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

8 December 2014 – The total number of internally displaced persons (IDPs) in Iraq has reached 2.1 million people, with 40% of those displaced in the Kurdistan region of Iraq....

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Libya crisis situation update

30 November 2014 – A United Nations (UN) interagency assessment mission took place from 17 to 22 October to assess the operational environment in Tripoli. It is now estimated that...

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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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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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