South Sudan: Annual floods herald a new approach to aid
8 November, 2013
Akon Achien Achuil’s ability to provide for her family was washed away when flooding wiped out crops and livestock in Gogrial West County, Warrap state, in September.
“Even the sorghum, groundnuts and simsim (sesame) that we had harvested before flooding will be destroyed...
Sudan: Homeless, stateless and stranded
1 November, 2013
Three years ago, when South Sudan’s independence looked certain, thousands of South Sudanese packed their belongings and gathered at departure points dotted around Khartoum. They assumed that they would only wait a few days or weeks for the promised buses, barges and trucks that would...
CAR: OCHA Operations Chief “extremely concerned” about deteriorating humanitarian situation
29 October, 2013
OCHA’s Director of Operations, John Ging, said today (29 October) that he was “extremely concerned” about the situation in the Central African Republic, a situation that he described as “a tinderbox”.
“Half the population of the Central African Republic...
DRC: Cholera and violence sweep across Katanga Province
28 October, 2013
As the sun rises over Tanganyika Lake on the eastern border of the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), hundreds of women arrive to collect fresh water for their families. They fill their containers and begin the long walk back to their villages.
This is how cholera spreads in Katanga...
Sudan: UN emergency funds bolster support for flood hit communities
22 October, 2013
Heavy rains and floods affected tens of thousands of families across Sudan in August and September. In response, humanitarian agencies are working with communities to provide emergency shelter, health care and education, and to contain public-health risks.
The United Nations Central...