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07 May 2018 description
WHO and partners will carry out five major campaigns in Zambia, Uganda, Malawi, South Sudan and Nigeria as part of a global push to reduce cholera deaths by 90 per cent by 2030.
05 Apr 2018 description
Nearly 70,000 Congolese have arrived in Uganda since the start of 2018. Living conditions coupled with limited access to safe and clean water are contributing to the spread of cholera.
29 Mar 2018 description
With over 300,000 displaced, many are living in informal sites without access to clean water, causing concern about deteriorating health leading to cases of severe malnutrition, measles or cholera epidemics.
16 Mar 2018 description
Intensified conflict and political instability, deepening food insecurity and simultaneous outbreaks of communicable diseases are driving a worsening humanitarian crisis across the region.
08 Mar 2018 description
report IRIN
A lack of adequate funds is frustrating the response not only to the disease outbreak, but also to the wider needs of the new arrivals. As of 6 March, 1,466 suspected cases had been recorded.
01 Mar 2018 description
WHO is providing technical guidance, capacity building and supplies, including cholera kits, information materials and protective equipment.
28 Feb 2018 description
In the past few weeks, more than 40,000 Congolese have crossed Lake Albert to Uganda, finding dire living conditions as facilities are overwhelmed by the number of people.
23 Feb 2018 description
The Ministry of Health has deployed a Rapid Response Team of 10 cholera control specialists and medical supplies after 668 cholera cases were identified in Kyangwali Refugee Settlement.
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.
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.
05 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.
29 Jul 2014 description
The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.