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UN de-activates maximum emergency level for DR Congo crisis

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The United Nations is downgrading Congo from its highest level of humanitarian emergency after the arrival of aid and an outcry from...

UN warns of humanitarian catastrophe in DR Congo

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Humanitarian needs caused by conflict in the Democratic Republic of Congo doubled over the last year and a cash shortage is the...

Eastern DR Congo facing humanitarian disaster

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An upsurge of violence in south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo is set to cause a "humanitarian disaster of extraordinary proportions", UN refugee...

Humanitarian crisis in eastern DRC worsening

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A humanitarian disaster in eastern Congo is worsening and aid agencies are pulling back due to growing insecurity and slashed budgets, the...

UN launches record humanitarian appeal

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The United Nations launched a record annual humanitarian appeal on Friday, asking donors for $22.5 billion to meet the needs of 90.1...

Exercise Blue Kunene gets underway in Namibia

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The Southern African Development Community (SADC) humanitarian relief exercise Blue Kunene is up and running. According to reports from the Namibian capital, the...

West African challenges include terrorism and deteriorating humanitarian conditions – UN...

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The UN Security Council welcomes recent positive political developments in some West African countries but remains concerned about terrorism in the region. "The...

Insurgency, migration crate food emergency in Lake Chad basin: UN

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Nine million people urgently need aid in north-east Nigeria and nearby countries, as political violence and mass migration have caused a humanitarian...

Reviewing the Sahel humanitarian crisis

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A year after the international community launched a massive humanitarian response to the food and nutritional crisis affecting millions across the Sahel...

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Misleading SANDF post removed after defenceWeb intervention

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One imagines at least a handful of the more than seven thousand followers of the SA National Defence Force (SANDF) LinkedIn social media account...