ReliefWeb - Updates (Headlines)
ReliefWeb - Updates (Headlines)
CERF releases US$5.5 million to assist communities ravaged by floods in Malawi
Sun, 19 Mar 2023 19:48:00 +0000
Nearly 363,000 people are displaced and sheltering in over 500 camps across flood-affected areas in the southern regions while the devastating toll of the floods and mudslides continues to rise.
UN Humanitarian Fund approves $1.7m to support Vanuatu’s recovery following twin cyclones
Sun, 19 Mar 2023 03:15:00 +0000
The funding will specifically support three key areas - food security, water and sanitation hygiene, and emergency shelter - targeted at the most vulnerable and most affected populations in Vanuatu.
As humanitarian needs in Haiti reach alarming highs, UN and partners spotlight urgency of stepping up response
Sat, 18 Mar 2023 22:05:01 +0000
With the humanitarian situation in Haiti deteriorating by the day, United Nations and its partners issued an urgent call for increased access and resources to reach people in desperate need.
World: Disasters caused 30,704 deaths and $223.8 billion in damages last year, new report finds
Fri, 17 Mar 2023 17:41:20 +0000
The human and economic impact of disasters was relatively higher in Africa, which accounted for 16.4 per cent of the share of deaths compared to 3.8 per cent in the previous two decades.
More South Sudanese civilian victims recorded in 2022 compared to 2021, though killings, violent incidents show decrease – UN report
Fri, 17 Mar 2023 10:47:59 +0000
2022 was marked by three distinct surges of violence: April - May, in southern Unity State; July - September, in Warrap State; and August - December, in the Greater Upper Nile region.
Burkina Faso: Ten million children in the central Sahel in need amid spiraling armed conflict and punishing climate
Fri, 17 Mar 2023 05:16:33 +0000
In brutal new lows, children are being directly targeted by non-state armed groups who operate across vast swathes of Mali and Burkina Faso, and increasingly in Niger.
South Sudanese IDPs and refugees call for an end to conflict and climate-fuelled crises
Thu, 16 Mar 2023 16:32:12 +0000
South Sudan's refugee crisis remains the largest in Africa, with 2.3 million people living as refugees in neighbouring countries and an additional 2.2 million people internally displaced.
MSF denounces appalling conditions for migrants abandoned in Assamaka, Niger
Thu, 16 Mar 2023 12:53:32 +0000
Thousands of migrants deported from Algeria and abandoned in the desert of northern Niger are stranded without access to shelter, healthcare, protection, or basic necessities.
Eighteen months after ban, classroom doors must open for secondary school girls in Afghanistan
Thu, 16 Mar 2023 00:01:00 +0000
As schools across Afghanistan prepare for the new academic year next week, secondary school aged girls must be allowed to go back to the classroom after an 18-month ban on their education.
Green Climate Fund approves new projects worth $145.3 million for climate action in Bolivia, Cambodia and the Philippines
Wed, 15 Mar 2023 13:02:47 +0000
With increasing weather and climatic threats to agriculture, these initiatives, supported by FAO, focus on climate change adaptation and resilience for smallholder farmers and communities.
UN Malawi calls for urgent action to support people affected by the Tropical Cyclone Freddy
Wed, 15 Mar 2023 12:51:50 +0000
Over the past three days, Cyclone Freddy has killed more than 190 people and injured dozens more overstretching the health sector already overwhelmed by the worst cholera outbreak in two decades.
Violence in Las Anod, Somalia, sends families fleeing for safety in the scorching heat
Wed, 15 Mar 2023 11:28:00 +0000
Since violence erupted in Las Anod, at the beginning of February, at least 150 people have been killed and hundreds more wounded. It’s estimated that more than 185,000 people have been displaced.
Niger: More than 7 million children will suffer from severe hunger in central Sahel by mid-2023
Wed, 15 Mar 2023 09:27:05 +0000
The lack of adequate nutrition can lead to lifelong setbacks and increases young children’s vulnerability to health problems, and in many cases, premature death.
Colombia: International support needed for Venezuelan refugees, migrants and their hosts
Tue, 14 Mar 2023 14:09:30 +0000
Latin America and the Caribbean countries host 6 million Venezuelans who continue to struggle to meet their most basic needs, including food, health care, education and housing.
Half of Syria's population faces hunger as conflict passes 12-year milestone and earthquakes deepen economic woes
Tue, 14 Mar 2023 12:00:57 +0000
Bombardment, displacement, isolation, drought, economic meltdown, and now earthquakes of staggering proportions. Syrians are remarkably resilient but there’s only so much that people can take.
Pakistan: UNHCR launches new appeal for Afghan refugees and hosts, urging partners to stay the course
Tue, 14 Mar 2023 11:39:28 +0000
The response plan seeks US$613 million to support 7.9 million people: 5.2 million Afghans —including refugees— as well as 2.7 million of their local hosts across the region.
The humanitarian crisis in DR Congo's North Kivu is escalating
Tue, 14 Mar 2023 11:28:13 +0000
The fighting, which had previously been confined to Rutshuru territory, has spread to Masisi territory, causing hundreds of thousands of people to flee for the provincial capital of Goma.
Human Rights Watch concerned that Syrian refugees risk being sent home by Denmark before it is safe
Mon, 13 Mar 2023 16:06:47 +0000
Despite Tartous and Latakia being declared “safe” area by the Danish Immigration Service, Human Rights Watch and Amnesty International say that returning Syrians still face grave human rights abuses.
World: IPC renews its strategy to meet global demand for actionable information on acute food insecurity and malnutrition
Mon, 13 Mar 2023 11:33:53 +0000
IPC requires US $48.6 million between 2023 and 2026 - currently funded at 26%, to expand its reach, assure continued quality and improve processes of acute food insecurity and malnutrition analyses.
Ethiopia: WHO launches Grade 3 Emergency Appeal for the Greater Horn of Africa
Fri, 10 Mar 2023 16:10:45 +0000
It is estimated that more than 46 million people in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan and Uganda are in Integrated Food Security Phase Classification (IPC) Phase 3 or above.