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17 Oct 2017 description
report European Union

On Monday 16 October 2017 the Council adopted the EU Annual Report on Human Rights And Democracy in the World in 2016.

2016 was a challenging year for human rights and democracy, with a shrinking space for civil society and complex humanitarian and political crises emerging. In this context, the European Union showed leadership and remained strongly committed to promote and protect human rights and democracy across the world.

21 Jul 2017 description

Continued heavy rainfall causes ooding in Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. Below-average rainfall since mid-May has led to abnormal dryness across eastern Uganda and southwestern Kenya. Moisture deficits are likely to negatively impact cropping and Pastoral activities.

  2. Repeated weeks of very heavy, above-normal rains have oversaturated the ground in parts of Ethiopia, Sudan, and South Sudan. More heavy rain during the next week is likely to cause further flooding.

20 Dec 2016 description
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Screenshot of the interactive content as of 20 Dec 2016.

The map below shows asylum applications by under age 18 year olds and gender. Darker colours mean more people have applied in a certain country. Use the slider to select a year or the drop down menus below to display data for different age groups or different home countries.

04 Mar 2016 description

Drought develops over Afghanistan and Tajikistan; early season dryness in the Gulf of Guinea region

Africa Weather Hazards

24 Jul 2015 description

Increased rainfall unlikely to overcome deficits in Central America, Hispaniola, and parts of West Africa

Africa Weather Hazards

  1. A slightly delayed start to the season with sporadic light rains in recent weeks has resulted in abnormal dryness for Gambia and central areas of Senegal. Dry ground conditions have led to delayed planting and have negatively impacted livestock health.

24 Aug 2009 description
report UN General Assembly

General Assembly
Sixty-fourth session
Item 72 (a) of the provisional agenda
Strengthening of the coordination of humanitarian and
disaster relief assistance of the United Nations, including
special economic assistance: strengthening of the coordination

26 Oct 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional offices and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.

31 Oct 2007 description

"The number of people threatened by natural disasters had increased by three times over the last 30 years and the number of people affected by natural disasters doubled every 10 years. Tens of millions of people had been affected this year by floods in countries all over the world. The link between the increase in disasters and climate change, which had been predicted by scientists, was unmistakable. Also, more people were now living in exposed areas. Some of the biggest cities in the world were built in disaster zones.

11 Jul 2003 description


This report includes:
A) Middle East and Central Asia: (1) Palestinian Territories, (2) Iraq, (3) Iran, (4) Afghanistan, (5) Pakistan

B) East and Central Africa: (1) DR Congo, (2) Burundi, (3) Rwanda, (4) Uganda, (5) Tanzania, (6) Kenya, (7) Eritrea, (8) Djibouti

C) West Africa: (1) Mauritania (2) Liberia (3) Côte d'Ivoire

D) Southern Africa: (1) Regional, (2) Angola, (3) Zambia, (4) Tanzania, (5) Malawi, (6) Zimbabwe, (7) Mozambique, (8) Swaziland, (9) Madagascar

E) Asia: (1) Indonesia, (2) DPR Korea

26 Oct 2001 description

This report includes: (A) West and Central Asia: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3) Iran (B) East Asia: (1) Democratic People's Republic of Korea (C) East and Southern Africa Region: (1) Somalia, (2) Uganda, (3) Eritrea (D) Central Africa Region: (1) Angola, (2) Namibia, (3) Democratic Republic of Congo (E) West Africa Region: (1) Sierra Leone, (2) Guinea, (3) Liberia (F) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Belize, (2) Central America overview, (3) Honduras, (4) Guatemala, (5) El Salvador (G) Eastern Europe Region: (1) Armenia

12 Oct 2001 description

This report includes: (A) West and Central Asia: (1) Afghanistan, (2) Pakistan, (3) Iran (B) Latin America and Caribbean Region: (1) Belize, (2) Central America Drought (C) Middle East: (1) Palestinian Territories, (2) Yemen (D) West Africa: (1) Regional overview, (2) Sierra Leone, (3) Liberia, (4) Guinea (E) Great Lakes: (1) Tanzania (F) Central Africa: (1) Democratic Republic of Congo (G) Southern Africa: (1) Angola (H) Horn of Africa: (1) Eritrea, (2) Ethiopia, (3) Kenya