He stressed that OCHA
could not develop and provide this program without the generous support of the State of Qatar, adding that the State's generosity and continued humanitarian response is commendable.
According to OCHA
, many civilians trapped in conflict areas face the dilemma of not knowing whether to remain in their homes or leave and face the uncertainty of clashes and shelling.
At least 10 people from five districts were still missing, OCHA
The hardest-hit are northern and western Afghanistan, where wheat planting has been either delayed or downsized in some 20 provinces, mainly because of a lack of rain and snowfall in the winter, the OCHA
He said that the Saudi grant would support OCHA
humanitarian activities in Yemen and part of the funds would support OCHA
humanitarian partnerships with the Middle East and Central Asia.
"Incidents of violence, some of which led to the death of aid workers, substantially disrupted aid operations, forcing the suspension of response activities in multiple locations," OCHA
said in a report.
Despite the enormous challenges, humanitarian partners established 234 Diarrhea Treatment Centers and 1,084 Oral Rehydration Corners in 225 affected districts in 20 governorates, according to OCHA
. Some 3.6 million people have been connected to disinfected water supply networks in 12 governorates.
But even as needs are rising steadily, the 2016 appeal has received only a quarter of the total requested so far, leaving a gap of $16.1 billion, OCHA
said, releasing the revised figures on Monday in New York.
The UN Ocha
also noted that the City Health Office was concerned that water shortages may raise the risks of diarrhea and other waterborne diseases among children and other vulnerable groups, adding that six evacuees reportedly died last December and January.
The UN office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA
) said in its latest report received Monday that there has been a further reduction in rainfall in most areas of Juba and Shabelle basins inside Somalia as well as the Ethiopian highlands compared to the previous week.
Last week, the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA
) released three reports showing the billowing number of civilian deaths in Yemen, Ukraine and Libya.
RAMALLAH, August 28, 2015 (WAFA) At least 54 Palestinian civilians, including eight children, were injured during the third week of August 2015, in various clashes with Israeli forces across the West Bank, said the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA