Posted on 01/16/2014 - 10:10

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...



Posted on 01/16/2014 - 10:08

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 01/16/2014 - 09:49

17 April 2013: Since the onset of events in March 2011, the ongoing conflict in Syria has reached catastrophic levels. Violence has escalated in scale and scope, with newly affected, densely populated urban areas becoming part of the conflict, causing significantly increased levels of displacement, destruction and causalities. The brutal conflict has become indiscriminate, leaving people in...



Posted on 01/16/2014 - 09:47

5 September 2013: The seven-year long blockade imposed by Israel has caused food insecurity in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt). Food insecurity remains primarily an issue of affordable access to food. Since the imposition of the blockade, food prices have increased 35 per cent, while unemployment has soared to 30 per cent or higher.

More than one million people are food...



Posted on 01/16/2014 - 09:46

18 January 2013: Some 1.64 million people have been affected by the blockade of Gaza since 2007. Living conditions for people living in Gaza have deteriorated severely, and access to essential services, such as health care and education, has significantly declined. Gaza has a food-insecurity rate of 44 per cent, which creates another challenge for the population. 

In November 2012...