Eleven international organisations call for increased protection and support to civilians bearing the brunt of the conflict in the Lake Chad region.
On 3 and 4 September, ministers from the affected countries as well as Governors of the Lake Chad region, alongside donor countries, UN organisations, international and regional organisations, and civil society representatives will meet in Berlin, Germany, for a two-day high-level conference on the Lake Chad region, including parts of Nigeria, Chad, Cameroon and Niger.
We, the undersigned humanitarian and human rights organisations, strongly condemn the major attacks that hit a fish market and the entrance to Yemen's largest hospital, Al Thawra, in Hodeidah on 2 August, which reportedly killed over 40 civilians, including children. Hospitals are protected under International Humanitarian Law (IHL) and parties to the conflict are obliged to do everything possible to protect civilians and civilian infrastructure, as the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen, Lise Grande, emphasised in her condemnation of the attack.
Afghanistan has one of the highest rates of mortality among children under 5 years old in the world, with thousands of children dying every year. Malnutrition remains a major underlying cause behind child mortality and morbidity in many of Afghanistan's provinces. Almost half of all under-5 deaths are attributable to undernutrition, while more than 80% of neonatal deaths occur among newborn infants with low birth weights in the highest burden settings - strongly linked to very poor nutrition status of pregnant and lactating women.
Monsieur le Président,
Paris, 4 June 2018.
Subject: Paris Humanitarian Conference on Yemen
Dear President Macron,
We welcome French efforts to address the ongoing armed conflict and humanitarian crisis in Yemen, and your announcement during Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s visit to Paris on 10 April that France would host an international humanitarian conference on Yemen in Paris in June.
I. Contexte de la zone et justification de l’évaluation
Depuis juin 2017, une recrudescence des actes de violence est observée dans différentes localités de la sous-préfecture de Batangafo, avec des affrontements opposant des groupes armés rivaux (AB et ex-seleka) poussant au déplacement des populations.
La présente évaluation expose de manière non exhaustive la situation de la sécurité alimentaire et des moyens d’existence des ménages déplacés mais également les ménages hôte de la ville de Boguila.
Des millions de personnes touchées par la crise humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC) sont exposées à une aggravation de la faim et à une augmentation des maladies et des décès en raison d’un manque crucial de financement de la réponse humanitaire, alerte une coalition réunissant 20 ONG internationales à l’occasion de la conférence des bailleurs se réunissant ce jour à Genève.
Millions of people caught up in a humanitarian crisis in the Democratic Republic of Congo risk rising levels of hunger, death and disease due to a lack of aid funding, a coalition of humanitarian organisations warned ahead of a conference in Geneva today.
3 April 2018, Geneva
This statement is made on behalf of 22 international NGOs current working in Yemen.
INGOs are delivering life-saving humanitarian assistance to millions of vulnerable Yemenis, despite the complex and serious nature of the security situation and sustained bureaucratic access constraints.
Introduction et contexte
In February 2018, Action Contre la Faim (ACF), in collaboration with Ministry of Public Health and Population (MPHP) represented by Abyan Governmental Health Office (GHO), conducted two nutrition assessments in Lowlands and Highlands’s ecological zone of 11 districts of Abyan governorate. This was in response to the need to determine the malnutrition levels and trends for the different ecological zones and to inform on the intervention response for the governorate.
The Directorate of Food and Nutrition of Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Health and Sanitation and Action Against Hunger Sierra Leone, with funding from Irish Aid, conducted the National Nutrition Survey 2017 in close collaboration and partnership with Sierra Leone Nutrition Technical Working Group.
The Kuchis are the nomadic Afghan tribe. They are disadvantaged in terms of access to education, health or livelihood opportunities.
From 2012 to 2016, Action Against Hunger worked with local authorities to trigger 138 communities in Yobe State, Northern Nigeria, using the Community-Led Total Sanitation methodology. The objective of this approach is to empower the community to realize the negative impacts of open defecation on health and wellbeing, and thus mobilize itself to eliminate open defecation and improve sanitation with limited external intervention. Mid-2017, Action Against Hunger conducted a review of the communities to draw lessons from the effectiveness and sustainability of the approach.
Diakundi is a province located in the central highlands region of Afghanistan, with a population of just over 475,000.
Since 25 August 2017, an estimated 655,000 Rohingya have crossed into Bangladesh fleeing violence in Myanmar’s Rakhine State, increasing the total Rohingya population in Cox’s Bazar to 867,000. New arrivals are living in spontaneous settlements with increasing need of humanitarian assistance, including improved shelter, food, clean water, and sanitation.
Alam Gul was displaced from his village in the southern region of Nangarhar province to the provincial capital of Jalalabad. After fighting between the Afghan National Security Forces and Non-State Armed Groups became too intense he left his home with his father Qatan and his whole family. They arrived in Jalalabad without any of their belongings. The clothes they wore were their only possessions.