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source: international council of voluntary agencies country: world the icva publication seeks to help humanitarian actors better understand and engage in the grand bargain, which was officially launched during the world humanitarian summit in may 2016. what is the grand bargain? why was it created? what does it hope to achieve? what are the grand bargain work streams and how can i participate? icva, a global network of humanitarian ngos dedicated to principled and effective humanitarian action, has created this grand bargain briefing paper to support ngos (and all humanitarian actors) better understand and engage in the grand bargain. this briefing paper forms part of icva’s humanitarian financing learning stream.

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source: international federation of red cross and red crescent societies country: mozambique tropical cyclone dineo made landfall in southern mozambique on 15 february 2017. urban flooding in villages and cities may affect more than 200,000 people over the next 7 days. a. situation analysis description of the disaster tropical cyclone dineo made landfall near inhambane, southern mozambique on 15 february 2017, bringing with it strong winds exceeding 100km/hr, rough sea and torrential rain, according to mtotec (satellite imagery, surface analysis, and storm system information for the south west indian ocean cyclone basin), the storm evolved from severe tropical storm to category iii1 tropical cyclone and reclassified as ex-dineo. despite this weakening trend, the south african weather servi

http://reliefweb.int/report/mozambique/mozambique-tropical-cyclone-dineo-emergency-plan-action-epoa-dref-operation-n
source: international federation of red cross and red crescent societies country: mozambique tropical cyclone dineo made landfall in southern mozambique on 15 february 2017. urban flooding in villages and cities may affect more than 200,000 people over the next seven days. a. situation analysis description of the disaster tropical cyclone dineo made landfall near inhambane, southern mozambique on 15 february 2017, bringing with it strong winds exceeding 100km/hr, rough sea and torrential rain, according to mtotec (satellite imagery, surface analysis, and storm system information for the south west indian ocean cyclone basin), the storm evolved from severe tropical storm to category iii1 tropical cyclone and reclassified as ex-dineo. despite this weakening trend, the south african weather s

http://reliefweb.int/report/mozambique/mozambique-tropical-cyclone-dineo-emergency-plan-action-epoa-dref-operation-n
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs, un humanitarian coordinator for syrian arab republic country: syrian arab republic as humanitarian needs are expected to persist if not increase, some 126 humanitarian organizations, including ngos, un agencies and international organizations have projects in the plan. the united nations is calling for greater assistance to meet the growing needs of millions of men, women and children inside syria this year. “today 13.5 million people in syria need some immediate form of humanitarian assistance, including 5.8 million children,” said ali al-za’tari, the un resident/humanitarian coordinator for syria, following the release of the humanitarian response plan (hrp) for 2017. “the un and humanitarians partners will continue

http://reliefweb.int/report/syrian-arab-republic/joint-statement-un-residenthumanitarian-coordinator-syria-and-regional-0
source: assessment capacities project country: madagascar food availability is a challenge to affected populations in remote areas cut off by damaged roads. all the crops and rice fields in antalaha and sambava have been submerged and destroyed. key points: at least 883 houses have been damaged by the cyclone and 5,630 have been damaged due to floodwater, particularly in antalaha district. food availability is a challenge to affected populations in remote areas cut off by damaged roads. 100% of the crops and rice fields in antalaha and sambava have been submerged and destroyed. access to drinking water in antahala district is limited. the overflowing of rivers in antananarivo is likely to contaminate drinking water. several districts in sava region and around antananarivo have been cut off

http://reliefweb.int/report/madagascar/acaps-briefing-note-madagascar-tropical-cyclone-enawo-13-march-2017
source: johns hopkins university, us agency for international development country: world new i-kit helps governments prepare a well-coordinated, timely and strategic communication strategy and implementation plan that can manage people’s expectations during an emergency and assist response efforts. during emergencies, coordinated, clear and credible communication aids in minimizing resulting health, social and economic costs. however, the uncertainty that characterizes emergencies typically fuels fear and panic among communities, and spreads misconceptions and rumors that affect people’s ability to appropriately respond to the emergency. communication is crucial to addressing the behavioral and social aspects of health risks that precede and follow an emergency, and as such must be int

