DRC: A call for collective action in troubled east
21 October, 2013
The Emergency Directors of eight the world’s largest humanitarian organizations have begun a four-day visit to the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) where they will assess firsthand one of the world’s most protracted and complex humanitarian crises.
The group is being led by...
Interview: “If each of us accepts this kind of suffering, it’s a shame on humanity”
16 October, 2013
In early October, Ali Al-Za’tari, the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan visited New York to discuss some of the major humanitarian and development challenges facing the east African nation.
Sudan, he says, is at a critical juncture in its recent history. “We’...
DRC: New aid approach brings choice and dignity
10 October, 2013
It is nearly noon under the blazing sun of Kambilo, a village in the north of the mining province of Katanga in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). On one side of a clearing, local stallholders and merchants are setting up shop. On the other side, several hundred people line up...
Abyei: An uncertain future
27 August, 2013
Only empty, looted buildings remain in Abyei, a formerly vibrant town on the border between South Sudan and Sudan. In May 2011, Sudanese Armed forces attacked Abyei Town, forcing an estimated 100,000 people to flee southwards. Two years on from the attack, about 40,000 remain displaced.
Sudan: Hundreds of thousands affected by heavy rains and floods
26 August, 2013
Weeks of heavy rains across Sudan have triggered flash floods, affecting as many as 530,000 people since the beginning of August, according to Government estimates. At least 74,000 houses have been damaged or destroyed by the rapidly rising waters.
The area surrounding the capital Khartoum...