Headlines (last 30 days)
- UN News: Plus d'un Haïtien sur trois a besoin d'une aide alimentaire urgente. 9 Nov 2019
- CRS: Humanitarian disaster brewing in Haiti. 17 Oct 2019
- UN SC: UN peacekeeping operations in Haiti are coming to a close. 15 Oct 2019
Most read reports
- UN News: Haïti : plus d’une personne sur trois a besoin d’une aide alimentaire urgente. 9 Nov 2019
- CRS: CRS: Humanitarian disaster looms in Haiti. 17 Oct 2019
- UN DGC: Regular press briefing by the Information Service: Haiti (8 November 2019). 9 Nov 2019
- OCHA: Haiti: Humanitarian Funding Overview (as of as of 11 November 2019). 11 Nov 2019
- OCHA: Haïti : Aperçu du financement humanitaire (en date du 11 novembre 2019). 11 Nov 2019
Global trends and challenges
More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.
International prices of wheat increased in September mostly because of weather-related concerns, while maize quotations fell further on crop harvest pressure. International rice prices remained generally firm, supported by seasonally tight availabilities of fragrant rice and strong demand for higher quality Indica supplies.
70 YEARS AND COUNTING
Seven decades ago, the world was recovering from a devastating world war. For millions of child survivors of that war, peace still encompassed a landscape of significant challenges and damaged futures. UNICEF was created to help those children – no matter who they were, no matter where they were from. The only thing that mattered for the nascent organization was achieving results for children in need.
La faim persiste dans les zones de conflits chroniques malgré de bonnes récoltes mondiales
Les urgences liées à la sécurité alimentaire sont appelées à augmenter
This website allows you to explore how different scenarios of global greenhouse gas emissions and adaptation to climate change could change the geography of food insecurity in developing and least-developed countries. By altering the levels of future global greenhouse gas emissions and/or the levels of adaptation, you can see how vulnerability to food insecurity changes over time, and compare and contrast these different future scenarios with each other and the present day.
Ongoing conflicts continue to intensify food insecurity
Global agricultural prospects are improving but lean seasons loom in near future
8 December 2016, Rome - Civil conflict and weather-related shocks have severely stressed food security in 2016, increasing the number of countries in need of food assistance, according to a FAO report. The new edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report, released today, highlights 39 countries that are in need of external assistance for food.
Prospects for global cereal production in 2016 continued to improve in recent months with significant upward revisions for maize and wheat, reflecting particularly favourable weather conditions in some of the large producing countries.
COUNTRIES IN NEED OF EXTERNAL ASSISTANCE: FAO estimates that 36 countries, including 28 in Africa, are in need of external assistance for food. Persisting conflicts and drought induced production declines are the main causes that have stressed food security in 2016.
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION,
Having regard to the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union,
Having regard to Council Regulation (EC) No 1257/96 of 20 June 1996 concerning humanitarian aid1 , and in particular Article 2, Article 4 and Article 15(2) and (3) thereof,
Having regard to Council Decision 2013/755/EU of 25 November 2013 on the association of the overseas countries and territories with the European Union2 , and in particular Article 79 thereof,
Los desastres ocurridos en el cuarto trimestre de 2013 (octubre, noviembre y diciembre) afectaron a unas 699,020 personas. La Sequía e inundaciones fueron los mayores desastres.
El Dengue en América Latina y el Caribe ha afectado a más de 2.2 millones de personas y dejado unas 1,000 muertes en 2013.
América Central, República Dominicana y Paraguay han sido gravemente impactados.
Disasters in the reporting period affected 699,020 people. Drought and flooding were the biggest disasters.
Dengue in Latin America and the Caribbean affected more than 2.2 million people and killed 1,000 in 2013. Central America, the Dominican Republic and Paraguay were the most severely affected.
OCHA allocated US$2.5 million in CERF funds to assist people affected by drought in Bolivia, and $85,000 in emergency funds to assist those affected by heavy rainfall in the Lesser Antilles.
302 human impact disasters claimed 29,782 lives; affected 206 million and inflicted record economic damages of $366 billion in 2011
Geneva, 18 January 2012 – For two consecutive years the long-term disasters trend has been bucked by major earthquakes which claimed thousands of lives and affected millions in both 2010 and 2011, according to new statistics published today by CRED and the UN office for disaster risk reduction, UNISDR.
This report covers the period 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2010.
Programme purpose: The secretariat of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) in the Americas Zone seeks to provide all possible and relevant support to the 35 Red Cross Societies of the Americas, aiming to increase their capacities to reach and assist a greater number of vulnerable people living in high-risk conditions.
- BRAZIL: Heavy rains during the past week in Rio de Janeiro state killed at least 229 people.
- HAITI: To date 90 per cent - around 1.2 million people - have received some form of shelter assistance.
- GUATEMALA: The World Food Programme has appealed for a contribution of US$14 million.
The first trimester of 2010 has been dominated by two major earthquakes with devastating impacts in Haiti and Chile. On 12 January, an earthquake with a magnitude of 7.0 on the Richter scale severely hit Haiti and its capital, affecting around 3 million people - one in every three Haitians. Over 220,000 people were killed and an estimated 300,000 people injured.
Caribbean Red Cross Program Transitions into Second Phase
A USAID/OFDA-supported Red Cross program to strengthen disaster preparedness in the Caribbean concluded its first phase in August and will begin phase two in October.
The program, "Readiness to Respond: Increased Disaster Preparedness through Enhanced Coordination and Community Awareness," is a joint effort between USAID/OFDA, the American Red Cross, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies, and Caribbean Red Cross societies.
USAID/OFDA provided more than …
Latin American Countries Adopt the Incident Command System
USAID/OFDA is providing assistance to 16 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) that are implementing the Incident Command System (ICS).
The ICS is a predefined chain of command first employed in the U.S. state of California in the 1970s in response to extensive forest fires.