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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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75% of children in South Sudan have known nothing but war - UNICEF
10 July 2018

75% of children in South Sudan have known nothing but war - UNICEF

After South Sudan gained independence in 2011, becoming the world’s youngest country, over 3 million babies have been born in war, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) revealed Saturday.

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Food Crisis Threatens 6 Million People in West Africa
04 July 2018

Food Crisis Threatens 6 Million People in West Africa

About six million people are experiencing hunger in Burkina Faso, Chad, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, and Senegal. 1.6 million children struggle from severe acute malnutrition. It is the worst crisis seen in the region since 2012. NGO such as Caritas Mauritania warns that the situation may deteriorate rapidly in the next few months.

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2.5 million girls in Eastern Africa have been forced to flee their homes
28 June 2018

2.5 million girls in Eastern Africa have been forced to flee their homes

A recent report by World Vision titled ‘Girls on the Move’ has found that over 2.5 million girls in Eastern Africa have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict and natural disasters. Across the world estimates suggest 50 million children have migrated across borders or been forcibly displaced.

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Zimbabwe announces three new climate change policies
27 June 2018

Zimbabwe announces three new climate change policies

Zimbabwe has announced three new climate change policies with the aim of making the country more resilient to climate pressures and meet carbon-cutting pledges.

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Hunger and nutrition initiatives need input from local communities, says UN
31 May 2018

Hunger and nutrition initiatives need input from local communities, says UN

Maria Jose Torres, the UN Resident Coordinator, has emphasised the significant role of community level interventions and community participation in achieving Zero Hunger and ending malnutrition in Malawi.

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As Sahel hunger crisis worsens, UN allocates $30 million for emergency aid
25 May 2018

As Sahel hunger crisis worsens, UN allocates $30 million for emergency aid

The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has released $30 million for relief efforts in the Sahel. The Sahel is currently suffering from an acute drought, high food prices and worsening insecurity.

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750,000 affected by flooding in Somalia
21 May 2018

750,000 affected by flooding in Somalia

The United Nations and Government of Somalia have appealed for $80 million to provide urgent assistance for those affected by recent flooding in Somalia’s centre and southern areas.

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DCR launches vaccination campaign to prevent spread of Ebloa in cities
18 May 2018

DCR launches vaccination campaign to prevent spread of Ebloa in cities

The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has confirmed that a case of Ebola has been confirmed in the city of Mbandaka, which is home to 1.2 million people.

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Uganda launches new campaign to protect refugees from cholera
04 May 2018

Uganda launches new campaign to protect refugees from cholera

Uganda has launched a new cholera vaccination campaign to protect over 360,000 people from the disease, the campaign is receiving support from the World Health Organisation and its partners.

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5 million people in the Sahel are suffering from severe hunger
04 May 2018

5 million people in the Sahel are suffering from severe hunger

Humanitarian relief workers have warned that about 5 million people in the Sahel are suffering from severe hunger and are in urgent need of food and livelihood assistance.

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Kenya flooding: ‘we are staring at another humanitarian crisis’
01 May 2018

Kenya flooding: ‘we are staring at another humanitarian crisis’

Experts have warned that flooding in Kenya could escalate into a humanitarian crisis unless prompt action is taken.

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