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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.
24 Sep 2015 description
Local actors are often the most effective in conducting humanitarian operations. The 2015 World Disasters Report examines the challenges they face in scaling-up and sustaining their humanitarian response.
22 Sep 2015 description
report Mercy Corps
The world is facing a new normal of unprecedented challenges. More people are forcibly displaced now than at any time since 1945, with more than 59 million IDPs, refugees, asylum seekers and stateless people. Mercy Corps asks if the current system is fit for purpose.
06 Nov 2014 description
report Oxfam
Greater investment is needed in development that is resilient to climate change and disasters, and more effective assistance is needed for those at risk, Oxfam insists in a new report.
25 Oct 2014 description
Aid organizations providing water, sanitation and hygiene support reached 3.5 million people as of October, though the response needed to be sustained.
14 Aug 2014 description
According to the National Nutrition Survey 2013, approximately one in 10 Afghan children under the age of five is acutely malnourished; one in 25 is severely malnourished and at risk of death if not treated; and 2.2 million children, from an under-five population of 4.8 million, are stunted.
15 Jul 2014 description
The weekly Global Overview collates information from a range of sources and displays it in a manner that allows for quick comparison of different humanitarian crises.
16 Dec 2013 description
To respond to humanitarian emergencies around the world in 2014, $12.9 billion is needed to help 52 million people. A record $6.5 billion is required for Syria operations.
04 Sep 2013 description
The majority of flood-affected people are in Warrap State. The most urgent needs are for household items, clean water, emergency drugs and short-term food assistance.
14 Dec 2012 description
The global appeal for 2013 includes 16 national appeals for [Afghanistan](http://reliefweb.int/country/afg), [Burkina Faso](http://reliefweb.int/country/bfa), [Central African Republic](http://reliefweb.int/country/caf), [Chad](http://reliefweb.int/country/tcd), [Democratic Republic of Congo](http://reliefweb.int/country/cod), [Kenya](http://reliefweb.int/country/ken), [Mali](http://reliefweb.int/country/mli), [Mauritania](http://reliefweb.int/country/mrt), [Niger](http://reliefweb.int/country/ner), [occupied Palestinian territory](http://reliefweb.int/country/pse), [Philippines](http://reliefweb.int/country/phl), [Somalia](http://reliefweb.int/country/som), [South Sudan](http://reliefweb.int/country/ssd), [Sudan](http://reliefweb.int/country/sdn), [Yemen](http://reliefweb.int/country/yem) and [Zimbabwe](http://reliefweb.int/country/zwe).
31 Aug 2012 description
HIGHLIGHTS Over 240,000 people affected by flooding in eastern Africa 70 people killed by intercommunal clashes in Kenya Ebola outbreak under control in Uganda as a new strain kills 11 people in DRC Over 600,000 people have been displaced by fighting in DRC since January A sixth camp in Dollo Ado,...
11 Apr 2012 description
report UN Children's Fund
UNICEF report: despite recent improvements, outlook for the Horn of Africa increasingly worrisome More than 8 million people need emergency assistance NAIROBI, 11 April 2012 – The massive humanitarian response in the Horn of Africa in 2011 reversed the spread of famine and saved tens of...
06 Jan 2012 description
DISASTER EVENTS IN ASIA AND THE PACIFIC IN 2011 Asia and the Pacific continues to live up to its reputation as the world’s most natural-disaster-prone region. The International Disaster Database, EM-DAT, reports 89 natural-disaster events in the region in 2011. In terms of the number of events,...
08 Nov 2011 description
I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES People have started fleeing their homes to seek refuge in surrounding villages following declarations that the Al Shabaab strongholds in Afgooye, Kismayo, Baidoa, Marka and other towns in southern Somalia will face aerial strikes soon The number of Somali refugees...
07 Sep 2011 description
This report is produced by OCHA in collaboration with humanitarian partners. It was issued by OCHA Eastern Africa. It covers the period from 29 August to 6 September 2011. The next report will be issued on or around 13 September 2011. I. HIGHLIGHTS/KEY PRIORITIES IGAD predicts good rains for the...
11 Aug 2011 description
Key Points • The seasonal southwest monsoon aggravated by consecutive tropical cyclones brought heavy rains over Mindanao and other parts of the Philippines causing floods, flashfloods and landslides. • The widespread flooding in Central Mindanao has affected 860,000 people. 455,000 home-based...