http://reliefweb.int/report/world/social-and-behavior-change-communication-emergency-preparedness-implementation-kit
source: world food programme, logistics cluster country: world the purpose of the guide is to ensure that staff deployed in ongoing operations have an overview of the basic im guidelines, standards and procedures at global and field levels. introduction the process of managing information encompasses a series of actions made up of technical and non-technical tasks. the process is a continuous cycle of actions, which involves understanding information needs, collecting and analysing relevant data to produce information that gives knowledge of the situation. this allows for the most relevant product to be produced, according to audience and context, and for sharing the information and maintaining the information flow. as the cluster approach was adopted to address and correct the problems of

http://reliefweb.int/report/world/logistics-cluster-information-management-guide-2017
source: un mission in south sudan country: south sudan david shearer made his first field trip to yambio town in western equatoria, an agricultural region that has typically provided a wide range of food products for the rest of the country. improved security is essential to reinvigorating what has been called the bread basket of south sudan, the head of the un mission in south sudan (unmiss), david shearer, has said. mr shearer was making his first field trip to the town of yambio in the western equatoria region of south sudan, an agricultural region which has typically provided a wide range of food products for the rest of the country. production has slowed because farmers are no longer able to plant crops due to ongoing insecurity and displacement. “security is the key to getting fame

http://reliefweb.int/report/south-sudan/security-essential-reinvigorating-bread-basket-south-sudan
source: un children's fund, save the children, education cluster country: iraq more than 56,000 school age children have recently been displaced by the mosul offensive. of these, 26,985 are currently not accessing any form of education. key figures 56,605 school age children are among the recently displaced people by the mosul offensive since 17th of october. while the current returns to the newly retaken areas were reducing idp numbers, the fears of hostilities in western mosul are increasing the new arrivals in the camps. 29,621 children (46.9% females) are accessing non-formal education in the 25 temporary learning spaces established in the camps, with a significant number more to be established over the coming weeks. 6,915 (50.4% girls) children are accessing formal education in t

http://reliefweb.int/report/iraq/iraq-education-cluster-mosul-humanitarian-response-sitrep-no-21-26-february-2017
source: un children's fund, save the children, education cluster country: iraq more than 56,000 school age children have recently been displaced by the mosul offensive. of these, 26,985 are currently not accessing any form of education. key figures 56,605 school age children are among the recently displaced people by the mosul offensive since 17th of october. while the current returns to the newly retaken areas were reducing idp numbers, the fears of hostilities in western mosul are increasing the new arrivals in the camps. 29,621 children (46.9% females) are accessing non-formal education in the 25 temporary learning spaces established in the camps, with a significant number more to be established over the coming weeks. 6,915 (50.4% girls) children are accessing formal education in t

http://reliefweb.int/report/iraq/iraq-education-cluster-mosul-humanitarian-response-sitrep-no-21-26-february-2017
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs country: nigeria as relief organizations increase response to the humanitarian emergency in the north-east of nigeria, more support is required to sustain life-saving assistance to millions devastated by boko haram-linked violence. maiduguri/abuja, 21 february 2017: as relief organizations increase response to the humanitarian emergency in the north-east of nigeria, timely donor support is required to sustain life-saving assistance to millions people devastated by boko haram-linked violence. the eight-year long conflict has left some 8.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in the worst-affected states of nigeria’s north-east. in the coming months, around 5.1 million people will face severe food insecurity in the

http://reliefweb.int/report/nigeria/timely-funding-crucial-sustaining-scale-humanitarian-response-nigeria
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs country: iraq with fighting in western part of the city now starting, humanitarian partners are racing against the clock to prepare emergency sites south of mosul to receive displaced families. (baghdad, 19 february 2017): since fighting began on 17 october 2016, more than 217,000 people have been displaced from the eastern sections of mosul; already, 57,000 people have returned to their neighbourhoods. at least 550,000 civilians remained in their homes during the fighting. humanitarian partners have been active in re-taken accessible areas since mid-october, reaching more than 850,000 people with some form of assistance. “humanitarian partners are delivering aid to all people impacted by the crisis in mosul. with fighting in

