70 injuries reported following February 16 attack in northeastern Nigeria

  • An estimated 1.63 million people remained displaced in northeastern Nigeria as of February 2

  • Chad HRP aims to reach more than 330,000 people in Lac Region in 2018

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

21 Feb 2018 description

SITUATION

• Climate change, limited livelihood opportunities, and recurrent environmental shocks have contributed to food insecurity and malnutrition in Burkina Faso. As a result, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) indicates that up to 276,700 children under five years of age in Burkina Faso may experience severe acute malnutrition in 2018.

20 Feb 2018 description

By Mette Karlsen

Hurricane Maria caught the tiny island nation of Dominica by surprise in late 2017. As the hurricane passed over the country — only a quarter of the size of Rhode Island — 160-mile-per hour winds crumbled concrete walls and ripped metal roofs off of buildings. When Dominica’s 73,000 residents emerged from their homes the morning after, the storm had damaged or destroyed 90 percent of the island’s buildings.

20 Feb 2018 description

SUMMARY OF KEY FINDINGS

AIM

The aim of this study is to investigate the impact of an early humanitarian response and resilience building on humanitarian outcomes in the Tigray and Somali regions of Ethiopia, both in terms of cost savings, as well as the avoided losses that can result from a more proactive response. The study investigates existing data and empirical evidence, and uses this to model the relative costs of different response scenarios.

KEY FINDINGS

19 Feb 2018 description

La noche del 31 de marzo quedó registrada como el día más trágico en la vida de los Mocoanos. Las intensas lluvias provocaron el desbordamiento de los ríos Mocoa, Mulato y Sangoyaco causando innumerables pérdidas. Según información de la Unidad Nacional para la Gestión del Riesgo de Desastres, UNGRD, en el área urbana 48 barrios fueron afectados, 7.794 familias registradas en el RUD, 398 personas resultaron heridas y 332 fallecidos; además de 77 desaparecidos, 4 instituciones educativas y 1.462 viviendas afectadas.

19 Feb 2018 description

El sector privado ha desempeñado un papel cada vez más importante en la reintegración de excombatientes en Colombia, ya que las mejores prácticas y lecciones aprendidas surgieron después de los esfuerzos de desmovilización de las AUC (paramilitares de derecha) de 2003-2006. Si bien en esos primeros años se promovieron algunas iniciativas de empresas privadas, es decir, iniciativas de microempresas a pequeña escala dirigidas por excombatientes y financiadas con capital inicial patrocinado por el Estado, tuvieron un éxito limitado.

19 Feb 2018 description

The UK and US have joined forces to find the next technological breakthrough to save and transform millions of lives in the world’s most dangerous conflict zones.

International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt and USAID Administrator Mark Green announced the new Humanitarian Grand Challenge at an event held at the Overseas Development Institute today (Monday 19 February).

The Challenge fund will provide grants to help get innovative technology projects off the ground, and will provide further support to expand projects that prove the most successful.

15 Feb 2018 description

Assistance also enhances nutrition, health and local economies: “We tell you thanks, the people of America. You have really tried for us; we pray that God blesses you.” February 2018—Wanday Bangura’s stall in a bustling market in the Bombali district of northern Sierra Leone is full of shoes, jewelry, scarves and other products displayed for sale. Her small enterprise is flourishing. “We have money to eat…and buy market items to sell. So we tell God thanks,” she explained.
Bangura’s business was not always thriving.

15 Feb 2018 description

The Zero Hunger Challenge emphasizes the importance of strengthening economic empowerment in support of the Sustainable Development Goal 2 to double small-scale producer incomes and productivity. The increasing focus on resilient markets can bring important contributions to sustainable food systems and build resilience. Participation in market systems is not only a means for people to secure their livelihood, but it also enables them to exercise agency, maintain dignity, build social capital and increase self-worth.

15 Feb 2018 description

Le programme « Zéro Faim » met l’accent sur l’importance de renforcer l’autonomisation économique et soutient l’Objectif de Développement Durable 2 qui vise à doubler les revenus et la productivité des petits producteurs. L’intérêt croissant porté sur les marchés résilients peut apporter des contributions importantes aux systèmes alimentaires durables et édifier la résilience.

14 Feb 2018 description

Context

Akobo town is located in the eastern side of Akobo County, Jonglei State, close to the land and river border crossings with Ethiopia. Akobo is a key point of trade and transit between South Sudan and Ethiopia.

13 Feb 2018 description

Livestock health plays a critical role in the food security and overall well-being of pastoralist communities in South Sudan. When cattle herds are healthy, pastoralists rely heavily on dairy foods to bolster household food stocks with meat and milk, selling any surplus for additional income to care for their families with basic necessities such as health care and clothes. Diseases reduce production of meat and milk, jeopardizing livelihoods for livestock dependent families and increasing vulnerability to food insecurity and malnutrition.

13 Feb 2018 description

Since the latest conflict erupted, widespread displacement, damage to schools, and general insecurity have left millions of children without reliable access to schooling. Many have also been exposed to serious psychological trauma, further putting their education at risk. Over 1,000 schools have been partially or completely destroyed or are being used to host internally displaced people (IDPs). Many of the roughly 2.2 million IDPs in Yemen are students or teachers, which further contributes to education gaps.

13 Feb 2018 description

To support and reinforce the capacity of Yemeni institutions in their ability to lead the country's recovery efforts, this activity works with the Social Fund for Development in sectors that will be critical as people affected by the conflict start rebuilding their lives.

12 Feb 2018 description

The President’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2019 Budget for USAID supports the President’s commitment to serve the needs of American citizens, ensure their safety, promote their prosperity, preserve their rights, and defend their values, as outlined in the President’s National Security Strategy. It advances U.S. foreign policy goals through targeted investments that protect U.S. national security, and furthers American interests at home and abroad.

11 Feb 2018 description
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Erbil, Iraq, 11 February 2018 – On 31st of January, the Humanitarian Community in Iraq launched the Real-Time Accountability Partnership (RTAP), a multi-agency initiative for addressing gender-based violence (GBV) in emergencies. The RTAP aims at institutionalizing actions to address and prioritize GBV across the humanitarian response.

09 Feb 2018 description

HIGHLIGHTS

• Aden clashes result in 39 deaths, halt humanitarian activities

• 2018 Yemen HRP requests nearly $3 billion • KSA-led Coalition launches relief and development plan for Yemen, pledges $1.5 billion in support

• Four mobile cranes arrive at Al Hudaydah Port to bolster port capacity

KEY DEVELOPMENTS