2017 – Issue 2

Crisis within crisis

Is the Somalia tragedy a case study in the challenges involved in getting ahead of crises in a country ravaged by war?

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Humanitarian index

Number of people suspected of being ill with cholera in Yemen as of 14 August 2017. By then, more than 2,000 people had lost their lives to the disease. (source: World Health Organization)
Number of safe burials conducted by Red Cross National Societies during the Ebola outbreak in West Africa between 2013 and 2016. This accounted for more than half of all safe and dignified burials carried out during the outbreak. (source: IFRC)
Number of bicycles the Red Cross Society of China will provide to volunteers under a partnership with IFRC (with support from the government of China) to help volunteers more easily reach isolated and vulnerable communities in China. (source: Red Cross Society of China)
Number of hot meals distributed per month by volunteers of the Iraqi Red Crescent Society to families displaced during fighting in Mosul, Iraq in 2017. (source: IFRC)
Approximate number of people reliant on aid in Yemen, which as a country is now considered the world’s single largest humanitarian crisis. (source: ICRC)

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