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24 May 2017 description
Drought, dust and increased bushfires are likely in countries of the Western Pacific, while in the Eastern Pacific, higher rainfall could lead to flooding and pollution of water sources.
08 May 2017 description
Tropical Cyclone Donna has intensified into a category 5 storm as it moves towards New Caledonia, while Bangladesh has seen an increase of Rohingya refugees from Myanmar.
17 Jan 2017 description
report CARE
CARE's new report features food crises in Eritrea, Madagascar, DPRK and Papua New Guinea; conflicts in Burundi, Lake Chad Basin, DR Congo, CAR, Sudan and monsoon floods in Bangladesh.
08 Dec 2016 description
The new edition of the Crop Prospects and Food Situation report highlights 39 countries in need of external food assistance. Global agricultural prospects are improving but lean seasons loom in near future.
21 Sep 2016 description
23 countries have issued appeals requiring a total of $5 billion. Only 38 per cent is funded as of September 2016, leaving 60 million people at significant risk of further loss.
16 Aug 2016 description
The dramatic 2015-2016 El Niño event hit the poorest and most vulnerable communities hardest, disproportionally affecting women and girls. To date, a funding gap of $3.4 billion remains.
08 Jul 2016 description
report UN Children's Fund
In Eastern and Southern Africa – the worst hit regions – some 26.5 million children need support, including more than one million who need treatment for severe acute malnutrition.
06 Jul 2016 description
More than 60 million people worldwide are projected to be food insecure due to the impact of the El Niño climate event and many more are highly vulnerable to La Niña's likely knock-on effect.
23 May 2016 description
The Sri Lankan Government is leading the response supported by civil society, private organizations, NGOs and UN agencies who are providing relief items from existing in-country stocks.
11 May 2016 description
According to the IDMC, just 10 countries accounted for more than two-thirds of the total. In addition, there were 8.6 million new cases during 2015.
19 Apr 2016 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.
04 Apr 2016 description
Humanitarian response in Fiji is moving into the early recovery phase. Priorities include providing permanent shelter and water and sanitation for 350,000 people.
30 Mar 2016 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.
28 Mar 2016 description
Significant gaps in the provision of emergency shelter supplies in Fiji remain. The Government revised the number of houses damaged by the cyclone to 32,000.
21 Mar 2016 description
El Niño-induced drought has caused reduction of water supply in Palau, Micronesia and Marshall Islands. From 15 to 21 March, floods affected more than 17,000 in people in Indonesia.
14 Mar 2016 description
As of 11 March, some 14,800 people affected by Typhoon Winston in Fiji remain in 476 evacuation centres. Over 80 government agencies, humanitarian organizations and multinational forces continue to respond.
10 Mar 2016 description
According to a new report by ESCAP, the region accounted for over half the world’s 344 disasters in 2015, resulting in over 16,000 deaths with 59 million people affected.
07 Mar 2016 description
As of 7 March, over 1,300 people remain displaced in Myanmar due to fighting that began in early February. In the Philippines, an estimated 66,500 are displaced due to recent fighting.
15 Feb 2016 description
Clashes displaced more than 17,000 people in Maguindanao, Philippines. Fiji is on alert as Category 3 Tropical Cyclone Winston is forecast to pass close to Southern Lau group of islands.
08 Feb 2016 description
As of 8 Feb, Taiwan authorities confirmed at least 37 deaths caused by a 6.4M earthquake. The Marshall Islands has declared a state of emergency in relation to El Niño.