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15 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.
15 Mar 2016 description
The delayed start of seasonal rains and subsequently reduced volumes are expected to result in a contraction in the area harvested compared to the previous year, says FAO.
11 Mar 2016 description
Conditions in the Malawi camp are harsh: it is overcrowded, there is limited sanitation and no educational facilities. Major needs include access to water and sanitation, and shelter construction.
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.
08 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.
23 Feb 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.
11 Feb 2016 description
The hottest year on record, 2015, has confirmed that weather and climate-related disasters now dominate disaster trends linked to natural hazards, according to a new analysis.
05 Feb 2016 description
On average, harvests were 21 percent lower than the 2013/14 season. In total, the cereal deficit for the region is 7.9 million tonnes for the 2015/2016 marketing year.
02 Feb 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.
26 Jan 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.
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.
19 Jan 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.
15 Jan 2016 description
The strongest El Niño weather episode in the last several decades has caused repeated crop failure, decimated livestock herds and driven some 10.2 million people across Ethiopia into food insecurity, FAO said today.
12 Jan 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.
01 Jan 2016 description
Between January and March 2016, large populations in the east of Ethiopia will experience very significant food consumption gaps.
30 Dec 2015 description
According to Argentine Red Cross estimates, over 25,000 people have been affected by the overflow of the Uruguay and Paraná Rivers in northern Argentina.
29 Dec 2015 description
Prevention measures including upgrading early warning systems, revising building codes, and more investment in flood defences are critical to protect more people against disaster impacts.
22 Dec 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.
18 Dec 2015 description
Partners continued to respond to the needs of people affected by flooding across the country. The amount of rainfall continues to reduce but flood risks remain.
14 Dec 2015 description
As Tropical cyclone Melor makes landfall in the Philippines, flooding in Indonesia has affected over 70,000 people while expected rainfall in Sri Lanka increases risk of landslides.