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13 Jun 2017 description
Humanitarian response efforts in drought-hit Horn of Africa received a boost after International partners made financial pledges following a five-day visit to the region.
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.
24 Apr 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
At the primary school level, South Sudan has the highest rate of out-of-school children with close to 72 per cent of children missing out on education.
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.
16 Feb 2017 description
Fall armyworm, which is mostly associated with the Americas, is a new threat in Southern Africa and is currently affecting crops in at least seven countries in the region.
24 Nov 2016 description
report Oxfam
Oxfam is kick-starting campaigns in Morocco, Indonesia, India, Pakistan, Guatemala, South Africa and Zambia to coincide with the UN International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
08 Nov 2016 description
Several factors - including depleted food reserves, rising food prices and slowing economic growth - are exacerbating the El Niño-induced drought, the worst in 35 years.
07 Oct 2016 description
report Save the Children
There have been important advances in the past decade, with 86% of children globally receiving basic vaccinations. But progress has recently stagnated and 19.4 million children under one are still excluded.
28 Aug 2016 description
The Africa Human Development Report 2016 analyses the drivers that hamper African women’s advancement, and proposes policies and concrete actions to close the gender gap.
10 Aug 2016 description
Preliminary results of the Regional Vulnerability Assessment and Analysis in June 2016 indicate that 39.7 million people will be acutely food insecure in the SADC region at the peak of the lean season in January to March 2017.
25 Jul 2016 description
report IRIN
As the public health community gathered to talk about the end of AIDS, they were informed that annual support for combatting the epidemic had fallen by more than US$1 billion.
18 Jul 2016 description
An estimated 40 million people are facing food insecurity, including some 23 million needing urgent assistance. The Regional Action Plan, with a requirement of $1.2 billion, is only 17 per cent funded to date.
18 Jul 2016 description
report Oxfam
In sharp contrast, Jordan, Turkey, the Occupied Palestinian Territory, Pakistan and Lebanon host more than half of the world’s refugees and asylum seekers.
08 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
In Eastern and Southern Africa – the worst hit regions – some 26.5 million children need support, including more than one million who need treatment for severe acute malnutrition.
06 Jul 2016 description
More than 60 million people worldwide are projected to be food insecure due to the impact of the El Niño climate event and many more are highly vulnerable to La Niña's likely knock-on effect.
30 Jun 2016 description
FEWS NET estimates that a higher than normal number of people are facing acute food insecurity and about 17 million people will be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) between January-March 2017.
16 Jun 2016 description
Nearly 2.7 million children are currently suffering from severe acute malnutrition. This figure is expected to rise if support is not immediately provided.
28 Mar 2016 description
Significant January rains were received in drought-stricken areas, helping to reduce rainfall deficits. The overall benefit was however diminished by very high temperatures.
09 Mar 2016 description
Thirty-four countries, including 27 in Africa, are currently in need of external assistance for food due to drought, flooding and civil conflicts, according to an FAO report released Wednesday.
08 Mar 2016 description
The government's announcement comes as several provinces have been declared drought disaster zones due to nationwide water shortages.