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08 Feb 2018 description
During 2017, FAO supported governments and communities in responding to food chain crises, which can threaten lives and livelihoods and lead to major emergencies.
13 Dec 2017 description
Framed around the Agenda for Humanity, the report presents global and country-level data-and-trend analysis about humanitarian crises and assistance.
23 Dec 2016 description
EM-DAT preliminary data shows that during this year, 301 country-level natural disasters in 102 countries caused more than 7,000 deaths and US$97 billion of economic damages.
18 Jul 2016 description
report Oxfam
This crisis was predicted, yet overall, the response has been too little, too late. The looming La Niña event may further hit communities that are already deeply vulnerable, says Oxfam.
22 Jan 2016 description
Severe drought, flooding, heavy rains and temperature rises are all known effects of El Niño that can lead to food insecurity and malnutrition, disease outbreaks, acute water shortages, and disruption of health services.
04 Dec 2015 description
report Oxfam
The last major El Niño event in 1997–98 led to widespread loss of life, displacement of communities and outbreaks of disease in many parts of the world.
20 Jul 2015 description
According to the latest IDMC report, an average of 26.4 million people has been displaced by disasters each year - equivalent to one person every second since 2008.
26 Aug 2014 description
The use of drones raises serious practical and ethical issues that humanitarian organizations must address through transparency, community engagement, and guidelines for privacy and data security.
11 Jul 2014 description
The Atlas of Mortality and Economic Losses from Weather, Climate and Water Extremes describes the distribution and impacts of disasters and highlights measures to increase resilience.
02 Jan 2014 description
The publication gathers a variety of cases studies, such as Typhoon Bopha, planned development-induced migration from hydroelectric dams in China and the Lower Mekong Delta and slow-onset droughts displacing pastoralists in Kenya.
30 Nov 2013 description
A new paper aims to assess the risk of disaster-induced displacement in several Central American and Caribbean countries to guide development and preparedness planning.
13 Nov 2013 description
A new study examines the concept of ‘building back better’ by looking at the response to the Indian Ocean tsunami in Aceh, Cyclone Nargis in Myanmar and the earthquake in Haiti.
23 Oct 2013 description
Climate change, pollution, deforestation, conflicts over resources - new report looks at how environmental issues increasingly affect and raise questions for humanitarian workers.
03 Sep 2013 description
Besides the impact of disasters on human life and health, livelihoods are most important, as they are what allow households to access the funds and cash flows necessary for recovery.
13 May 2013 description
98% of all displacement in 2012 was related to climate- and weather-related events, with flood disasters in India and Nigeria accounting for 41% of global displacement in 2012.
31 Mar 2013 description
After several years of mega-disasters and consequent high funding for disaster response, international humanitarian disaster funding dipped to the relatively low 2009 level.
16 Oct 2012 description
New Red Cross Red Crescent Report: Over 72 million forcibly displaced globally Over 72 million people, more than one in every hundred of the world’s citizens, are now forcibly displaced, says a new report released today by the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies...
19 Jul 2012 description
The international community has become adept at responding to disasters. When a disaster hits — whether natural or as the consequence of human activity — humanitarian relief can be on the ground almost anywhere in the world in less than 24 hours. The international community has developed an...
22 Mar 2012 description
Editorial The special feature of this issue of Humanitarian Exchange, co-edited with HPG Research Fellow Simon Levine, focuses on the crisis in the Horn of Africa. Although predicted more than a year in advance, the response to the crisis in many areas of the Horn has again come far too late. As...
13 Mar 2012 description
This Review analyzes some of the major events and trends related to natural disasters and humanitarian disaster response in 2011. 2011 was the most expensive year in terms of disaster losses in history, mostly because of a spate of disasters affecting developed countries. Globally, the ecnonomic...