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...
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...