More than 20 million people are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance in Yemen after more than two years of brutal conflict. The country’s infrastructure has been destroyed and its health services crippled. Nearly seven million people do not know where their next meal will come from and 380,000 children are at risk of severe acute malnutrition. UNICEF is supporting mobile medical teams to reach children in remote areas, like four-year-old Yahya, with lifesaving help.
By Thomas Charteris, Relief International
The International Rescue Committee (IRC) and Relief International (RI) carried out a multi-sector assessment between September 29 and October 3, 2017 with the aim of better understanding the priority needs of the influx of Undocumented Myanmar Nationals (UMN) – Rohingya – in Bangladesh, as well as the locations in which assistance is most needed from the humanitarian community. To date, an estimated 515,000 UMN have fled violence in Myanmar for Bangladesh.1
Humanitarian Organizations call for immediate humanitarian access to those in need:
One month since the 25 August attacks and subsequent security response, INGOs in Myanmar are increasingly concerned about severe restrictions on humanitarian access and impediments to the delivery of critically needed humanitarian assistance throughout Rakhine State.
ERBIL, IRAQ — Tents and cinderblock homes rise from the dusty fields here in northern Iraq. Children race bikes and play soccer in the streets and alleys between them, and men sip tea and shell sunflower seeds with their teeth. Amid faint strains of music, shopkeepers hawk everything from SIM cards to falafel and haircuts.
27 humanitarian agencies working in South Sudan have warned that unless substantial funds are immediately provided to those working on the ground, organisations will struggle to stop famine spreading across the country in the next few months. The statement follows Monday’s declaration of famine in parts of the country.
As thousands of families began fleeing Mosul, Relief International’s medical teams raced toward the crisis.
United Nations officials estimate that up to 200,000 people could flood newly liberated areas, leading to what they predict will be the largest humanitarian crisis in recent months. As many as 1.5 million people ultimately could be affected.
The undersigned humanitarian and development NGOs operating in Kachin and Northern Shan States in Myanmar are gravely concerned about the continually escalating armed conflict and the severely deteriorating security situation for the civilian population in Kachin and Northern Shan States.
1 December 2016
Relief International teams continue pushing toward typhoon-devasted areas to measure damage and offer first line care in the wake of super storm Haima.
Relief International teams are headed to one of the Philippines’ hardest hit provinces to assess damage and offer first line care after the strongest storm since Typhoon Haiyan touched down yesterday.
BBC Media Action - the BBC’s international development charity - in partnership with RI -Relief International have launched the “Dawaween” mobile application offering practical help and support to Syrian refugees living in Lebanon.
A statement from over 35 Syrian, regional and international humanitarian, human rights and development organisations on the Russia-Syrian proposal to establish "humanitarian corridors" out of Aleppo
Warring parties, international community and UN peacekeeping force must do more to protect civilians and aid agencies
Juba, 28 July, 2016 – South Sudan faces a spiralling humanitarian crisis as the recent surge in fighting prevents aid agencies from providing urgent help to millions of people in need. Violence and insecurity continue in Juba and are spreading to other states despite a fragile ceasefire in a country where half the population relies on humanitarian aid, ten aid agencies warned today.
Habiba Osman Abdi and her family haven’t had fresh drinking water in their village since March. The closest source of clean water is a nearly depleted well six hours’ walk away, where filling a five-gallon/20-liter jerry can costs 20 times what it did just a few months ago.
“[My son] Abdullahi is always crying because he’s thirsty,” said Ms. Abdi, a 25-year-old mother of five. “And the water is expensive, so sometimes we skip a meal to pay for it.”
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NGOs and faith groups to Obama & Putin: Hope is crumbling on your watch, save Syria’s ceasefire "Violence across Syria has escalated alarmingly, reportedly claiming a life on average every 25 minutes in the past 48 hours. We cannot stand by in the face of this catastrophe. Global NGOs and faith groups demand that President Barack Obama and President Vladimir Putin immediately use their personal diplomatic engagement to save what remains of the Cessation of Hostilities (CoH) agreement.
More than 100 humanitarian agencies call for immediate and sustained access in Syria.
As the parties to the conflict in Syria resume talks to end a war that now enters its sixth horrific year, there is renewed hope for peace. For an end to the suffering of millions of the innocent.
More than 120 humanitarian organizations and United Nations agencies issued a joint appeal today urging the world to raise their voices and call for an end to the Syria crisis and to the suffering endured by millions of civilians. The appeal also outlines a series of immediate, practical steps that can improve humanitarian access and the delivery of aid to those in need inside Syria.
In an open letter sent today, NRC, Oxfam, Save the Children, Action Contre La Faim and seven other agencies urge the UN Security Council to press parties in the Yemen conflict to implement an immediate ceasefire and kick-start the peace process.
Relief International together with Nepali partners ANSAB (Asia Network for Sustainable Agriculture and Bioresources Nepal) and CHESS (Child Health and Environment Save Society Nepal) distributed shelter materials to 2602 households in three of the districts most affected by Nepal’s May 2015 earthquakes: Sindhupalchowk, Dolakha, and Gorkha.