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UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria alarmed at massive civilian displacement caused by recent violence in North-East

More than 30,000 internally displaced people have arrived in Maiduguri, mainly from Baga, in recent weeks

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, has expressed grave concern following an upsurge in violence in the country’s north-east that has caused tens of thousands of innocent civilians to flee their homes. Clashes on 26 December 2018 between Nigerian government forces and non-state armed groups in…

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Central African Republic: $430.7 million required for the humanitarian response in 2019

One out of four Central Africans is either internally displaced or a refugee

The Central African Republic continues to experience a complex and dire humanitarian crisis. One out of four Central Africans is either internally displaced or a refugee. The number of people in need of assistance and protection has increased from 2.5 million to 2.9 million, a 16 per cent increase compared…

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Aid agencies estimate that 4.2 million people in Somalia will need humanitarian assistance and protection in 2019

The end of four consecutive seasons of drought in many parts of the country resulted in the best harvests in nearly a decade

The humanitarian situation in Somalia has continued to improve due to good Gu rains (April - July) and sustained humanitarian response. The end of four consecutive seasons of drought in many parts of the country resulted in the best harvests in nearly a decade, positively affecting the food security. However,…

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South Sudan: Aid agencies appeal for $1.5 billion to reach 5.7 million people with life-saving assistance

More than 4.7 million people have been assisted with food, health, water and sanitation, education, livelihoods, nutrition as well as critical protection services since the beginning of the year

The humanitarian community in South Sudan has today launched an appeal for US$1.5 billion to provide urgent and life-saving assistance to 5.7 million people affected by conflict, hunger and displacement.   Alain Noudéhou, the Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, said: “As we prepare to enter 2019, South Sudan remains in…

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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Briefing Note on Cameroon

The overall 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for Cameroon requesting $320 million is also underfunded at less than 37 per cent

With at least 436,000 people currently internally displaced in Cameroon’s South-West and North-West - and in neighbouring departments - due to hostilities between armed groups and security forces, the country remains of urgent humanitarian concern. Humanitarian presence and response are slowly increasing in the affected areas, with priority given to…

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Humanitarian Coordinator commends aid workers, but rapid support in Juba is needed by the humanitarian community

As a response to a security situation that has put the lives of many at risk, nearly 3,500 people were relocated to an informal site in Juba from an UNMISS protection of civilians site

The Humanitarian Coordinator, Alain Noudéhou commends humanitarian organisations for their work to provide much needed shelter to displaced people who have been relocated within Juba over the last weekend, and said the people now need rapid support from the humanitarian community. As a response to a security situation that has…

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Humanitarian Chief Mark Lowcock to co-host high level conference on the Lake Chad Region in Berlin

The conference will bring together governments from Nigeria, Cameroon, Chad and Niger, multilateral and international organizations and civil society actors engaged in the Lake Chad region

WHO:  Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator  WHAT: Co-hosting the High Level Conference on the Lake Chad Region on behalf of the United Nations. Delivering lecture at the Hertie School of Governance WHEN: 3-4 September 2018 WHERE: Berlin, Germany USG/ERC Mark Lowcock is expected to travel to Berlin, Germany,…

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South Sudan: Humanitarian Coordinator condemns attacks on aid workers, facilities in Maban

The violence started as a peaceful protest at what is perceived as a lack of employment opportunities but quickly became violent and led to the attacks

The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. for South Sudan, Adnan Khan, has strongly condemned attacks on aid workers and facilities in Bunj, Maban County in Upper Nile. The violence started as a peaceful protest at what is perceived as a lack of employment opportunities but quickly became violent and led…

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South Sudan: UN Humanitarian Chief urges parties to cease hostilities, protect civilians and aid workers

7 million people – more than one in two across the country – will need humanitarian assistance in 2018

UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, concluded his two-day mission to South Sudan today, calling for all parties to cease hostilities, amidst fresh fighting that has displaced tens of thousands of people in multiple locations across the country.   During his two-day visit, Mr. Lowcock…

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Central African Republic has one of the highest humanitarian caseload per capita in the world

The Humanitarian Response Plan requesting $515.6 million was launched in January 2018 is only 9.4% funded meanwhile it aims to provide life-saving assistance to 1.9 million people

The humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic has deteriorated since 2017. This trend persisted during the first quarter of 2018, with massive waves of new displacements and increasing humanitarian needs. Today, the humanitarian community is not only responding to the critical and urgent needs emerging from new hotspots, but…