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...
The HC Interview: South Sudan
30 March, 2012
South Sudan is not only the world’s youngest country, but also one of its poorest and least developed. More than half of its population does not have enough to eat, and over 1 million South Sudanese are severely food insecure.
Since its independence from Sudan in July 2011,...
Humanitarian Issues: Tackling environmental emergencies in slums
14 February, 2012
In September 2011, a fuel explosion and fire in the Mukuru-Sinai slums of Nairobi, Kenya, killed more than 100 people and left another 100 with serious burns.
The UN rushed a Rapid Environmental Emergency Assessment team to the scene, comprising experts from a Joint Environmental Unit run...