Posted on 08/02/2012 - 11:10

2 August 2012, New York:  International star Beyoncé, the United Nations and humanitarian aid organizations are launching a global campaign today to shine a spotlight on humanitarian work and encourage people around the world to get involved by doing something good for others. 

World Humanitarian Day is a global day to celebrate humanity and the spirit of people...



Posted on 07/27/2012 - 11:53

27 July 2012, New York: The United Nations humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, announced today that she has allocated more than US$20 million to help alleviate the suffering of the recent wave of Sudanese refugees fleeing into South Sudan from the conflict in South Kordofan and Blue Nile States.

“Nearly 170,000 people have fled conflict and hunger, and many more are on their way to...



Posted on 07/11/2012 - 14:59


23 May 2012, Minova: IDPs gather in front of a building provided by local health authorities. Each night the building provides shelter for some 100 displaced families. Credit: OCHA-Bukavu/Philippe Kropf

Halfway through 2012, the main UNICEF-OCHA programme to help displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has nearly exhausted its financial resources.

The...



Posted on 07/11/2012 - 14:35
23 May 2012, Minova: IDPs gather in front of a building provided by local health authorities. Each night the building provides shelter for some 100 displaced families. Credit: OCHA-Bukavu/Philippe Kropf Halfway through 2012, the main UNICEF-OCHA programme to help displaced people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo has nearly exhausted its financial resources.

The humanitarian crisis...



Posted on 07/05/2012 - 15:22


Denis Bahou and his extended family at an IOM managed camp in Duékoué, Côte d’Ivoire. Credit: Laura Burke/UN CERF/ UNOCHA

Thousands of Ivorians need help rebuilding lives destroyed by post-election violence.

Denis Bahou and his family are among tens of thousands of Ivorians who are still struggling to recover from last year’s post-election violence. 

When the...