Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Luban - Oct 2018
- Somalia: Polio Outbreak - Aug 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Mekunu - May 2018
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Somalia: Flash Floods - Apr 2018
- Somalia: Measles Outbreak - Dec 2016
- Somalia: Floods - May 2016
- Somalia: Cholera Outbreak - Apr 2016
- Tropical Cyclone Megh - Nov 2015
- Tropical Cyclone Chapala - Nov 2015
Maps & Infographics
Most read reports
- 11 mothers from one village in Somalia die giving birth in one week
- Somalia: CCCM Snapshot - Nugaal Region (September 2018)
- Somalia cVDPV Outbreak Response Situation Report #8 (8 October 2018)
- Somalia – Health and Education IDP Facility Mapping, Bay Region, Baidoa District - April 2018
- Somalia Early Warning, Early Action: Trends in Risk Factors, 2015-2018 (Indicators in Alarm Phase) - September 2018
Above-average rainfall and falling food prices do not signal an end to food insecurity in Africa's Sahel region
The Niger government took the brave decision last year to sound the alarm early on hunger – the rainy season, from July to September, had been well below average and a drop in food production looked likely.
David Dickie set up Advance Aid when he questioned the sense in flying supplies for people affected by Africa's humanitarian crises from China, say, when they could be made on home soil
Read the Full Report by Mark Tran
The politics of aid can delay early intervention, despite last year's famine in Somalia showing early aid can achieve more
By Mark Tran
A recent briefing paper by the UN's Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) succinctly sums up the frustration of humanitarian groups as they grapple with the food crisis in the Sahel, where 18 million people are at risk from hunger.
Pictures of starving children give donors an instant justification to release aid. Predictions of starvation, however accurate, do not
After the hunger crisis that engulfed east Africa last summer, there was plenty for the world to think about. After all, we'd been warned it was coming – the first alerts of a potential crisis came the previous year. But not enough was done to avert it, and we now know that failure cost tens of thousands of lives and millions of dollars in aid money.
From the Horn of Africa to the Sahel, we must learn to be honest about the nature of a fundamentally flawed global food system
Drought and famine are not extreme events. They are not anomalies. They are merely the sharp end of a global food system that is built on inequality, imbalances and – ultimately – fragility. And they are the regular upshot of a climate that is increasingly hostile and problematic for food production across huge swathes of the developing world.