WFP appeals for $74m as drought hits southern Africa countries

ANTANANARIVO, May 5 (NNN-AGENCIES) — Humanitarian agencies are raising a new alarm on further shortage of food in southern Africa region after several countries declared drought or below-average rains. On Thursday, the World Food Programme (WFP) listed MADAGASCAR as a new country facing drought. A statement said southern Madagascar has experienced unusual drought conditions, forcing […]

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COVID-19 in West Africa: regional resource mobilisation and allocation in the first year of the pandemic

INTRODUCTION The world is currently confronted by an acute public health emergency caused by the ongoing COVID-19 global pandemic. The outbreak was first reported in Wuhan, China in December 2019—about a century after the Spanish flu of 1919, has since rapidly spread across the world resulting in infections, morbidity and mortality at scale unknown in […]

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West and Central Africa: Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot (27 April – 3 May 2021)

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC RESURGENCE OF CRIMINALITY REDUCING HUMANITARIAN ACCESS Since the withdrawal of armed forces to the Kambakota and Ouogo axes, a resurgence of criminality has been observed, including armed attacks on civilians and health workers. The surge in criminality considerably reduces humanitarian access. Aid agencies do not have access to the Kambakota and Ouogo […]

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