Sudan: Thousands stranded on border with South
3 May, 2012
Southern Sudanese leaving Sudan by barge from Kosti to begin their journey up the Nile to Juba to their new lives in South Sudan. Credit: IOM
Humanitarians have mobilized in Kosti in Sudan, where thousands of South Sudanese are stranded on the border and unable to return home.
UN agencies and...
Comoros: Aid workers arrive as emergency declared
30 April, 2012
26 April 2012, Comoros: Torrential rains and flash floods since April 20 have significantly affected water supply, electricity and telecommunications services in Comoros. Credit: OCHA
OCHA and humanitarian partners respond to flooding emergency in the Comoros Islands
OCHA, UNICEF and the World Food...
The HC Interview: South Sudan
30 March, 2012
Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator Lise Grande with Norwegian Deputy Ministry for Foreign Affairs Torgeir Lasen in Pibor County, Jonglei State, South Sudan. Credit: UNMISS
Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator calls for urgent funding to respond immediately to the “worrying” humanitarian situation in...
Humanitarian Issues: Tackling environmental emergencies in slums
14 February, 2012
2008, Mathare slum, Kenya: Fires in high density urban settings pose particular humanitarian challenges to emergency responders. Credit: IRIN
The explosion in Nairobi’s Mukuru-Sinai slums highlighted the future of humanitarian emergencies in overcrowded cities.
In September 2011, a fuel explosion and...
South Sudan: Don’t let down the world’s newest country, says Amos
3 February, 2012
ERC Amos visiting clinic in Walgak, Jonglei State, South Sudan, 2 February 2012
Aid must continue as humanitarian needs increase, warns the UN’s humanitarian chief after visiting crisis-torn Jonglei State
The UN’s Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), Valerie Amos, urged the world not to let down its...