Kenya: One year on, resilience takes centre stage
25 July, 2012
The UN Trust Fund for Human Security (UNTFHS) has approved US$6.1 million for a resilience-building project in the border communities of Turkana, Kenya. This marks the first anniversary of the UN declaration of famine in two areas of Somalia, and Kenya’s declaration of drought in the...
South Sudan: Humanitarian agencies respond to refugee crisis
23 July, 2012
Sudanese refugees are entering South Sudan in large numbers as they flee fighting and food shortages in Sudan’s Blue Nile and Southern Kordofan states. At the start of July, up to 1,000 people were arriving at South Sudan’s biggest refugee site in Unity state every day. ...
Somalia: One year after famine was declared
20 July, 2012
Despite the progress made since famine was declared in parts of Somalia last July, 3.8 million people still need humanitarian aid, Humanitarian Coordinator Mark Bowden said on Friday, appealing to countries to continue supporting relief efforts in the East African country. ...
Abyei: Scaling up aid as displaced people return
3 July, 2012
As the security situation in the disputed region of Abyei improves, aid workers are gearing up to respond to the possible return of tens of thousands of displaced people who fled the area a year ago.
In May 2011, an estimated 110,000 people fled their homes and villages when the...
South Sudan: Strengthening relief operations through better telecommunications
27 June, 2012
After years of civil war, even a basic telecommunications infrastructure was non-existent in South Sudan, the world’s youngest country. Aid workers, who often rely on satellites and Internet connections to report on the humanitarian and security situation, did not have reliable access...