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

Somalia: $710 million needed to scale up drought response and avert a major crisis

Immediate scale-up in humanitarian response is required to mitigate the effects of the latest drought that threatens to drive Somalia into a major humanitarian crisis

As Somalia faces another severe drought, aid agencies today launched a Drought Response Plan and called for urgent and sustained resources to avert a major crisis. The plan seeks $710 million to provide critical, life-saving assistance to 4.5 million drought-affected Somalis in the most severely affected areas between now and the end…

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

South Sudan Situation Report, 17 May 2019

Inter-communal violence has displaced more than 20,000 people since early March

HIGHLIGHTS More than 20,000 people displaced in Jur River County Almost half of displaced people intend to leave Malakal Protection of Civilians site Measles outbreak confirmed in 11 counties in South Sudan, upsurge in cases globally United Nations allocates $11 million to help displaced people return home Food insecurity increases,…

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

Nigeria’s Top Business Leaders join UN to visit Borno State in Support of Conflict-Affected People in the North-East

Fourteen of the biggest companies in Nigeria signed up to the initiative launched in Lagos in November 2018

Some of Nigeria’s most influential and powerful business leaders travelled to Maiduguri on Tuesday in a first-ever collective visit to camps for internally displaced people where aid agencies have been responding to the most urgent needs of women, men, and children freshly displaced by the ongoing conflict. Mr. Adewale Tinubu,…

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

Southern Africa: Tropical Cyclone Kenneth Flash Update No. 11 (8 May 2019)

In Mozambique, more than 3,500 people continue to seek shelter in 11 displacement centres

HIGHLIGHTS In Mozambique, nearly 45,400 houses have either been partially destroyed (27,203) or totally (18,179) in Cabo Delgado and Nampula provinces, as of 7 May. In addition, some 1,316 houses are flooded in Cabo Delgado, according to the Government. In Comoros, an estimated 185,900 people are in need of immediate…

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

UN warns Sahel crisis is reaching unprecedented levels

The number of security incidents in Burkina Faso, Mali and western Niger has sharply increased in recent months

Top UN officials today warned that insecurity and armed attacks in the Sahel have reached unprecedented levels. They called for increased humanitarian aid to millions of people affected by the spread of violence. Briefing UN Member States in Geneva, the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinators for Burkina Faso, Mali and Niger…

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

Libya: Tripoli Clashes Situational Report No.15 (As of 22 April 2019)

Some 34,100 people have been forced to flee their homes

HIGHLIGHTS Well into the third week of fighting in and around Tripoli, armed conflict continues across multiple areas, including Khallat Farjan, Al-Aziziyah and Ain Zara, south of central Tripoli. A marked increase in precision airstrikes has been reported over the past few days in Abu Salim, Wadi al-Rabie, alSwani, Ain…

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

UN emergency fund releases $2 million for life-saving assistance as needs escalate in Libya

On 16 April, over 4,500 people were forced to flee their homes, according to the International Organisation for Migration, bringing the total number of internally displaced people to 25,000

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock today allocated US$2 million from the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to provide life-saving assistance to civilians caught up in the escalating fighting in Libya, including vulnerable migrants and refugees. "I am deeply concerned by the escalation of…

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

Tripoli: April Clashes, Humanitarian Update – Facts and Figures #6 (12 April 2019)

9,500+ individuals have been displaced since the onset of fighting

Overview of Key Developments: Over a week into the eruption of clashes in Tripoli, displacement numbers appear to be rapidly increasing and a significant number of families who require evacuations cannot be reached: 9,500+ individuals have been displaced since the onset of fighting. This includes the movement of some 3,500…

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

UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria calls on government to provide aid to and protect up to 10,000 civilians who were forced to relocate from Borno State Town

The United Nations is urging the Government to urgently provide safety, shelter, food, water and medical care to the displaced civilians

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, calls on the Government of Nigeria to provide humanitarian assistance to and protect up to 10,000 women, men and children who were forced to relocate to Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State, from a town 40 kilometers away. On the…

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UN's emergency fund allocates $11 million to help displaced South Sudanese return home

Some 1.9 million people have fled their homes due to violence and conflict and now live in settlements and communities throughout the country

The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) announced an allocation of US$11 million to help 268,000 women, men and children who had been displaced by conflict within South Sudan to return to their homes. “People who fled their homes with nothing are returning to nothing. They need urgent support.…