Source: Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) |

Sudan: West Darfur clashes displace thousands

The displaced have sought refuge in and around El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur State

An estimated 30,000 people have been displaced in Sudan’s West Darfur State following intercommunal clashes earlier this week in several villages, according to the Sudanese Government. Humanitarian partners are working to verify the displacement figures. The displaced have sought refuge in and around El Geneina, the capital of West Darfur…

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Statement on the Execution and Abduction of Civlians in Borno State

It is urgent for the Nigerian authorities to do their utmost to prevent further violence and brutality and to protect the civilian population, including aid workers

By Mr Antonio Jose Canhandula Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. in Nigeria I am horrified by reports received yesterday of the execution of many civilians and the abduction of several others on the Monguno-Maiduguri road, in northern Borno State, and on the Damaturu-Biu road, which is a key road linking Yobe and…

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UN asks the world to invest $29 billion in humanity in 2020

Protracted conflicts, extreme weather events and crumbling economies have pushed millions to the brink of survival

A record 168 million people worldwide will need humanitarian assistance and protection in 2020; protracted conflicts, extreme weather events and crumbling economies have pushed millions to the brink of survival; humanitarian organizations today present their plans for how to respond and what it will cost. The United Nations in collaboration…

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UN Humanitarian Chief calls for urgent support to Sudan to address the most acute Humanitarian Needs

The humanitarian situation is deteriorating for millions of people, particularly in the central and eastern regions

UN humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock today called on the international community to act faster to scale up humanitarian support to Sudan. The humanitarian situation is deteriorating for millions of people, particularly in the central and eastern regions, as the country strives to address the effects of erratic weather, multiple disease…

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Humanitarian funds release US$18.7 million for life-saving floods response in Somalia

The $8 million from CERF will enable UN agencies and their partners to sustain and scale up their ongoing time-critical interventions in the worst-affected areas

 A combined $18.7 million has been released from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) and the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) to scale up life-saving assistance to just over half a million people affected by floods in Somalia. “These funds come at a critical time, enabling humanitarian partners to…

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Sudan concludes the first round of an oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign in Blue Nile and Sennar states

The vaccine was administered to above one year of age population through fixed sites and mobile teams in in the targeted areas

Sudan completes the first round of an oral cholera vaccination (OCV) campaign in Blue Nile and Sennar states. In the first ten months of 2019, OCHA Sudan processed US$75 million through the CERF and the SHF, assisting thousands of people across the country. Sudan Federal Ministry of Health reports 332…

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Humanitarian Coordinator condemns killing of three aid workers

This is the first killing of aid workers reported in South Sudan since 2018

The Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Alain Noudéhou, has strongly condemned the killing of three aid workers in Morobo County, South Sudan’s Central Equatoria region. On 27 October, three International Organization for Migration (IOM) volunteers, one female and two males, were caught in a crossfire during clashes that broke out…

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Statement on the Humanitarian Situation in Borno, North-East Nigeria

Ten years of conflict and violence perpetrated by Boko Haram and other non-state armed groups have devastated communities

By Mark Lowcock, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Over the past year, I have watched with growing concern the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Borno. Ten years of conflict and violence perpetrated by Boko Haram and other non-state armed groups have devastated communities. In my visits…

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Disease outbreaks in Sudan: Dengue Fever, Rift Valley Fever and Chikungunya

Government authorities and humanitarian partners are actively responding to these outbreaks across the country

Over the past couple of months, Sudan has been facing numerous disease outbreaks including Cholera, Dengue Fever, Rift Valley Fever (RVF) and Chikungunya. Dengue Fever, RVF and Chikungunya are vector-borne diseases while Cholera is waterborne. The increase of these outbreaks can be linked to the recent floods in the country…

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Media Advisory: UN Under-Secretary-General and Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock to visit Nigeria

Mr Lowcock will be representing the UN Secretary-General at the official handover of the UN House ceremony in the capital Abuja

WHO: Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock WHAT: Mission to Nigeria WHEN: 23-24 October 2019 WHERE: Abuja, FCT/Maiduguri, Borno State UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock is scheduled to visit Nigeria on 23 and 24 October 2019. Mr Lowcock will be representing the UN Secretary-General…