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21 Jan 2008 description

This year, three key developments have influenced WHO's emergency work: 1) the increasing demands from Member States to strengthen WHO's emergency response operations; 2) the implementation of the humanitarian reform, resulting in new responsibilities for WHO; and 3) lessons learned during recent crises.

06 Sep 2002 description

This report includes:

11 Jan 2002 description

The U.S. National Intelligence Council (NIC) has released a report identifying 20 humanitarian emergencies worldwide, affecting approximately 42 million people. "Global Humanitarian Emergencies: Trends and Projections, 2001-2002" predicts that the international community will continue to respond and provide aid to these countries, but that resources will remain below needs.

09 Jan 2001 description


MEDIA BRIEF: WFP's HUNGER MAP AND HUNGER HOT SPOTS 2001
As the UN's frontline agency in the global fight against hunger, WFP has long produced vulnerability assessment maps for individual countries where it runs operations.

The WFP Hunger Map gives the macro view of world hunger, helping to locate the estimated 830 million undernourished people who live across the globe.

Educational Tool

09 Jan 2001 description

NEW YORK - Today, Catherine Bertini, the head of the United Nations World Food Programme, presented a World Hunger Map, which illustrates the extent of global hunger, now estimated as affecting 830 million people around the world. She used the map to show that millions went hungry not just because of conflict or natural disaster but also because of the effects of being poor.

17 Nov 2000 description

This report includes: (A) West and Central Asia: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Tajikistan, (3) Georgia, (4) Armenia (B) West Africa Coastal: (1) Regional, (2) Sierra Leone (C) Palestinian Territory (D) East Timor (E) Kenya (F) Mozambique (G) Uganda (H) Angola (I) FR Yugoslavia / Kosovo (J) DPR Korea