http://reliefweb.int/report/iraq/hundreds-thousands-civilians-require-assistance-and-support-eastern-mosul-enarku
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs country: nigeria as relief organizations increase response to the humanitarian emergency in the north-east of nigeria, more support is required to sustain life-saving assistance to millions devastated by boko haram-linked violence. maiduguri/abuja, 21 february 2017: as relief organizations increase response to the humanitarian emergency in the north-east of nigeria, timely donor support is required to sustain life-saving assistance to millions people devastated by boko haram-linked violence. the eight-year long conflict has left some 8.5 million people in need of humanitarian assistance in the worst-affected states of nigeria’s north-east. in the coming months, around 5.1 million people will face severe food insecurity in the

http://reliefweb.int/report/nigeria/timely-funding-crucial-sustaining-scale-humanitarian-response-nigeria
source: save the children country: yemen as of december 2016, 244 schools are totally damaged, 1,224 partially damaged, and 144 are hosting idps. at least 2,257 schools have been affected by the conflict. general overview since mid-march 2015, conflict in yemen has spread to 21 of yemen’s 22 governorates prompting a large-scale protection crisis and compounding an already dire humanitarian crisis brought on by years of poverty, poor governance, conflict and ongoing instability. the total number of people in need of humanitarian assistance is 18.8 million or 70% of the population, including 10.3 million children. 7,469 people including 4,125 civilians have now been killed, and over 40,483 injured of whom 11,332 are civilians. conflict has affected the lives of approximately 3 million inte

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-response-situation-report-januaryfebruary-2017
source: save the children country: yemen as of december 2016, 244 schools are totally damaged, 1,224 partially damaged, and 144 are hosting idps. at least 2,257 schools have been affected by the conflict. general overview since mid-march 2015, conflict in yemen has spread to 21 of yemen’s 22 governorates prompting a large-scale protection crisis and compounding an already dire humanitarian crisis brought on by years of poverty, poor governance, conflict and ongoing instability. the total number of people in need of humanitarian assistance is 18.8 million or 70% of the population, including 10.3 million children. 7,469 people including 4,125 civilians have now been killed, and over 40,483 injured of whom 11,332 are civilians. conflict has affected the lives of approximately 3 million inte

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/yemen-humanitarian-response-situation-report-januaryfebruary-2017
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs country: central african republic ocha calls for unimpeded access to thousands of displaced people affected by renewed clashes between armed groups in ouaka and haute kotto provinces. bangui, 22 february 2017 - the acting humanitarian coordinator in the central african republic, aboubacry tall, calls on parties to the conflict in the ouaka and haute kotto provinces to respect and uphold international humanitarian law (ihl). he also urges them to honor their commitment to protect civilians and to fulfill their human rights obligations. since the beginning of 2017, there have been deadly clashes between rival armed groups in the haute kotto and ouaka provinces to the detriment of civilians who are forcibly displaced. the town of

http://reliefweb.int/report/central-african-republic/central-african-republic-humanitarian-coordinator-calls-free-and
source: agency for technical cooperation and development country: iraq with much of the city’s inhabitants having remained in the city or now returning, the provision of key services is vital to preventing the outbreak of disease and assisting on the path to recovery. this report was written by acted’s ame unit to provide a snapshot of humanitarian needs and conditions in neighborhoods around mosul. data was collected via key informant and observational tools on feb 8th. highlights access to clean drinking water is the top priority need. al-tahrir residents are currently drinking water from unprotected boreholes or relying on water trucking. livelihoods, cash and job opportunities are identified as a top priority need for this neighborhood. markets are functioning and food, water, nfis

