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6 January 2016 - 10:56amThose who remember Ethiopia in the 1980s may feel a disturbing sense of déjà vu. The country is once again facing devastating climatic conditions: rains have failed; millions of people need food aid; children are suffering from severe malnutrition. But this is not the Ethiopia of the 1980s....
7 January 2015 - 6:13pmAfter an intense training in life-like disaster conditions, a Moroccan team is ready to search through rubble with one goal: save as many lives as possible.
17 January 2014 - 2:07pmUnited Nations Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos has allocated US$95.5 million to sustain emergency aid operations in some of the world’s worst, yet most neglected, humanitarian crises. This funding from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is the first of its two-part annual allocation for...
25 October 2011 - 3:44pmOn the night of 28 June, a heavy downpour almost swallowed Imbelbellou – a village of 7000 inhabitants in a precarious valley in the Maradi region of southern Niger. Maradi is Niger’s most populous region, and the country’s breadbasket, but is prone to natural disasters and vulnerable to...