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22 Jan 2018 description
report CARE
CARE report "Suffering in Silence" highlights humanitarian crises around the world that rarely made the news: North Korea, Eritrea and Burundi were the least covered by media.
16 Aug 2017 description
Of the 9.1 million new internal displacements, 4.6 million were caused by conflict, a figure which is already two-thirds of last year’s total. Disaster displacement continues at an unabated pace too.
13 Jun 2017 description
Severe rains have triggered landslides in the Chittagong Hills, reportedly killing more than 40 people and leaving dozens missing. This latest disaster comes in the wake of Cyclone Mora.
02 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
Cyclone Mora in Myanmar and Bangladesh, and torrential monsoon rains across Sri Lanka have left children homeless and in need of protection, nutrition and health services.
29 May 2017 description
An estimated 503,560 people in 15 of Sri Lanka’s 25 districts have been affected by floods and landslides, with 82,998 people displaced. A total of 156 deaths has been confirmed.
13 Aug 2014 description
By the close of the second quarter of 2014, donors had contributed $296.1 million to CERF for 2014, bringing total contributions to over 68 per cent of total pledges for the year.
09 Jul 2014 description
report Munich Re
During the first half of the year, 2,700 people died as a result of natural disasters, compared to 9,100 deaths in the first six months of 2013. There were around 490 loss-relevant natural disasters.
12 Jun 2014 description
report UN Children's Fund
Preliminary UN estimates show that it will cost about $210 million to cover immediate priority needs for the next six months.
06 Jun 2014 description
Over the past week, UNDP has delivered 500 tonnes of concentrate animal feed, fertiliser and seeds to farmers in 15 flood-affected municipalities.
06 Jun 2014 description
Recent severe flooding in Bosnia has dislodged landmines planted during the Balkans conflict and carried away warning signs indicating the location of mine-polluted areas.
27 May 2014 description
The Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
23 May 2014 description
In the coming months there will be long-term needs for shelter items for those who have been displaced, medicine and first-aid items and supplies to treat water-borne illness.
20 May 2014 description
Landmines and mine awareness signs have either moved or been washed away by landslides and flooding. There is a high risk that current mine maps are inaccurate.
19 May 2014 description
Damages are expected to be high, with the agricultural sector, on which the economies of the Balkan countries rely, expected to bear the brunt of the record flooding.
16 May 2014 description
More than 4,000 have been evacuated so far as a result of what government sources have called the biggest Serbian disaster in recent history.