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Nigeria: WHO delivers critical health services to meet basic humanitarian needs of 1 million people

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 12:37:09 +0000

Country: Nigeria
Source: World Health Organization

The World Health Organization is supporting three states in northeast Nigeria – Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, to strengthen their health workforce to respond to the humanitarian crisis affecting the region.

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Children Paying the Highest Price of Increase in Violence in Syria

Fri, 30 Sep 2022 11:59:17 +0000

Country: Syrian Arab Republic
Source: War Child International

With aid options dwindling, and a lapse in media coverage, War Child Country Director, Lukas van Trier urges the international community “not to forget” the plight of families across Syria, where an increase in violence is placing children in acute danger

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Ukraine: Black Sea exports ramp up, bringing food to most vulnerable around the globe

Thu, 29 Sep 2022 19:05:30 +0000

Countries: Afghanistan, Ethiopia, Ukraine, World, Yemen
Source: UN News Service

The Black Sea Grain Initiative has made it possible for almost 240 vessels to leave Ukrainian ports, with some 5.4 million metric tons of grain and other foodstuffs, since 1 August 2022.

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More than 40 NGOs call for renewal and expansion of truce in Yemen

Thu, 29 Sep 2022 06:27:23 +0000

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Country: Yemen
Sources: ACTED, Action Contre la Faim France, Adventist Development and Relief Agency International, All Girls Foundation for Development, CARE, Center for Civilians in Conflict, Danish Refugee Council, Diakonie Katastrophenhilfe, Friedrich Ebert Stiftung, HALO Trust, Handicap International - Humanity & Inclusion, International Medical Corps, International Rescue Committee, INTERSOS, Islamic Relief, Mercy Corps, Norwegian People's Aid, Norwegian Refugee Council, Oxfam, Polish Humanitarian Action - Polska Akcja Humanitarna, Samaritan's Purse, Save the Children, Tamdeen Youth Foundation, Vision Hope International, War Child UK, ZOA

After more than seven years of conflict, 23.4 million people in Yemen are dependent on humanitarian assistance.

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More than 1.6 million children are at risk as Typhoon Noru bears down on Viet Nam

Wed, 28 Sep 2022 13:19:20 +0000

Country: Viet Nam
Source: UN Children's Fund

UNICEF stands ready to support the government in its response efforts and has supported prepositioning humanitarian supplies to contribute to the response in the areas likely to be affected.

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Combining health datasets is helping polio vaccination efforts in Pakistan

Wed, 28 Sep 2022 09:38:07 +0000

Country: Pakistan
Source: Global Polio Eradication Initiative

Pakistan is one of just two countries where the polio virus remains endemic. Challenges remain in identifying and vaccinating all children, but data management software is providing a way forward.

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Catastrophic malnutrition crisis in northwest Nigeria must urgently be recognised

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 13:22:37 +0000

Country: Nigeria
Source: Médecins Sans Frontières

MSF is calling for the international and humanitarian community to respond to the needs of people in the region, and for northwest Nigeria to be included in the UN’s humanitarian response plan.

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DR Congo: Nearly 6,000 Congolese refugees return home from Zambia with UNHCR support

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 10:52:46 +0000

Countries: Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zambia
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

More than 11,000 Congolese refugees are registered to go back to DRC by the end of 2022 following the declaration of improved security in some areas of Haut-Katanga province.

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Flood-affected children in Pakistan lack shelter or clean drinking water, at serious risk of life-threatening diseases

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 06:31:07 +0000

Country: Pakistan
Source: Save the Children

More than half (54%) of flood-hit families in Pakistan are sleeping outside in tents or makeshift shelters – often no more than flimsy plastic sheets – while one in six (16%) have no shelter at all.

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Haiti's crises at new levels of desperation, top officials warn Security Council

Tue, 27 Sep 2022 01:12:36 +0000

Country: Haiti
Source: UN Security Council

Support for national law enforcement and financing for humanitarian aid are urgently needed to address three converging crises in Haiti in the wake of large-scale unrest in the country.

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Stepping up efforts to assist over 150,000 people in Kharkivska Oblast, Ukraine

Mon, 26 Sep 2022 14:25:56 +0000

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Country: Ukraine
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Aid workers started deliveries of life-saving items just a few days after the Government of Ukraine announced it had regained control of the oblast in mid-September.

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UNICEF concerned for children in the Philippines as Super Typhoon Noru/Karding strikes

Mon, 26 Sep 2022 08:25:36 +0000

Country: Philippines
Source: UN Children's Fund

UNICEF has prepositioned emergency supplies such as tents, water purification tablets, water containers and hygiene kits for immediate distribution to affected families.

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UN experts warn that South Sudan’s peace process needs urgent attention to prevent violence escalating

Sun, 25 Sep 2022 23:14:44 +0000

Country: South Sudan
Source: UN Human Rights Council

It is critical donors and member states continue to monitor the peace agreement, security sector reform and ensure constitutional legislation is pushed through before elections.

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UN Commission concludes that war crimes have been committed in Ukraine

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 13:16:51 +0000

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Country: Ukraine
Source: UN Human Rights Council

The Commission has documented violations, such as the illegal use of explosive weapons, indiscriminate attacks, violations of personal integrity, including executions, torture and ill-treatment.

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UNHCR warns of surging needs in Sudan amid skyrocketing prices and gaps in humanitarian funding

Fri, 23 Sep 2022 10:51:06 +0000

Countries: South Sudan, Sudan
Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees

UNHCR is working with the government and partners to scale up response, but efforts to provide lifesaving support to refugees and displaced Sudanese face immense strain because of acute underfunding.

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World: Global gendered impacts of the Ukraine crisis on energy access and food security and nutrition

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 18:24:08 +0000

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Countries: Ukraine, World
Sources: UN Women, United Nations

The war in Ukraine has had devastating impact on women and girls worldwide, widening gender gaps, and increasing rates of food insecurity, malnutrition and energy poverty.

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Iraq: Yazidi children still living in fear 8 years after genocide

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 02:01:00 +0000

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Country: Iraq
Source: Save the Children

Many of the children are living in unsafe environments and are surrounded by physical reminders of the violence experienced at the hands of ISIS, including destroyed homes, schools, and hospitals.

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World leaders' UNGA pledge to vaccinate world falls short as only a third of countries meet target

Thu, 22 Sep 2022 00:16:04 +0000

Country: World
Source: Oxfam

The death toll from COVID-19 is four times higher in lower-income countries, where less than half of the population have had their full initial round of vaccinations.

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World: Over half a billion dollars pledged to tackle severe wasting since July in response to child malnutrition crisis

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 23:35:55 +0000

Countries: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Haiti, Kenya, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, World, Yemen
Source: UN Children's Fund

Governments, philanthropies, and private donors have pledged approximately US$577 million – with at least 60 per cent of that amount committed to directly supporting UNICEF’s work.

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Marking ‘significant milestone’, UN says stricken tanker salvage operation can begin in Yemen

Wed, 21 Sep 2022 21:12:16 +0000

Country: Yemen
Source: UN News Service

Although more than $30 million is still needed for phase two, “I believe with the momentum we have seen today, that will be a target we can reach in a timely fashion”, the Humanitarian Coordinator said.

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