Category Archives: Health Protection

Southern Africa in throes of climate emergency with 45 million people facing hunger across the region

JOHANNESBURG/LONDON A record 45 million people mostly women and children in the 16nation Southern African Development Community are gravely food insecure following repeated drought, widespread flooding and economic disarray. As the crisis deepens, the world …

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ECHO Factsheet Southern Africa and Indian Ocean Last updated 16/01/2020

Climatic shocks, on top of economic and political challenges, continue to affect millions of people in the Southern Africa and Indian Ocean region. Because of poor rainfall and failed harvests, extensive areas are currently suffering …

Drought in southern Africa: EU releases over Euros 22 million in humanitarian aid

The European Commission is mobilising a humanitarian aid package of Euros 22.8 million to help address emergency food needs and support vulnerable people in Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Zambia and Zimbabwe. The funding comes as large …

Tackling Southern Africa’s ClimateDriven Food Crisis Update #3, 14 January 2020

In Numbers

A record 45 million Southern Africans are food insecure as the region enters the peak of the lean season (JanuaryMarch 2020)

WFP to support 8.3 million people in 8 countries: Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, …

Tackling Southern Africa’s ClimateDriven Food Crisis Update #3, 14 January 2020

In Numbers

A record 45 million Southern Africans are food insecure as the region enters the peak of the lean season (JanuaryMarch 2020)

WFP to support 8.3 million people in 8 countries: Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, …

Refugees Killed in Tripoli Were Forced Out of UN Facility

Two Eritrean asylum-seekers were shot dead in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, days after the U.N. refugee agency pressed them to leave its facility citing overcrowding.

The UNHCR confirmed the deaths in a statement Friday saying …

Refugees Killed in Tripoli Were Forced Out of UN Facility

Two Eritrean asylum-seekers were shot dead in the Libyan capital, Tripoli, days after the U.N. refugee agency pressed them to leave its facility citing overcrowding.

The UNHCR confirmed the deaths in a statement Friday saying …

Security Sources: Niger Army Base Attack Death Toll Hits 89

The death toll from Thursday’s attack by suspected jihadists on a Niger army base has risen to at least 89, four security sources said, surpassing a raid last month that killed 71 soldiers as the …