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18 Sep 2017 description
WFP’s regional programme faces a $76 million funding gap, with severe repercussions since the nutritious WFP-provided lunches and snacks are the only meal many youngsters eat all day.
11 Sep 2017 description
While detailing human rights violations in 40 countries, Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein highlights the Rohingya situation in Myanmar, calling it "a textbook example of ethnic cleansing."
17 Aug 2017 description
Rainfall deficits have greatly affected the situation of crops. IFRC operations will assist the populations of Brakna and Gorgol who currently have high percentages in malnutrition cases.
04 Aug 2017 description
As humanitarian needs grow, the EU has released fresh humanitarian funding of €9 million for essential supplies like food and medical care and support humanitarian organisations working in the affected areas.
11 Jul 2017 description
The money will help WFP provide cash and food transfers to some 77,000 Mauritanians during the peak of the lean season and throughout September, and improve nutrition and livelihoods.
05 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
About 75 per cent remain in sub-Saharan Africa and fewer than one in five heads to Europe, UNICEF said in a report that reveals a complex set of drivers for migration beyond poverty.
14 Jun 2017 description
New technology being used by scientists from the European Space Agency in collaboration with FAO, will help to increase the warning time for locust outbreaks by up to two months.
09 Jun 2017 description
Protracted fighting and unrest are increasing the ranks of the displaced and hungry with some 37 countries, 28 of which are in Africa, requiring external assistance for food.
23 Mar 2017 description
More than 190,000 polio vaccinators in 13 countries across west and central Africa will immunize more than 116 million children, to tackle the last remaining stronghold of polio on the continent.
06 Mar 2017 description
Insurance companies that pay out directly to farmers are still few and far between in many developing countries, and they mainly serve commercial farmers because the poorest cannot afford to pay premiums.
20 Feb 2017 description
The two agency heads warn that food shortages will have dire consequences on the health and protection of 5 million vulnerable people, unless more support is urgently made available.
08 Feb 2017 description
Each received less than 40 per cent of the funding required as stated in the 2016 Humanitarian Appeal, resulting in the release of $100 million in CERF underfunded grants last January.
17 Jan 2017 description
The arrival of more than 4,500 Malians in Mauritania has led to an urgent need for shelters and latrines, as many of the four-year-old infrastructures in Mbera camp need to be replaced.
12 Jan 2017 description
With 23.8% of households in the south affected by food insecurity, today's agreement will benefit the 285,600 farmers in the region to improve their incomes and nutrition.
28 Dec 2016 description
report IRIN
It’s been a hard year for the most vulnerable in Africa. This is partly due to tightening aid budgets, but it’s also the result of there simply being so many more people in crisis who need help.
08 Dec 2016 description
The new edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report highlights 39 countries in need of external food assistance. Global agricultural prospects are improving but lean seasons loom in near future.
07 Dec 2016 description
The appeal aims to provide lifesaving assistance to 15 million people in eight countries of the Sahel region, which will remain the site of one of the world's major humanitarian operations in 2017.
05 Dec 2016 description
The last quarter century has seen an overwhelming shift in frequency, scale and magnitude of humanitarian emergencies. Record request will provide assistance to those affected by conflict and the El-Niño event.
07 Nov 2016 description
More than 135,000 Malians who had run from the conflict in their country continue to live in exile, mainly in Burkina Faso, Niger, and Mauritania, where Mbera camp is home to more than 42,000 men, women and children.
30 Aug 2016 description
As schools resume this autumn, widening financial constraints will force the United Nations food agency – the top sponsor of such initiatives – to reduce its reach.