Response to Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda)
In response to the devastating impact of Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda), the Government of the Republic of the Philippines welcomed international assistance on 9 November, 2013.
The Republic of South Sudan attained its independence on 9th July 2011 after two decades of civil war. The 2008 Sudan Population and Housing Survey indicate the population stood at 8.3million people with majority (72%) being under 35yrs. By 2012 the population is estimated at over 9 million people.
A food and nutrition crisis is affecting millions of people across the Sahel Region of Western Africa this year, due to a combination of drought, high grain prices, decrease in remittances, environmental degradation, displacement of population, due to conflict which is affecting part of the region, coupled with chronic poverty and vulnerability.
Humanitarian Overview - The ongoing events in Syria continue to impact the humanitarian situation resulting in significant humanitarian needs. According to WFP, around 1 million people were identified as being in need of assistance.
The Central African Republic (CAR) is a sparsely populated and landlocked country of 4.6 million inhabitants. Despite its wealth in mineral and natural resources, CAR ranks 180 out of 187 countries in the 2012 UNDP Human Development Index.