http://reliefweb.int/report/iraq/mosul-neighborhood-snapshot-al-tahrir-february-9-2017
source: international organization for migration country: ukraine struggling to survive in desperate circumstances, over 1.6 million ukrainians have been displaced within the country, with 3.8 million needing humanitarian assistance. usd 25 million sought to aid conflict-affected people in ukraine in 2017 ukraine - three years into the conflict-related crisis in eastern ukraine there are acute humanitarian needs, including access to shelter, work, essential services, and even food and water. iom has just announced plans for its assistance to the civilian population for 2017, with a programme to reach over 180,000 people in critical need that will cost usd 25 million to implement. since april 2014, an estimated 9,700 people have been killed in the fighting in eastern ukraine and a further 2

http://reliefweb.int/report/ukraine/iom-ukraine-2017-crisis-response-plan
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs country: ethiopia, kenya, somalia, south sudan on a visit to northern kenya today, stephen o’brien saw the devastating impact of drought on rural communities and called for international support for communities affected by conflict and drought in the region. (nairobi, 3 march 2017) – on a visit to one of the driest areas in northern kenya today, under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, stephen o’brien, saw the devastating impact of drought on rural communities and called for international support for communities affected by conflict and drought in kenya and the horn of africa. the third consecutive year of drought in the horn of africa is causing thirst and hunger, decimating live

http://reliefweb.int/report/kenya/un-relief-chief-we-must-act-now-save-lives-kenya-and-horn-africa
source: world food programme country: world the guidance provides an overview of the gvb key issues in the context of wfp’s operations. it helps staff and partners to identify and respond to gbv risks related to hunger, nutrition and wfp programmes. about this manual what is it? this manual provides an overview of the key issues related to gender-based violence (gbv) in the context of wfp’s operations. it seeks to guide staff and partners so they can better identify and respond to gbv risks related to hunger and nutrition and to wfp programmes. in particular, the guidance aims to identify practical steps to ensure that wfp staff are able to: understand what gbv means; understand how gbv is relevant to wfp; conduct gbv analysis in order to identify gbv-related threats, vulnerabilities,

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source: un resident coordinator for mongolia country: mongolia extreme winter weather continues to endanger herder families, who may counter falling incomes with negative coping mechanisms, such as withdrawing children from schools. overview mongolia is currently experiencing harsh winter conditions which are severely impacting herders. the impacts of an unusually dry summer, late autumn rains and early, followed by heavy snowfall in september to november 2016 have combined to create an unfolding humanitarian crisis. the government of mongolia is reporting dzud or near dzud conditions in 127 soums of 17 provinces, and two districts of ulaanbaatar city. it is estimated that 165,282 people (43,579 herder households) are at risk. one quarter are children, pregnant women, people with special n

http://reliefweb.int/report/mongolia/mongolia-severe-winter-humanitarian-report-15-feb-2017
source: european commission's directorate-general for european civil protection and humanitarian aid operations country: cameroon, chad, niger, nigeria the european commission has already allocated €55 million to populations in the lake chad region in 2017 and is now planning to mobilise additional funding for a total of €105 million. the european commission has announced additional assistance for the lake chad region in 2017 as humanitarian needs grow. the european commission has already allocated €55 million of humanitarian support to populations in the lake chad region in africa in 2017 and is now planning to mobilise additional funding to the amount of €50 million to step up its support to a total of €105 million. commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management c

http://reliefweb.int/report/chad/eu-proposes-105-million-humanitarian-assistance-lake-chad-region
source: international organization for migration country: somalia humanitarian agencies report worrying similarities to the 2011 famine, in which more than 250,000 people lost their lives. a massive increase in assistance is urgently needed. somalia - in order to meet the emergency needs of over a million somalis affected by drought, iom in somalia is scaling up lifesaving interventions throughout the country and appealing to international donors for funding. humanitarian agencies report worrying similarities to the 2011 famine in somalia, in which over a quarter of a million people lost their lives. a massive increase in humanitarian assistance is urgently needed to avert a famine in some of the worst drought-affected areas of the country. wages are collapsing, local food prices are risin

