Syria: Forty-one donors pledge a combined US$6 billion for 2017 in immediate and longer-term support

5 April 2017 - 6:25pm
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"We now need, as soon as possible, to see these pledges turned into cash for action” - UN Humanitarian Chief

The high-level Supporting the future of Syria and the region conference in Brussels concluded today with a clear international commitment to continue to respond to the Syria crisis by supporting humanitarian relief, protection and resilience-building for people in need, and also help the neighbouring countries to shoulder the heavy burden from the spill-over effects of the crisis.

DRC: Fighting cholera along the River Congo

3 April 2017 - 12:49pm
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Allocations from the DRC Humanitarian Fund are enabling many organizations to play a critical role in water provision, emergency healthcare, and hygiene promotion activities in small communities

The 4,700-km long Congo River, which runs the entire length of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), is an important economic lifeline for thousands of families. But the picturesque river belies the deadly risk of infectious waterborne diseases such as cholera.

Cholera is an infection caused by contaminated food or water. It can cause severe acute watery diarrhoea with severe dehydration. This can lead to death if left untreated.

Syria: US $3.4 billion needed to provide life-saving assistance for 13 million people

30 March 2017 - 9:35pm
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Humanitarian assistance remains the only lifeline for millions of people in Syria seven years into the conflict

Over 13 million people in Syria will need humanitarian assistance as this conflict enters its seventh year. The cost to provide these essential goods and services will be $3.4 billion, according to the just launched Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP).

10 things you need to know about the looming famine in Somalia

29 March 2017 - 3:36pm
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The humanitarian situation is rapidly deteriorating in Somalia, where two consecutive seasons of poor rainfall have led to massive drought.

10 things you need to know about the looming famine in Somalia by United Nations OCHA on Exposure

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