A global fund that provides rapid humanitarian aid for overlooked crises, is marking the second anniversary of the World Humanitarian Summit by sharing the impact of its 4th year, through its new annual report released today.
The Start Fund fills a critical gap in humanitarian financing. It pools funding from donors for immediate release for underfunded small to medium scale crises, spikes in chronic humanitarian crises, and to act in anticipation of impending crises.
In 2017, there were at least 701 attacks on hospitals, health workers, patients, and ambulances in 23 countries in conflict around the world. More than 101 health workers and 293 patients and others are reported to have died as a result of these attacks
For women living in crisis, the challenges of motherhood can be overwhelming. To commemorate Mother’s Day, here are the stories of five strong mothers who received support from OCHA-managed Humanitarian Funds to help them care for their children in some of the most difficult circumstances imaginable.
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-- Inaugural issue of peer-reviewed papers includes commentaries on the needs for palliative care for Syrian refugees in Jordan and continued assistance for Palestinian refugees
The Johns Hopkins Center for Humanitarian Health and The Lancet today published the first issue of the Humanitarian Health Digest, a quarterly bibliography of the latest published, peer-reviewed journal articles on humanitarian health work.
Funding required: $25.27 B
Funding received: $6.26 B
Funding percentage: 24.8%
People in need: 130.6 M
People to receive aid: 95.3 M
Countries affected: 40
As of April 2018, UN-coordinated Humanitarian Response Plans (HRPs) and the Syria 3RP Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan require US$25.27 billion to meet the humanitarian needs of 95.3 million crisis-affected people in 26 countries.
In 2017, you did something amazing.
By supporting UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, you delivered assistance to families who have been forced to flee war or persecution in their time of greatest need. Thanks to you, we made sure that they received shelter, essential supplies such as blankets and kitchen supplies, food, clean water, and access to vital services. Together, we also helped to protect their rights and give them a safe place to call home.
185 Surveillance to track progress towards polio eradication worldwide, 2016–2017
195 Performance of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) surveillance and incidence of poliomyelitis, 2018
199 Monthly report on dracunculiasis cases,
185 Surveillance permettant de suivre les progrès accomplis en vue de l’éradication de la poliomyélite à l’échelle mondiale, 2016-2017
ABU DHABI, 10th April, 2018 (WAM) -- Since the onset of the Rohingya crisis last year, UNHCR has sent 16 emergency flights loaded with relief items to Southern Bangladesh. "Twelve of these flights came out of Dubai, and the UAE paid for the transportation costs of eight of them, valued between $1.5 - 2 million," according to the head of the UN Refugee Agency in the UAE.
Up to 15,000 people were affected by torrential rains and strong winds that caused flooding and landslides across the country in March.
Around 1,000 people were displaced and 80 casualties were reported, mostly in Cankuzo and Bujumbura Mairie provinces. Extensive shelter and crop damage was reported across the country. The main needs of the newly displaced and affected populations include shelter and NFIs, food, and WASH.
ROME – Alors que le secteur humanitaire est sollicité de manière croissante, un groupe de gouvernements partenaires renforcent leurs efforts afin de s’assurer que le Programme Alimentaire Mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) dispose de fonds flexibles pour répondre aux besoins humanitaires dans les situations d’urgence soudaines et dans les crises prolongées.
ROME – At a time of unprecedented demands on the humanitarian system, a group of government partners are stepping up to ensure that the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has flexible funding to meet acute humanitarian needs in sudden onset emergencies and neglected or protracted crises.
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Washington, DC - As Secretary of State Rex Tillerson prepares to testify on the administration’s budget, a leading group of humanitarian, development and global health organizations are releasing new data that shows just how devastating these proposed cuts to the United States’ foreign aid budget would be to millions of people in the poorest countries.
The analysis finds that under the proposed budget:
Fragility, Conflict and Violence: A Global Challenge
DES MILLIONS DE PERSONNES MENACÉES PAR LA FAMINE
KUWAIT, Feb 24 (KUNA) -- Living up to its UN-bestowed status as an International Humanitarian Center, Kuwait throughout the week continued providing humanitarian aid to people in need in several Arab and Muslim countries.
In Jordan, Kuwait's medical voluntary team "Shifaa" started Friday its 15th humanitarian journey to provide medical and spiritual care to Syrian refugees in that Arab country.
Penny Mordaunt spoke to the aid sector at their annual gathering in London.
We’ve just 12 years left to fulfil our promise to the world’s poorest, and the commitment so central to the Global Goals – to Leave No One Behind.
We set ourselves the task that by 2030 every child will have the chance of a decent education, but we are 85 years adrift on current projections – not set to achieve that until 2115.
That is better though than our current assessment on when we will end malnutrition – we are looking at least a century before delivering that.
Representatives from many nations, including more than 65 UN and international and regional NGOs, will attend the Feb 26-27 event organised by KSrelief
RIYADH, February 15 (CIC) – Riyadh will host Saudi Arabia’s first International Humanitarian Forum on February 26-27. The objective of the forum is to provide a “unique opportunity to look at changing global humanitarian needs and to formulate new practical and efficient responses”, according to organizers.