Posted on 05/21/2013 - 10:21

More than 1.2 million Syrians have fled to neighbouring countries since the beginning of the Syrian crisis in March 2011. As the emergency intensified, the number of Syrian refugees seeking shelter in Jordan has increased significantly. Some 155,000 refugees arrived in Jordan in the first three months of 2013. As of 31 March 2013, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)...



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...