http://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/iom-appeal-somalia-drought-january-june-2017
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs country: ethiopia the cerf funds will immediately provide water and health, nutritional and agricultural services. the funds will help pastoralist communities in the somali region, who are most in need. new york, 21 february 2017 - with the horn of africa facing one of the worst droughts in decades, more than 5.6 million people in ethiopia alone are in desperate need of life’s basic necessities. to provide time-critical aid to more than 785,000 people suffering from hunger, malnutrition and severe water shortages in ethiopia’s worst-hit somali region, emergency relief coordinator and under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs stephen o’brien has released us$18.5 million from the un’s central emergency response fun

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source: un high commissioner for refugees country: ethiopia, somalia new displacements of at least 47,000 individuals have been reported due to the ongoing drought in the period 1-23 february 2017, from rural areas to urban and peri-urban locations. increased displacements caused by drought in south & central somalia based on ongoing reports from unhcr prmn’s partners in the field, new displacements of at least 47,000 individuals have been reported due to the ongoing drought in the period 1-23 february 2017. these movements are predominantly from rural areas to urban and peri-urban locations. 1. mogadishu arrivals 1-16 february 2017 about 1,780 households (approximately 10,700 individuals) displaced by drought were recorded as arriving in mogadishu from lower shabelle (dacaaraha) and

http://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/prmn-flash-report-drought-update-22017-23-february-2017
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs country: iraq humanitarian agencies are rushing to prepare for the humanitarian impact of the military campaign. emergency sites are being constructed and stocks of life-saving supplies are being pre-positioned. (baghdad, 18 february 2017): with military operations to retake western mosul beginning, humanitarian organizations are warning that tens of thousands of families are at extreme risk. recent surveys with key informants confirm that food and fuel supplies are dwindling, markets and shops have closed, running water is scarce and electricity in many neighborhoods is either intermittent or cut off. “the situation is distressing. people, right now, are in trouble. we are hearing reports of parents struggling to feed their

http://reliefweb.int/report/iraq/many-families-western-mosul-are-already-trouble-enar
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs country: iraq humanitarian agencies are rushing to prepare for the humanitarian impact of the military campaign. emergency sites are being constructed and stocks of life-saving supplies are being pre-positioned. (baghdad, 18 february 2017): with military operations to retake western mosul beginning, humanitarian organizations are warning that tens of thousands of families are at extreme risk. recent surveys with key informants confirm that food and fuel supplies are dwindling, markets and shops have closed, running water is scarce and electricity in many neighborhoods is either intermittent or cut off. “the situation is distressing. people, right now, are in trouble. we are hearing reports of parents struggling to feed their

http://reliefweb.int/report/iraq/many-families-western-mosul-are-already-trouble-enarku
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs country: cameroon, chad, niger, nigeria over 10 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in the conflict-affected region, including 7.1 million people suffering from food insecurity at crisis and emergency levels. regional highlights more than 4,500 people are displaced by boko haram attacks in nigeria’s chibok locality in borno state. military operations displaced almost 15,000 people between 27 january and 10 february in the northeast of nigeria. wfp is scaling up assistance through cash transfers and voucher distributions to provide affected communities in chad with sustainable solutions. rising inflation in nigeria is pushing up prices of local and imported staples. vulnerable households in the lake chad regi

http://reliefweb.int/report/nigeria/lake-chad-basin-crisis-update-no-13-7-march-2017
source: concern worldwide, care, oxfam, save the children country: mozambique concern worldwide, oxfam, save the children and care, supporting the government of mozambique, appeal for $10.2 million to support 150,000 people with lifesaving assistance. “investing in a response now is an investment for the future” (maputo, 2 march 2017) - aid agencies are calling on the international community to assist communities affected by cyclone dineo following yesterday’s launch of an appeal by the united nations. the agencies work together as the cosaca, a consortium of humanitarian ngos composed by concern worldwide, oxfam, save the children and care supporting the government of mozambique. the appeal for usd10.2 million will support 150,000 people with lifesaving assistance for the next three

