Nepal: Preparing for an earthquake in the Kathmandu Valley
21 May, 2013
Kathmandu, Nepal. Kathmandu - the city and surrounding valley - sits on a fault line that experts believe may soon slip, triggering a potentially catastrophic earthquake. Photo: Nepal Risk Reduction Consortium/IRIN
In Nepal, disaster preparedness means imagining the world’s next mega disaster.
DPRK: Humanitarian agencies concerned about decline in funding
17 May, 2013
October, 2011, DPRK: Children at the WFP, UNICEF-supported Provincial Baby Home in Hamhung City, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK). Humanitarian agencies have warned that a lack of funding is limiting their ability to meet the most pressing needs of people in DPRK. Photo: David Ohana/OCHA...
Myanmar: Relocations must continue ahead of Cyclone Mahasen, urges UN
15 May, 2013
The UN has called for the urgent relocation of all communities living in the path of Cyclone Mahasen in Myanmar's Rakhine State. Credit: IRIN/Brendan Brady
The UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Myanmar has called for the urgent relocation of all communities living in the path of Cyclone Mahasen.
Bangladesh and Myanmar prepare for Tropical Cyclone
14 May, 2013
With Tropical Cyclone Mahasen expected to make landfall on 17 May, the UN is concerned about tens of thousands of people who were displaced by inter-communal violence in Myanmar's Rakhine State and who are now living in camps. Credit: IRIN/Brendan Brady
Coastal communities brace as Tropical Cyclone...
Aid Worker Diary: Solomon Islands Earthquake and Tsunami
1 April, 2013
Santa Cruz Island, Temotu Province: Destruction caused by the earthquake in the Solomon Islands. Credit: WPSA Rapid Assessment Team/Steven Clegg
An aid worker talks about the scale of the devastation caused the 8.0 magnitude earthquake in February 2013.
On 6 February 2013, an 8.0 magnitude earthquake set...