Humanitarian Crisis Briefing

Equipping vulnerable Syrians for winter

Humanitarian

On 2 November 2016 we responded to a funding alert in response to the need for winterisation in Syria. Approximately 225,000 people have been identified by Mercy Corps as being in need of urgent support before the winter. The main locations affected have been identified as: Quneitra, Wadi Barada, and North Homs (Ar-Rastan, Talbeesa). According […]


Typhoon, the Philippines

Humanitarian

On 19 October 2016 we responded to a funding alert in response to Typhoon Haima (Lawin) in the Philippines. Typhoon Haima (Lawin) has affected the Ilocos Region, Cordillera Administrative Region, Cagayan Valley and Central Luzon. Around 250 municipalities experienced gales and landslides that destroyed tens of thousands of homes and killed at least 8 people. The […]


Displacement due to violence, Somalia

Humanitarian

On 20 October 2016 we responded to a funding alert in response to displacement in Somalia. Approximately 50,000 people have been displaced due to a conflict that started on 7 October 2016 and intensified on 13 October. The affected location is North Galkayo, Mudug Region, Puntland. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian […]


Democratic Republic of the Congo, storms

Humanitarian

On 17 October 2016 we responded to a funding alert for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raised in response to torrential rains and storm winds. The storm hit on the afternoon of 9 October, affecting the Kasongo, Kunda and Samba areas. In Kasongo, approximately 850 houses, 25 schools and 6 churches have suffered […]


Niger, Rift Valley Fever

Humanitarian

On 12 October 2016 we responded to a funding alert for Niger, raised in response to a Rift Valley fever outbreak in the Tahoua region. Rift Valley fever is an acute viral disease most commonly observed in domesticated animals; it has the ability to infect and cause illness in humans. By 22 September, the World […]


Mass displacement in Afghanistan

Humanitarian

On 11 October 2016 we responded to a funding alert for Afghanistan raised in response to mass displacement as a result of continued violence in the country. The UN announced that as many as 10,000 people have become internally displaced following the fighting in the city of Kunduz between the Afghan National Security Forces and […]


Hurricane Matthew: flooding in Haiti

Humanitarian

On 7 October 2016 we responded to a funding alert for Haiti, raised in response to Hurricane Matthew, which made landfall on 4 October 2016. Hurricane Matthew has been reported as the most powerful Caribbean storm in nearly a decade. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency announced that 14,530 people were evacuated to shelters as […]


Mali – flooding

Humanitarian

On 10 October 2016 we responded to a funding alert for Mali, raised in anticipation of flooding in the Niger River basin in Mali. OPIDEN (Outil de Prédiction des Inondations dans la Delta Intérieur du Niger) – a tool developed to predict the timing, level and extent of flooding for the inner Niger Delta – […]


Displacement, Democratic Republic of the Congo

Humanitarian

On 28 September 2016 we responded to a funding alert for the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), raised in response to the high number of South Sudanese refugees entering the country. As of 22 September, UNHCR had registered some 13,000 South Sudanese refugees, while over 10,000 are still to be registered. Refugee numbers have […]


Floods in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea

Humanitarian

On 13 September 2016 we responded to a funding alert raised due to flooding in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). A typhoon, coupled with low pressure over the northwest of the country, caused the heavy rain that flooded the Tumen River. Around 35,500 houses have been damaged or destroyed, and around 16,000 hectares […]