A humanitarian crisis in a country, region or society where there is total or considerable breakdown of authority resulting from internal or external conflict and which requires an international response that goes beyond the mandate or capacity of any single agency and/or the ongoing United Nations country program. - (IASC)
11 May 2015, WHO
'Despite recent improvements, the readiness of the African Region to deal with health threats, outbreaks of communicable diseases, and emergencies due to other hazards is profoundly in need of additional investment and strengthening,' said Dr Matshidiso Moeti, WHO Regional Director for Africa...
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