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02 Jan 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
Funds will be used to address the WASH, nutrition, health, education, child protection, C4D and emergency cash needs of children and their families affected by disasters in 2018.
27 Nov 2017 description
“The worst of the outbreak is over, but we must stand ready to detect and respond to new infections until the end of the plague season in April 2018,” said WHO Director-General.
27 Nov 2017 description
Normal to above-normal rainfall is predicted for January to March 2018. While conducive to agricultural production, the rains will inevitably lead to flooding, and tropical cyclones will likely affect Indian Ocean countries.
02 Nov 2017 description
WHO is working with national health authorities in risk countries to complete a plague preparedness checklist to assess their readiness, and to identify concrete actions to bridge gaps.
13 Oct 2017 description
A full medical team will be deployed along with the 50-bed treatment centre to provide urgent care and stop the spread of bubonic plague, which has infected over 550 people and killed 57.
10 Oct 2017 description
As one of the key actors on the ground, the Red Cross has mobilized its personnel and is upgrading their skills on community surveillance, contact tracing and messaging.
06 Oct 2017 description
WHO has released $1.5 Million from its emergency funds to fight plague in Madagascar. The health agency is appealing for US$5.5 million to effectively respond to the outbreak.
02 Oct 2017 description
WHO has released US$300,000 in emergency funds, as well as critical medical supplies, to quickly scale up operational efforts, and is appealing for US$1.5 million to support the response.
29 Sep 2017 description
WHO is concerned the outbreak may spread because it is already present in several cities and this is just the start of the plague epidemic season, which usually runs from September to April.
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.
15 Apr 2015 description
Nearly 11,500 homes will need to be repaired and cleaned. At least 116 schools are damaged, and more than 60,000 public school students are not attending classes. Water and sewage systems have collapsed.
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.
19 Aug 2014 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.
12 Aug 2014 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.