Oslo Humanitarian Conference for Nigeria and the Lake Chad region raises $672 million to help people in need

24 February 2017 - 10:24am
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"We can stop a further descent into an ever-deepening crisis with unimaginable consequences for millions of people" - UN Humanitarian Chief


  • Pledges of US$458 million for 2017 and $214 million for 2018 and beyond announced by 14 donors
  • The conference gave voice to people affected by the conflict and crisis
  • Agreement to address longer-term development needs and seek durable solutions to crises 

"In our world of plenty, there is no excuse for inaction or indifference" - UN Secretary-General

22 February 2017 - 8:33pm
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More than 20 million people in South Sudan, Somalia, Yemen, and north-east Nigeria at risk of famine

More than 20 million people in north-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing famine or a credible risk of famine over the coming six months. With access to people in need and sufficient funding, the United Nations and its partners can avert famine and provide the necessary relief and support where famine already exists.

South Sudan: $1.6 billion needed to provide life-saving assistance

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22 February 2017 - 10:33am

Five things to know about the crisis in Nigeria

22 February 2017 - 5:56pm
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Civilians continue to bear the brunt of a violent, relentless conflict which is deepening the humanitarian crisis

The eight-year violent conflict in north-east Nigeria has created a deepening humanitarian crisis. Boko Haram violence and military operations continue to affect millions of people across the region, and some 8.5 million people in Adamawa, Borno and Yobe states require urgent assistance. Humanitarian partners plan to assist 6.9 million of the most vulnerable people.

UN’s global emergency fund provides $18.5 million for early response to new drought in Ethiopia

21 February 2017 - 9:44am
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The funds will immediately provide affected people with access to water and health, nutritional and agricultural services
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