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...



Posted on 10/30/2013 - 16:43

19 September 2013: Heavy rainfall in July has caused flooding and severe physical damage across the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The North and South Pyongan regions have been especially hard hit.

An estimated 23,440 households have been completely or partially destroyed, leaving some 59,000 people homeless. In addition, seven water supply sources have been...



Posted on 10/30/2013 - 16:41

17 September 2013: The deteriorating security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has led thousands of refugees to seek shelter in Uganda since 2012. When fighting intensified in July, a massive influx of some 20,000 new refugees hit Uganda’s Bubukwanga Transit Centre. The centre, which has a capacity of 12,000 refugees, now hosts more than 22,206 refugees. With more...



Posted on 10/30/2013 - 16:38

3 January 2013: In early June 2012, a land dispute between the Konkomba and Moba communities in Namkpandouri, Togo, turned violent and claimed the lives of three people. The dispute also caused severe material damage and loss of livestock. As a consequence, an estimated 2,092 people from the Moba community have fled to villages in central and northern Togo. These areas have some of the highest...



Posted on 10/30/2013 - 16:36

14 August 2013: The ongoing intercommunal fighting between State and non-state armed groups in South Sudan has continued to deteriorate. Pibor County in Jonglei State is now one of the deadliest areas in South Sudan. High levels of direct targeting of civilians have forced thousands of people to seek refuge, fleeing from killings, rape, torture and beatings.

The United Nations...