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19 Jun 2018 description
report Oxfam
The monsoon rains falling on the Rohingya refugee camps near Cox’s Bazar have caused more than 130 landslides, damaged 3,300 shelters and affected 28,000 refugees, Oxfam said.
28 May 2018 description
report World Vision
More than 127,000 Kenyan children who have been displaced by flooding following heavy rains in recent weeks may be in need of psychosocial support, World Vision is warning.
24 May 2018 description
report World Vision
Thousands remain in urgent need of humanitarian assistance along the north-western coastline of Somaliland in the wake of Cyclone Sagar, the strongest storm to ever make landfall in the region.
23 May 2018 description
Refugees International warns that a humanitarian catastrophe is imminently threatening nearly one million Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh as they face the onset of the monsoon and cyclone season.
15 May 2018 description
report World Vision
Continuous rain has submerged homes, schools and businesses, displacing more than 700,000 people; they are now in tents on higher ground, in schools or other evacuation sites.
02 May 2018 description
report Save the Children
Catastrophic flash flooding has forced 175,000 people out of their homes, leaving them more vulnerable to malnutrition and diseases such as AWD and cholera.
30 Apr 2018 description
report CARE
On 18 April pre-monsoon downpours hit Cox's Bazar, with up to 43 millimeters of rain recorded in the area. The situation may worsen when the rains become severe, around May or July.
27 Apr 2018 description
In Baidoa town alone, about 174,000 people have been affected by flooding. More than half the shelters cannot withstand heavy rains, and many have already been washed away.
20 Apr 2018 description
report Save the Children
Many refugees were forced to shelter in schools in Dadaab while at least 750 homes were swept away and an estimated 4,500 people have been displaced in Mandera county.
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.
29 Sep 2017 description
report Save the Children
Poor access to clean drinking water and basic health services, coupled with frequent monsoon rains, has sparked growing concern of an outbreak of water-borne diseases like cholera.
18 Aug 2017 description
report CARE
As water moves downstream from India and Nepal, more districts are expected to be flooded in the coming days, with food, water, medicine and special care for pregnant and lactating women urgently needed. 
18 Aug 2017 description
report Plan International
This response aims to support families in India, Bangladesh and Nepal who have lost their livelihoods following weeks of heavy, torrential monsoon rains in the South Asian countries.
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 Mar 2017 description
A fall armyworm outbreak is causing considerable crop damage in seven countries in the region, concurrently with a cyclone in Madagascar, flooding in Mozambique and Zimbabwe.
06 Mar 2017 description
Concern Worldwide, Oxfam, Save the Children and CARE, supporting the Government of Mozambique, appeal for $10.2 million to support 150,000 people with lifesaving assistance.
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.
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.
17 May 2016 description
A HelpAge analysis of more than 16,000 proposed projects between 2010 and 2014 found that only 154 had any activity specifically targeting older people, most of which weren’t funded.
15 May 2016 description
report Christian Aid
A new report shows that more than a billion people are set to be exposed to coastal flooding by 2060 through a combination of rising sea levels, storm surges and extreme weather.