All too often, the well-intentioned efforts of journalists and development organizations to raise awareness of pressing humanitarian issues has the unintended effect of reducing its human subjects to little more than hapless victims of the latest calamity.

In June 2015, about 53,000 people were affected by unusually severe floods in the Greater Accra Metropolitan Area, Ghana. The real impact of such a disaster is a product of exposure ("Who was affected?"), vulnerability ("How much did the affected households lose?"), and socioeconomic resilience ("What was their ability to cope and recover?").

The Global Cassava Partnership for the 21 century (GCP21) will hold a world conference on cassava in Cotonou, Republic of Benin, 11-15 June 2018.

The Nigerian Senate has called for an increase in tax payable on plastic bags and bottles to discourage their use.

It also called for the introduction of eco-friendly reusable bags.

"All that comes out of the tap right now is cockroaches," said Honorine Babalou, a 20-year-old textile worker.

Two more people have died of Ebola in northwestern Democratic Republic of Congo, bringing the toll to 27 in nearly a month, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

Heavy rain killed at least two people in Nyal, a county in Southern Unity state, while hundreds have also been left homeless.

More civilians in South Sudan are without food in more places than ever before in the country’s history, an international aid agency warned, saying an upsurge in fighting, lack of access and attack

WAKISO - Thousands of residents of Wakiso Sub County, Wakiso district have a reason to smile after they got access to safe water and improved sanitation facilities, ending years of water shortage.

Forest conservators led by their Acting Chief Conservator, Mornica Kalenda [centre] tour part of Dakacha woodland forest in Kilifi County.

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