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08 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
The country continues to suffer the impacts of refugees from neighbouring countries and the internal conflict between the Government and militias in the Pool Department.
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.
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.
05 Dec 2017 description
Four in five children living with HIV in the region are still not receiving life-saving antiretroviral therapy, AIDS-related deaths among adolescents are on the rise, according to a new report.
30 Nov 2017 description
ACAPS has identified 12 countries likely to face deteriorating humanitarian situations in 2018 and a further six countries where crises are already severe and likely to continue in a similar trend.
28 Nov 2017 description
As the board of Gavi meets this week, MSF is calling on the vaccine alliance to ensure sustainable access to lifesaving vaccines by putting children’s health at the centre of its funding model.
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.
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.
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."
18 Aug 2017 description
Natural and human factors made Sierra Leone's capital vulnerable to a landslide that killed more than 400 people this week: heavy rain, deforested land and communities forced by overcrowding to live on steep hillsides.
18 Jul 2017 description
The HRP aims to provide emergency assistance to strengthen the protection and resilience of vulnerable persons in the affected Pool districts, IDPs and refugees from neighbouring regions.
13 Jul 2017 description
WFP operations in Cameroon, Chad, DRC and RoC are facing severe pipeline breaks, hampering life-saving assistance to 1.8 million people during the lean season.
23 Jun 2017 description
The United Nations is appealing for US$20 million to provide emergency assistance to displaced populations for the next six 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.
13 Feb 2017 description
The ECCAS secretariat, its 11 member states and partners have together set out a disaster risk management and climate change action plan to be implemented over the course of 2017.
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.
31 Oct 2016 description
“The use of cash-based assistance has been a real game changer in the way we help refugees and we have now decided to ... expand it to all our operations, where feasible” - UNHCR chief.
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.