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10 Jan 2018 description
report IRIN
Two consecutive years of failed rains have left 3.4 million Kenyans needing food aid and 480,000 children requiring treatment for acute malnutrition. It’s the worst humanitarian crisis the country has faced since 2011.
05 Jan 2018 description
Displaced people's most frequently repeated concerns relate to issues around protection, the ability to access basic rights and services, including the right to work and to go to school.
04 Jan 2018 description
Global EWEA report highlights potential new emergencies caused by imminent disaster threats and the risk of a steep deterioration in countries in crisis or response stage of an emergency.
04 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
An estimated 482,882 children require treatment for acute malnutrition, including 104,614 who are suffering from severe acute malnutrition (SAM), says UNICEF.
01 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
Almost 58 per cent of these births will take place in five countries. UNICEF calls on governments and partners to maintain and expand their efforts to save millions of children’s lives by providing proven, low-cost solutions.
20 Dec 2017 description
Filippo Grandi has expressed his gratitude to Kenya for continuing to host almost half a million refugees and keeping its borders open to people fleeing war.
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.
13 Dec 2017 description
report The Conversation
Less than a year ago, Dadaab was facing closure by Kenya’s government. But the decision to repatriate its 320,000 refugees to Somalia was overturned. What is life like in the camp?
07 Dec 2017 description
Global food supplies are high due to strong cereal harvests, but localized drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity.
05 Dec 2017 description
As the world focuses its attention on protecting refugees coming out of Africa, the displacement that happens behind its own borders persists at an alarming rate, a new report warns.
30 Nov 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
A new UNICEF report includes practical examples of governments, civil society partners and host communities working to support and integrate uprooted children and their families.
20 Nov 2017 description
In 2017, the EU dedicated 6% of its annual aid budget to education in emergencies, one of the most underfunded sectors of humanitarian aid. In 2018, this will increase to 8%.
17 Nov 2017 description
infographic UN Children's Fund
The humanitarian situation is rapidly deteriorating in the Horn of Africa as a result of the drought and three consecutive failed rains. In Somalia, risk of famine remains.
14 Nov 2017 description
The region faces a major displacement crisis with 10.7 million people uprooted by the end of September 2017, and this figure expected to rise in the months ahead.
30 Oct 2017 description
As prolonged drought dries water reserves across Kenya, harvesting fleeting wisps of water vapour from an active volcano in the Rift Valley has been a lifeline for the community.
21 Oct 2017 description
More than two million South Sudanese have fled the country so far. Around half a million people could become refugees in the coming year, based on the current arrival trends in the neighbouring countries.
19 Oct 2017 description
International community must act swiftly, and on a large scale. The worm reportedly has a foothold in 28 nations in Africa, and it feeds on crops that include maize, consumed by more than 200 million Africans.
02 Oct 2017 description
WFP urgently needs US$28.5 million to adequately cover the food assistance needs for the refugees over the next six months in Kakuma and Dadaab camps, the agency said.
21 Sep 2017 description
Un informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos. En el Caribe, el impacto de los huracanes mermará el rendimiento agrícola.
15 Sep 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The failure of the March-June long rains – the third consecutive poor rains since early 2016 – has helped push an additional 37,000 children below the threshold of acute malnutrition.