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  • High Commissioner’s message on the occasion of Eid Al-Fitr
    Asalamu alaikum. On the occasion of Eid al-Fitr, I have the pleasure to convey my warmest greetings to all those for whom the month of fasting has come to an end, and who are coming together to celebrate. While ... Read more
    Source: UNHCRPublished on 2017-06-24
  • Statement from UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake and WHO Director-General Margaret Chan on the cholera outbreak in Yemen as suspected cases exceed 200,000
    The rapidly spreading cholera outbreak in Yemen has exceeded 200,000 suspected cases, increasing at an average of 5,000 a day. We are now facing the worst cholera outbreak in the world. ... Read more
    Source: WHOPublished on 2017-06-24
  • Yemen hit by world’s worst cholera outbreak as cases reach 200,000
    Source: World Health Organization, UN Children's Fund Country: YemenIn just two months, cholera has spread to almost every governorate of this war-torn country. Already more than 1,300 people have died – one quarter of them children – and the death ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2017-06-24
  • Hundreds of civilians are being killed and injured as fighting intensifies in Mosul’s old city
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq“Killing and wounding civilians violates every humanitarian principle and is contrary in every way to international humanitarian law,” said Lise Grande, Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq.(Baghdad, 24 June 2017) – The ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2017-06-24
  • More than $350 million pledged for refugees in Uganda
    Source: UN News Service Country: South Sudan, UgandaUganda is hosting more than 1.2 billion refugees, some 950,000 of them are from war-torn South Sudan. Humanitarian actors are all struggling to respond to this emergency.23 June 2017 – A ‘Solidarity Summit’ ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2017-06-23
  • MSF resumes medical activities in Somalia
    Source: Médecins Sans Frontières Country: SomaliaNearly four years after withdrawing its teams from Somalia, MSF has started providing support to Mudug Regional Hospital in Puntland region, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health.Malnutrition and paediatric treatment underway in Galkayo North ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2017-06-23
  • Raqqa and Mosul: humanity under attack
    Statement | Statement by Robert Mardini, Regional Director for the Near and Middle East at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC)As fighting rages in Raqqa, Syria, and Mosul, Iraq, the human toll is staggering. ... Read more
    Source: ICRCPublished on 2017-06-23
  • Myanmar: 849 children and young people released from Tatmadaw since 2012
    Source: UN Office of the SRSG for Children and Armed Conflict, UN Children's Fund Country: MyanmarTatmadaw today released 67 children and young people from its rank. The release underlines the importance of protecting children in the context of armed conflict ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2017-06-23
  • 5.6 million children at risk of waterborne diseases as rainy season hits communities affected by Lake Chad crisis
    Source: UN Children's Fund Country: Cameroon, Chad, Niger, NigeriaThe threat of outbreaks in Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria coincides with growing regional insecurity, while flooding and muddy roads are expected to severely limit humanitarian access.DAKAR/ GENEVA/ABUJA, 23 June 2017 –More ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2017-06-23
  • Congo: Malnutrition levels among displaced children above the emergency threshold in Pool region
    Source: UN Country Team in Republic of the Congo, World Food Programme, Government of the Republic of Congo Country: CongoThe United Nations is appealing for US$20 million to provide emergency assistance to displaced populations for the next six months.Brazzaville, 23 ... Read more
    Source: ReliefWebPublished on 2017-06-23