WHD: Providing Somali women with dignity
17 August, 2012
Menstruation is not a word commonly associated with the humanitarian agenda, nor is it a subject many Somalis would be comfortable discussing in public. But Somali aid worker Amina Hagi Elmi is a tireless advocate for hundreds of thousands of displaced Somalia women, ensuring that they have...
WHD: On the frontline of humanitarian crises in South Sudan
17 August, 2012
Under the shade of a Nima tree
Under the heat of the midday sun and the shade of a tall Nima tree, Kennedy Monoja greets each patient with a warm smile as they queue to see him. Before the day is out, he will have made some 80 diagnoses. Kennedy Stevenson Monoja is a South Sudanese Clinical...
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. ...