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27 Nov 2017 description
More than 15,000 women and girls suffered sexual violence, including rape, during Colombia's civil war, with half of all crimes involving children. According to Colombia's National Centre for Historical Memory, most cases have gone unpunished.
12 Nov 2017 description
report Start Network
A report encourages INGOs to localise humanitarian response in a coherent, collective manner, rather than leaving it to individual, ad hoc, approaches that are at the mercy of project or programme funding.
06 Nov 2017 description
About 1,900 households with more than 7,000 people have been registered. With the camps due to close on Nov. 15, they are being given cash of $200 or more and food and non-food items.
30 Oct 2017 description
As prolonged drought dries water reserves across Kenya, harvesting fleeting wisps of water vapour from an active volcano in the Rift Valley has been a lifeline for the community.
24 Oct 2017 description
Although the "Jungle" camp was demolished one year ago, an estimated 700 migrants have returned to the area and are sleeping rough in parks or forests.
03 Oct 2017 description
With the commitment of cholera-affected countries, technical partners and donors, as many as 20 countries could eliminate disease transmission by 2030.
02 Oct 2017 description
Twenty "investigators" from OpenStreetMap Niger – students and young professionals who are developing a digital map of the country – have been plotting flood-prone areas on their smartphones.
22 Sep 2017 description
The Aedes aegypti mosquito, which spreads potentially deadly viruses, from Zika and dengue to chikungunya, does better in warmer climates than its malaria-carrying cousin, Anopheles.
19 Sep 2017 description
According to the interior ministry, widespread flooding has killed at least 56 people in Niger since the rainy season began in June, and left over 185,000 homeless.
24 Aug 2017 description
Local charities say hundreds of lives were saved, possibly thousands, thanks to the mass government text alerts, which enabled people to flee before the worst rains hit.
16 Aug 2017 description
More rain is likely to fall until the end of the rainy season in November, which could lead to further flooding. The risk of waterborne diseases is high, and compounded by a poor health system.
09 Aug 2017 description
report REACH Initiative
Two months since the start of the offensive to retake Ar-Raqqa city from ISIL, ground fighting and airstrikes in and around the city have led to mass displacement and a deterioration of the humanitarian situation.
03 Aug 2017 description
Climate change could make much of South Asia - home to a fifth of the world's population - too hot for human survival by the end of this century, researchers are warning.
31 Jul 2017 description
To protect themselves from total crop failure, farmers in Kenya grow pulses alongside their traditional crops like maize – a practice known as intercropping.
24 Jul 2017 description
Most of the children in Italy were lone boys from West and Horn of Africa who made the decision to migrate individually, while 91% of children in Greece arrived with their family.
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.
21 Jun 2017 description
The Global Humanitarian Assistance Report 2017 shows that while total international humanitarian assistance increased again in 2016, the pace of growth has slowed.
12 Jun 2017 description
The Start Network is putting together a new financing facility to enable a faster and more coordinated response to droughts, and plans to test its model in Pakistan and Zimbabwe.
31 May 2017 description
The floods and landslides have killed some 200 people. More than 80,000 people have been forced into temporary shelters and around 100 people remain missing.
29 May 2017 description
Thousands of survivors of devastating floods and landslides are at risk of potentially fatal diseases such as dengue fever, charities warn as the death toll from the disaster rises.