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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.
28 Oct 2013 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.
15 Oct 2013 description
Snapshot 08 – 15 October In Syria, heavy fighting is ongoing in Rural Damascus, Dar’a, Aleppo, Idleb and Homs, with government forces making gains in Rural Damascus while the opposition has won ground in Dar’a. Despite the call of al-Qaeda’s leader for opposition fighters to unite,...
08 Oct 2013 description
As of 8 October, almost 3 million people living across 30 of Thailand’s 77 provinces were affected by floods caused by heavier than usual monsoon rains.
30 Sep 2013 description
The UN Security Council endorsed the Russia-US agreement on the elimination of Syria’s chemical stockpile. Heavier than usual monsoon rains have resulted in floods in large parts of Thailand.
13 Sep 2013 description
The strikes caused severe restrictions on mobility in many areas, rapid depletion of food stockpiles in several major cities that were cut off and infractions against medical missions.
07 Aug 2013 description
A report by the <em>Centro Nacional de Memoria Histórica</em> estimates more than 200,000 people were killed in the armed conflict between 1958 and 2012, of whom over 80% were civilians.
03 Aug 2013 description
Desde el 8 de julio fuertes precipitaciones han causado inundaciones en el departamento de Putumayo, frontera con Ecuador. Se requiere asistencia alimentaria para las personas afectadas.
26 Jul 2013 description
There is concern over the lack of adequate funding, which is curtailing the capacity of the development actors to take over from the humanitarians, as the frequency of natural disasters increases.
20 Jul 2013 description
Fuertes precipitaciones en el departamento de Putumayo han afectado al menos a 12.330 personas debido al desbordamiento de los ríos Caquetá y Putumayo.
07 Jun 2013 description
Humanitarian incidents such as displacement, forced recruitment and disappearances continue unabated, but receive less visibility.
14 May 2013 description
The Government of Colombia’s Unified Victim’s Registry has released highly anticipated figures on the country's displacement situation. The totals are preliminary and expected to increase.
02 May 2013 description
Most of the disasters were a result of regular rainy seasons in South America, cold weather in Central America and drought in North America. Bolivia and Peru were hit hardest.
26 Apr 2013 description
Colombia's propensity for natural disasters combined with the long-running armed conflict creates a double vulnerability for much of the population.
29 Mar 2013 description
56.770 el número de personas afectadas por inundaciones y deslizamientos de tierra en el departamento de Chocó. Organismos locales, nacionales e internacionales continúan evaluando daños y necesidades en las zonas afectadas.
25 Mar 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.