A new report by the world’s largest humanitarian network warns that the number of people needing humanitarian assistance every year as a result of climate-related disasters could double by 2050.

A rapid needs assessment report on the country's response to Cyclone Idai has exposed challenges that elderly people face in accessing humanitarian assistance in times of disaster.

Experts have warned that the fight against global poverty has taken a backward step after the publication of new figures showing foreign aid has fallen for a second successive year.

The European Union has announced today an additional €12 million in humanitarian support in Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi.

Zimbabwe appealed on Tuesday for $613 million in aid from local and foreign donors to cover food imports and help with a humanitarian crisis after a severe drought and a cyclone that battered the e

An estimated 3 million people, more than half of whom are children, urgently need humanitarian assistance across Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe in the aftermath of Cyclone Idai – the worst disaste

People live longer in countries that became democracies from 1970 to 2015 finds this new global study published in the journal Lancet. It states that democracy reduced chances of dying from — heart diseases, cirrhosis, stroke and road accidents. Free and fair elections appear important for improving adult health… most likely by increasing government accountability and responsiveness says the study.

Are poor macroeconomic outcomes primarily the result of economic policies, or of deeper underlying state fragility problems in sub-Saharan Africa?

Development aid is failing to improve the lives of the poorest 20 percent of the world's population, according to a report published on Thursday that predicted growing global inequality.

Development aid is failing to improve the lives of the poorest 20 percent of the world's population, according to a report predicted growing global inequality.

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