Posted on 09/28/2012 - 12:21


Lesotho's cereal production this year was just a third of the average for the last 10 years. A combination of floods, droughts and early frost destroyed the crops. Credit: OCHA

More than one third of people in the southern African country face food shortages.

United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners launched an appeal today (28 September) for US$38.9 million to...



Posted on 09/28/2012 - 12:12
Lesotho's cereal production this year was just a third of the average for the last 10 years. A combination of floods, droughts and early frost destroyed the crops. Credit: OCHA More than one third of people in the southern African country face food shortages.

United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners launched an appeal today (28 September) for US$38.9 million to respond to the food...



Posted on 09/24/2012 - 16:19


February 2012, Niger: A vendor in a market in Niger's capital Niamey. Food insecurity is affecting over 40 per cent of the population. Credit: OCHA/David Ohana

Go beyond the emergencies and deal with the country’s structural problems, says Humanitarian Coordinator Fodé Ndiaye

More than 40 per cent of people in Niger face food insecurity and over 50 per cent of children...



Posted on 09/24/2012 - 16:11
February 2012, Niger: A vendor in a market in Niger's capital Niamey. Food insecurity is affecting over 40 per cent of the population. Credit: OCHA/David Ohana Go beyond the emergencies and deal with the country’s structural problems, says Humanitarian Coordinator Fodé Ndiaye

More than 40 per cent of people in Niger face food insecurity and over 50 per cent of children under age 5 suffer...



Posted on 09/19/2012 - 16:40


Healthcare worker disinfects areas where cases of deaths from Ebola have been reported. Credit: WHO

Ebola outbreak puts communities at risk in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The World Health Organization (WHO) and UNICEF have received a total of US$1.75 million from humanitarian funds managed by OCHA and the UN Development Programme to help prevent and contain...