Aid worker diary: the price of gold in DRC
26 June, 2013
6 June 2013, South Kivu, DRC: These women were forced to flee their homes when a rebel group attacked their village in early June. More than 1,400 families have been displaced by this recent outbreak of fighting in the Mwenga region of South Kivu. Credit: OCHA/Philippe Kropf
In eastern DRC, fighting over...
DRC: Humanitarian agencies fight child exploitation
12 June, 2013
6 June 2013, South Kivu, DRC: About 14 per cent of people in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) depend on mining for an income. About two per cent of people actually work in the mines. This includes tens of thousands of children. Credit: OCHA/Philippe Kropf
In eastern DRC, humanitarian agencies are...
South Sudan: Sowing seeds for the future
29 May, 2013
April 2013, Juba, South Sudan: Two young boys look after their small 'farm' at a centre for people returning to South Sudan. More than 1.9 million people have returned to South Sudan since 2007, with many of them facing chronic food insecurity. Photo: UNHCR/T. Ongaro
More than 1.9 million South Sudanese...
DRC: UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief calls for end to “immense suffering”
28 May, 2013
28 May 2013, North Kivu, DRC: UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief, Kyung-wha Kang, speaks with a child at the Sotraki camp outside Goma, in eastern DRC. During her visit Ms Kang called on combatants in the region to find an end to "the horrors of this man-made emergency." Photo: OCHA
The UN’s Deputy Humanitarian...
Sudan: UN Humanitarian Chief concludes visit
23 May, 2013
The United Nation’s Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos has ended her four day visit to Sudan with a call for conflicts in the country to end. “The people of Sudan have suffered enough.” Photo: UNAMID/Albert Gonzalez Farran
“The people of Sudan have suffered enough,” says UN Emergency Relief Coordinator...