Somalia and Yemen: Urgent action needed to prevent worsening crises
2 July, 2014
OCHA’s Operations Director John Ging says that urgent action is needed to prevent worsening crises in Somalia and Yemen.
Ging was speaking at a press briefing in New York, alongside the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Emergency Director Ted Chaiban. The two emergency directors...
South Sudan: More than $1 billion still needed (GALLERY)
13 June, 2014
Theresa Nyerik and her husband have seven children. They live in a small shelter made of plastic sheets stretched over bamboo poles, in a muddy camp inside a UN base in Juba, the capital of South Sudan. The camp sprang up in mid-December, when fighting broke out in Juba and quickly spread...
South Sudan: An education system in crisis
10 June, 2014
More than half a million children have fled their homes in South Sudan since conflict first broke out in December 2013. Most have stopped going to school and aid groups have warned of the long-term consequences of a continued disruption to education.
In Mingkaman, Awerial County, in Lakes...
Somalia: Preventing the repeat of a hunger crisis
22 May, 2014
Somalia is on the brink of a new food crisis, with aid agencies warning that action is needed now. A combination of delayed rains, rising food prices and persistent conflict means that the country’s current, fragile food-security situation is expected to deteriorate in the next two...
Sudan: Solar power brings water to rural Darfur
21 May, 2014
The first thing you notice when you arrive in Azerni is the silence. Village life in West Darfur is usually accompanied by the incessant rumbling of motorized water pumps. At first, the explanation for the silence seems obvious: the pump must be broken.
But, on closer inspection, women are...