Posted on 11/08/2013 - 11:37

25 October 2013: Since August, more than 65,500 houses have been either totally destroyed or partially damaged by heavy rains in the Republic of the Sudan. The floods have caused the deaths of 93 people and injured another 85. In total, around 340,000 people have been affected by the heavy rains and flooding. With severe damage to both shelter and infrastructure, the affected people are at...



Posted on 11/06/2013 - 10:25

DAKAR, 6 November 2013 (IRIN) - In 2010, prominent UK-based international NGOs joined forces to manage an emergency rapid response fund (ERF), which aimed to provide quicker, more cost-effective, impartial aid directly to local NGOs. The results of this effort were irrefutably positive. But since then, donors have been slow to commit further funding. Given this, can the Start Fund herald a new...



Posted on 10/30/2013 - 16:47

29 April 2013: Since June 2012, an inter-communal conflict has taken place in Rakhine state in Myanmar, causing the internal displacement of some 140,000 people. The internally displaced persons (IDPs) live in IDP camps across the nine townships (Kyauktaw, Kyauk Phyu, Minbya, Mrauk-U, Myebon, Pauktaw, Ramree, Rathedaung and Sittwe) in Rakhine state.

With the monsoon season fast...



Posted on 10/30/2013 - 16:46

19 June 2013: Persistent low rainfall since January 2013 has caused a humanitarian crisis in Marshall Islands, limiting access to safe drinking water. An estimated 6,384 people have been affected and urgently need assistance.

Households have run out of water, the salinity levels in water drawn from underground wells are extremely unsafe, and agricultural production has been severely...



Posted on 10/30/2013 - 16:45

20 August 2013: Dengue fever is spreading at an alarming rate among the small population of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR). The epidemic is the worst of its kind in the country’s history, with cases reported in all 17 provinces. Seventy per cent of the 77 deaths reported have been children under age 15.

The Government has reported 36,000 cumulative cases of dengue...