South Sudan: Deputy humanitarian chief calls for new approaches to protracted crises
4 December, 2013
19 November 2013, South Sudan: Children at the transit centre in Juba. Many families need help to reintegrate into society and have access to basic services, including education for their children. Credit: OCHA
Multi-year plan to focus on emergency needs and building resilience.
South Sudan: Aid organizations require $1.1 billion for relief efforts
15 November, 2013
August 2013, Jonglei State, South Sudan: Families have their fingers dipped in ink to help track registrations so that aid workers know who has been registered. This helps ensure that the right amount of food and other assistance is provided to the people who need it most. So far, about 66,000 people have...
South Sudan: Annual floods herald a new approach to aid
8 November, 2013
October 2013, Warrap State, South Sudan: Two children evacuate their family's livestock from their village in Warrap State in northern South Sudan. By early November, severe seasonal flooding had affected nine of the 10 South Sudanese states leaving an estimated 223,000 in need of humanitarian assistance....
Sudan: Homeless, stateless and stranded
1 November, 2013
September 2013, Khartoum, Sudan: In 2011, thousands of South Sudanese gathered in Soba Kongour to await the transports that they believed would take them home. The trucks and barges never came. and in the years since, the neighbourhood and others like it have become informal settlements for about 40,000...
CAR: OCHA Operations Chief “extremely concerned” about deteriorating humanitarian situation
29 October, 2013
29 October, New York: OCHA Operations Chief John Ging briefs the media on his return from the Central African Republic and the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Credit: OCHA/P. Palmero
OCHA’s Head of Operations traveled to CAR last week, describing the situation there as “a tinderbox”. But in the...