South Sudan: 6 things you need to know about the humanitarian crisis
14 January, 2014
Fighting broke out in South Sudan’s capital, Juba, on 15 December and quickly spread to other parts of the country. Within a week, several states had been affected with Bor, Bentiu, Juba and Malakal the most heavily hit areas.
A large-scale humanitarian operation was quickly launched to...
Global: “We enter 2014 with multiple, severe humanitarian crises threatening or affecting the lives of millions”
2 January, 2014
UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos has warned that tens of millions of people have started the new year in need of urgent humanitarian support and that the capacity and resources of the international humanitarian system are stretched “to the limit”.
“We enter 2014 with...
South Sudan: Stay, protect and deliver
27 December, 2013
Heavy fighting broke on 15 December in South Sudan’s capital Juba and quickly spread to four other states, forcing over 120,000 people to flee their homes. Some 63,000 people have sought refuge at the UN peacekeeping bases around the country. Despite the access challenges caused by...
Sudan: Combating human trafficking in the east
19 December, 2013
19 December - In Eastern Sudan, thousands of asylum seekers, refugees and migrants from neighbouring countries are at risk of being trafficked every year. Leaving behind lives of poverty, discrimination and exploitation, these people risk everything in the hope of a better life. Tragically,...
Somalia: Humanitarian Coordinator calls for more access and an end to fighting
18 December, 2013
UN agencies and their humanitarian partners continue to have limited access to thousands of families affected by seasonal floods and inter-communal fighting in Somalia’s Middle Shabelle region.
“The flooding has affected some 66,000 people in 33 villages in Jowhar district alone...