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02/02/2017 - Photo story
In its efforts to better address food and nutrition security, the World Food Programme (WFP) in Uganda has begun providing refugees a choice between monthly distributions of food or cash assistance.
27/01/2017 - Photo story
Two million Sudanese children under 5 are acutely malnourished and 550 000 of these children are severely malnourished. Within the African continent, 13 per cent of all children suffering from severe acute malnutrition are located in the Sudan....
20/01/2017 - Photo story
The Sahel has one of the highest acute under-nutrition rates in the world. Chad is among the most affected countries: 727 857 children are facing under-nutrition and 3.4 million people are food-insecure, according to the UN Office for the...
12/01/2017 - Blog post
Seven-month-old Abdirahmani Ahmed Ali crawls past the queue in the health centre at full speed, his mother, Fowsiya proudly following.
06/01/2017 - News
With the humanitarian situation drastically deteriorating in a number of countries and regions, the EU is releasing urgent assistance.
22/12/2016 - Blog post
Mohamed Aden Haji Omar does not stop crying as he is carefully weighed at a health centre in Hamar Jabjab district, in south Mogadishu, Somalia.
09/12/2016 - Photo story
Uganda has surpassed Ethiopia as the country with the highest number of refugees on the African continent.
25/11/2016 - News
As Southern Africa enters the critical lean season, EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides is in Malawi to visit EU humanitarian aid projects that help communities deal with the effects of prolonged drought.
Habiba receives her food assistance and is helped by WFP community volunteers. ©EC/ECHO/Aminata Diagne Barre
31/10/2016 - Blog post
According to UNHCR figures, Cameroon is currently hosting 259 000 refugees from Central African Republic (CAR). In 2013, the intercommunity conflict which erupted in CAR between Seleka, a coalition of rebel groups, and anti-balaka militias resulted...
Nutrition Against All Odds
10/10/2016 - Video
Under-nutrition remains a serious humanitarian issue in the Sahel. Each year, close to 577 000 children die of malnutrition and health related consequences in this region of Africa. The EU's largest humanitarian project in the Sahel aims to save as...