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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
22 Jan 2016 description
Severe drought, flooding, heavy rains and temperature rises are all known effects of El Niño that can lead to food insecurity and malnutrition, disease outbreaks, acute water shortages, and disruption of health services.
08 Dec 2015 description
Earthquakes between 16 November and 4 December in Indonesia displaced over 10,000 people. In Myanmar, up to 4,000 people remain uprooted following fighting in southern Shan State.
23 Nov 2015 description
Myanmar clashes continue, causing both new and secondary displacement of civilians. In Sri Lanka, almost 113,000 people are affected by heavy rains.
06 Nov 2015 description
The last major event in 1997-1998 resulted in significant health impacts across multiple WHO regions, including the Pacific, Central and South America, and across Africa.
01 Oct 2015 description
report Oxfam
Oxfam is warning that climate chaos could increase humanitarian emergencies at a time when resources and capacity are already under enormous strain.
28 Sep 2015 description
Tropical Cyclone Dujuan is scheduled to make landfall in China on 29 September. In Fiji 67 000 people have been affected by the country’s El Niño-related drought.
01 Sep 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.
24 Aug 2015 description
About 2.6 million people have been affected in Bangladesh, while in Myanmar, floods and landslides have affected more than 1.6 million people in July and August.
20 Jul 2015 description
Flooding in Aceh Jaya District of Nanggroe Aceh Darussalam Province on 15 July left over 7,900 houses inundated and 25,750 people affected, including almost 2,300 displaced.