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31 Dec 2018 description
The IFRC responded to 34 emergencies in 22 countries across Africa where millions were affected by natural disasters, epidemics, population movement, complex emergencies and food insecurity.
14 Dec 2018 description
Worsening droughts are making life far more precarious for herders and farmers in the region, African officials said on the sidelines of the U.N. climate negotiations in Poland this week.
13 Dec 2018 description
It provides a picture of the humanitarian landscape, and highlights major trends in the nature of crises, their drivers, and the actors that participate in prevention, response and recovery.
16 Nov 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
More than 1.3 million children to receive emergency treatment in 2018, but more investment in prevention measures needed to influence trends in 2019 and beyond.
20 Sep 2018 description
Civil conflicts and displacement remain the key drivers of food insecurity in East Africa and the Near East, whereas dry-weather conditions reduced cereal outputs in Southern Africa, says FAO.
01 Aug 2018 description
A new FAO report sounds the alarm on some of the world's most severely underfunded crises, which require an urgent humanitarian response and emergency agricultural assistance
27 Jul 2018 description
The UN Migration Agency's mission reports this week that more than 10,000 migrants have been assisted to date, compared with roughly 7,000 in all of 2017.
17 Jul 2018 description
WFP’s early warning systems monitor and forecast risk factors to enable governments and humanitarian actors to take early action to prevent a critical situation from becoming an emergency.
11 Jul 2018 description
By May this year, 473 out of 644 primary schools in the country’s North and Sahel regions were closed, five times more than in February.
10 Jul 2018 description
Nearly 11.8 million people across the eight countries of the region need immediate food assistance to avoid facing acute hunger, women and children being hit the hardest.
28 Jun 2018 description
report Caritas
Caritas International is appealing for urgent assistance to help people facing hunger due to poor rainfall, limited job opportunities, high food prices, displacement and violent extremism.
19 Jun 2018 description
Since the Global Humanitarian Overview for 2018 was launched last December, increased needs in some countries and new requirements in others have brought global financial requirements to $25.4 billion.
15 Jun 2018 description
Drawing from examples in 32 African countries, the report highlights some of the measures in place that contribute to the effective and humane governance of migration, while avoiding the use of unnecessary immigration detention.
12 Jun 2018 description
In Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger and Senegal, nearly 6 million people are struggling to meet their daily food needs. Severe malnutrition threatens the lives of 1.6 million children.
12 Jun 2018 description
IOM reports that 35,504 migrants and refugees entered Europe by sea as of Sunday, 10 June 2018. This compares with 73,748 arrivals across the region during the same period last year.
07 Jun 2018 description
FAO assesses that globally 39 countries are in need of external assistance for food. Persisting conflicts continue to be the dominant factor driving the high levels of severe food insecurity.
03 May 2018 description
Five million people need food aid and 1.6 million children are at risk of severe acute malnutrition; another 2.5 million pastoralists and agro-pastoralists require urgent livelihoods assistance.
11 Apr 2018 description
The journey to Italy has proven increasingly perilous. The death rate among those crossing from Libya has risen to one for every 14 people in the first three months of 2018.
28 Mar 2018 description
Various assessments from UN agencies, governments and clusters suggest that the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance is increasing and could reach up to 6.8 million.
21 Mar 2018 description
The tool helps Kenya, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Ghana and Tanzania address food security and issues relating to agriculture, environment and water through earth observation and satellite data.