A structural vulnerability, the lack of rain and crop failure is leaving the central area of Chad in a critical situation of food security. Resources are scarce and ever more pressing needs.
On 12 May 2008, the worst earthquake to hit China in 50 years destroyed lives and livelihoods in western China.
With an estimated 200 million inhabitants, Pakistan is the sixth most populous country in the world. 70 percent of the population lives in rural areas, with 24-40 percent under the poverty line.