United in responding to famine
August 2017 - Over 61 million people, including children like Nyubol, in Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Uganda and Yemen are in dire need of humanitarian assistance. People in these eight countries are grappling with food shortages and acute malnutrition – a deadly combination that weakens their immune system and increases their susceptibility to diseases like cholera and measles. Health Cluster partners are actively responding to this humanitarian crisis.
19 August 2017 - Health Cluster partners and humanitarians everywhere are coming together to mark World Humanitarian Day (WHD). Every year on 19 August we pay tribute to aid workers who risk their lives in humanitarian service, and to rally support for people affected by crises around the world.
5 April 2017 - An estimated 1 in 5 people are affected by depression and anxiety in emergencies and conflict situations. Yet, mental health services are often non-existent or not accessible. On World Health Day (7 April 2017), we provide a snapshot of what Health Cluster partners are doing to support mental health services during emergencies.