Posted on 05/17/2013 - 15:53

Following the onset of events in March 2011, the violent conflict in Syria has reached catastrophic levels. Violence has escalated in scale and scope, with new densely populated urban areas becoming part of the conflict, causing significantly increased levels of displacement, destruction and causalities. The brutal conflict has become indiscriminate, leaving people in constant fear of violence...



Posted on 05/17/2013 - 15:53

The ongoing armed and political conflict in the Central African Republic (CAR) has caused a major humanitarian crisis affecting an estimated 4.5 million people. Frequent attacks on civilians have forced tens of thousands of people to flee their homes. Many remain internally displaced, while others have fled to neighbouring countries – particularly the Democratic Republic of the Congo,...



Posted on 03/01/2013 - 12:10

Source: United Nations Foundation

This week, David Guetta, Usher, and Taio Cruz, together with the United Nations Foundation, launched a 5-minute film that tells the story behind the headlines and urges people to help hundreds of thousands of families affected by the food crisis in West Africa’s Sahel region. The film was produced in collaboration with the United
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Posted on 02/12/2013 - 14:11

Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs
Country: Mozambique

(Johannesburg, 11 February 2013): Heavy and persistent rains in January have led to massive flooding in southern Mozambique, killing 105 people and temporarily displacing an estimated 150,000 people. Hundreds of houses were destroyed and crops and infrastructure were severely damaged. More reports...



Posted on 01/23/2013 - 14:41


Aid agencies continue to treat malnourished children in mobile clinics in northern Yemen. Credit: Yemen Humanitarian Communication Network

UN allocates emergency funding to boost operations in 12 poorly-funded emergencies.

The UN humanitarian chief has announced the allocation of some US$100 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to provide life-saving...