Sudan: Kosti airlift helps thousands return to South Sudan
25 May, 2012
14 May 2012: South Sudanese refugees return to Juba. Credit: UNHCR
Humanitarian workers in Sudan have helped thousands of South Sudanese refugees stranded in Kosti to return home.
More than 4,500 of the 12,000 South Sudanese who were stranded at the Sudanese river port of Kosti have completed their...
Sudan: Thousands stranded on border with South
3 May, 2012
Southern Sudanese leaving Sudan by barge from Kosti to begin their journey up the Nile to Juba to their new lives in South Sudan. Credit: IOM
Humanitarians have mobilized in Kosti in Sudan, where thousands of South Sudanese are stranded on the border and unable to return home.
UN agencies and...
Comoros: Aid workers arrive as emergency declared
30 April, 2012
26 April 2012, Comoros: Torrential rains and flash floods since April 20 have significantly affected water supply, electricity and telecommunications services in Comoros. Credit: OCHA
OCHA and humanitarian partners respond to flooding emergency in the Comoros Islands
OCHA, UNICEF and the World Food...
The HC Interview: South Sudan
30 March, 2012
Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande with Norwegian Deputy Ministry for Foreign Affairs Torgeir Lasen in Pibor County, Jonglei State, South Sudan. Credit: UNMISS
Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator calls for urgent funding to respond immediately to the “worrying” humanitarian situation in...
Humanitarian Issues: Tackling environmental emergencies in slums
14 February, 2012
2008, Mathare slum, Kenya: Fires in high density urban settings pose particular humanitarian challenges to emergency responders. Credit: IRIN
The explosion in Nairobi’s Mukuru-Sinai slums highlighted the future of humanitarian emergencies in overcrowded cities.
In September 2011, a fuel explosion and...