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05 Jun 2015 description
Informal settlers are more exposed and vulnerable to displacement and are more likely to be relocated and excluded from the provision of durable housing assistance, finds IDMC report.
19 Feb 2015 description
Cholera continues to be a serious concern, with five cases confirmed on 13 February and three suspected. The Health Cluster has mobilized capacity and is monitoring the situation.
05 Feb 2015 description
The Humanitarian Country Team may appeal for international assistance in the coming weeks to address emergency needs and replenish pre-positioned relief stocks.
02 Feb 2015 description
Flooding caused by continuous rainfall since the beginning of January and exacerbated by Tropical Cyclone Chedza has affected an estimated 80,000 people across the country.
21 Jan 2015 description
The death toll due to flooding, lightning and collapsed houses has increased to 64. Around 50,481 people (11,662 households) are being hosted in 49 accommodation centres.
18 Jan 2015 description
Chedza made landfall as a tropical storm and weakened into a tropical depression as it crossed the island. Preliminary information indicates that 4,500 people have been displaced.
15 Jan 2015 description
A tropical cyclone is expected to make landfall on Madagascar on 16 Jan. At the same time, Tropical Cyclone Bansi is heading towards Rodrigues, an autonomous outer island of the Republic of Mauritius.
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...