http://reliefweb.int/report/mozambique/aid-agencies-mozambique-call-support-cyclone-dineo-response
source: oxfam country: south sudan a study aims to audit and understand the overall perceptions of communities and aid workers on the performance of the humanitarian aid effort in gender mainstreaming in the country. executive summary background the continuing conflict which began in december 2013 is having a devastating impact on the lives and livelihoods of millions of south sudanese women, men, boys and girls. conflict has displaced populations, reduced food production and disrupted livelihoods and markets, making south sudan one of the most food-insecure countries in the world. women and men of all ages are suffering from the effects of conflict, including abuses and loss of control over, and access to, vital resources. in recognition that conflict can further aggravate existing vulner

http://reliefweb.int/report/south-sudan/south-sudan-gender-analysis-snapshot-situation-analysis-differential-impact
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs country: bangladesh, indonesia, myanmar, new zealand, philippines as of 19 february, over 30,700 people remain displaced in northeastern mindanao (caraga region) by flooding. at least 2,100 people are in 18 shelters, while most are staying with relatives. philippines as of 19 february, over 30,700 people remain displaced in northeastern mindanao (caraga region) by flooding triggered by a series of weather systems since 8 january. at least 2,100 people are in 18 shelters, while most are staying with relatives and friends. local authorities and ngos, with support from the department of social welfare and development (dswd) are providing food and other relief items. as of 16 february, eight deaths and 202 injuries were confirmed a

http://reliefweb.int/report/philippines/asia-and-pacific-weekly-regional-humanitarian-snapshot-14-20-february-2017
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs country: south sudan hundreds of thousands of people will starve unless relief workers gain access to needy populations, the un emergency relief coordinator warned after meeting malnourished children who fled the raging conflict. (juba, 5 march 2017): concluding a two-day visit to south sudan – two weeks after localized famine was declared in mayendit and leer counties – the under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, stephen o’brien, called for immediate and unhindered access to people in need of aid and urgent funding for the humanitarian appeal. “yesterday, i visited ganyiel, where i met with people who had fled fighting, fear and famine in leer and mayendit, as well as hunger a

http://reliefweb.int/report/south-sudan/un-relief-chief-appeals-urgent-funds-and-access-people-need-aid-famine-hit-south
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs country: south sudan hundreds of thousands of people will starve unless relief workers gain access to needy populations, the un emergency relief coordinator warned after meeting malnourished children who fled the raging conflict. (juba, 5 march 2017): concluding a two-day visit to south sudan – two weeks after localized famine was declared in mayendit and leer counties – the under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, stephen o’brien, called for immediate and unhindered access to people in need of aid and urgent funding for the humanitarian appeal. “yesterday, i visited ganyiel, where i met with people who had fled fighting, fear and famine in leer and mayendit, as well as hunger a

http://reliefweb.int/report/south-sudan/un-relief-chief-appeals-urgent-funds-and-access-people-need-aid-famine-hit-south
source: un children's fund country: ukraine the increase – an additional 420,000 girls and boys – is due to the continued fighting and the steady deterioration of life in eastern ukraine, where some 1.7 million people have been displaced. kyiv/geneva, 17 february 2017 – as the volatile conflict in eastern ukraine enters its fourth year, 1 million children are in urgent need of humanitarian assistance - nearly double the number this time last year, said unicef. the increase – an additional 420,000 girls and boys – is due to the continued fighting and the steady deterioration of life in eastern ukraine, where some 1.7 million people have been internally displaced, and many families have lost their incomes, social benefits and access to healthcare, while the price of living has

http://reliefweb.int/report/ukraine/number-ukrainian-children-needing-aid-nearly-doubles-1-million-over-past-year-unicef
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs country: somalia somalia is in the grip of a severe drought and famine is a strong possibility in 2017 if action is not taken now. half of the population - 6.2 million people - in need of humanitarian aid. mogadishu, 7 march 2017 – the under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, stephen o’brien, urged the world to rally behind the people of somalia to avert a repeat of the famine that resulted in the loss of a quarter of a million lives six years ago. he made the call during a two-day visit to somalia to assess the impact of the severe drought, which has led to a rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation. “the situation unfolding in somalia is deeply concerning and we need to act

