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16 Mar 2017 description

By 2008, for the first time in history more people lived in cities than in rural areas. Today the world’s urban population stands at about 3.9 billion, but it is expected to surpass six billion within 30 years. Close to 90 percent of the increase will be concentrated in developing countries in Asia and Africa, particularly India, China and Nigeria .
Estimates vary but it is likely that more than one billion people live in urban slums, the fastest growing human habitat.

08 Feb 2017 description
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The interactive map, found at https://www.humanitarianresponse.info/en/assessments/map, allows you to check if assessments have taken place in certain locations, if they are planned or ongoing and if something has already happened in a specific sector. The interactive global Assessment registry is built from assessments uploaded on humanitarianresponse.info by OCHA, the cluster leads and humanitarian partners. You can filter by country, cluster, organization and date.

20 Apr 2016 description

In 2014, the Adapting to an Urban World project was developed in order to modify assessment methods and tools for urban contexts. The project is co-led by the global Food Security Cluster and the World Food Programme, supported by a Steering Committee made up of cluster partners.

By 2016, with a completed desk review and 5 country case studies, the project has compiled a variety of lessons and recommendations.

11 Feb 2016 description

SITUATION ANALYSIS

Thanks to further funds received during the month of October, WFP was able to raise the food assistance amount to US$ 21.6 per person at a maximum of ve members per household in November and December.

27 Nov 2015 description

Situation Analysis

  • Limited sector funding in September continued to severely restrict the scale of the food assistance activities. WFP provided US$ 13.5 per person and introduced capping of assistance to ve members per household, ensuring that limited assistance reaches the maximum number of households and that highly and severely vulnerable households continue to be supported. In addition, from September onwards the assistance to cases beneting from individual safety net assistance was discontinued.

02 Oct 2015 description

By 2008, for the first time in history more people lived in cities than in rural areas.

Today the world’s urban population stands at about 3.9 billion, but it is expected to surpass six billion within 30 years. Close to 90 percent of the increase will be concentrated in developing countries in Asia and Africa, particularly India, China and Nigeria.

Estimates vary but it is likely that more than one billion people live in urban slums, the fastest growing human habitat.