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 - Striking between 15 August and 2 September, Hurricanes Fay and Gustav and Tropical Storm Hanna caused escalating devastation and human suffering throughout the ten departments of ...read more
10/09/2008
 - In August 2008, overlapping crises compounded the impact of global soaring food prices on growing food insecurity in the Islamic Republic of Pakistan. Unusually heavy monsoon ...read more
08/09/2008
 - Despite a strategic coastal location that enables the import and export of goods to land-locked countries in the Horn of Africa, the Republic of Djibouti continues ...read more
31/07/2008
 - On 12 May 2008, the Wenchuan Earthquake struck 92 km north of the Sichuan provincial capital of Chengdu, causing massive devastation across eight provinces of the ...read more
16/07/2008
 - Cyclone Nargis struck Myanmar on 2 and 3 May, affecting some 2.4 million people and causing more devastation than any other natural disaster in the country’s ...read more
10/07/2008
 - The successful presidential and parliamentary elections held in April and June 2007 have enabled Timor-Leste to continue its transition from relief to development. However, the country ...read more
18/04/2008
 - The severe cold wave and related energy crisis in Tajikistan is compounding acute levels of underlying poverty and human suffering resulting from a combination of natural, ...read more
18/03/2008
 - Cyclones Fame and Ivan have affected more than 239 000 people in Madagascar. Striking only three weeks apart (27 January and 17 February, respectively), the cyclones ...read more
03/03/2008
 - La Niña is a coupled ocean-atmosphere phenomenon during which the sea surface temperature is 0.5 degrees lower than normal, affecting global climatic patterns. La Niña conditions ...read more
21/02/2008
 - The Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) is one of the poorest countries in the world. Human suffering deeply roots in decades of civil unrest and ...read more
10/12/2007
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