The European Union’s gesture demonstrates continued commitment towards solidarity and burden- and responsibility-sharing with countries such as Pakistan, which hosts large numbers of refugees.
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A charter flight from Tripoli to Lagos yesterday pushed the total number of people assisted through IOM's Voluntary Humanitarian Return programme to over 50,000 returnees to 44 countries since 2015.
Fighting between military actors and armed groups has spread from North Kivu to Ituri province. It comes on top of intercommunal violence that has forced more than 100,000 people to flee this year.
East Africa is home to more than 14 million IDPs, most of whom rely on humanitarian aid to survive. Funding is already short of what is needed to support these communities, without the locust threat.
Save the Children is warning that without a major increase in the humanitarian response in Zimbabwe, lives will be lost as children and their families adopt more extreme coping mechanisms to survive.
The improved connection via the construction of Bamingui bridge to Bangui helps support local economic development and ensures humanitarian aid can reach people in the northeastern part of the country.
Humanitarian organisations and UN agencies won't need to apply for authorisation of the General Intelligence Service and the Military Intelligence, facilitating the delivery of humanitarian aid.
Hundreds of thousands of newly displaced civilians in the Idlib area are running out of options to find basic safety. The daily reality of cold, wet and snowy weather is compounding the conditions.
More than 55,000 Malian refugees live in Mbera camp in eastern Mauritania, 60km from the border with Mali. With little or no opportunity for integration into the labour market, they survive mainly on aid.
As the locusts continue their invasion throughout eastern Africa, and more details emerge about the scale of need in affected areas, the cost of action has already doubled, to $138 million.