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17 Oct 2016 description


As of 11 August, there was an approximate 55–60% chance of La Niña conditions developing during the last quarter of 2016 and first quarter of 2017. It is forecasted to be weak and short-lived.

11 Feb 2015 description

Niger - Conflict
• Over the last two to three days, active combats between Boko Haram insurgents and a mix of patrols from Niger and Chadian forces took place in Diffa. Although no report is currently available, significant causalities are reported among the civilian population. On 9 February, the Parliament of Niger gave a green light for the deployment of additional troops in the Diffa area.

05 Dec 2014 description


The Desert Locust (SGR1 ) situation deteriorated along the Red Sea coast in the central outbreak region during November. Aerial and ground operations treated swarms and groups of adults and hoppers on close to 83,000 ha in Sudan during this month. A few adult locusts were detected on the Gulf of Aden & the Red Sea coastal plains in Yemen the last week of November. No locusts were reported in Ethiopia, Oman or Somalia and no reports were received from Eritrea or Saudi Arabia during this period (DLCO-EA, DLMCC/Yemen, LCC/Oman, PPD/Sudan).

30 Dec 2012 description

The Joint Assessment Mission (JAM) conducted in September 2012 aimed at obtaining a better understanding of the situation, needs, risks, capacities and vulnerabilities of refugees in Malawi with regard to food, livelihood, their nutritional/health situation and related matters. The current programme is coming to an end, and this JAM Report aims to provide information for further assistance through the design of a new programme cycle for both WFP (the PRRO) and UNHCR. The last JAM was carried out in 2009 in coordination with the GoM and other stakeholders.

09 Jun 2012 description
report Human Rights Watch

Government Won’t Host Summit if al-Bashir Attends

(Johannesburg, June 9, 2012) – The Malawi government showed strong support for victims of international crimes by deciding not to be the host of the African Union (AU) summit if President Omar al-Bashir of Sudan is allowed to attend, African civil society organizations and international organizations with a presence in Africa said today.

19 Oct 2011 description


Case: The Prosecutor v. Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir Situation: Darfur, Sudan

On 19 October 2011, Pre-Trial Chamber I of the International Criminal Court (ICC) issued a decision requesting the Republic of Malawi to submit, no later than 11 November 2011, any observations with regard to the alleged failure by the Republic of Malawi to comply with the cooperation requests issued by the Court for the arrest and surrender of the Sudanese President, Omar Hassan Ahmad Al Bashir.

12 May 2009 description

CERF Advisory Group concludes deliberations in New York

The CERF Advisory Group met in New York on 28 and 29 April 2009. Ms. Yoka Brandt of the Netherlands was elected as chair and Mr. Moazzam Malik of the UK as vice-chair.

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. John Holmes presented a review of the CERF, including progress made against the Management Response Matrix, developed in response to the recommendations made by the Two-year Evaluation of the CERF.

11 May 2008 description

By Skye Wheeler

JUBA, Sudan, May 11 (Reuters) - Lying on a sagging mattress and wincing slightly, Anna Lado laughs at the idea that she should have been afraid of giving birth to her first child, now lying in a crib near her in a hospital in south Sudan.

"It's natural," she smiles.

But in fact, she received a life-saving caesarean in the capital Juba's teaching hospital: a relatively rare operation in south Sudan where one in 50 women die in childbirth, the world's highest maternal mortality rate.

In this vast expanse of dusty scrubland where around 10 …

12 Dec 2007 description
report IRIN

NEW YORK, 12 December 2007 (IRIN) - The world has the technical ability but lacks the political will to eliminate global hunger, a scourge afflicting one in eight people that is as much a violation of human rights as torture, according to a report by the NGO, Action Against Hunger.

A main tenet of the study, the Justice of Eating - the Struggle for Food and Dignity in Recent Humanitarian Crises, is that the right to food is an inextricable part of the basic set of freedoms embodying human rights that are collectively the minimum conditions necessary for the realisation of human …

28 Dec 2005 description

Conor Lenihan T.D., Minister of State for Development Cooperation and Human Rights, today announced details of a humanitarian and recovery aid package of over €12.8 million for Africa and the Middle East.

10 Jun 2005 description

ROME -- President Olusegun Obasanjo of Nigeria and the Executive Director of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), James Morris, today called for greater efforts to eradicate child hunger and malnutrition in Africa, ahead of next month's summit of the G8 leading industrialised countries in Scotland.

President Obasanjo, who was in Rome for discussions with Morris and to address WFP's governing Executive Board, said Nigeria was working with WFP and other agencies to give agriculture and food security pride of place.

03 Jun 2005 description

Bruxelles, 3 juin 2005. - Ce vendredi 3/06/2005 , le Ministre de la Coopération au développement, Armand De Decker, a rencontré le Directeur exécutif du Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM), Mr. James MORRIS.

Le Ministre De Decker relaie le cri de détresse du PAM face à la situation critique dans laquelle des centaines de milliers de réfugiés se trouvent actuellement, en particulier en Afrique, ainsi qu'au risque de sous-financement des opérations humanitaires d'urgence du PAM.

30 Jul 2003 description
report AlertNet

By Lars Inge Staveland

16 Dec 2002 description

ROME - The United Nations World Food Programme today officially launched the Africa Hunger Alert campaign, aimed at drawing international attention to the unprecedented hunger crisis gripping the African continent where 38 million people face starvation.

03 Dec 2002 description


WASHINGTON - From now through 2003, up to 35 million people in Africa will need food aid. The U.S. Agency for International Development is working with its partners--the World Food Program, other donors, and the private voluntary community--to deliver up to 2.75 million metric tons of food to help meet this need.

13 Nov 2002 description

The Federation's mission is to improve the lives of vulnerable people by mobilizing the power of humanity. It is the world's largest humanitarian organization and its millions of volunteers are active in 178 countries. For more information: www.ifrc.org