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14 Mar 2013 description
Unless there is sufficient intervention by the end of the lean months, more than 36,000 children are likely to have suffered severe acute malnutrition.
13 Mar 2013 description
The new metric will be field-tested in four countries, and relies on gathering information on the extent and severity of hunger from food-insecure people, through a carefully-designed annual survey to be conducted in collaboration with polling specialists Gallup, Inc.
11 Mar 2013 description
The Global Overview is a weekly update that collates humanitarian information from a wide range of sources. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.
10 Feb 2013 description
Humanitarian response programming for 1.97 million food insecure people is underway in 16 districts in southern Malawi.
08 Feb 2013 description
Government resources are limited and levels of relief stocks low while more rain and flooding are expected until the flood and cyclone season ends in April. OCHA's latest situation report provides updates on the affected countries.
04 Feb 2013 description
The Global Overview collates information from a wide range of sources and displays this information in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.
28 Jan 2013 description
The Global Overview collates information from a wide range of sources and displays this information in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.
24 Jan 2013 description
report Inter Press Service
Joyce Banda seemed to be making all the right moves but her initial popularity is eroding fast as she implements policies to fix the economy
21 Jan 2013 description
Severe monsoon rains caused major flooding in Indonesia’s capital Jakarta, affecting 250,000 people. According to UNAMID, ethnic clashes in Darfur displaced 70,000
17 Jan 2013 description
report IRIN
Thousands of people have been displaced and are living in makeshift shelters.
15 Jan 2013 description
CERF has approved the disbursement of US$3.2 million to fight widespread food insecurity in Malawi.
14 Jan 2013 description
420,000 people in China’s southwest Guizhou province, 10,000 in India, 2 million in Bangladesh as well as vulnerable populations in Nepal and Kyrgyzstan were affected by cold temperatures
10 Jan 2013 description
It is envisioned that this declaration will enable to more donors to contribute to the three-year anti-locust campaign. This campaign requires US$30 million, of which $20 million is needed for the first leg by June 2013
07 Jan 2013 description
The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.
03 Jan 2013 description
The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.
31 Dec 2012 description
Nearly all of the resources necessary to respond to the estimated 1.97 million people identified as food-insecure are secured
18 Dec 2012 description
With food prices high in Malawi's markets, many families are struggling to find enough to eat. A new programme by WFP is sending cash to the most vulnerable people through their mobile phones. This assistance enables them to buy more food and so keep hunger and malnutrition at bay
17 Dec 2012 description
Tropical cyclone Evan hit Samoa and Fiji on 13 and 16 December. As a category 4 storm, Evan caused significant damage to homes and infrastructure on both islands.
06 Dec 2012 description
An earthquake with magnitude 5.6 has hit South Khorasan province in Iran, killing at least eight people and injuring 12. As of 6 December, no further information available
03 Dec 2012 description
The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. Its primary objective is to rapidly inform humanitarian decision makers by presenting a summary of major humanitarian crises, both recent and protracted.