South Sudan: Humanitarian agencies respond to refugee crisis
23 July, 2012
Sudanese refugees wait for food distribution at a refugee site in Upper Nile state, South Sudan. Credit: WFP/Anna Gudmunds
Humanitarian agencies face a serious shortage of funds as they deal with huge numbers of Sudanese refugees
Sudanese refugees are entering South Sudan in large numbers as they flee...
Somalia: One year after famine was declared
20 July, 2012
3.8 million people still need humanitarian aid. Credit: OCHA
Despite progress, 3.8 million people still need humanitarian assistance, warns OCHA.
Despite the progress made since famine was declared in parts of Somalia last July, 3.8 million people still need humanitarian aid, Humanitarian Coordinator...
Abyei: Scaling up aid as displaced people return
3 July, 2012
Alorbeny Ajak and a neighbour stand in front of her newly rebuilt home in Abyei. Credit: OCHA/Michelle Delaney
Aid organizations estimate that up to 30,000 people could return to Abyei, close to the Sudan-South Sudan border, as security improves.
As the security situation in the disputed region of Abyei...
South Sudan: Strengthening relief operations through better telecommunications
27 June, 2012
Aid workers using satellite and internet services in Pibor, South Sudan. Credit: Rob Buurveld/FITTEST/2012
Vital IT and telecommunication services help aid workers respond to emergencies faster and more efficiently in remote areas.
After years of civil war, even a basic telecommunications infrastructure...
Kenya: Reaching thousands of children with food and education
12 June, 2012
May 2012: Students at Meto Primary School receiving a nutritious lunch of maize and beans during the school feeding programme. Credit: OCHA
School feeding programme in Kenya’s dry lands kick-starts home-grown solutions to hunger.
At the height of the drought in Kenya last year, when an estimated 3.8...