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17 Aug 2018 description
Donors helped the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to achieve record-level funding of $514.6 million, ensuring delivery of urgent aid to millions of people in desperate need.
09 Aug 2018 description
According to ACAPS' latest Humanitarian Access Overview, the biggest access constraints are found in Eritrea, Syria, Venezuela and Yemen. Eight other countries are also nearly inaccessible to humanitarians.
01 Aug 2018 description
A new FAO report sounds the alarm on some of the world's most severely underfunded crises, which require an urgent humanitarian response and emergency agricultural assistance
25 Jun 2018 description
CERF funding enabled 12 UN agencies together with 589 partners to provide life-saving assistance in 2016 and 2017 to 22.5 million people in humanitarian emergencies in 47 countries.
15 May 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund
From the Central African Republic to South Sudan, and from Syria to Afghanistan, attacks on children in conflict have continued unabated during the first four months of the year.
14 Mar 2018 description
In addition to an analysis of disaster impact on the subsectors of fisheries, aquaculture and forestry, the report reveals a methodology for evaluating damage and loss.
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.
07 Dec 2017 description
Global food supplies are high due to strong cereal harvests, but localized drought, flooding and protracted conflicts have intensified and perpetuated food insecurity.
27 Nov 2017 description
Normal to above-normal rainfall is predicted for January to March 2018. While conducive to agricultural production, the rains will inevitably lead to flooding, and tropical cyclones will likely affect Indian Ocean countries.
10 Oct 2017 description
Asia-Pacific Disaster Report 2017 shows that the greatest impacts of disasters are in countries which have the least capacity to prepare or respond to these events.
21 Sep 2017 description
Un informe de la FAO indica un repunte de las cosechas en la mayoría de los países de bajos ingresos con déficit de alimentos. En el Caribe, el impacto de los huracanes mermará el rendimiento agrícola.
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.
22 Feb 2017 description
Mankind's ability to feed itself is in jeopardy due to intensifying pressures on natural resources, mounting inequality, and the fallout from a changing climate, warns a FAO report.
05 Jan 2017 description
report Munich Re
The losses totalled US$175 billion, two-thirds more than in the previous year. The share of uninsured losses remained substantial at around 70 per cent.
23 Dec 2016 description
EM-DAT preliminary data shows that during this year, 301 country-level natural disasters in 102 countries caused more than 7,000 deaths and US$97 billion of economic damages.
09 Dec 2016 description
In total, 12.4 million people were living in ongoing displacement in Africa last year because of conflict and violence - 30% of the total number of people internally displaced by conflict globally.
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.
02 Nov 2016 description
In conflict situations, simple communication technologies can help researchers and humanitarian organisations collect more accurate data on the effects of humanitarian aid.
11 Oct 2016 description
Strengthening disaster-risk governance and coordination, combined with participation of affected populations, have proved successful in reducing disaster mortality.
28 Jul 2016 description
The most recent projections suggest that approximately half of the global poor now live in states characterized by conflict and violence, according to a FAO and WFP report.