After the fall of so-called Islamic State (ISIL) and the recapture of Hawiga in October 2017, life is slowly returning to normal in the area. People are returning, and children are going back to school. However, many schools are in dire need of rehabilitation and lack supplies and learning materials. Since many boys and girls were not able to attend school in the last three years due to the conflict, they are now struggling to catch up whilst also processing the distress suffered through the war.
For the second year, a group of humanitarian organizations coordinate their action with the support of the European Commission to provide crucial aid to those affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine.
Kyiv 12th September 2018 - In eastern Ukraine, at the doors of the European Union, over 4.4 million people have been directly affected by hostilities, which are now well into their fifth year. 800,000 people have been displaced (many of whom frequently move across the contact line) and nearly 3,000 civilians have been killed.
The Women in Innovations (WIN) Project is a new nutrition-sensitive intervention piloted by PIN in Kalabo district that began in September 2017. The project brings innovative packages of activities that are incorporated into a multisectoral integrated approach aiming to improve the nutrition, health and resilience of vulnerable populations with a particular focus on women and the first 1000 days of children.
(Prague, 13 August 2018) 65 million people had to flee their homes last year because of armed conflicts. The number of armed attacks on densely populated areas – villages and towns - has been increasing. Hostile parties have been using civilian targets to demonstrate their power.
According to the United Nations, the number of civilians killed or injured during explosive attacks in 2017 increased by 38% in comparison with the preceding year; which means that out of 42 972 casualties 31 904 were civilians.
Today marks 2,557 days since the start of the war in Syria. People in Need works to ease the suffering of tens of thousands of people in Syria every month.
PIN conducted a multi-sectoral assessment in Western Province of Zambia in August 2017 in order to inform future programming. The methodology included a desk review of literature, key informant interviews and focus group discussions with all female, all male and mixed groups. Key findings and recommendations are as follows:
1.1 Dietary Diversity, IYCF and Community Management of Acute Malnutrition
This report presents primary data collected during the month of October 2017 and is further enriched by available secondary data on the humanitarian situation in affected areas of Mindanao in southern Philippines following the conflict in Marawi City.
Berlin 22nd November 2017 – International and local humanitarian agencies engaged in Ukraine joined forces in Berlin for a one-day conference to draw attention to the forgotten humanitarian crisis in the east of the country, urging decision makers to commit to tangible improvements to the situation in eastern Ukraine.
Kyiv 23th October 2017 - European Union together with international humanitarian organizations People in Need, Action Contre La Faim, Médecins du Monde and ACTED in partnership with IMPACT Initiatives will provide additional humanitarian assistance to over 163,000 people on both sides of the contact line in Ukraine. The European Union is providing €4.1 million in support of this initiative.
(Kulto, 14th September 2017) - Today, Angola is still suffering the aftermath of a civil war lasting more than three decades and the heritage of colonialism. People in Need (PiN) decided more than 10 years ago to bring help to the inhabitants of this country. A permanent mission was set up in the province of Bié which was one of the regions most ravaged by war and poverty. In the first years PiN field workers concentrated on the renewal or improvement of the quality of elementary education and the development of agriculture and markets in the rural areas.
Humanitarian Organizations call for immediate humanitarian access to those in need:
One month since the 25 August attacks and subsequent security response, INGOs in Myanmar are increasingly concerned about severe restrictions on humanitarian access and impediments to the delivery of critically needed humanitarian assistance throughout Rakhine State.
In the nearly 9 months following the beginning of military operations to retake the city of Mosul, 933,000 individuals have been displaced. On the 9th of July, the military campaign to retake Mosul was officially declared ended. 224,000 people were able to return home once the neighbourhood they were living in was retaken. Nevertheless, 709,000 Mosul residents remain displaced in the Mosul corridor in Ninewa governorate. Approximately 53% of the displaced live with host communities, while the remaining individuals live across 19 camps and emergency sites.
This needs assessment was conducted by People in Need (PIN) and Rebuild Hope for Africa (RHA) in October 2016, in order to identify needs on the Punia-Kasese axe – which is typically considered “inaccessible” due to the extremely poor condition of the road. The assessment was also prepared to clarify feasible intervention modalities, in order to inform project design. This initial findings document precedes the full assessment report, and its purpose is to share key data with OCHA and partners rapidly in order to support humanitarian planning.
Thanks to its support there are now seven times as many school goers compared to the year 2001
It was Burundi in East Africa along with Syria, Afghanistan and South Sudan that were the largest source countries of refugees last year. After the presidential elections in Burundi, instability and politically motivated violence forced thousands of Burundians to flee Burundi to the neighbouring countries including the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) already overwhelmed with many problems on its own. Given the ongoing instability in Burundi, many refugees have remained in the DRC and their future is uncertain.
El Niño is an abnormal weather pattern caused when warm water from the western Pacific Ocean flows eastward. It results from variations in ocean temperatures in the Pacific around the equator and occurs on average every two to seven years. Cambodia is currently experiencing the effects of an El Niño event, which includes significantly less rainfall patterns, warmer weather and delayed or shorter monsoon rains. The 2015-16 El Niño is projected to be the worst on record in recent years, or of a similar scale to that of 1997-98.
Aleppo, Idlib (March 10th, 2016) – On March 15th, the war in Syria enters its sixth year. This conflict has resulted in the largest humanitarian crisis since World War II, impacting enormously on the lives of all Syrian people and particularly those of the children. An entire generation of Syrian children has seen only war in their lives. Most of them have been deprived of a proper education. Since the start of the conflict more than 4,000 schools, one in four in the country, have had to close as a direct result of the violence.
Five years into a conflict that has claimed hundreds of thousands of lives, conditions confronting civilians in Syria continue to deteriorate, particularly for children and youth. Warring parties continue to violate UN Security Council resolutions and international humanitarian law by deliberately and wantonly attacking civilians and civilian infrastructure, including homes, markets, schools and hospitals leaving a deadly legacy of Unexploded Ordnance.