ROME – In a ceremony held today at the annual session of the Executive Board of the World Food Programme, the Italian Government handed over the chairmanship of the Group of Friends of UNHRD to the Spanish Government. Also promoted by the Government of Panama, the event was the opportunity to celebrate the 18th anniversary of UNHRD, which was first established in Brindisi, Italy in June 2000.
Mouvements de populations P.2
Accès humanitaire P.4
Sécurité alimentaire P.6
170 000 personnes menacées par les inondations cette année au Niger
Plus de 16 000 PDI dans les régions de Tillabéry et Tahoua
Treize zones extrêmement et moyennement vulnérables à l’insécurité alimentaire de plus qu’en décembre 2017
La méningite en net recul comparé à 2017
Financement humanitaire en baisse cette année
7.7 m people in food insecurity and livelihood crisis (15th IPC)
4.6 m people in need of nutrition assistance
US$195.2 m seven months (June - December 2018) net funding requirements, representing 63% of total
1,077,425 m people assisted in May 2018
Country Background & Strategy
309,000 refugees living in camps in Tanzania
70,000 smallholder farmers to be assisted through Farm to Market Alliance
29,000 pregnant and nursing women and children under the age of two supported with food distributions and nutrition sensitization
US$58.4 m six months (JuneNovember 2018) net funding requirements
Conflict in Al Hudaydah threatens ports; sustained imports needed to mitigate risk of Famine
ABU DHABI, 15th June, 2018 (WAM) -- The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has commenced emergency aid operations via air and sea relief bridges in Hodeidah, Yemen.
The move follows the directives of the UAE leadership and is in line with the framework of the UAE foreign aid policy and emergency humanitarian aid response to the Yemeni people.
In a statement, His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed, Chairman of the ERC, reiterated the UAE's commitment to its humanitarian responsibilities towards its brothers in Yemen, as per the directives of the UAE leadership.
On the 12th of June, an executive briefing on the Ebola response was organized with the participation of the UNICEF Executive Director, Deputy Executive Directors, WCAR Regional Director, Division Directors at NYHQ, WCARO and the DRC Country Office.
The number of new arrivals from South Sudan increased to a daily average of 245 arrivals in May 2018, compared to 170 in April. In addition, around 1,000 refugees from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) continue to arrive in Uganda every week.
The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners released their humanitarian funding priorities for the next six months, asking for US$280.4 million for immediate support in all sectors, prioritizing internally displaced people.
Ethiopia has increased its preparedness level to avoid the importation of the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) following the outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Military operations around Hodeida are intensifying.
Hodeida is one of the most densely populated areas in Yemen (600 000 people) and a critical entry point for life saving imports into Yemen, especially the highlands.
An offensive in Hodeida will have devastating consequences on the civilian population living in the city and on millions depending on imports from Hodeida port (approximately 70% of the population of Yemen).
June 14, 2018 - International aid groups working in Yemen today expressed outrage at the loss of human life that has resulted from a military assault on Hodeidah city and its port and accused the attackers of a total disregard for human suffering. The consequences of this attack will be nothing but catastrophic for the people of Hodeidah, as well as for the rest of the population across the country who rely on Hodeidah’s port for food, fuel and commercial goods, including life-saving supplies of medicines. Two-thirds of Yemen’s population are directly served by the port.