For the first time in six years, a famine has been declared. This questionable honour falls to South Sudan, the world’s youngest country where war and economic collapse have left one million people on the brink of starvation.
Ongoing insecurity, combined with an economic crisis that has pushed inflation above 800% has created widespread food insecurity, with malnutrition among children at emergency levels in most parts South Sudan.
The Philippines’ southern region of Mindanao has been riddled by a series of overlapping conflicts for decades, taking a huge toll on the local population.
In response to an epidemic of measles in Guinea, the EU has provided humanitarian funding to contribute to the nation-wide vaccination campaign.
Health care is one of the key services provided by the Red Cross in camps across Greece where it operates. With support from EU Humanitarian Aid, the Red Cross provides medical services with doctors, midwives, vaccinations and referrals if special...
War and a collapsing economy have left some 100 000 people facing starvation in parts of South Sudan where famine has now been declared.
Iraq is facing one of the world’s worst humanitarian crises, with 11 million people—nearly one-third of its population—in need of immediate humanitarian assistance.
Guinea’s Ministry of Health declared an outbreak of Ebola on March 23, 2014. The virus went on to infect more than 28,000 people across West Africa.
Home to a multitude of different tribes and ethnic groups, north-eastern India has witnessed multiple insurgencies and a series of ethnic conflicts over the past several decades.
Malnutrition is responsible for around 35% of all deaths in children under the age of five worldwide.