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  • Eight water facilities come under attack in Idlib, northwest Syria, affecting water supply for nearly 250,000 people
    Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Syrian Arab RepublicPublic services, critical for children, have come under attack in the past weeks as a result of fighting in northwest Syria.From Geert Cappelaere, UNICEF Regional Director for the Middle East and North Africa ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-07-21
  • Over 8.5 million Ethiopians in need of food assistance
    Source: Government of Ethiopia, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: EthiopiaGovernment and humanitarian partners are currently dealing with the triple challenge of drought impact, localized flooding and the humanitarian needs of returnees and internally displaced. *This report ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-07-20
  • Droughts leave millions food insecure in Zimbabwe, UN food agency scales up assistance
    Source: UN News Service Country: ZimbabweAssistance aims to reach 1.2 million people – 900,000 of whom live in areas affected by Cyclone Idai, 100,000 in areas affected by Cyclone Kenneth and 250,000 in areas affected by the drought.Citing the Zimbabwe ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-07-19
  • MSF helps address mounting health needs in Venezuela
    Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: Colombia, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)Last month, MSF started assessing health needs in different parts of the country and began rehabilitating sections of the 302-bed Vargas hospital in the capital, Caracas.Doctors Without Borders/Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-07-19
  • Un estudio de ACNUR destaca los riesgos que enfrentan las personas venezolanas vulnerables en movimiento
    Source: UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Peru, Uruguay, Venezuela (Bolivarian Republic of)La mitad (50,2 %) de las familias entrevistadas enfrenta riesgos específicos debido a su edad, género, estado de salud u otras ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-07-19
  • Renewed impetus to achieve universal access to immunization by 2030
    Source: World Health Organization Country: WorldA regional consultation was held this week by WHO Regional Office for Africa to shape a new immunization strategy for the next decade with the aim that everyone fully benefits from vaccines.Brazzaville, July 19, 2019 ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-07-19
  • Agencies address immediate shelter needs of newly displaced people in Burkina Faso
    Source: International Organization for Migration Country: Burkina FasoAs of June 2019, nearly 220,000 persons were displaced, a number that has tripled since December 2018. By the end of the year, this number could reach 335,000.Dori  – The upsurge in violence ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-07-19
  • Report of Meeting of Representatives of National Committees on International Humanitarian Law
    Report | International Humanitarian Law at the National Level: Impact and Role ofNational Committees ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2019-07-19
  • More than four million people at risk of food insecurity and disease in Bangladesh
    Source: International Federation of Red Cross And Red Crescent Societies Country: BangladeshFloods and landslides have damaged vital infrastructure, leaving hundreds of thousands stranded and without power and electricity. Food and clean water shortages are being reported.Dhaka/Kuala Lumpur/Geneva, 19 July 2019 ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2019-07-19
  • Ethiopia: Responding to the needs of people affected by armed conflict and ethnic violence in 2019
    Article | Highlights of our work in Ethiopia between January and June 2019 ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2019-07-19