Appeals & Response Plans
- Egypt: Floods - Oct 2016
- Syria/Iraq: Polio Outbreak - Oct 2013
- Egypt: Floods - Jan 2010
- Influenza A (H1N1) Pandemic - Apr 2009
- Egypt: Landslide - Sep 2008
- Locusts - Aug 2004
- Egypt: Floods - Nov 1994
- Sudan/Egypt: Earthquakes - Aug 1993
- Egypt: Earthquake - Oct 1992
- Egypt: Floods Due To Canal Collapse - Dec 1991
Maps & Infographics
Fall Armyworm (Spodoptera frugiperda), FAW, is an insect native to tropical and subtropical regions of the Americas. Its larval stage (photo) feeds on more than 80 plant species, including maize, rice, sorghum, millet, sugarcane, vegetable crops, and cotton. FAW can cause significant yield losses if not well managed. It can have a number of generations per year and the moth can fly up to 100 km per night. Its modality of introduction along with its biological and ecological adaptation across Africa are still speculative.
By EUNICE OMOLLO
The MPs, drawn from seven countries in Africa, met in Nairobi last week, where they also declared to harmonise their legislations and coordinate interventions to accelerate the abandonment of FGM in the region.
Extreme weather drives displacement from the Horn of Africa
UN University and Norwegian Refugee Council: Thousands of people in the Horn of Africa are at risk of being displaced across borders as extreme weather increases in frequency.
Index Number: AFR 01/010/2014
At the 55th Ordinary Session of the African Commission on Human and Peoples' Rights, Amnesty International drew attention to forced evictions, highlighting examples from Kenya, Nigeria and Egypt.
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
In Focus 1
North Africa 2
Northeast Africa 4
Horn of Africa 5
This month’s Conflict Trends report provides an overview of violent conflict trends and patterns in Africa in January 2013.
NAIROBI, 23 January (IRIN) - Health officials have expressed concern over the high rates of bilharzia - a waterborne parasite that attacks the liver, lungs and eyes of humans - among children living around the vital regional water resource of Lake Victoria.
The foreign operations appropriations bill for FY 2001 is currently being acted on by the Senate and will soon go to a conference committee. Within this bill is funding for the Migration and Refugee Affairs (MRA) account. From the MRA account the U.S. makes contributions to UNHCR, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and others who protect and assist refugees around the world.