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07 Feb 2018 description
With emergency assistance as a priority, protection, resilience-based capacity-building activities will be a focus to strengthen national response mechanisms and ensure sustainability.
26 Oct 2017 description
20.8 million children are still missing their first measles vaccine dose. More than half of them live in Nigeria, India, Pakistan, Indonesia, Ethiopia, and DR Congo.
13 Sep 2017 description
The 2017-2018 vaccination campaign is planned to be conducted in phases by geographical zones from October 2017 to March 2018, in collaboration with all stakeholders, particularly journalists.
04 Aug 2017 description
Some 3.7 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in Borno state, and all are at risk for malaria. WHO estimates that every week, around 8500 people are infected with the disease in the state alone.
19 Jul 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
As humanitarians reach at least 10 million people each month in the 4 countries, UNICEF calls for further international efforts to save nearly 1.4 million children at imminent risk of death.
27 Jun 2017 description
With nearly 1.8 million people displaced, the contingency plan includes time critical life-saving activities, aiming for US$31 million for preparedness and US$117 million for response activities.
08 Mar 2017 description
Over 10 million people are in need of humanitarian assistance in the conflict-affected region, including 7.1 million people suffering from food insecurity at crisis and emergency levels.
23 Feb 2017 description
With 8.2 million people in need of urgent assistance in the most affected areas, agencies gathering at the Oslo conference tomorrow call for US$1.5 billion to provide essential services and rebuild livelihoods.
26 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The campaign is covering the three states most affected by the Boko Haram conflict – Adamawa, Borno and Yobe – where insecurity has limited vaccination efforts.
09 Jan 2017 description
While food assistance to vulnerable populations was scaled up dramatically, the needs are still great in a region where farmers have been unable to tend to their fields for three years due to conflict.
10 Nov 2016 description
In 2015 the Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, India, Indonesia, Nigeria and Pakistan accounted for half of the unvaccinated infants and 75 per cent of the measles deaths, a new report indicates.
09 Nov 2016 description
WHO reported 744 suspected cases of measles, including 2 deaths, between early September and late October. The vaccination campaign aims to reach more than 75,000 children in 18 IDP camps.
28 Apr 2015 description
The early production forecast for maize - a staple food throughout the subregion - is about 21.1 million tonnes in 2015, 15 percent lower than the average for the last five years, FAO says.
27 Jan 2015 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
20 Jan 2015 description
The weekly Global Overview aggregates information from a range of sources and provides the latest updates on and a ranking of current humanitarian crises.
06 Jan 2015 description
Rainfall performance has been poor across much of the region for the first half of the 2014/15 agriculture season and could have an adverse impact on household food security.
17 Dec 2014 description
report ACT Alliance
Maize harvests were 50 - 75% below average during agricultural season in some regions. Food insecurity affects 640,009 people, requiring 15,830 MT of maize equivalent to address shortage.
11 Dec 2014 description
FAO estimates that globally 39 countries, including 29 countries in Africa, need external assistance for food due to conflict, crop failures and localized high food prices.
28 Oct 2014 description
Food shortages and weak purchasing power will limit food availability and access, particularly for the urban poor and for households with ill or deceased family members, in Guinea, Liberia and Sierra Leone.
18 Sep 2014 description
Maize harvests 50-75 percent below average are causing abnormally high maize prices and reduced livelihoods. Humanitarian assistance is needed immediately and through the next harvest in April.