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African Union signs deal with the Copernicus Programme to gain access to satellite data
21 August 2018

African Union signs deal with the Copernicus Programme to gain access to satellite data

The African Union has signed a deal with the European Commission’s Copernicus Programme to provide access to an unprecedented amount of satellite data. The Copernicus programme is the world’s third largest data provider.

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Flash floods displace 9,000 families in Sudan
16 August 2018

Flash floods displace 9,000 families in Sudan

Flash flooding and heavy rain has caused widespread destruction in Sudan, with reports that 23 people have been killed, 61 injured and almost 9,000 families displaced.

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East Africa should prepare for more flooding, warns FEWS NET
15 August 2018

East Africa should prepare for more flooding, warns FEWS NET

The Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET) has warned that East Africa is likely to experience further flooding throughout 2018.

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DRC faces new Ebola challenges
14 August 2018

DRC faces new Ebola challenges

Two weeks ago, on the first of August, the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) declared a new outbreak of the Ebola virus in North Kivu Province in the eastern part of the country.

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18.4 million sub-Saharan Africans were forcibly displaced in 2017
10 August 2018

18.4 million sub-Saharan Africans were forcibly displaced in 2017

According to UNHCR the number of people in sub-Saharan Africa who were forcibly displaced reached a new high in 2017, with an increase from 14.1 million in 2016 to 18.4 million. This is the largest regional increase of forcibly displaced people in the world.

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IOM has appealed for $45 million tol support 81,000 migrants over the next two years
08 August 2018

IOM has appealed for $45 million tol support 81,000 migrants over the next two years

​IOM, the UN Migration Agency, has launched a Regional Migrant Response Plan in collaboration with its partners to support migrants in the Horn of Africa and Yemen. The agency has appealed for $45 million for the plan which will support 81,000 migrants from 2018 to 2020.

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There has been an increase of attacks on aid workers in CAR, says OCHA
01 August 2018

There has been an increase of attacks on aid workers in CAR, says OCHA

There has been an alarming rise in attacks on aid workers in the Central African Republic (CAR), according to the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). The attackers are also obstructing lie-saving supplies to vulnerable people.

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DRC confirm end to Ebola outbreak
27 July 2018

DRC confirm end to Ebola outbreak

Since 1976 the Democratic Republic of the Congo has experienced nine outbreaks of the deadly Ebola virus. Despite the announcement that the outbreak is over, a number risks remain and health experts are already planning how to beat the next outbreak.

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Early interventions prevented a humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa in 2017
27 July 2018

Early interventions prevented a humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa in 2017

A new report from the UN Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO) has revealed that early interventions in countries predicted to be effected by natural disasters can prevent these threats from escalating into humanitarian emergencies and mitigate their impacts.

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Over 160,000 children die each year due to diarrhoea in Nigeria
26 July 2018

Over 160,000 children die each year due to diarrhoea in Nigeria

To address the severity of rotavirus-associated diarrhoeal diseases, the Federal Government, through the National Primary Health Care Development Agency (NPHCDA), is working with the World Health Organisation (WHO) and partners to launch vaccines against rotavirus into routine immunisation programmes by the end of 2019.

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The displacement crisis in Nigeria is worsening
19 July 2018

The displacement crisis in Nigeria is worsening

About 1.7 million people have been displaced due to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Nigeria.

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Ethiopia experiences a worsening humanitarian situation
16 July 2018

Ethiopia experiences a worsening humanitarian situation

More than 800,000 internally displaced people face extreme weather in Ethiopia. They are now living in an unsafe environment without adequate shelter, resulting in a worsening humanitarian situation further deteriorated by cold and wet weather brought on by the rainy season.

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