Famine response and prevention: "Humanitarian assistance is saving lives and livelihoods. But it is not enough."

13 April 2017 - 2:00pm
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UN Humanitarian Chief stresses how hunger and famine break communities, tear families apart, and lead to the deaths of many from preventable disease

Situational briefing to the General Assembly on the Secretary-General’s Call to Action on famine response and prevention [as delivered by Ms Reena Ghelani, Deputy Director, OCHA Coordination and Response Division]


Two-year old Badel lives at the YHPF supported Hammam IDP camp in Ibb, Yemen, with his family. Credit: OCHA

Somalia: Disease, death stalk families fleeing drought

12 April 2017 - 10:04am
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Disease, hunger and drought are forcing families in southern Somalia’s Bay region to leave their homes in search of help

Disease, hunger and drought are forcing families in southern Somalia’s Bay region to leave their homes in search of help. Since March 2017, more than 100,000 drought-displaced people have arrived in the region’s capital, Baidoa, from neighbouring areas, according to the Protection and Return Monitoring Network.

The future of technology in crisis response

11 April 2017 - 5:30pm
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How to empower people in crisis through digital connectivity


Testing a WeRobotics drone. Credit: WeReobotics

DRC: Delivering aid through the muddy roads of Tshikapa, Kasai

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11 April 2017 - 12:59pm

The New Way of Working

10 April 2017 - 10:37am
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New released Policy Brief introduces the concept of The New Way Of Working - transcending humanitarian-development divides by working towards collective outcomes

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