Humanitarian issues: Improving the way we work
5 December, 2013
How are humanitarian crises changing? What risks will influence crises in the future? How can we manage these risks to support vulnerable people better? World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2013 is an annual OCHA publication that seeks to answer some of these difficult questions.
South Sudan: Deputy humanitarian chief calls for new approaches to protracted crises
4 December, 2013
Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-wha Kang said today that a new approach to humanitarian work in South Sudan over the next few years will see a focus on longer-term investment and disaster management to build resilience and improve preparedness.
South Sudan: Aid organizations require $1.1 billion for relief efforts
15 November, 2013
Aid agencies have launched a multi-year humanitarian appeal to help communities affected by hostilities, displacement, food insecurity, poverty and natural disasters in South Sudan, the youngest and one of the poorest countries in the world.
The three-year plan, which seeks $1.1 billion for...
South Sudan: Annual floods herald a new approach to aid
8 November, 2013
Akon Achien Achuil’s ability to provide for her family was washed away when flooding wiped out crops and livestock in Gogrial West County, Warrap state, in September.
“Even the sorghum, groundnuts and simsim (sesame) that we had harvested before flooding will be destroyed...
Sudan: Homeless, stateless and stranded
1 November, 2013
Three years ago, when South Sudan’s independence looked certain, thousands of South Sudanese packed their belongings and gathered at departure points dotted around Khartoum. They assumed that they would only wait a few days or weeks for the promised buses, barges and trucks that would...