Nineteen districts in Sindh and 11 districts in Balochistan province are facing moderate to severe drought with below average rainfall from June to November. The lack of water puts agriculture and livestock at risk.
There is no data on the amount of people affected by drought. Over 600 children have died this year in drought-hit Thar, Sindh province due to contaminated water and malnutrition. Health and livelihood concerns are high.
Progress on food security and nutrition stagnates in Europe and Central Asia
More than 14 million adults suffer severe food insecurity while overweight and obesity are on the rise
“Non-communicable diseases have been neglected so far, but the situation is becoming dire”
NEW DELHI, 11 December 2018
Treating undernourished children, boosting nutrition for pregnant women, and even providing a statistical basis for the term “famine” have all become routine parts of humanitarian health programmes. But the routine is changing.
Launch of the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 and the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018
Migrant groups travelling through Mexico to the United States include many vulnerable people
Ongoing armed confrontations in eastern Colombia displace more than 700 people
Volcán de Fuego volcano erupts again, affecting thousands still reeling from June 3 eruptions
El Niño forecast for late 2018-2019 warns of dry conditions in six Latin American countries
Number of asylum claims from Nicaraguans steadily decline from previous months
Growing gap between ambition and action as the world prepares for a future with increasing climate risks
Katowice, 06 December 2018 – While climate consciousness across the globe is on the rise, the fourth UN Environment Adaptation Gap Report released today has revealed a considerable gap between countries’ preparedness for climate change and the actual measures that should be put in place to prepare communities for a future of increasing climate risks.
Objective: to contribute to a 40% reduction in stunting in African children aged under 5 by 2025
Working with Big Win Philanthropy and Aliko Dangote Foundation, the African Development Bank has unveiled a new Multi-Sectoral Nutrition Action Plan that aims at raising investments towards reducing stunting by 40% in African children aged under 5 by 2025.
Since April IDPs have increasingly started to return to their areas of origin in the Pool region.
Returns are very high in the districts of Kindamba, Vinza, Kimba, and Mayama, and lower in Mbandza Ndounga and Goma Tse Tse.
Both residents and returnees in these areas face severe needs including drinking water, basic healthcare services, and education facilities. Food insecurity is also critical, due to consecutive poor harvest seasons.
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M. José Graziano da Silva ouvre le Conseil de la FAO
3 Décembre 2018, Rome - M. José Graziano da Silva, Directeur général de la FAO, a appelé aujourd'hui les pays à lutter de manière urgente contre toutes les formes de malnutrition lors de son discours prononcé à l'ouverture du Conseil de la FAO; l'organe exécutif de l'Organisation.
Global trends and challenges
More than 1 per cent of people across the planet right now are caught up in major humanitarian crises. The international humanitarian system is more effective than ever at meeting their needs – but global trends including poverty, population growth and climate change are leaving more people than ever vulnerable to the devastating impacts of conflicts and disasters.
During armed conflict, children with disabilities are caught in a vicious cycle of violence, social polarization, deteriorating services and deepening poverty. Global estimates suggest there are between 93 million and 150 million children with disabilities under the age of 15.
3 December 2018, Rome - FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva today called on countries to urgently address all forms of malnutrition, during his opening address to FAO's Council, the organization's executive body.
On 4 December, the World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2018 report, focusing on humanitarian data over a five-year period, will be launched in Geneva as a companion to the Global Humanitarian Overview 2019 – the authoritative, evidence-based assessment of global humanitarian needs and how best to respond to them. Here are highlights from the Data and Trends report.
Crises in numbers
The Educate A Child (EAC) multi-year programme continues to make a real difference in the lives of out of school refugee children (OOSC). In 2017, 355,839 formerly OOSC were enrolled in primary education thanks to the programme.
This year marks the twentieth anniversary of the Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, an international framework that authoritatively restates the rights of internally displaced persons (IDPs) as enshrined in international human rights and humanitarian law. Twenty years later, this framework remains crucially relevant given the huge (and growing) scale of internal displacement globally.
2018 Global Nutrition Report reveals malnutrition is unacceptably high and affects every country in the world, but there is also an unprecedented opportunity to end it.
Bangkok, 29 November 2018 – The world’s most comprehensive report on nutrition highlights the worrying prevalence and universality of malnutrition in all its forms.
In its fifth edition, the Global Nutrition Report provides a concrete overview of progress made and highlights solutions from around the globe calling on all stakeholders to act now to address malnutrition.
UNICEF facing $33 million funding shortfall for lifesaving winter supplies and cash assistance for children, placing them at risk of illness, school absences or death
La pobreza rural crece en dos millones de personas por primera vez en la última década, advierte una nueva publicación de la FAO
21 de noviembre de 2018, Buenos Aires– La pobreza en las zonas rurales de América Latina y el Caribe ha vuelto a crecer por primera vez desde hace una década, señala una nueva publicación de la FAO presentada hoy.