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...
DRC: Cholera and violence sweep across Katanga Province
28 October, 2013
September 2013, Katanga, DRC: The sun rises over Tanganyika Lake on the far eastern edge of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). The lake is tainted with cholera, but for many families it is the only source of water. Credit: OCHA/Gemma Cortes
A cholera outbreak in the city of Kalemie in eastern...
Sudan: UN emergency funds bolster support for flood hit communities
22 October, 2013
September 2013, Khartoum, Sudan: A boy stands in flood water in Khartoum's Soba Kangour neighbourhood. Tens of families were affected by the floods that struck in August and September. Credit: OCHA
Almost 70,000 families were affected by floods that washed across Sudan in August and September. Humanitarian...
DRC: A call for collective action in troubled east
21 October, 2013
September 2013, Katanga, DRC: A boy carries water to one of the many chlorination points that have been established by aid agencies in an effort to battle cholera in eastern DRC. Credit: OCHA/Gemma Cortes
A visit to the DRC this week by the emergency directors of eight humanitarian agencies will highlight...
Interview: “If each of us accepts this kind of suffering, it’s a shame on humanity”
16 October, 2013
July 2013, South Kordofan, Sudan: Children playing at a centre supported by the UN and its partners. The humanitarian community are planning to begin a polio vaccination campaign in South Kordofan in the coming weeks. Credit: OCHA/Matija Kovac
The Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Sudan discusses...