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15 Aug 2017 description
report The Guardian
A national emergency has been called after the city suffered heavy flooding, thought to be the worst in Africa over the past two decades.
05 Jul 2017 description
report The Guardian
Many of the residents of the M'Poko airport camp, razed last year, returned home to find their residences destroyed and hospitals out of reach – their makeshift community had disappeared.
09 Mar 2017 description
report The Guardian
Aid agencies condemn mooted hundredfold increase in cost of permits despite earlier promise to allow ‘unimpeded access’ to 100,000 starving people.
25 Jan 2017 description
report The Guardian
When families can’t afford the basics, sending children out to work is one potentially dangerous way they try to cope. They also exhaust savings, sell any property in Syria, and fall into debt.
05 Jan 2017 description
report The Guardian
The scale of the migration is extraordinary: around 20% of the country’s people have moved to Ulaanbaatar, doubling the population and significantly increasing its physical footprint.
20 Nov 2016 description
report The Guardian
Islamists have launched about 60 strikes on military targets since August, despite president’s claim that they have been ‘technically defeated’.
03 Nov 2016 description
report The Guardian
Scores of people have died after two migrant boats sunk off Libya, according to survivors’ accounts given to the United Nations.
06 Oct 2016 description
report The Guardian
Hundreds of thousands of Afghans, banished from Pakistan, find destruction, violence and hardship in their homeland. The numbers of returnees this year are about 250,000.
15 Apr 2016 description
report The Guardian
Teams of thugs are slipping out of Burundi and into refugee camps in neighbouring countries to attack exiles, as government militias’ campaign of terror spills over the country’s borders.
04 Feb 2016 description
report The Guardian
As world leaders meet in London to confront the biggest humanitarian crisis since the end of the second world war, perhaps the answer we need – and the bold plan we want – can be found 70 years in the past - Gordon Brown.
09 Dec 2015 description
report The Guardian
Humanitarian funding is in crisis, with fewer than 50% of appeals met in recent years. The Guardian newspaper asked a panel of specialists for their solutions to the financing gap.
13 Aug 2015 description
report The Guardian
Lack of funds may also force the World Food Programme to order further cuts in provisions to Syrian refugees, many of whom already have to survive on a little over $13 a month in food allowances.
11 Jun 2015 description
report The Guardian
The CHS Alliance, a new over-arching body for humanitarian standards launched this week, aiming to bring about more accountability for NGOs, and harmonizing three separate initiatives.
20 May 2015 description
report The Guardian
Refugees who fled to Rwanda are settling in for a long stay amid concerns that violence in Burundi could reignite the tensions that led to the conflict that left 300,000 dead a decade ago.
16 Feb 2015 description
report The Guardian
As NGOs are forced to pull out of violent areas, experts suggest how humanitarian organisations can continue to work with the most at risk communities.
23 Jan 2015 description
report The Guardian
The campaign of terror by Boko Haram was responsible for nearly half of all civilian deaths in African war zones last year, according to research that highlights the group’s tactic of targeting non-combatants.
08 Dec 2014 description
report The Guardian
In September, the UN and partners appealed for $35.25 million for humanitarian aid. There has been no response from donors, making it the most underfunded UN appeal this year.
26 Nov 2014 description
report The Guardian
South Sudan will need a genuine national reconciliation process to bring together the different communities that have been set against each other by the conflict.
19 Nov 2014 description
report The Guardian
The scale of the epidemic has forced rapid innovation: everything from equipment to medical trials to psychology handbooks is being tested, upgraded and refashioned to stem the outbreak.
16 Oct 2014 description
report The Guardian
World leaders and public health specialists are scrambling to control the outbreak. One of the few bright spots is the success of Nigeria in controlling the disease, which could have spiralled out of control in Africa’s most populous country.