Africa

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As the poorest continent, Africa is considered the world´s most susceptible region to climate change due to its vulnerability and inability to cope with the physical, human and socio-economic consequences of climate change. The geographical conditions imply that, even if it is possible to stop global warming to 2ºC, the region will suffer with high temperatures, going up to more than 4ºC, which will cause an increase of at least 10% in the Sahara Desert, this represents a serious desertification in areas such as the Sahel and Southern Africa where several of the poorest nations in the world are found.

 

West Africa is unfortunately becoming the bastion of terrorism in Africa. An increasingly worrying situation, the conflict between government forces and armed groups linked to ISIS and Al Qaeda, has caused a lot of damage to the region in the last decade, causing major humanitarian crisis. Almost 7,000 people have died due to the increase of fighting in the last year, according to the statistics from the Data project on Armed conflicts and locations. According to the United Nations, the continuing violence has caused the internal displacement of more than two million people. The almost permanent political instability, violation of democratic values, the large-scale corruption, increasing poverty, the rise to power of drug cartels and illegal gold, which contribute greatly to the financing of terrorism, are worsening the social, political and economic conditions in this part of Africa.

 

The conflict in the region of Sahel has led to one of the world’s largest humanitarian crises, with 24 million people in need of assistance this year and 13 million suffering from hunger, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

What is happening?

“The speed and scale of the third wave (of covid-19) in Africa is unlike anything we have seen before,” said Matshidiso Moeti, regional director for Africa at the World Health Organization (WHO), in early July 2021. So far, the situation remains critical.

 

“Deaths in Africa have increased by 80% over the past four weeks,” said Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, WHO director general, on July 30 at a press conference.

 

Most of this increase is being driven by the highly transmissible delta variant, he explained.

What we do?

Remar works to offer a real and lasting impact in the world’s most challenging humanitarian emergencies. We have responded to several global natural disasters over the past 20 years. We are in places like Mozambique where floods devastated Beira, in Equatorial Guinea where hundreds of families were left homeless after the explosion in 2021.

 

Today, as we continue to help the world’s most vulnerable people rebuild their communities, we are applying our experience with humanitarian emergencies in response to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. For most of the world, especially people fleeing conflict, living in poverty or without access to safety or medical care, the coronavirus presents a powerful new threat that intensifies existing difficulties.

Remar works to offer a real and lasting impact in the world’s most challenging humanitarian emergencies. We have responded to several global natural disasters over the past 20 years. We are in places like Mozambique where floods devastated Beira, in Equatorial Guinea where hundreds of families were left homeless after the explosion in 2021.

 

Today, as we continue to help the world’s most vulnerable people rebuild their communities, we are applying our experience with humanitarian emergencies in response to combat the COVID-19 pandemic. For most of the world, especially people fleeing conflict, living in poverty or without access to safety or medical care, the coronavirus presents a powerful new threat that intensifies existing difficulties.

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people reached through our response COVID-19

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people who received assistance this year

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received water, sanitation, and hygiene assistance this year
We are working in:
We support food security systems, promoting health and resilience in the face of crisis.
We are working in:
We support food security systems, promoting health and resilience in the face of crisis.

ANGOLA

BENIN

BURKINA FASO

CAPE VERDE

CAMEROON

IVORY COAST

GAMBIA

GHANA

EQUATORIAL GUINEA

MAURITIUS

LIBERIA

MALI

MALAWI

MOZAMBIQUE

NIGER

NIGERIA

SENEGAL

SOUTH AFRICA

ESWATINI

TOGO

UGANDA

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