http://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/un-humanitarian-chief-urges-action-avert-famine-somalia
source: coalition "justice for peace in donbas" country: ukraine due to the harsh social-economic situation in eastern ukraine, women are forced to offer sex for survival or in exchange for protection and they have become especially vulnerable to human trafficking. context gender-based violence (“gbv”) is a violation of human rights and a form of discrimination against one of the sexes. it includes all acts of violence based on gender which result or may result in physical, sexual, psychological or economic harm or suffering of either males or females. it includes threats to commit such acts of coercion or arbitrary deprivation of liberty, regardless of whether it happens in public or in private life. gbv is prohibited not only by national law, but also by international human

http://reliefweb.int/report/ukraine/unspoken-pain-gender-based-violence-conflict-zone-eastern-ukraine
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs country: bangladesh, indonesia, myanmar, nauru, philippines, solomon islands, vanuatu following an outbreak of dengue in the solomon islands, 10,095 suspected cases have been reported. recent heavy rains may exacerbate the situation. myanmar a cerf allocation of almost us$4.4 million has been approved to support the humanitarian response following the 9 october attacks and subsequent security operations in the northern part of rakhine. wfp has begun a second round of emergency food distributions in maungdaw north. as of 27 february, 23,700 people, most of whom are displaced, have been reached with food, while 22,700 have received nutrition support in this round. 279 displaced families were allowed to return to their villages in

http://reliefweb.int/report/myanmar/asia-and-pacific-weekly-regional-humanitarian-snapshot-21-27-february-2017
source: un high commissioner for refugees country: iraq, syrian arab republic to continue its vital work, unhcr urgently needs an additional infusion of funds, including us$7 million in the next 14 days and an additional us$30 million in the next two months. usd 37 million required for the next 6 weeks key figures 215,142 iraqis currently internally displaced from mosul and surrounding areas since military operations to retake the city began on 17 october 2016 14,486 iraqis received in al-hol camp in al-hasskeh governorate in syria since the start of mosul offensive serious protection concerns remain for the estimated 750,000 civilians are living in western mosul, and food, medicine, basic household commodities and fuel are running low. 5,760 family plots currently occupied out of 12,497 f

http://reliefweb.int/report/iraq/urgent-needs-iraqis-displaced-mosul-inside-iraq-and-northern-syria
source: world food programme country: iraq via telephone, many families said food was unaffordable, while others said they could not access food at all. due to increased fighting, people are afraid to leave their homes, making it even more difficult to search for essential food. erbil – the united nations world food programme (wfp) is extremely concerned about the humanitarian situation facing families in western mosul, where more than 750,000 people are living in dire conditions. while access to reliable information about the conditions inside western mosul is limited, wfp’s monitoring team and partners have spoken to a number of families inside the city as they assess access and availability of food. through telephone interviews, many distressed families said that food was unaffordab

http://reliefweb.int/report/iraq/wfp-concerned-about-desperate-reports-coming-families-inside-western-mosul-enar
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs country: iraq this figure represents the highest number of displaced people since the crisis began. about 85 per cent of displaced families are living in emergency camps and sites. in numbers 191,800 people are currently displaced 85% of displaced people are in emergency camps 10,800 family plots are available now to shelter displaced people in emergency camps 2,300m³ of water delivered by humanitarian partners every day in eastern mosul to supplement municipal supplies 1,776 people referred between 17 october 2016 and 22 march 2017 from frontline areas to erbil’s two main hospitals to receive treatment for trauma injuries 45,200 children who have received psychosocial support since 17 october 2016 550,600 people have receiv

