Posted on 02/14/2014 - 10:20

11 February 2014: Since December 2013, tens of thousands of people have fled violent conflict between government forces, Islamic militants and tribal groups in Anbar Province in western Iraq. UN agencies estimate that 180,000 people are in dire need of assistance.

On 19 February, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved a US$4.8 million rapid response grant from CERF to support relief...



Posted on 01/31/2014 - 11:19

25 October 2013: Since August, more than 65,500 houses have been either totally destroyed or partially damaged by heavy rains in the Republic of the Sudan. The floods have caused the deaths of 93 people and injured another 85. In total, around 340,000 people have been affected by the heavy rains and flooding. With severe damage to both shelter and infrastructure, the affected people are at...



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...