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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.
04 Jan 2013 description
Thousands of children in Somalia die of preventable diseases every year.
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
26 Nov 2012 description
Household food security in Kyrgyzstan has deteriorated, with an estimated 25 % of the population - about 1.3 million people - considered food insecure
19 Nov 2012 description
The Global Overview is a weekly update that provides a snapshot of current humanitarian priorities and recent events. The Global Overview collates information from a wide range of sources, including Reliefweb and media sources, and displays this information in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
09 Nov 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS Coordinated strategy addressing needs of the displaced in Mogadishu. 135,000 at risk of polio outbreak in Kismayo. Cholera outbreaks expected during current rainy season.
05 Nov 2012 description
Despite a four-day truce which was supposed to come into effect on Friday 26 October, fighting has continued to escalate in Damascus province, Aleppo, Idlib, Daara and Deir Ezzor in Syria manifested by a new wave of airstrikes by the Syrian forces and attacks by the rebels on strategic army...
29 Oct 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS Localized heavy rain showers impact Somalia and Kenya Food security in the region has improved as harvests start to reach the markets DRC Crisis: more than 772,450 people have been displaced in North Kivu since January 2009 Ethiopia: number of severely malnourished children declines...
22 Oct 2012 description
BULLETIN HIGHLIGHTS Following the floods in Beletweyne, the number of reported suspected cholera cases remained stable, with a cumulative daily reporting range of 17-22 cases from 4 MCHs in the district. WHO and partners investigated the rumors of suspected shigellosis cases in Qooqani, about 65...
18 Oct 2012 description
Off-season harvest in September very poor due to poor Hagaa rains KEY MESSAGES Due to the poor Gu harvest in July, the very poor off-season harvest in September, rising prices, and continued Very Critical nutrition situation, an estimated 2.12 million people will remain in a food security Crisis...
15 Oct 2012 description
Highlights Rains continue to pound much of region Great Lakes crisis unabated Burundi, Eritrea suffer from “extremely alarming” hunger Food security expected to improve in Ethiopia as primary harvest starts Flooding affects tens of thousands in central Somalia Oxfam warns Somalia’s food...
09 Oct 2012 description
As floods in Somalia displace thousands, the IMS-supported Radio Ergo works to reduce possible disasters Several people have been killed and thousands displaced after heavy rains in central Somalia's Hiiraan region caused the Shabelle River to burst its banks on September 28. The IMS-supported...
08 Oct 2012 description
report IRIN
NAIROBI, 8 October 2012 (IRIN) - Above-average seasonal rains in parts of the East and Horn of Africa have affected tens of thousands of people, displacing families and restricting access to many in need, say humanitarian officials. The rains, coming ahead of a possible El Niño event, have prompted...
28 Sep 2012 description
Heavy Rains Cause Floods in Belet Weyne Town and Surrounding Within the last 24 hours, heavy downpour has been experienced in Belet Weyne town in Hiraan Region. This morning, the SWALIM rain gauge in the town recorded 188 mm of rainfall. Consequently, the river level has increased drastically at...