Suffering in Silence: The 10 most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2019

CARE International’s fourth annual review of the most under-reported humanitarian crises in the world – the natural disasters and conflicts that have affected a million people or more and yet received the least worldwide media attention in 2019.

Six of the 10 crises had already appeared in the ranking at least twice in the past three years; 9 of the 10 crises take place on the African continent. They range from drought to displacement, conflict, epidemics and food insecurity. In many cases, climate change is a key driver of the crisis – or is making an existing crisis worse.

The report concludes with recommendations for governments, policy-makers, the media, aid agencies and businesses to shine a light on the forgotten suffering of millions of people and mobilise to respond to their needs.

  • Countries: Global
  • Published: January 2020

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