Global: UN and partners launch record humanitarian appeal
16 December, 2013
The United Nations and its partners have today launched their humanitarian plans for 2014 with appeals totalling US$12.9 billion to support 52 million people in 17 countries with essential, life-saving aid. More than half of this funding is needed to support humanitarian efforts in Syria and...
Sudan: fighting the double burden of child malnutrition
10 December, 2013
Humanitarian agencies and their partners in Sudan are taking a holistic approach to supporting Government efforts to beat malnutrition and food insecurity, with programmes that include sanitation, education and agricultural elements as well as nutritional supplements.
DRC: $7.1 million to boost humanitarian response in the east
10 December, 2013
Hundreds of thousands of displaced civilians in and around Goma, the provincial capital of North Kivu in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), are watching and waiting to see whether the brutal conflict between the Congolese army and the M23 rebel group is truly over. More than 500,000...
Humanitarian issues: Improving the way we work
5 December, 2013
How are humanitarian crises changing? What risks will influence crises in the future? How can we manage these risks to support vulnerable people better? World Humanitarian Data and Trends 2013 is an annual OCHA publication that seeks to answer some of these difficult questions.
South Sudan: Deputy humanitarian chief calls for new approaches to protracted crises
4 December, 2013
Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Kyung-wha Kang said today that a new approach to humanitarian work in South Sudan over the next few years will see a focus on longer-term investment and disaster management to build resilience and improve preparedness.