Posted on 01/16/2014 - 09:29

17 September 2013: The Syria crisis has caused a major humanitarian emergency as millions of Syrians flee to neighbouring countries. An estimated 170,000 refugees have sought shelter in Iraq. The ongoing, massive influx of refugees far exceeds Iraq’s capacity to host refugees. 

To address the humanitarian crisis, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has provided a...



Posted on 01/14/2014 - 14:49

The Central African Republic (CAR) has descended into chaos and deadly violence following months of political crisis, lawlessness and deepening humanitarian needs. UN agencies estimate that 2 million people, almost half of the population, are in need of assistance.

On 9 December, three days before a System-Wide Level 3 Emergency was declared, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved a...



Posted on 01/13/2014 - 10:20

6 August 2013: People in Yemen are at risk of contracting wild poliovirus due to a large influx of Somali refugees. The first case of polio was reported in the Horn of Africa in May 2013. Since then, the virus has spread as Somali refugees moved to neighbouring countries, including Kenya and Yemen. 

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) estimates that 35,876...



Posted on 01/13/2014 - 10:13

29 April 2013: Since June 2012, an inter-communal conflict has taken place in Rakhine state in Myanmar, causing the internal displacement of some 140,000 people. The internally displaced persons (IDPs) live in IDP camps across the nine townships (Kyauktaw, Kyauk Phyu, Minbya, Mrauk-U, Myebon, Pauktaw, Ramree, Rathedaung and Sittwe) in Rakhine state.

With the monsoon season fast...



Posted on 01/13/2014 - 10:08

19 September 2013: Heavy rainfall in July has caused flooding and severe physical damage across the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The North and South Pyongan regions have been especially hard hit.

An estimated 23,440 households have been completely or partially destroyed, leaving some 59,000 people homeless. In addition, seven water supply sources have been...