Susceptibility to natural disasters, vulnerability to price fluctuations in agriculture-dependent regions, civil unrest, challenging geographic landscape and poor infrastructure have contributed to food insecurity in Nepal. According to the UN World Food Program (WFP), onequarter of the nation’s population lives on less than $0.50 per day.
• Conflict continues to displace populations within DRC and to neighboring countries
• UN requests nearly $1.7 billion to meet humanitarian needs in DRC during 2018
• Cholera and polio type 2 remain critical health concerns
• Clashes continue despite February 24 UNSC resolution calling for 30-day ceasefire
• Conflict in Eastern Ghouta kills more than 1,000 civilians in 20 days
• GoT Operation Olive Branch displaces 35,000–50,000 people since January 20
• Humanitarian convoys arrive in Eastern Ghouta and Afrin
• WFP reaches nearly 2.4 million beneficiaries in January
UN launches 2018 HRP, requesting $569 million to assist 3.4 million people
Relief agencies continue to advocate for safe and voluntary IDP returns
Humanitarian stakeholders launch USAID/OFDA-supported initiative to promote accountability and address GBV in Iraq
• Al Hudaydah Port remains open to humanitarian and commercial shipments
• Violence displaces more than 4,100 households within and from Al Hudaydah
• Risk of Famine persists amid ongoing conflict, limited food and fuel imports
• KSA and GoUAE pledge $930 million to UN response plan
USG announces more than $128 million in new humanitarian funding for the Lake Chad Basin
An estimated 110 girls remain missing after armed attack in northeastern Nigeria’s Yobe State
Armed attack in northeastern Nigeria’s Rann town results in aid worker deaths, suspension of relief operation
UN projects nearly 7.9 million people could require humanitarian assistance during 2018
USG announces $110 million in additional humanitarian funding for the Ethiopia response
NUMBERS AT A GLANCE
People in South Sudan Requiring Humanitarian Assistance
2018 Humanitarian Response Plan – December 2017
People in Need of Food Assistance in South Sudan
IPC Technical Working Group – January 2018
1.82 million IDPs in South Sudan OCHA – January 31, 2018
Individuals Seeking Refuge at UNMISS Bases UNMISS – March 1, 2018
The United States Agency for International Development and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations are working together to keep the world safe from infectious disease threats. Their two key programmes – Global Health Security Agenda and Emerging Pandemic Threats – are building animal health capacity to prevent, detect and respond to disease threats in over 30 countries.
Dry conditions along the Shabelle River restrict access to safe drinking water and exacerbate public health risks
USG announces more than $110 million in additional humanitarian funding for the Somalia emergency response, including support for Somali refugees
December 2015 – September 2018
Total Funding: $1.5 million
Duration: March 2015 – March 2018
Total Funding: $ 1.2 million
Heavy rains in March 2015 displaced approximately 10,000 people whose homes were washed away in the deluge, killing more than 100. Inresponse, the Ministry of Petroleum reached out to Association of Oil Exploration Companies in Angola (ACEPA) member companies for assistance. Twelve companies pooled a combined $1.2 million to support the development of a new community on safer ground, the 11 de Marco neighborhoods in Cabrais, Catumbela Municipality.
Humanitarian access to northern Rakhine remains constrained, limiting relief actors’ ability to conduct needs assessments and implement activities.
Preparations for refugee repatriation are ongoing, despite continued insecurity.
Relief actors prepare for upcoming cyclone and monsoon seasons in Cox’s Bazar.
KEY DEVELOPMENTS ￼￼￼￼￼
At least 20 deaths, 70 injuries reported following February 16 attack in northeastern Nigeria
An estimated 1.63 million people remained displaced in northeastern Nigeria as of February 2
Chad HRP aims to reach more than 330,000 people in Lac Region in 2018
The UK and US have joined forces to find the next technological breakthrough to save and transform millions of lives in the world’s most dangerous conflict zones.
International Development Secretary Penny Mordaunt and USAID Administrator Mark Green announced the new Humanitarian Grand Challenge at an event held at the Overseas Development Institute today (Monday 19 February).
The Challenge fund will provide grants to help get innovative technology projects off the ground, and will provide further support to expand projects that prove the most successful.
Assistance also enhances nutrition, health and local economies: “We tell you thanks, the people of America. You have really tried for us; we pray that God blesses you.” February 2018—Wanday Bangura’s stall in a bustling market in the Bombali district of northern Sierra Leone is full of shoes, jewelry, scarves and other products displayed for sale. Her small enterprise is flourishing. “We have money to eat…and buy market items to sell. So we tell God thanks,” she explained.
Bangura’s business was not always thriving.