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14 December 2012 - 10:01amThe United Nations today called for US$ 8.5 billion for aid agencies to help 51 million people cope with humanitarian emergencies in 2013. The Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) for next year, launched in Rome by UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos, World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin...
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...