Updates

Your gateway to all content to date. Search and/or drill down with filters to narrow down the content.

134,828 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
18 Oct 2017 description

Following the massive bomb explosion in Mogadishu on 14 October, the Federal Government of Somalia, humanitarian organizations, the UN, NGOs, donors, the private sector, member states and civil society organizations are stepping up search and rescue efforts, including providing urgent life-saving assistance through the government-led emergency response center. Assistance provided so far include earthmoving and fire equipment, ambulances, cash, medical and food supplies and tents.

18 Oct 2017 description

Le sort des enfants victimes du conflit armé dans les régions du Kasaï et de l’est du pays reste une préoccupation permanente pour la MONUSCO. Durant la semaine écoulée, la section Protection de l’enfant de la MONUSCO a documenté 36 violations graves des droits de l’enfant et a eu connaissance d’un nombre inquiétant d’allégations de recrutement et d’utilisation d'enfants comme combattants, porteurs, cuisiniers, gardiens de fétiches, etc.

18 Oct 2017 description

Faits saillants

  • Suspension des interventions humanitaires au Sud-Lubero due à la dégradation de l’accès sécuritaire

  • Hausse de prix des denrées alimentaires suite à la dégradation du tronçon Masisi-Nyabiondo

Aperçu de la situation

La situation de la province du Nord-Kivu reste dominée par l’activisme des groupes armés provoquant des mouvements de population et limitant l’accès humanitaire.

18 Oct 2017 description

Genève /Bamako (CICR) – A la suite d’une intrusion d’hommes en armes dans l’une de ses résidences à Kidal, le Comité international de la Croix-Rouge (CICR) se voit contraint de suspendre une partie de son assistance en faveur des populations de cette région du nord du Mali.

18 Oct 2017 description

A la demande des autorités malgaches et à la suite à l’épidémie de peste, le centre de crise et de soutien du ministère de l’Europe et des affaires étrangères a coordonné l’envoi à Madagascar d’une aide humanitaire (sous la forme de matériel médical spécifique) et, en lien avec l’agence nationale de santé publique, d’une mission d’experts médicaux.

18 Oct 2017 description

Cox’s Bazar – “The world has rarely witnessed a refugee crisis of such speed, with more than half a million crossing into Bangladesh in just over a month. The arc of misery that exists between Northern Rakhine State and Cox’s Bazar is deeply upsetting - too many people suffering desperately with too little support,” said the UN Migration Director General William Lacy Swing today (18/10), as he completed a three-day visit to Bangladesh. IOM, the UN Migration Agency, is coordinating the humanitarian response to the crisis in Bangladesh in support of the Government's efforts.

18 Oct 2017 description

Mogadishu, 18 October 2017 - The United Nations has mobilized its staff members and resources in response to appeals from federal and government authorities to aid Somalis affected by last Saturday’s bomb blasts in the capital Mogadishu.

18 Oct 2017 description

THE TFPM OBSERVES A SLIGHT INCREASE IN DISPLACEMENT & RETURN MOVEMENTS

The Task Force for Population Movement (TFPM) is a Technical Working Group to the Inter-Cluster Coordination Mechanism. (ICCM) The TFPM implements an information management tool that gathers data and location of displaced persons across Yemen.

As of 01 Sep 2017, the TFPM has identified, 2,014,026 internally displaced persons (IDPs) (335,671 households) who have been displaced due to conflict since March 2015, dispersed across 21 governorates.

18 Oct 2017 description

18 October 2017 | Victoria, Seychelles - Samples from patients in Seychelles suspected to be ill with pneumonic plague tested negative at a WHO partner laboratory in Paris, France on Tuesday, 17 October 2017.

The ten samples were shipped by the Seychelles Ministry of Health and WHO to the collaborating centre for Yersinia at the Institut Pasteur to confirm the status of several suspected and one probable case – a 34-year-old Seychelles national who had returned from Madagascar with plague-like symptoms.

18 Oct 2017 description

MOGADISHU, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Medics who rushed to help victims of a huge bomb explosion in the Somali capital Mogadishu that killed more than 300 people say the country's threadbare emergency services have been pushed beyond their limit.

From a lack of ambulance drivers to break-downs of the ambulances themselves, to checkpoints blocking routes to hospitals to a shortage of blood, the chaotic response to the deadliest truck bombing in Somalia's history cost additional lives, they said.

18 Oct 2017 description

SITUATION GENERALE DE LA PESTE A MADAGASCAR

La situation de l’épidémie de la peste affecte actuellement 38 Districts, qui se répartissent dans 17 Régions de Madagascar. Généralement, 805 cas de peste ont été notifiés, dont:

  • 595 de formes pulmonaires ;
  • 210 de formes buboniques.

Le bilan fait état de 74 décès, avec un taux de létalité national de 9,2 % (c’est le rapport du nombre de décès avec le nombre total des cas notifiés).

Parmi ces cas notifiés:

18 Oct 2017 description
report Bond

Introduction

This briefing has been been put together by a significant number of international non-governmental organisations (NGOs) under the leadership of Bond’s Humanitarian and Conflict Policy groups. These NGOs are either actively operational in these contexts or working to raise awareness in the UK of the challenges faced by people experiencing humanitarian disasters, conflict and upheaval.

18 Oct 2017 description

EHRAN - In his recent interview with the Tehran Times, Representative of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) in Tehran has praised Iran for providing very affordable healthcare services for refugees.

“Iran has set a global precedent by opening the access of all refugees into its Salamat Universal Public Health Insurance (UPHI) which provides health insurance services similar to that of Iranian nationals,” Sivanka Dhanapala notes.

The UNHCR diplomat also says the launch of UPHI coverage can ensure refugees’ “social protection” and “resilience”.

18 Oct 2017 description

17 October 2017 - WHO has delivered lifesaving blood supplies and trauma care medicines as part of its emergency response to the bombings in Mogadishu, Somalia on 14 October, in which more than 275 people were killed and more than 300 people severely injured.

Three tonnes of emergency medicines, medical and surgical supplies and 500 blood group testing kits were rapidly deployed to overwhelmed hospitals faced with increasing numbers of casualties in critical condition.

18 Oct 2017 description

GENEVA (Reuters) - Children are starving to death in Central African Republic because violence has forced aid workers to pull out, the United Nations humanitarian coordinator for the country said on Tuesday.

Read more on Thomson Reuters Foundation

18 Oct 2017 description
report Direct Relief

For many of us living in the western hemisphere, the past 10 weeks or so have been a blur of nonstop natural disasters. Ten Atlantic hurricanes, two major earthquakes in Mexico and one of the worst wildfire seasons in U.S. history have dominated news cycles and taken up a disproportionate share of organizational activity and donor public focus.