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21 Jun 2017 description

by Emma Batha

Total assistance rose for a fourth consecutive year, but the pace of growth slowed - one factor behind the slowdown may have been the lack of sudden large-scale disasters

LONDON, June 21 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - International humanitarian aid hit a record $27.3 billion last year, but several leading donors in the Middle East slashed their contributions, data published on Wednesday showed.

05 Dec 2016 description

Introduction

Lorsqu’une communauté est frappée par une catastrophe ou lorsqu’une crise survient, il faut réagir vite a fin de protéger ses moyens d’existence. Quand ceux-ci sont principalement agricoles, ce qui est le cas de 70 à 80 pour cent des personnes dans les pays en développement, c’est alors la survie même des populations qui est en jeu.

26 May 2016 description

Livestock owners affected by the drought in Ethiopia are receiving critical livelihood recovery assistance thanks to Belgium’s USD 500 000 contribution to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO).

13 Sep 2011 description

On 12 September, Minister for Development Cooperation Olivier Chastel went to the largest refugee camp in the world, which is in Dadaab in Kenya. Altogether, some 440,000 people are staying here, and it is thought that by the end of the year, this figure will have risen to 550,000.

09 Aug 2011 description

The emergency situation in the Horn of Africa is currently the worst in the world, affecting over 13 million people in 5 different countries.

“This crisis exists on several fronts, affecting food, nutrition, sanitation, security, economics, agriculture and pastures. It affects local populations, refugees and internally displaced people,” lamented the Minister for Development Cooperation, Olivier Chastel.

29 Jul 2011 description

Drought in the Horn of Africa has left 12.4 million people in need of help. While international attention to the emergency has peaked in recent weeks, CERF funds have been addressing the crisis since rainfalls failed at the end of 2010. More than $94 million dollars has been allocated to drought-affected countries this year.

29 Jul 2011 description

La sécheresse dans la Corne de l’Afrique, la pire depuis 60 ans, menace la survie de centaines de milliers de personnes. La situation est particulièrement critique en Somalie, où l'ONU a décrété formellement la famine dans deux régions du Sud. La flambée des prix alimentaires et la poursuite du conflit dans ce pays ont entraîné d’énormes déplacements de populations. Chaque jour, des milliers de Somaliens fuient vers l’Ethiopie, le Kenya et Djibouti. Au total, 12 millions de personnes sont en danger de mort si elles ne reçoivent pas d’urgence une assistance alimentaire.