Posted on 11/20/2013 - 16:30

29 October 2013: In mid-August severe flooding struck Niger, with the worst damage occurring in the Tilabery, Dosso and Maradi regions. The flooding has affected some 135,943 people and caused 32 deaths. An estimated 8,456 families had to leave their damaged homes, and they urgently need shelter. In addition, more than 12,500 acres of crops have been wiped out, reducing household income and...



Posted on 11/20/2013 - 11:26

18 November 2013: On 8 November Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit the Philippines. The humanitarian situation in the areas devastated by the typhoon is catastrophic. An estimated 13 million people have been affected, including 5 million children. Close to 2 million people have been displaced and are now in dire need of humanitarian assistance.

In response, the United Nations Emergency...



Posted on 11/15/2013 - 10:37

14 November 2013: In July the Tanzanian government announced that all “illegal aliens” had to leave the country. As a result, nearly 11,500 people of Rwandan origin had arrived in Rwanda from Tanzania by the end of September 2013. The expelled

Rwandans have been accommodated in the Rukara and Kiyanzi transit facilities.
Since most of the expellees arrived in Rwanda...



Posted on 11/13/2013 - 14:16

11 November 2013: On 8 November, Typhoon Haiyan made landfall in the Philippines, devastating portions of 36 provinces. More than 11 million people were directly affected by the extreme winds and flooding, including an estimated 673,000 people left without shelter. In response to the devastation, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos released US$25 million on 11 November...



Posted on 11/13/2013 - 14:15

14 November 2013: On 15 October, a 7.2 magnitude earthquake hit Bohol province in the Central Visayas region of the Philippines. Numerous buildings, roads and bridges were heavily damaged or destroyed, while 218 people were killed and another 768 injured. Eight people remain missing.

According to the National Disaster Risk Reduction and Management Council of the Philippines, 47...