When a major natural disaster or conflict breaks out, it usually grabs the world’s attention. While these large scale emergencies might dominate the headlines, there are many others happening around the world which barely make the news.
Here is our list of the five most under-reported humanitarian crises of 2018 according to our Suffering In Silence report:
Number 5: Philippines
Typhoon Mangkhut hit the Philippines in 2018 and was considered the strongest tropical cyclone the world faced that year. Over a million people were displaced, infrastructure and agricultural crops were damaged and thousands of houses were destroyed.
Over 3.8 million people were affected, 82 people were killed and over 130 injured.
Number 4: Democratic Republic of Congo
In the Democratic Republic of Congo, at least 8.5 million people are at risk due to the persistence of cholera and a renewed outbreak of the Ebola virus in the eastern part of the country. By the end of 2018, about 500 people had contracted the virus, of whom over 280 died.