Burundi: Country Profile

Since April 2015, a political crisis has claimed over 500 lives, displaced 415,854 people (of which 54.6% are children) and led to an economic slowdown and the collapse of social service delivery systems. In June 2017, the International Organization for...

Chad: Country Profile

Chad is surrounded by several new and protracted conflicts, creating significant potential security and stability challenges. In the East, approximately 310,000 Sudanese refugees have arrived in the past ten years; security threats along the Libyan border are...

Mali: Country Profile

Mali faces an extremely complex humanitarian emergency. A succession of food crises in the last decade significantly weakened the livelihoods of the poorest families. A conflict involving government forces, separatist groups and radical Islamist militias...

Kenya: Country Profile

A severe drought in the Arid and Semi-Arid Lands (ASAL) of Kenya has more than doubled the food-insecure population over a 6-month period. An estimated 5.6 million people are now in need of humanitarian assistance,up from 1.3 million in August 2016. This...

Philippines: Country Profile

The Philippines is a lower middle-income country. Despite strong economic growth, poverty rates remain high and human development has been slow. Exposure to regular shocks, risks and stresses caused by armed conflict, natural disasters and complex emergencies...

Uganda: Country Profile

Uganda’s economy has grown at a slower pace in recent years, reducing its impact on poverty. The economy slowed down in 2017 with a real Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate of 4.4 per cent, down from 5.5 per cent in the previous year. This was...

Ethiopia: Country Profile

In 2015-2016, Ethiopia faced the impact of the worst El Niño in 50 years. In addition to the 7.9 million beneficiaries of cash and in-kind assistance through the PSNP, more than 10 million Ethiopians required relief food assistance for 6 months. The drought...

Madagascar: Country Profile

Madagascar’s recurrent political crisis in the last decade has greatly affected the country’s development and contributed to a deterioration in living standards. Its impacts are felt in almost all areas: political, socio-economic and cultural, and also in...

Haiti: Country Profile

In October 2016 Hurricane Matthew severely worsened the pre-existing humanitarian situation in Haiti, affecting more than 2 million people, with 1.4 million people in need of humanitarian assistance. Despite the immediate hurricane response provided,...

Democratic Republic of the Congo: Country Profile

For more than two decades, the DRC has experienced a multifaceted humanitarian crisis: large-scale displacement due to armed conflicts (3.8 million internally displaced persons, with 621,711 DRC refugees residing in African countries); a deterioration in the...