We Were Warned: Unlearned Lessons of Famine in the Horn of Africa (December 2022)

Executive Summary Almost 40 million people in Somalia, Ethiopia, and Kenya face an unprecedented food and nutrition emergency. This crisis is driven by five failed or below-average rainy seasons and a looming sixth in 2023. In Somalia and Ethiopia, the rain failure is exacerbated by protracted conflict. The region has also suffered from the negative […]


Pointing to Steep Rise in People Worldwide Needing Humanitarian Aid, Secretary-General Calls for $1 Billion for Central Emergency Response Fund, at High-level Event

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks at the Central Emergency Response Fund high-level event, in New York today: Since the Central Emergency Response Fund was set up 16 years ago, it has proved to be one of the fastest and most effective ways to finance global humanitarian action. The Central Emergency Response Fund enables […]

Health Services

Malaria cases, deaths remain stable in 2021: WHO

GENEVA— The global number of malaria cases and deaths generally remained stable in 2021, thanks to redoubled efforts by affected countries, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. According to the WHO’s latest World Malaria Report, there were an estimated 619,000 malaria deaths globally in 2021, compared to 625,000 in 2020. Malaria cases worldwide continued to […]


EU deforestation bill threatens Latin America, Asian and African countries

BRUSSELS, Dec 9 (NNN-MERCOPRESS) — European lawmakers and EU member states inked a deal to ban the purchase of products such as cocoa, coffee, and soybeans that contribute to deforestation, increasing the pressure exerted on Brazilian exports. The list also encompasses palm oil, wood, beef, rubber, and derivate products like skins, chocolate, furniture, and paper. […]


Countries held the line against malaria cases and deaths in 2021: WHO report

Despite the continued impact of COVID-19, malaria cases and deaths remained stable throughout last year, according to new data released on Thursday by the World Health Organization (WHO). According to this year’s World Malaria Report, countries around the world largely held the line against further setbacks to malaria prevention, testing and treatment services in 2021. […]