Iraq: Stories from west Mosul

10 March 2017 - 11:12am
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On 27 February, thousands of people from western Mosul began to arrive at the camps and emergency sites. They were tired, dehydrated, still shaken by the fear that they or their children could have been killed as they passed between the front lines

This three-year-old boy recently arrived at one of UNHCR’s camps for displaced families fleeing conflict in West Mosul. Credit: UNHCR/C.Gluck

In the maze of displacement sites close to Qayyarah town, 100 km south of Mosul, the streets are bustling. People are buying food from stalls or getting a shave and a haircut in the early spring sunshine.

Somalia: Assistance scales up to avoid a repeat of the 2011 famine

9 March 2017 - 5:16pm
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The country is in the grip of a severe drought and famine is a strong possibility if action is not taken now


Credit: WFP

Madagascar: Evacuations continue as Cyclone Enawo wreaks havoc across the country

8 March 2017 - 6:43pm
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Towns and cities are flooded, critical infrastructure is destroyed, including hospitals and schools, and thousands of people are now displaced


Credit: UNICEF Madagascar

Despite weakening from an intense to a moderate tropical storm, Cyclone Enawo is wreaking havoc across Madagascar and leaving a trail of destruction. Towns and cities are flooded, critical infrastructure is destroyed, including hospitals and schools, and thousands of people are now displaced.

Sudan: "We have returned home to nothing"

8 March 2017 - 5:04pm
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Residents of the Boori area fled in 2016 after fighting broke out between the Government and the Abdul Wahid faction of the Sudan Liberation Army. They are now returning to empty villages, their belongings looted


Kakuma was displaced in 2016 following hostilities in Jebel Marra. Credit: OCHA

Women in the Changing World of Work

8 March 2017 - 4:31pm
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This year we mark International Women's Day by featuring some remarkable OCHA Heads of Offices

On International Women's Day (8 March), we asked some remarkable Heads of Office what motivates them and what challenges they face as female leaders. These are their inspirational answers.

Wendy Cue, Head of Office, OCHA ROLAC

Q: Why do you do what you do?

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