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.
Somalia: Better access to people in need in the south
20 February, 2013
Over 380,000 children have received polio vaccination in newly accessible areas of southern Somalia in recent months. Credit: WHO
Health agencies are reaching more people but need better financial support.
UN agencies and humanitarian partners are reaching more people with much-needed healthcare services...
Kenya: Promoting preparedness before the elections
23 January, 2013
Simulation exercise in Nairobi. Credit: UNICEF/Minu Limbu
OCHA Eastern Africa is coordinating preparations for Kenya’s general elections in March 2013.
Kenya goes to the polls in March, and humanitarian agencies are gearing up in case there is any repetition of the violence that followed the previous...