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19 Aug 2018 description

Every day humanitarian aid workers help millions of people around the world, regardless of who they are and where they are.

World Humanitarian Day, marked on 19 August, offers the United Nations and other humanitarian organizations an opportunity to celebrate the daily work of humanitarian responders worldwide and recognize their dedication to helping others, no matter how hard it may be. World Humanitarian Day also gives us pause to reflect on how to continue improving the humanitarian response to natural and man-made disasters and complex emergencies.

19 Aug 2018 description

Joint statement by Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka, UN Women Executive Director and Christos Stylianides, European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management

19 Aug 2018 description


  • Health Cluster partners are responding to a drought in the northern region where up to 2.2 million people may be affected by water- and vector-borne diseases and malnutrition.

  • The top two communicable diseases during July were acute diarrheal diseases (356,940 cases) and acute respiratory infections (346,407 cases).

  • Seventy-one (71) attacks on healthcare were reported in July, including 42 attacks/closures of health facilities, 27 attacks on health personnel and two attacks on ambulances.

18 Aug 2018 description
report IHH

IHH Humanitarian Relief Foundation has provided food and shelter aid to Yemen, where the domestic conflict has continued since 2014. 55 thousand Yemenis benefitted from our aid efforts.

18 Aug 2018 description


  • In the past two weeks, as the Government of Syria regained most of the South-West and local agreements were reached, hundreds of displaced families returned to their areas of orgin in Dara’a and Qunaitra Governorates.

  • The number of displaced people has reduced significantly, from an estimated 184,000 on 1 August to up to 57,000 people as of 16 August.

18 Aug 2018 description

SOMALI REGION, Ethiopia—At first, Trik Dulene and her husband agreed to use family planning to enable them to raise their two daughters within the limited resources available to them as a family. But the pressure from her in-laws to abandon this path became unbearable and contributed to the breakdown of her marriage.

It was a big blow for her when her husband, the breadwinner, left her to raise her daughters alone.

18 Aug 2018 description
report Radio Dabanga

Thousands of people still live in the open Kassala state after floods and rains caused the collapse of homes and buildings, days ahead of Eid El Adha. “My children asked me how our relatives can possibly visit us for the feast.”

Floods in Kassala have caused the destruction of 1,990 houses and the partial collapse of 2,992 houses, mostly in the town districts of Makram, Kadugli, El Nour, in the northern state localities and around the Atbara river.

17 Aug 2018 description

Friday, August 17, 2018 / BY: Andrew Selth

17 Aug 2018 description

Amid the hardships in eastern Ukraine, SOS Children’s Villages delivers help – and hope

SOS Children’s Villages is one of the few international organisations working on both sides of the line of contact in eastern Ukraine, addressing humanitarian needs of families and providing support through a team of social workers, psychologists, educators and other staff. In some of these communities, SOS Children’s Villages is the sole provider of holistic care for children and support for families.

17 Aug 2018 description

Lara Palmisano

Throughout 2017, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) supported relief operations in 36 countries to ensure delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.

CERF’s 2017 Annual Report, launched today, provides a detailed account of how, during the year, CERF and its partners ensured strategic use of almost $420 million in donor contributions to deliver the highest priority aid, where and when it was need the most.

17 Aug 2018 description

El plan vincula a 28 hogares pertenecientes a la étnica embera chamí doquera, asentados en la vereda Caños Rojos del municipio de Lejanías, Meta. Este avance les permitirá fortalecerse su crecimiento comunitario bajo premisas etnoculturales.


Entidades que integran el Sistema Nacional de Atención y Reparación Integral a las Víctimas en concertación con la población étnica embera chamí doquera localizadas en Lejanías (Meta), aprobaron plan de retorno y reubicación.

17 Aug 2018 description


  • Sudan is one of the world’s least developed nations, 7.1 million people in the country require humanitarian assistance. Hunger and instability in neighboring South Sudan have caused a major influx of South Sudanese refugees into Sudan, with nearly 770,000 South Sudanese arriving since December 2013 and more likely to arrive in the coming months.

17 Aug 2018 description

Years of conflict and humanitarian crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic and eastern Ukraine have had a dramatic impact on health systems in these countries, as well as in places like Turkey – now home to millions of Syrian refugees. Health workers are often on the frontline of escalating hostilities, as they strive to continue delivering medical care amid horrific conditions.

17 Aug 2018 description
  • 86,000+ refugees and IDPs received material support across South Sudan in July 2018.

  • 17,600+ Primary and Secondary School students attended second-term examination in Unity in July.

  • 2,000+ farmers received crop and vegetable seeds in Upper Nile and Unity regions in July.

Working with Partners in 2018

  • UNHCR works closely with the Government of South Sudan to deliver assistance and protection services to refugees and internally displaced persons (IDPs).

17 Aug 2018 description

Turkey has distributed 1100 food baskets in the Herat Region of Afghanistan under the coordination of the Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD).

An AFAD team that held a meeting with the World Food Program (WFP) Turkey Director Zlatan Milisic, Deputy Minister of Disasters of Afghanistan Mohammad Qaseem Haidari and the Turkish Red Crescent Afghanistan Delegation to detect those who are in need and analyze humanitarian aid needs in Afghanistan, completed its preparations and started to distribute aid on August 12, 2018.

17 Aug 2018 description


On 10 August 2018, 370 Tawerghan families previously residing at Triq Al Matar Camp in Tripoli were displaced, following a forced eviction from the IDP camp by a local militia. The majority of households were displaced to other areas in Tripoli, most dispersed in urban areas in private accommodation while 65 households gathered in informal settlements at Al Jibs / Al Dawa al Islameya.