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...
Kenya: Reaching thousands of children with food and education
12 June, 2012
At the height of the drought in Kenya last year, when an estimated 3.8 million people needed food assistance, World Vision International (WVI) launched a school feeding programme to reach the children hardest hit by the crisis in the Kajiado region, southwestern Kenya.
Sudan: Kosti airlift helps thousands return to South Sudan
25 May, 2012
More than 4,500 of the 12,000 South Sudanese who were stranded at the Sudanese river port of Kosti have completed their journey home. This comes just over a week into the airlift operation to transport the refugees via Khartoum.
The Sudanese authorities gave South Sudanese residents nine...
Sudan: Thousands stranded on border with South
3 May, 2012
UN agencies and humanitarian partners are helping to support thousands of South Sudanese who are stranded in Kosti in Sudan’s White Nile State.
The State Governor has called for the 12,000 – 15,000 stranded people, and the international organizations that are helping them...
Comoros: Aid workers arrive as emergency declared
30 April, 2012
OCHA, UNICEF and the World Food Programme have sent emergency support to the Comoros Islands, where the Government has declared a State of Emergency following heavy rains and flash flooding.
The islands, which lie between Madagascar and Mozambique, have been battered by torrential rains...