Posted on 01/30/2014 - 08:41
Jan 2014, Diffa, Niger: Abubakar Ary carries a 40 litre container of water to her tent near the village of Adjiri in south-east Niger. She and her family are living here after their home was destroyed by record flooding in November 2013. Communities here have been forced to deal with a range of challenges, including chronic food insecurity and a massive influx of refugees from neighbouring...


Posted on 01/17/2014 - 14:07
A displaced family living in a longhouse in Kyein Ni Pyin camp in Pauktaw, Rakhine State, Myanmar. Credit: OCHA/Pierre Peron UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos allocates $95.5 million to help people caught in 11 underfunded crises.

United Nations Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos has allocated US$95.5 million to sustain emergency aid operations in some of the world’s worst, yet most...



Posted on 01/16/2014 - 10:12

18 June 2013: Persistent low rainfall since January 2013 has caused a humanitarian crisis in the Republic of the Marshall Islands, limiting access to safe drinking water. An estimated 6,384 people have been affected and urgently need assistance.  

Households have run out of water, the salinity levels in water drawn from underground wells are extremely unsafe, and agricultural...



Posted on 01/16/2014 - 10:10

20 August 2013:  Dengue fever is spreading at an alarming rate among the small population of the Lao People's Democratic Republic (PDR). The epidemic is the worst of its kind in the country’s history, with cases reported in all 17 provinces. Seventy per cent of the 77 deaths reported have been children under age 15.

The Government has reported 36,000 cumulative cases of...



Posted on 01/16/2014 - 10:08

17 September 2013: The deteriorating security situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) has led thousands of refugees to seek shelter in Uganda since 2012. When fighting intensified in July, a massive influx of some 20,000 new refugees hit Uganda’s Bubukwanga Transit Centre. The centre, which has a capacity of 12,000 refugees, now hosts more than 22,206 refugees. With more...