ABU DHABI, 18th August, 2018 (WAM) -- The Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has launched an emergency relief campaign to assist the Kerala flood victims.
TOTAL REQUIREMENT US$ 5.0 billion
TOTAL PLAN FUNDING US$ 1.6 billion
UNMET REQUIREMENT US$ 3.4 billion
FUNDING OUTSIDE PLANS US$ 347 million
Throughout 2017, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) supported relief operations in 36 countries to ensure delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.
CERF’s 2017 Annual Report, launched today, provides a detailed account of how, during the year, CERF and its partners ensured strategic use of almost $420 million in donor contributions to deliver the highest priority aid, where and when it was need the most.
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Sudan is one of the world’s least developed nations, 7.1 million people in the country require humanitarian assistance. Hunger and instability in neighboring South Sudan have caused a major influx of South Sudanese refugees into Sudan, with nearly 770,000 South Sudanese arriving since December 2013 and more likely to arrive in the coming months.
Turkey has distributed 1100 food baskets in the Herat Region of Afghanistan under the coordination of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).
An AFAD team that held a meeting with the World Food Program (WFP) Turkey Director Zlatan Milisic, Deputy Minister of Disasters of Afghanistan Mohammad Qaseem Haidari and the Turkish Red Crescent Afghanistan Delegation to detect those who are in need and analyze humanitarian aid needs in Afghanistan, completed its preparations and started to distribute aid on August 12, 2018.
$155.3 million: UNHCR's financial requirements 2018
22,512 severely malnourished children were admitted to UNICEF supported health facilities in July, bringing the total to 124,063 for 2018.
10,947 displaced children accessed Child Friendly Spaces and received psychosocial support in regions affected by population movement from CAR in the south and Boko Haram attacks in the west of Chad.
500,000 # of children in need of humanitarian assistance
3,400,000 # of people in need (Humanitarian Response Plan January-December 2018)
$522.2 million: UNHCR's financial requirements 2018
Funded: 73.8 million
Funding gap: 448.3 million
The UK government will help protect and assist civilians in North West Syria
The UK government will help protect and assist civilians in North West Syria amid warnings that more than 2.9 million people in Idlib and surrounding areas are at risk of deadly attacks by the Asad regime and its backers.
During the first half of 2018, the humanitarian situation in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea remained critical. According to the inter-agency 2018 DPRK Needs and Priorities document, up to 10.3 million people (41 per cent of total population) continue to suffer from food insecurity and undernutrition, as well as a lack of access to basic services.
706,000 New Rohingya Arrivals since 25 August 2017 to Cox's Bazar*
919,000 Total Rohingya Population in Cox's Bazar*
1.3 Million People in Need in Cox's Bazar
Manila, 16th August 2018 – The European Commission has allocated €2 million (PHP 124.2 million) in humanitarian aid funding to provide life-saving assistance to those most in need in the conflict-prone southern province of Mindanao.
a. Series of moderate and strong earthquakes have rocked cities and regencies in Lombok Island, West Nusa Tenggara (NTB) since 29 July 2018; i.e. with the strongest shocks recorded M 7.0 (5 Aug), M 6.4 (29 Jul), and M 6.2 (9 Aug). Although the tremors were also felt in neighbouring province of Bali, only NTB Province declared emergency response status.
Mauritania hosts over 2,000 urban refugees and asylumseekers and more than 56,000 Malian refugees in Mbera camp established in 2012 in the arid south-eastern region close to the Malian border.
Despite the conclusion of a peace agreement in 2015, large-scale returns of Malian refugees are not expected due to persistent violence in northern Mali. In July alone, 19 new arrivals were registered in Mbera camp.