Behind the Lens: In South Kivu, DRC, hope and generosity embodied
19 December, 2014
Years of conflict between armed groups in the densely-wooded province of South Kivu, in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, have exposed civilians to extreme levels of violence. Walungu Territory, a province rich in minerals, is no stranger to this violence and displacement. In October 2014...
South Sudan Crisis: One year on [Gallery]
15 December, 2014
Today marks 1 year since conflict broke out in South Sudan. An estimated 1.9 million people have been displaced from their homes, more than half of whom are children. 1.4 million people are displaced inside the country and almost 500,000 have fled to neighbouring countries.
2015 Global appeal: $16.4 billion to help 57 million people in 22 countries
8 December, 2014
The UN and its humanitarian partners have launched an appeal for US$16.4 billion to help at least 57.5 million people affected by crises in 22 countries in 2015.
“Over 80 percent of those we intend to help are in countries mired in conflict where brutality and violence have had a...
Somalia: Early warning should trigger early action [VIDEO]
22 October, 2014
Despite the fact that, to date, only 34% of funding needs have been met, the United Nations and its partners are scaling up the response to assist the people affected by drought in some regions of Somalia.
Hear from the Humanitarian Coordinator, Philippe Lazzarini, as he explains why it is...
South Sudan: Five more things you need to know about the continuing crisis
29 September, 2014
In the nine months since conflict began in South Sudan, the UN and its humanitarian partners have assisted more than 3.1 million people. But the threat of violence, hunger and disease remains for millions of people across South Sudan. Even before this crisis, South Sudan was home to one of...