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CAR Crisis
The conflict in the Central African Republic is severely affecting the livelihoods of millions of vulnerable people, who require urgent international assistance. As of December 2013, an estimated 500 000 ...read more
Madagascar Locust Crisis
A locust plague is threatening the livelihoods of 13 million people in Madagascar, nine million of whom earn a living from agriculture. Locust infestations, if untreated, could wipe out food ...read more
South Sudan crisis
Lives and livelihoods are under threat in South Sudan following an outbreak of fighting in Juba on 15 December that has since spread to five of the country’s ten states. ...read more
Typhoon Haiyan
More than 14 million people were affected by the devastation brought on by super Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.
Syria crisis
Since March 2011, violence in Syria has claimed over 80 000 lives and injured countless civilians. Around a quarter of the population has fled their homes, including 4.25 million people ...read more
CAP 2013
This year’s Consolidated Appeals Process (CAP) draws attention to acute humanitarian needs in 16 countries, calling for financial support to help save the lives and livelihoods of some of the ...read more
Sahel Crisis
The combined threat of drought, high food prices, displacement and chronic poverty is affecting millions of people in 2012 across the Sahel Region. Food insecurity and malnutrition are recurrent in ...read more
Crisis in the Horn of Africa
Today’s food and nutrition security challenges in the Horn of Africa range from a deepening drought affecting nearly 12 million people and conflict to peace transitions, to rising staple and ...read more
Pakistan floods 2011
A year after the devastating monsoon floods of 2010, Pakistan has been hit once again with heavy rains and severe flooding. So far, over 5.2 million people have been affected, ...read more
Pakistan floods 2010
The 2010 floods in Pakistan were one of the most devastating natural disasters of our times – described as a slow motion tsunami. Beginning in late July, unexpectedly severe monsoon ...read more
Haiti earthquake 2010
On 12 January 2010, Haiti was hit by a 7.3-magnitude earthquake that devastated the country and caused massive loss of life. The earthquake was an unprecedented urban tragedy that had ...read more
East and Central Africa
Each year, the countries of Eastern and Central Africa experience the highest number of natural and human-induced disasters in all of Africa. Droughts, floods, crop and livestock diseases, civil conflicts, ...read more
West Africa and Sahel Programme
Every year, countries of the West Africa and Sahel sub-region are adversely affected by natural disasters, such as droughts and floods, as well as transboundary animal diseases, economic crises and ...read more