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Monthly Humanitarian Bulletin (November 2016)


  • The humanitarian community is mobilizing to provide life-saving, emergency assistance to vulnerable Afghan families over winter. However, a longer-term view is essential to break cyclical patterns of need.
  • For IRC, cash assistance to respond to emergencies is working: their global strategy aims to increase use of cash in humanitarian assistance from about 6 per cent in 2015 to 25 per cent by 2020.
  • A new study examines the way conflict affects how humanitarian organisations operate.
  • WHO report that with the large number of returnees, health services are overstretched.
United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Original Publication Date: 
14 Dec 2016
Document type: 
Humanitarian Bulletin
Public Information and Advocacy
Public Information Unit
Coordination hub(s): 
National Level Coordination