Somalia: Displaced people hit hardest by flooding
6 May, 2013
A boy walks through receding flood waters in Cabuduwaaq, Galgaduud region in central Somalia where at least 2,500 people were affected by flash floods in March 2013. Credit: OCHA/R. Geekie
In central Somalia, flash-flooding has exacerbated the vulnerability of thousands of displaced people, an issue that...
Sudan/South Sudan: “When peace returns to Blue Nile, we will return.”
23 April, 2013
Dawn breaks at the Doro refugee camp in the north-east of South Sudan. Since late 2011, 115,000 people have fled conflict in Sudan’s Blue Nile State, seeking refuge in camps across the border in South Sudan. Credit: OCHA
Since 2011, conflict in Sudan’s Blue Nile State has displaced or severely affected 300...
Interview: OCHA Mogadishu Head of Office
11 April, 2013
Displaced families in Mogadishu, Somalia. Credit: OCHA
Efforts are underway to relocate displaced people in Mogadishu’s squatter settlements.
More than 360,000 people displaced by conflict live in makeshift tents in crowded conditions in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. OCHA is working with humanitarian...
Humanitarian Issues: A new way to access information
21 March, 2013
The Humanitarian Kiosk (H.Kiosk) application provides a range of up-to-the-minute humanitarian related information from emergencies around the world.
Q and A on Humanitarian Kiosk app.
What is Humanitarian Kiosk?
One of the challenges faced by humanitarian workers is access to timely, relevant and...
Kenya: “Coordination can save our lives,” says Turkana village elder
28 February, 2013
Women carry grass in the drought affected area of Turkana, Kenya. Turkana residents welcome focus on Human Security and express optimism about a project aimed at using the area’s natural resources more efficiently. Credit: OCHA/ Shravan Vidyarthi
Turkana residents welcome focus on Human Security.