Emergency preparedness and humanitarian action


WHO responds to medicine shortage in Iraq, 2014WHO responds to medicine shortages in Iraq, June 2014Humanitarian action has entered unchartered territory in terms of the number of people requiring assistance, mainly as a result of the crisis in the Syrian Arab Republic, where almost 9.5 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance as of May 2014. Overall, more than 56 million people in 13 countries in the Eastern Mediterranean Region are currently affected by natural disasters and violence resulting from political conflict.

News

27 August 2014 – Blocked roads between Anbar governorate’s cities and districts are hampering humanitarian efforts to provide basic needs of food, drinking-water and health supplies. Shortages in electricity, fuel,...

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Gaza, 18 August 2014 – The World Health Organization has been providing medicines and medical supplies to the Palestinian Ministry of Health to fill critical shortages in hospitals in the...

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In June 2014, fighting between rival militias erupted in the cities of Tripoli and Benghazi in Libya, leading to thousands of families fleeing their homes in Tripoli and Benghazi. Many foreign...

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In focus

Technical information on chemical accidents management is provided in the fact sheets and other publications and related links listed below. The...

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Events

Second Arab Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction

The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNISDR), the Government of the Arab Republic of Egypt, the South Sinai Governorate and the League of Arab States (LAS) are organizing...

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