Hundreds of people in a Gambian fishing town on Thursday demonstrated against a Chinese company they say is polluting their environment and the sea.

Brazilian President Michel Temer opened an international conference on world water supplies in Brasilia on Monday, saying there is "no time to lose" to avoid disaster.

Somalia will plunge back into famine if humanitarian aid is pulled out of the Horn of Africa country, the Norwegian Refugee Council (NRC) said in a statement Monday.

United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres on Saturday said the food insecurity is on the rise and Africa is the continent most affected by it.

It is neither terrorism nor natural disasters but the unavailability of safe drinking water which leads to the highest number of deaths in Pakistan.

Deforestation in the Democratic Republic of Congo has become a pressing domestic and transnational issue with potentially high environmental costs.

Flooding and mudslide in Sierra Leone last month cost approximately $30 million to the country's economy, a report by World Bank said.

Africa’s humanitarian crises have continued to worsen in 2017, said a report released by the United Nations on Wednesday ahead of the World Humanitarian Day.

Flash floods killed five people in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa in the last two days, emergency officials said Thursday.

Only three of Africa’s 54 countries are considered to have low levels of hunger, says a Global Hunger Index update released in the Ethiopian capital Addis Ababa on Sunday.

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