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25 Jul 2017 description
Global attention is needed to prevent and treat AIDS in antiretroviral era, with 50 per cent of hospital admissions in MSF hospitals already on treatment and showing signs of clinical failure.
29 Jun 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The corridor will facilitate testing in three main areas: Imagery, including situation monitoring in disasters; connectivity – how to extend Wi-Fi or cellphone signals across difficult terrain; and transport of supplies.
27 Jun 2017 description
After two consecutive poor harvests, increased supply has lowered prices to pre-2015-flood levels, reducing the prevalence of negative coping strategies.
22 Jun 2017 description
Many ideas are emerging about how growing African cities can cut their risks. Among them: organise slum dwellers to improve the infrastructure or simply sort out which risks are the key ones, experts say.
24 Apr 2017 description
High malaria burden areas will be prioritized as the benefit of the vaccine is predicted to be highest. Information garnered from the pilot will help to decide potential wider use of the vaccine.
21 Mar 2017 description
The MVAC forecast for April 2016-March 2017 showed that almost 40 percent of the total population would not be able to meet their annual minimum food requirements.
06 Mar 2017 description
Insurance companies that pay out directly to farmers are still few and far between in many developing countries, and they mainly serve commercial farmers because the poorest cannot afford to pay premiums.
24 Jan 2017 description
The consistent rainfall is in some cases not allowing households to weed their crops, so yields in some parts of the region may likely be adversely affected by these continuous heavy rains.
10 Jan 2017 description
report UN Children's Fund
The impact of the higher than average La Niña rains may lead to displacement, infrastructure damage and cholera and other disease outbreaks in some countries of southern Africa, the agency warns.
21 Nov 2016 description
report Oxfam
Governments, donors and humanitarian actors must urgently provide food and other assistance to support people through the lean season to prevent more suffering, says Oxfam.
09 Nov 2016 description
report World Bank
The World Bank has approved $174 million to help millions of Malawians facing food shortages and other drought induced challenges recover and build resilience against future weather related shocks.
01 Sep 2016 description
Malawi is one of the southern African countries hardest hit by a drought that has disrupted food production and affected water supplies. Some 6.5 million currently face food insecurity.
03 Aug 2016 description
The goal is to provide school meals for an entire year to 58,000 school children in Zomba, a southern Malawi district severely affected by drought and experiencing high levels of food insecurity.
22 Jul 2016 description
report Al Jazeera
Since 2014, fighting between government soldiers and the Renamo national resistance movement has killed hundreds of people and pushed more than 12,000 into Malawi.
20 Jul 2016 description
WFP has begun a new round of life-saving relief operations in Malawi where as many as 6.5 million people – nearly 40 percent of the population – may require emergency assistance in coming months.
14 Jul 2016 description
The plan will address the needs of the 6.5 million people identified as needing humanitarian aid and meet gaps in food security, agriculture, WASH, health, education and nutrition.
30 Jun 2016 description
FEWS NET estimates that a higher than normal number of people are facing acute food insecurity and about 17 million people will be in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) between January-March 2017.
10 Jun 2016 description
According to the government, the total humanitarian food assistance required is estimated at 493,000 metric tonnes of maize, with an estimated cash value of MK148 billion.
17 May 2016 description
In addition to scaling up relief efforts, the IFRC’s drought resilience initiative places heavy emphasis on supporting at-risk communities to better withstand future challenges.
01 Apr 2016 description
Poor households in Lesotho, southern Mozambique, southern Madagascar, and southwest Zambia are in Crisis (IPC Phase 3) and are expected to continue to be so through September.