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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.
27 Nov 2017 description
Normal to above-normal rainfall is predicted for January to March 2018. While conducive to agricultural production, the rains will inevitably lead to flooding, and tropical cyclones will likely affect Indian Ocean countries.
14 Nov 2017 description
A three-day workshop and emergency simulation exercise aims to define the framework for use of drone technology for humanitarian purposes.
02 Nov 2017 description
WHO is working with national health authorities in risk countries to complete a plague preparedness checklist to assess their readiness, and to identify concrete actions to bridge gaps.
02 Nov 2017 description
report Save the Children
The disease claimed 920,000 young lives in 2015. That represents two fatalities every minute of every day – more than diarrhoea, malaria and measles combined, says Save the Children.
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.
16 Aug 2017 description
Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. Disaster displacement continues at an unabated pace too.
21 Jun 2017 description
New disasters and deteriorating protracted emergencies have pushed humanitarian requirements across 37 countries worldwide in 2017 to US$23.5 billion.
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 May 2017 description
With no sign of improvement in the political situation, the total refugee population is expected to grow to over half a million by end 2017 – making it potentially the third biggest in Africa.
11 Apr 2017 description
The pledges announced today will help millions affected by forced displacement, food insecurity, and natural disasters in the Great Lakes region and in the Southern part of the continent.
22 Mar 2017 description
A fall armyworm outbreak is causing considerable crop damage in seven countries in the region, concurrently with a cyclone in Madagascar, flooding in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
19 Mar 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The effects of El Niño continue to affect the country, with Cyclone Dineo further compounding the effect on agricultural harvesting. The nutrition situation is expected to remain poor until July.
06 Mar 2017 description
Concern Worldwide, Oxfam, Save the Children and CARE, supporting the Government of Mozambique, appeal for $10.2 million to support 150,000 people with lifesaving assistance.
01 Mar 2017 description
According to the UN Country team, $10.2 million is required to reach 150,000 people with life-saving assistance and protection over the next three months.
18 Feb 2017 description
Tropical Cyclone Dineo made landfall in southern Mozambique on 15 February 2017. Urban flooding in villages and cities may affect more than 200,000 people over the next seven days.
09 Feb 2017 description
More than 129,000ha in Zambia have been affected, while 5,471ha are reported to be damaged in Malawi. Slow responses by governments could result in cuts in household production.
31 Jan 2017 description
FEWS NET estimates that 2.3 million people are likely facing Crisis or worse outcomes in southern and central areas, including about 300,000 potential flood-affected people.
24 Jan 2017 description
The consistent rainfall is in some cases not allowing households to weed their crops, so yields in some parts of the region may likely be adversely affected by these continuous heavy rains.
13 Jan 2017 description
report World Bank
For the first time, cash transfers have become a primary response for governments, with support from the World Bank, to provide direct support to the disaster-affected population.