Global: “We enter 2014 with multiple, severe humanitarian crises threatening or affecting the lives of millions”
2 January, 2014
UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos has warned that tens of millions of people have started the new year in need of urgent humanitarian support and that the capacity and resources of the international humanitarian system are stretched “to the limit”.
“We enter 2014 with...
South Sudan: Stay, protect and deliver
27 December, 2013
Heavy fighting broke on 15 December in South Sudan’s capital Juba and quickly spread to four other states, forcing over 120,000 people to flee their homes. Some 63,000 people have sought refuge at the UN peacekeeping bases around the country. Despite the access challenges caused by...
Sudan: Combating human trafficking in the east
19 December, 2013
19 December - In Eastern Sudan, thousands of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants from neighbouring countries are at risk of being trafficked every year. Leaving behind lives of poverty, discrimination and exploitation, these people risk everything in the hope of a better life. Tragically,...
Somalia: Humanitarian Coordinator calls for more access and an end to fighting
18 December, 2013
UN agencies and their humanitarian partners continue to have limited access to thousands of families affected by seasonal floods and inter-communal fighting in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region.
“The flooding has affected some 66,000 people in 33 villages in Jowhar district alone...
Global: UN and partners launch record humanitarian appeal
16 December, 2013
The United Nations and its partners have today launched their humanitarian plans for 2014 with appeals totalling US$12.9 billion to support 52 million people in 17 countries with essential, life-saving aid. More than half of this funding is needed to support humanitarian efforts in Syria and...