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26 Dec 2013 description
At the end of 2013, the Sahel has received 59 per cent ($1.04 billion) of the $1.71 billion requested. WASH, Agriculture and Education remain seriously underfunded.
18 Dec 2013 description
report DARA
West Africa The Risk Reduction Index (RRI) provides in-depth analysis, carried out within geographically well-defined risk prone areas, of the existing conditions and capacities that either hinder or enable local and national actors to carry out effective risk management
16 Dec 2013 description
To respond to humanitarian emergencies around the world in 2014, $12.9 billion is needed to help 52 million people. A record $6.5 billion is required for Syria operations.
22 Nov 2013 description
Records were set in 2012 for the lowest number of new reported casualties, largest amount of landmine-contaminated land cleared, and highest level of global funding for mine action.
10 Nov 2013 description
A new UNU study reveals how climatic stressors affect communities, what measures households take to prevent damages, and what the consequences are when they are unable to adjust.
01 Nov 2013 description
report IRIN
Harsher droughts and rising numbers of conflicts with farmers are threatening the future of pastoralism in the Sahel, but experts say that integrating crop and livestock systems can help sustain the livelihoods of herders and farmers.
23 Oct 2013 description
report Voice of America
The U.N. Security Council has asked the world body to draw up a plan that examines the humanitarian, political, security and developmental issues affecting the region.
07 Oct 2013 description
report ECOWAS
ECOWAS has taken a major step towards achieving the MDGs on food security by establishing a Regional Agency for Agriculture and Food with headquarters in Lomé, Togo.
18 Sep 2013 description
The latest humanitarian bulletin for West and Central Africa highlights the crisis in Northeast Nigeria and analyses the effects of rain deficits and floods in the region.
11 Sep 2013 description
In August, heavy seasonal rains caused flooding in Benin, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, and Senegal. So far the extent of flooding and subsequent damage is significantly lower than last year.
02 Sep 2013 description
The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
30 Aug 2013 description
To date, more than 200,000 people have been affected in Burkina Faso, Gambia, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Senegal. Buildings have collapsed, roads have been rendered impassable, and valuable farmland is submerged.
26 Aug 2013 description
The food security situation in northern Mali, northern Nigeria and neighbouring countries, where coarse grain prices continue to increase, is of particular concern.
26 Aug 2013 description
Since mid-August, China has experienced two typhoons in the south and extremely severe flooding in the north. Authorities estimate the total number of people affected by the disasters to be over 10 million.
12 Aug 2013 description
Typhoon Utor, locally known as Labuyo, struck the Philippines in the mountainous north of Luzon. While information to date remains limited, some 22 people are reportedly missing and an estimated 935 are affected.
29 Jul 2013 description
The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
22 Jul 2013 description
The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
15 Jul 2013 description
The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
11 Jul 2013 description
Increase in output will help to replenish stocks worldwide and raise expectations for more stable markets in 2013-2014, says the Food and Agriculture Organization.
08 Jul 2013 description
The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.