Humanitarian Health Action

WHO responding to the crisis in Vanuatu

A mother and her two children wait for food and water to be delivered in front of their damaged home
WHO/Vanuatu
A mother and her two children wait for food and water to be delivered in front of their damaged home.

15 April 2015, PORT VILA – Working with the Ministry of Health of Vanuatu and other partners, the World Health Organization (WHO) has made significant progress in addressing the health needs of the more than 160 000 people affected by Cyclone Pam. However, a month after the Category 5 storm ravaged the Pacific island country, many pressing health challenges remain.

WHO appeals for funding to address increasing health needs in Yemen

With the current shortage of ambulances, WHO is coordinating with the Ministry of Public Health and Population to relocate ambulances to governorates with the largest numbers of injured patients.
WHO/Yemen
With the current shortage of ambulances, WHO is coordinating with the Ministry of Public Health and Population to relocate ambulances to governorates with the largest numbers of injured patients.

14 April 2015, Cairo, Egypt – The World Health Organization is seeking US$ 25.2 million to meet humanitarian health needs in Yemen for the coming 3 months. WHO working in close coordination with national health authorities will focus on five key activities: strengthening delivery of trauma care, supporting delivery of primary health care, conduct health assessments, coordinating the Health Cluster to ensure a consolidated response and support water, sanitation and hygiene activities to ensure sufficient safe water supply.

Emergency Risk and Crisis Management Strategic Plans and Reports

Recent crises

Health Emergency Highlights

This issue features the health situation and Health Cluster response to the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, the Central African Republic, and Ukraine. WHO hosted a Member State briefing on the WHO response to Grade 3 emergencies.