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21 Jan 2018 description

DUBAIHer Royal Highness Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein, a stalwart supporter of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and UN Messenger of Peace, has contributed to the launch of a special fund to allow the rapid purchase and transportation of high energy biscuits in response to sudden onset emergencies. The highly fortified biscuits provide people caught in the immediate aftermath of natural disasters, or conflict, with an immediate source of nutritious food that is packed with energy.

21 Jan 2018 description

KABUL - The UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) condemns the Taliban-claimed attack at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul that killed at least six civilians, including one woman, and injured at least three others.

The Intercontinental Hotel was scheduled to hold a technology conference on 21 January, organized by Afghanistan’s Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. Also at the hotel, guests had gathered for a wedding ceremony.

21 Jan 2018 description
report Jordan INGO Forum

1. Introduction

Seven years into the Syria crisis, Syrian refugees remain in exile as their country continues to face a protracted conflict and an overwhelming humanitarian crisis. With 13.1 million people requiring humanitarian assistance in Syria and 5.5 million Syrian refugees worldwide1 (mainly hosted in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq and Egypt), this remains the world’s largest displacement crisis.

21 Jan 2018 description


The completeness of reporting of public hospitals across Syria remained 100%, where all 98 Ministry of Health (MoH) hospitals and 13 Ministry of Higher Education (MoHE) hospitals continued to report to HeRAMS in December 2017.


21 Jan 2018 description


  • The overall humanitarian and protection situation for civilians displaced from Ar-Raqqa city remains of high concern, particularly with regard to the impact of explosive hazards contamination on safe returns and safe access for humanitarian actors. According to the US-led Coalition, between 20 October 2017 and 3 January 2018, explosive hazards have reportedly killed 220 civilians and injured hundreds of others in Ar-Raqqa city.

21 Jan 2018 description

In October, humanitarian partners provided life-saving assistance to civilians aected by military operations in Hawiga and western Anbar, and to people in newly-accessible areas of Telafar and Mosul. Humanitarian partners reached up to 6.8 million people in 1,424 geographical locations across Iraq. The bulk of humanitarian assistance was provided in camps, out-of-camp settings and newly accessible areas of Ninewa governorate to address the needs of the people aected by the Mosul and Telafar operations.

21 Jan 2018 description

Yemen has historically been 80 to 90 per cent dependent on commercial imports of food, fuel and medicines. Hudaydah and Saleef ports have the combined capacity to meet Yemen’s requirements and are in geographic proximity to population centers, with over 70 per cent of people in need of humanitarian assistance living in close proximity to Hudaydah and Saleef ports.

21 Jan 2018 description


  • 22.2 million people in need

  • 2,014,026 Internally Displaced Persons (IDPs)

  • 89 per cent of IDPs displaced for more than a year

  • 956,076 IDP returnees

  • 1,015,375 recipients of CRIs since March 2015

  • 280,539 refugees and asylum seekers


  • USD 198.7 M requested in 2018

Operational Update

21 Jan 2018 description


  • Conflict indicators reached record highs in 2017, including air strikes.

  • The coming months are expected to be drier and warmer than on average, affecting the upcoming winter and spring crops.

  • Pressure could mount again on more than two million Afghan citizens in Pakistan to return to their home country.

  • Awareness campaigns by health workers in Khost have built trust with residents and ensured their better treatment.

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Humanitarian partners aim to reach 13.1 million people in Yemen with lifesaving or protection assistance in 2018. Clusters prioritized populations and geographical areas in acute need where access and operational capacity permits and have included targets in areas where the populations in moderate need are at risk of slipping into acute need. Partners will be working with and through public institutions providing essential basic services to prevent their collapse. For the rst time, planning has been undertaken at district level to ensure the response targets those most in need.