DRC: Humanitarian agencies fight child exploitation
12 June, 2013
“Quite a few of the most beautiful homes in Bukavu are built on the sweat of children working in the mines,” says a child protection officer who works in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC). He can rattle off the names of dozens of artisanal mines that surround South...
South Sudan: Sowing seeds for the future
29 May, 2013
In the grounds of their temporary accommodation in Juba, two young boys tend to a clutch of seedlings. They clear any weeds, and water the plants when there is no rain. Each day, 8-year-old Majuang and his 6-year-old brother Gum spend hours working on their fragile crops, imagining the lives...
DRC: UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief calls for end to “immense suffering”
28 May, 2013
The United Nation’s new Deputy Humanitarian Chief, Kyung-wha Kang, has called on government and rebel forces to end the “immense suffering” of civilians in North Kivu, in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC).
Ms Kang was speaking at the end of a visit to Goma,...
Sudan: UN Humanitarian Chief concludes visit
23 May, 2013
The United Nation’s Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos has ended her visit to Sudan with a call for all parties to end the conflicts in Darfur, and Blue Nile and South Kordofan, and instead to seek peaceful resolutions to clashes that continue to exact a terrible toll on civilians....
Sudan: Old crisis, new challenges in Darfur
20 May, 2013
United Nations Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos is visiting Sudan from 20 to 23 May 2013. She will visit the region of Darfur where a shrinking humanitarian community has led to deteriorating services for hundreds of thousands of people living in camps.
Darfur has been in a state of crisis...