South Sudan: Humanitarian challenges after secession
20 August, 2011
South Sudan’s historic declaration of independence passed with notable calm across the country on 9 July.
South Sudan’s historic declaration of independence passed with notable calm across the country on 9 July. However, the new born republic faces considerable humanitarian challenges as it looks...
Stepping up the response in the Horn of Africa
30 July, 2011
More than twelve million people - in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti - are in dire need of help, and the situation is getting worse. Photo: OCHA
UN agencies and humanitarian partners are rallying to provide life-saving assistance to 12.4 million people across the Horn of Africa, but needs are rising...
Somalia: United Nations declares famine in two regions
20 July, 2011
Thousands of Somalis have fled the country to seek assistance and refuge in neighbouring countries since the start of the year, with over 100,000 of those fleeing since May 2011 Credit/ OCHA Somalia
The United Nations declared famine in two Somalia regions today. Nearly half of the Somali population – 3.7...
Horn of Africa Drought
16 July, 2011
Valerie Amos briefed Member States today. More than 10.7 million people across the region urgently need help as the Horn of Africa faces its driest period in sixty years.
Today Valerie Amos, the Emergency relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, briefed United Nations...
Ethiopia: Funding, resources and access needed to help drought-affected Ethiopian communities
10 July, 2011
At the Save the Children-supported Mobile Health and Nutrition Emergency Programme screening in Bisle kebele, Shinile zone, ERC Amos met pastoralist communities who have not seen rain in 18 months. Malnutrition is increasing. Credit/ Courtesy of Jiro Ose (c)
ERC Valerie Amos travelled to Ethiopia’s...