Sudan: Combating human trafficking in the east
19 December, 2013
Shagarab, Sudan: Young girls attending a school at the Shagarab Refugee camp near Sudan's eastern border. Thousands of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants are at risk of being trafficked every year in Sudan's east. Credit: UNHCR
In Eastern Sudan, thousands of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants are at...
Somalia: Humanitarian Coordinator calls for more access and an end to fighting
18 December, 2013
Dec 2013, Jowhar, Somalia: Humanitarian Coordinator, Philippe Lazzarini, meets with families displaced by violence in Jowhar, in Somalia's Middle Shabelle Region. An estimated 66,000 people have been affected by flooding, a situation compounded by the outbreak of inter-communal fighting. Credit: OCHA...
Global: UN and partners launch record humanitarian appeal
16 December, 2013
16 Dec 2013, Geneva: UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos (centre) at the launch of the Global Humanitarian Response for 2014 in Geneva. Credit: UN/Violaine Martin
US$12.9 billion needed to provide aid to 52 million people in 2014. More than half - $6.5 million – is needed for efforts in Syria and...
Sudan: fighting the double burden of child malnutrition
10 December, 2013
The Sudanese Government and humanitarian partners are working to secure the right of all Sudan’s people to be free from hunger, food insecurity and malnutrition. Credit: UNAMID/Albert González Farran
On Human Rights Day, we look at how the Sudanese Government and humanitarian partners are aiming to secure...
DRC: $7.1 million to boost humanitarian response in the east
10 December, 2013
Cholera is endemic in Eastern DRC where every year thousands of cases are recorded. So far in 2013, Katanga Province tops the list with over 12,600 cases. Considering the recurrence, long term investment in water, health and sanitation is needed in DRC to stem the disease. Credit: OCHA/Gemma Cortes