Dire winter conditions expose shocking gaps in humanitarian assistance for thousands displaced

A lack of coordination and major gaps in humanitarian assistance are causing untold hardship for many of the 900,000 people displaced by the conflict in Iraq who are sheltering in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, said Amnesty.


UNHCR condemns massacres in Beni, DRC, and calls for humanitarian access

Multiple attacks over the last three months have caused widespread fear and displacement. UNHCR is appealing for humanitarian access to help people in distress.


Disaster-induced deaths triple in Asia-Pacific

Published by ESCAP, the Statistical Yearbook for Asia and the Pacific 2014 states that the increase in deaths during the past decade is largely due to a handful of extreme disasters.

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Maize, rice, wheat farming must become more sustainable - FAO

Cereal-based farming systems must join the transition to sustainable agriculture if they are to meet unprecedented demand for maize, rice and wheat.

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