http://reliefweb.int/report/iraq/mosul-humanitarian-crisis-2-march-2017
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs country: iraq this figure represents the highest number of displaced people since the crisis began. about 85 per cent of displaced families are living in emergency camps and sites. in numbers 191,800 people are currently displaced 85% of displaced people are in emergency camps 10,800 family plots are available now to shelter displaced people in emergency camps 2,300m³ of water delivered by humanitarian partners every day in eastern mosul to supplement municipal supplies 1,776 people referred between 17 october 2016 and 22 march 2017 from frontline areas to erbil’s two main hospitals to receive treatment for trauma injuries 45,200 children who have received psychosocial support since 17 october 2016 550,600 people have receiv

http://reliefweb.int/report/iraq/mosul-humanitarian-crisis-2-march-2017
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs country: yemen increased fighting along the western coast and greater restrictions of life-saving commodities, including food staples, into al hudaydah port are aggravating an already terrible humanitarian situation in yemen. sana'a, 21 february 2017 sana'a, 21 february 2017 i am deeply concerned with the escalation of conflict and militarization of yemen’s western coast. it is coming at a great cost to civilians. increased fighting along the western coast which is effectively limiting the flow of life-saving commodities, including food staples, into al hudaydah port is aggravating an already terrible humanitarian situation in yemen. over 17 million people are currently unable to adequately feed themselves and are fre

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/statement-humanitarian-coordinator-yemen-jamie-mcgoldrick-impact-conflict-and-ongoing
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs, un humanitarian coordinator in yemen country: yemen increased fighting along the western coast and greater restrictions of life-saving commodities, including food staples, into al hudaydah port are aggravating an already terrible humanitarian situation in yemen. sana'a, 21 february 2017 sana'a, 21 february 2017 i am deeply concerned with the escalation of conflict and militarization of yemen’s western coast. it is coming at a great cost to civilians. increased fighting along the western coast which is effectively limiting the flow of life-saving commodities, including food staples, into al hudaydah port is aggravating an already terrible humanitarian situation in yemen. over 17 million people are currently unable to

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/statement-humanitarian-coordinator-yemen-jamie-mcgoldrick-impact-conflict-and-ongoing
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs country: somalia humanitarian community requests a total of us$825 million for the first half of 2017 to reach 5.5 million people with life-saving assistance and livelihood support. situation overview the humanitarian situation in somalia is rapidly deteriorating and famine is a strong possibility in 2017. this comes only six years after a devastating famine led to the death of more than a quarter of a million people – half of them children. the severe drought is a result of two consecutive seasons of poor rainfall, more in some areas. in the worst affected areas, large-scale crop failure and high levels of livestock deaths are occurring. malnutrition and drought-related diseases are on the rise, so are displacements, includi

http://reliefweb.int/report/somalia/somalia-operational-plan-famine-prevention-jan-jun-2017
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs country: yemen there is still time to avert famine and alleviate the suffering of millions of yemenis, said the un humanitarian chief, stephen o’brien, who called on parties to the conflict for full aid access. (new york, 3 march) at the end of a five-day mission to yemen, under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, stephen o’brien, said there is still time to avert famine and alleviate the suffering of millions of yemenis. mr. o’brien undertook the mission to assess the humanitarian situation in yemen a week after un secretary-general antónio guterres warned that nigeria, somalia and yemen are at risk of falling into famine if action is not taken now, while two counties of south su

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/un-relief-chief-action-now-can-avert-famine-yemen
source: un office for the coordination of humanitarian affairs country: yemen there is still time to avert famine and alleviate the suffering of millions of yemenis. stephen o’brien urged donors to act now, called on parties to conflict for full humanitarian access. (new york, 3 march) at the end of a five-day mission to yemen, under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, stephen o’brien, said there is still time to avert famine and alleviate the suffering of millions of yemenis. mr. o’brien undertook the mission to assess the humanitarian situation in yemen a week after un secretary-general antónio guterres warned that nigeria, somalia and yemen are at risk of falling into famine if action is not taken now, while two counties of south sudan are

http://reliefweb.int/report/yemen/un-relief-chief-action-now-can-avert-famine-yemen

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