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30 May 2007 description


Nomadic pastoralism is commonly practiced lifestyle in Sub-Saharan Africa. The lifestyle of nomadic pastoralists is often considered incompatible with the way of life or aspirations of the bulk of the population and vexes the plans of governments. Usually, the nomads move from place to place in search of grazing land for their livestock and drinking water for themselves and their herds.

19 Dec 2006 description

Weeks of heavy rains have caused extensive flooding in central and southern Somalia and neighbouring Kenya and Ethiopia . More than 100 people have died and up to 2 million people are affected across the three countries. Severe food insecurity caused by a prolonged drought throughout the region is affecting up to 8.5 million people.

19 Jun 2006 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Department for Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on the health aspects of selected 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.

31 Jul 2000 description

Politics and planning