Emergencies

The UN and its humanitarian partners are currently responding to three 'L3' emergencies. This is the global humanitarian system's classification for the response to the most severe, large-scale humanitarian crises. 

 

IRAQ

SYRIA

YEMEN

 

The Threat 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.

To avert a humanitarian catastrophe in the four countries over the coming months, the United Nations and its partners will continue to scale up humanitarian operations. Life-saving assistance in the areas of food and livelihoods, nutrition, health, and water, sanitation and hygiene will be prioritized, as these areas represent the key sectors of famine response and prevention.
 

North-East Nigeria 

  • 5.1 million people urgently need food and livelihoods assistance
  • 450,000 children suffering severe acute malnutrition
  • More: unocha.org/nigeria

South Sudan

  • 100,000 people already facing famine
  • 1 million people on the brink of famine
  • 5 million people urgently need food and livelihoods assistance
  • 270,000 children suffering severe acute malnutrition
  • More: unocha.org/south-sudan

Somalia

  • 2.9 million people urgently need food and livelihoods assistance
  • 185,000 children suffering severe acute malnutrition
  • More: unocha.org/somalia

Yemen

  • 7.3 million people urgently need food assistance
  • 462,000 children suffering severe acute malnutrition
  • More: unocha.org/yemen

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Corporate Emergencies

When the USG/ERC declares a Corporate Emergency Response, all OCHA offices, branches and sections provide their full support to response activities both at HQ and in the field.

Somalia


Haiti

 

Ethiopia

 

Nigeria

 

Central African Republic

 

El Niño

 

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