Bangladesh: Delivering emergency care to the most vulnerable
23 Jul 2014
Five-year old Ehsam (not his real name) had suffered from a debilitating inguinal hernia since he was six months old. Funding from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) helped get him the life-saving treatment he needed.
Fairly common and relatively easy-to-treat, most inguinal...
World Humanitarian Summit: Capturing Asia’s aid lessons
22 Jul 2014
Governments, academics, humanitarians, military leaders, and activists from across Asia-Pacific will gather in Tokyo, Japan, this week to draw out lessons from decades of humanitarian response in the region as part of the lead-up to the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit.
“What I am...
Humanitarian Data: OCHA launches ground-breaking data exchange platform
15 Jul 2014
It is a universal consensus that data saves lives. Data provides the humanitarian community with short and long term solutions to provide vulnerable communities with the help they need, when they need it.
Collecting and managing data, particularly in the onset of a humanitarian crisis,...
Myanmar: Deputy Humanitarian Chief sees appalling conditions in camps (GALLERY)
17 Jun 2014
During her recent visit to Myanmar, Ms Kang witnessed first-hand the suffering caused by the inter-communal violence in Rakhine State.
This is an account of her visit and the people she met. Read her Remarks to the Press upon her return.
Philippines: Typhoon survivors face choice between income and safety
9 Jun 2014
Would you rebuild your home in an area that you knew was unsafe? Or would you move your family to safety, even if that meant losing your source of income?
This is the dilemma that countless families who lost their homes to Typhoon Haiyan now face. Across the Typhoon Haiyan-affected corridor...