Sudan: Aid agencies face extremely limited access in conflict-torn southern states
24 October, 2011
Sudan: Humanitarian Snapshot, 24 October 2011. Source: ReliefWeb
New OCHA map shows hundreds of thousands of displaced people remain out of reach, despite serious humanitarian needs.
Humanitarian organizations continue to face extremely limited access to people who urgently help in Sudan, a new map...
Sudan: Humanitarian update on Blue Nile and South Kordofan states
27 September, 2011
Refugees from Blue Nile State cross into Western Ethiopia with all they need for a long exile. Credit: UNHCR/K.G. Egziabher
Severe access restrictions and fighting cause further displacement and hamper international humanitarian aid. UN and partners appeal for additional funding for refugees.
South Sudan: Humanitarian challenges after secession
20 August, 2011
South Sudan’s historic declaration of independence passed with notable calm across the country on 9 July.
South Sudan’s historic declaration of independence passed with notable calm across the country on 9 July. However, the new born republic faces considerable humanitarian challenges as it looks...
Stepping up the response in the Horn of Africa
30 July, 2011
More than twelve million people - in Kenya, Ethiopia, Somalia and Djibouti - are in dire need of help, and the situation is getting worse. Photo: OCHA
UN agencies and humanitarian partners are rallying to provide life-saving assistance to 12.4 million people across the Horn of Africa, but needs are rising...
Somalia: United Nations declares famine in two regions
20 July, 2011
Thousands of Somalis have fled the country to seek assistance and refuge in neighbouring countries since the start of the year, with over 100,000 of those fleeing since May 2011 Credit/ OCHA Somalia
The United Nations declared famine in two Somalia regions today. Nearly half of the Somali population – 3.7...