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08 Jul 2018 description

NGOs call for comprehensive response to Drought in Afghanistan:

4th July 2018, Kabul, Afghanistan

Afghanistan remains one of the worst funded of the large crises around the world. Millions of people are in need of humanitarian assistance, mostly due to conflict, rapid-onset natural disasters and situations of protracted displacement. So far this year only 29% of the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) is funded; but on top of the initial response plan, a drought is further escalating needs.

14 Jun 2018 description

June 14, 2018 - International aid groups working in Yemen today expressed outrage at the loss of human life that has resulted from a military assault on Hodeidah city and its port and accused the attackers of a total disregard for human suffering. The consequences of this attack will be nothing but catastrophic for the people of Hodeidah, as well as for the rest of the population across the country who rely on Hodeidah’s port for food, fuel and commercial goods, including life-saving supplies of medicines. Two-thirds of Yemen’s population are directly served by the port.

01 Jun 2018 description

June 1 - If you met a hungry child, would you give her a blanket? Relief International believes in giving families what they need most. More and more, that means giving them something revolutionary: cash.

Often delivered using debit cards, cash allows families to pay rent, buy food, send children to school or accomplish whatever they determine to be their priorities. Just like families everywhere. And cash comes with other advantages.

14 May 2018 description

MAY 14 — Springtime in Somalia brings Gu, “the season of long rains.” The rains revive the pastures and grazing lands — and often deliver death and destruction to the regions where the rivers burst their banks.

29 Apr 2018 description
report Concern Worldwide, Catholic Relief Services, American Refugee Committee International, Africare, United Nations Population Fund, UN Office of the SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict, World Health Organization, UN Development Programme, UN Volunteers, Italian Red Cross, UNOPS, Tearfund, UN Observer Mission in Georgia, UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo, UN Department of Peacekeeping Operations, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, CARE, UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UN Department of Public Information, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Mission in Ethiopia and Eritrea, Caritas, Pact, UN Department of Political Affairs, UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs, World Food Programme, UN Human Settlements Program, Mercy Corps, UN Children's Fund, Médecins du Monde, Lutheran World Relief, International Rescue Committee, Operation USA, International Medical Corps, Relief International, UN Mission in Sudan, UN Interim Force in Lebanon, Refugees International, UN Department of Safety and Security, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, Action by Churches Together International, HelpAge International, Save the Children, Plan International, UN High Commissioner for Refugees, Médecins Sans Frontières, UN Mission for the Referendum in Western Sahara, Women's Refugee Commission, ChildFund International, UN Organization Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, World Renew, Monaco Red Cross, UN Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste

We, UN and non-UN entities, re-affirm our determination to prevent future acts of sexual exploitation and abuse by our personnel.

We note the issuance of this Statement at the High-level Conference on Eliminating Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by UN and NGO Personnel on 4 December 2006 in New York, USA and welcome future endorsement of this Statement by others.

26 Jan 2018 description

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.

24 Jan 2018 description

The Saudi-led Coalition's newly launched Yemen Comprehensive Humanitarian Operation (YCHO) plan pledges a welcome injection of funding to Yemen's 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan, for which $2.96 billion is urgently needed to help tackle the world's biggest humanitarian crisis.

16 Jan 2018 description

Seventeen aid agencies working in Yemen are urging for the complete and unconditional opening of Hudaydah port to allow for the uninterrupted flow of food and fuel. A thirty-day concession period enabling the delivery of commercial supplies has brought only brief reprieve within the context of a sustained blockade on Yemen’s Red Sea Ports. Parties to Yemen’s conflict have a responsibility to minimise the impact of war on civilians in Yemen by mitigating all factors that exacerbate death and suffering, as over 8 million people are already on the verge of starvation.

17 Dec 2017 description

As humanitarian organizations working in Yemen we condemn in the strongest possible terms the allegations of corruption and bias in the provision of relief assistance that continue to be put forward by the parties to the conflict in Yemen without proper substantiation.

12 Dec 2017 description

A savage war has been raging across Yemen for more than two years; much of the country’s infrastructure has been destroyed; and almost 15 million people do not have access to basic healthcare. The country is now gripped by the worst cholera epidemic ever recorded. More than 2,000 people have died since late April from the highly contagious bacterial infection, which can kill within hours if left untreated. There are more than half a million suspected cases of cholera in Yemen and on average 5,000 new cases are recorded a day.

04 Dec 2017 description

At almost midnight, a car sped into a remote village where RI had temporarily established a mobile medical clinic. In the back seat, unconscious, was Mohsen, he was so severely dehydrated from vomiting and diarrhea that he had slipped into a coma and was just hours away from death.

29 Nov 2017 description

A savage war has been raging across Yemen for more than two years; much of the country’s infrastructure has been destroyed; and almost 15 million people do not have access to basic healthcare. A massive outbreak of the deadly disease, cholera, has swept across the country. It’s the largest and fastest epidemic of its kind ever to be documented in the world since record keeping began in 1949. More than 2,000 people have died since late April from the highly contagious bacterial infection, which can kill within hours if left untreated.

19 Nov 2017 description

12 days since land, air and seaports in Yemen were closed, Oxfam and 13 other aid agencies are appalled by the complacency and indifference of the international community regarding the historic humanitarian disaster now unfolding.

16 Nov 2017 description
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The humanitarian community in Yemen is outraged by the continued blockade by the Saudi-led coalition of humanitarian and commercial supplies desperately needed for the survival of the Yemeni population.

Now in its eleventh day, the blockade on almost all of Yemen’s seaports, airports and land crossings prevents the entry of food, fuel, medicines and supplies, exposing millions of people to disease, starvation and death. While the reopening of Aden port and airport is a positive development, it is insufficient to cover the needs of the entire Yemeni population.

13 Nov 2017 description

NOV. 13 — Relief International teams have begun responding to the devastating earthquake that destroyed homes and lives in Iran and Iraq Sunday night.

09 Nov 2017 description
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The humanitarian community in Yemen is greatly alarmed at the decision by the Saudi-led Coalition (SLC) to closure all of Yemeni airports, seaports and land crossings which is preventing critical humanitarian aid deliveries and commercial supplies from reaching the country and the movement of aid workers in and out of Yemen.

The humanitarian situation in Yemen is extremely fragile and any disruption in the pipeline of critical supplies such as food, fuel and medicines has the potential to bring millions of people closer to starvation and death.

30 Oct 2017 description

Ali* is three years old. He’s severely acutely malnourished. Now, doctors suspect he has contracted cholera in his village and is likely to die within days or even hours if he does not receive treatment.