Posted on 11/23/2013 - 17:51
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and international music star David Guetta. Credit: OCHA UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and international music star David Guetta launch the music video for “One Voice”, a song produced to raise funds for humanitarian action.

It was a night of firsts: the first time a video was projected onto the iconic glass-and-marble façade of the United Nations...



Posted on 11/22/2013 - 16:41

8 November 2013: For the second time in 2013, Malawi has suffered late rains, prolonged dry spells and flooding. The climate shocks, coupled with high market prices for fuel, seeds and fertilizer have meant that less was planted and even more less harvested, causing severe food insecurity. United Nations reports estimate that some 1.46 million Malawians are affected.

In response, the...



Posted on 11/20/2013 - 16:30

29 October 2013: In mid-August severe flooding struck Niger, with the worst damage occurring in the Tilabery, Dosso and Maradi regions. The flooding has affected some 135,943 people and caused 32 deaths. An estimated 8,456 families had to leave their damaged homes, and they urgently need shelter. In addition, more than 12,500 acres of crops have been wiped out, reducing household income and...



Posted on 11/20/2013 - 11:26

18 November 2013: On 8 November Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) hit the Philippines. The humanitarian situation in the areas devastated by the typhoon is catastrophic. An estimated 13 million people have been affected, including 5 million children. Close to 2 million people have been displaced and are now in dire need of humanitarian assistance.

In response, the United Nations Emergency...



Posted on 11/15/2013 - 10:37

14 November 2013: In July the Tanzanian government announced that all “illegal aliens” had to leave the country. As a result, nearly 11,500 people of Rwandan origin had arrived in Rwanda from Tanzania by the end of September 2013. The expelled

Rwandans have been accommodated in the Rukara and Kiyanzi transit facilities.
Since most of the expellees arrived in Rwanda...