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20 Mar 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

SUVA, 19 March 2018 – Government participants from ten countries in the Pacific region will work with experts this week from the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) and Pacific Community (SPC) to strengthen data collection and planning to improve the lives of the most vulnerable families and children. 

20 Mar 2018 description

Nigerian security forces failed to act on advance warnings that a convoy of Boko Haram fighters was heading towards a town where they abducted 110 schoolgirls last month, an investigation by Amnesty International has revealed.

The military failed to respond while Boko Haram conducted an armed raid on the Government Girls Science and Technical College in Dapchi, Yobe state, on 19 February in an assault with chilling echoes of the infamous Chibok girls’ abduction of 2014.

19 Mar 2018 description

This Emergency Appeal seeks a total of 2,203,961 Swiss francs on a preliminary basis to enable the IFRC to support the Colombian Red Cross Society (CRCS) to deliver assistance and support to 120,000 people for 12 months, with a focus on the following areas of focus and strategies of implementation: shelter; livelihoods and basic needs; health; water, sanitation and hygiene; restoring family links (RFL); protection, gender and inclusion, and migration actions.

19 Mar 2018 description

Geneva, Switzerland -Doctors in Eastern Ghouta performed 15 caesarean sections out of a total of 30 births yesterday. The doctors complain that they are being forced to do caesareans as the intense besiegement makes it difficult for expecting mothers to predict when they can safely go to the hospital.

19 Mar 2018 description
report UN Security Council


Security Council
8207th Meeting (AM)

The Security Council turned its attention this morning to the humanitarian aspects of the conflict in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, with a rural women’s rights activist and an Episcopalian clergyman warning the international community of dire consequences if it failed to help to turn the tide on a conflict that had raged in the centre of Africa for two decades.

19 Mar 2018 description

United Nations Headquarters
New York City, New York

ADMINISTRATOR GREEN: Good morning. Thanks to Ambassador Haley for inviting me here and of course to the Kingdom of the Netherlands and Ambassador Oosterom for hosting this briefing. Mr. President, America sees the humanitarian crisis in the DRC as an urgent priority for several reasons.

19 Mar 2018 description

La Paz, 18 mar (ABI).- El Ministerio de Salud implementa tres estrategias para reducir la desnutrición crónica en menores de dos años de edad y garantizar la buena alimentación de ese sector vulnerable, informó el domingo fuentes institucionales.

"Nos enfocamos en menores de dos años, porque en este periodo se desarrolla el 80% de sus capacidades físicas y mentales, por tanto, la nutrición debe ser protegida por las familias y el propio Estado", informó el Director General de Promoción del Ministerio de Salud, Yesid Humacayo, citado en un boletín de prensa.

19 Mar 2018 description

Ciudad de Guatemala, 15 mar (AGN).- Un total de 725 módulos escolares, que beneficiarán a 48.000 estudiantes, serán instalados en Guatemala este año, explicaron funcionarios del Ministerio de Desarrollo Social (Mides) al presidente Jimmy Morales, durante una reunión de trabajo el jueves.

19 Mar 2018 description

The rainy season is expected to have a serious impact on life-saving services and ongoing humanitarian aid in Cox’s Bazar. The pre-monsoon and monsoon will cause access constraints to sites in both Ukhia and Teknaf, as mud roads become impassable, footpaths slippery and earthen stairs and slopes become dangerous and potentially collapse. Shelters and facilities will be damaged and flooded. The overall impact is likely to be an increase in needs for the 671,000 refugees and a more challenging response environment.

19 Mar 2018 description

La Sous-Secrétaire générale aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnatrice adjointe des secours d'urgence, Ursula Mueller, s'est rendue en République Centrafricaine, au Cameroun et au Tchad, du 18 au 27 février 2018, pour constater de visu les conséquences humanitaires dévastatrices des violences affectant la RCA et le bassin du lac Tchad. Tout au long de sa visite, elle a rencontré des communautés touchées par les conflits, des familles qui ont fui les violences, et les personnes qui les ont accueillies chez elles.

19 Mar 2018 description

Considerando la crisis humanitaria experimentada por el departamento de La Guajira y sus comunidades, el Programa Inclusión para la Paz, operado por OIM y financiado por la Agencia de Cooperación Internacional de Estados Unidos, USAID, dirige sus proyectos en esta región para proporcionar recursos técnicos y financieros con el fin de fortalecer las capacidades locales y regionales.

19 Mar 2018 description


389,000 People affected and in need of humanitarian aid

20,000+ People displaced, including more than 5000 children < 5

235 People hospitalized in 5 referral hospitals

>550 Patient consultations per day supported by WHO

13 Heath partners on the ground


19 Mar 2018 description
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Renk town is located in Renk County, Upper Nile State, near South Sudan’s border with Sudan. Since independance in 2011, Renk has become a major destination and transit point for returnees from Sudan and, since the beginning of the current conflict in 2013, for internally displaced persons (IDPs) fleeing conflict in Upper Nile State.

19 Mar 2018 description


• Tropical Storm Eliakim passed through Madagascar from 16 to 18 March.

• The weather system brought heavy rains and strong winds.

• More than 15,770 people have been impacted, including 17 dead and nearly 6,300 temporarily displaced.


Severe Tropical Storm Eliakim passed through Madagascar from 16 to 18 March 2018, bringing intense rainfall, floods and winds. The worst-affected areas were the Antongil Bay and Masoala Peninsula in Maroantsetra District, and Mandritsara and Ambilobe districts.

19 Mar 2018 description

Countrywide Conflict Displacement

According to OCHA’s Displacement Tracking System (DTS), 34,381 people have been displaced by conflict since the beginning of the year in 25 out of 34 provinces. The highest number of displaced families are in Kunduz Province with 13,615 IDPs, followed by neighbouring Takhar with 5,383 IDPs.