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Posted on 11/06/2013 - 10:25
DAKAR, 6 November 2013 (IRIN) - In 2010, prominent UK-based international NGOs joined forces to manage an emergency rapid response fund (ERF), which aimed to provide quicker, more cost-effective, impartial aid directly to local NGOs. The results of this effort were...



Posted on 10/30/2013 - 16:47
29 April 2013: Since June 2012, an inter-communal conflict has taken place in Rakhine state in Myanmar, causing the internal displacement of some 140,000 people. The internally displaced persons (IDPs) live in IDP camps across the nine townships (Kyauktaw, Kyauk Phyu,...



Posted on 10/30/2013 - 16:46
19 June 2013: Persistent low rainfall since January 2013 has caused a humanitarian crisis in 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...



Posted on 10/30/2013 - 16:45
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...



Posted on 10/30/2013 - 16:43
19 September 2013: Heavy rainfall in July has caused flooding and severe physical damage across the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). The North and South Pyongan regions have been especially hard hit. An estimated 23,440 households have been...