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DAILY WRAP 20 July 2018

OCHA/Giles Clarke
UN agency warns conditions around Yemen’s key port city of Hudaydah still ‘very bad’, as staff rush to deliver aidUnited Nations migration agency staff in Yemen say the key port city of Hudaydah remains “a difficult environment” for the delivery of aid to thousands of people displaced by heavy fighting this week.

UNICEF/Alaa Al-Faqir
Syria: Scaled-up assistance, ‘sustained access’ needed to 140,000 made homeless, says UNHCRFollowing a Government-led assault on Syria’s opposition-held areas, an estimated 140,000 people in the country’s south-west remain homeless and in need of help, the United Nation Refugee Agency (UNCHR) said on Friday, calling for sustained access to displaced communities.

UNICEF/Bashir Ahmed Sujan
Refugee health services on track despite record level of displacement, says UN agencyDespite record numbers of people fleeing conflict and natural disasters globally, vital health services have been largely able to cope, the United Nations refugee agency has said; although communicable diseases, anaemia and stunting remain areas of concern.

FAO/Sean Gallagher
UN agriculture agency digs in to help forests and farms build resilience to climate changeMillions of small-scale farmers will be better equipped to withstand the negative impacts of climate change while at the same time improving livelihoods, thanks to a new global push by the United Nations agriculture agency announced during World Forest Week.

E-Governance: A powerful tool to combat, mitigate and sustainably manage disaster risksE-governance plays a critical role in building inclusive, resilient societies both before and in response to disasters, according to a United Nations report issued this week.

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