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3 Feb 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
An annual assessment of global online media coverage of "underreported" humanitarian crises, many related to water challenges, indicates increasing linkage between such events and man-made climate change.Humanitarian agency CARE International launched its fourth such analysis 28 January, examining 40 disasters and conflicts that have affected at least a million people to determine which are the most under-reported...
21 Jan 2020 BRUSSELS, Belgium
The European Commission has announced a $25 Million USD aid package for southern Africa to support Zimbabwe, Zambia, Madagascar, Lesotho and Eswatini in the wake of the harshest drought in decades.“Many poor households in drought-affected areas in southern African countries are struggling to have enough food due to crop failure, reduced access to water and, in some places, unaffordable food prices in markets...
21 Jul 2019 ROME, Italy
The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (UNFA)) has issued a grim first report on progress towards achieving four critical Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) with respect to eradicating hunger, providing access to sanitation, and conserving marine and land resources (Goals 4, 6, 14 and 15, respectively)...
24 Feb 2019 GENEVA, Switzerland
Some very large humanitarian crises, particularly those related to climate change, have received relatively little public attention because of dwindling news budgets in media.International aid organization, CARE, launched its third annual report February 21 on the 10 most underreported humanitarian crises in 2018 “Suffering in Silence III", pointing to “crisis fatigue” as a cause for lack of recognition...
20 Jul 2016 GABORONE, Botswana
Southern African Development Community (SADC) Chair and Botswana President Ian Khama is expected to declare a regional disaster and appeal for international assistance by the end of this month due to ongoing severe drought.The SADC said in an emailed statement last week that once the declaration is issued, member countries would seek $2...
6 Jun 2016 HARARE, Zimbabwe
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Secretariat has set up a team to coordinate drought relief efforts in member countries after the failed 2015-2016 rainy season.In a statement issued on May 26th, Barbara Lopi of the SADC Secretariat said El Niño-induced severe drought has affected an estimated 27 million people, or 9 percent of the regional bloc’s total population of 293 million...
2 Jun 2016 BESAKOA
Drought for a third year running has left more than 1.1 million Malagasy unable to feed themselves, including 665,000 who face severe hunger.
10 Mar 2016 ROME, Italy
Drought, floods and civil conflicts have left 34 countries -- 27 of them in Africa and the rest in Asia -- in need of food assistance, according to a new report from the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).The March 2016 Crop Prospects and Food Situation report, produced by the FAO’s Global Information and Early Warning System (GIEWS) and released this week, finds that drought associated with the El Niño weather phenomenon has “sharply reduced” 2016 crop production prospects in Southern Africa, as well as lowering estimates for harvests on the northern part of the continent...
12 Mar 2015 ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar
More than 200,000 people in five southern districts of Madagascar are facing starvation in the wake of a prolonged drought that destroyed crops between October 2014 and February 2015. Forty thousand of those affected are children, according to the government.A dozen children died of hunger last December, said Marc Andriakotonindrina, head of the Health Center in the Imongy region...
30 Apr 2014 WASHINGTON, DC
The Southwest Indian Ocean Risk Assessment and Financing Initiative (SWIO RAFI) will be launched during the fifth Regional Platform for Risk Transfer Mechanisms (April 28-30), hosted by the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC). The SWIO RAFI seeks to address high vulnerability of the Southwest Indian Ocean Island States to disaster losses from catastrophes such as cyclones, floods, earthquakes and tsunamis...