Sudan: Common Humanitarian Fund Keeps kids in school
20 December, 2012
A teacher and his students in Dabkaraya El Bahar Village, White Nile, Sudan. Credit: OCHA/Matija Kovac
In 2012, the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund helped partners provide primary education in White Nile State where more than 6,000 returnee children need access to education.
When thousands of Sudanese...
Humanitarian Appeal: UN calls for US$ 8.5 billion to help 51 million people in 16 countries
14 December, 2012
14 Dec: UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos (middle), World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and Caritas Internationalis Secretary General Michel Roy launch the Consolidated Appeal Process 2013 in Rome. Credit: WFP
As we enter 2013, there is no let-up in humanitarian needs in the...
Sudan: Yellow fever shots for millions
7 December, 2012
November 2012. Saleh Mohammed Hamid, 18, receiving treatment for the symptoms of yellow fever at El Geneina hospital in West Darfur. The hospital has treated 106 cases of yellow fever since the latest outbreak began in October. Credit: Albert González Farran, UNAMID.
Funding needed to contain worst...
Interview: OCHA Head of Office in Mogadishu
28 November, 2012
IDPs in the Wardhiglay area of Mogadishu, Somalia. Credit: IRIN/Kate Holt
Justin Brady discusses the challenges of working in the Somali capital.
Justin Brady, the head of OCHA’s office in Somalia, moved from Nairobi in Kenya to the Somali capital, Mogadishu, nearly six months ago in May 2012....
Interview: Humanitarian Coordinator Mark Bowden
15 November, 2012
Displaced children in a camp in Bossaso, Puntland. Credit: OCHA/R. Maingi
Remembering Somalis for their capacity to deal with adversity.
Mark Bowden, the former Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, was recently appointed to lead humanitarian operations in Afghanistan. Before he left for Kabul, he spoke...