New violence displaces more than 64,300 people

Despite positive return trends from IDP sites over recent weeks, the renewed surge in inter-communal violence has prompted huge numbers to seek safety in public buildings in the capital, Bangui.

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Population growth far outpaces food supply in the Sahel

While the population grew rapidly, the production of crops remained essentially unchanged. Researchers warn that global warming and insurgencies will further exacerbate the food scarcity in the region.


Cities as an area of risk

For the first time, the World Risk Index analyzed 140 countries for the risk their urban populations face, based on 21 indicators such as urban population living in slums and urban literacy.

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Latest Global Emergency Overview highlights Ebola crisis, clashes in DRC and Mali

The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.

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