Japan: An earthquake, a tsunami – and a handwritten newspaper
15 March, 2013
A rescue worker uses a two-way radio transceiver during heavy snowfall at a factory area devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northern Japan, 16 March 2011. Credit: REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-HOON, courtesy The Thomson REUTERS Foundation - ALERTNET
A new report from media NGO Internews analyses the...
Aid worker diary: Japan’s tsunami
8 March, 2013
Ground Zero of the Onagawa port (next to Ishinomaki) - the green part of the lying building structure is its rooftop. Credit OCHA/Masaki Watabe
People are starting to rebuild their lives two years after the tsunami.
On 11 March 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake followed by a series of massive tsunamis...
Myanmar: Changing perceptions in Rakhine
22 February, 2013
November 2012: World Food Programme food distribution for displaced communities in Rakhine. Credit: OCHA
Agencies stress impartial and independent nature of humanitarian aid.
Tensions are still high in Rakhine State in western Myanmar, where inter-communal violence broke out eight months ago, leaving...
The Philippines: When the weather report saves lives
15 February, 2013
January 2013, Mindanao: Evangeline in her small corner shop in Cateel. Along with basic groceries she also sells mobile phone charging services. Credit: OCHA/Eva Modvig
Post-Bopha, humanitarian agencies help people to access lifesaving information.
Walking through the streets of the Cateel, on the...
Aid Worker Diary: Overcoming grief and loss after Typhoon Bopha
13 February, 2013
Children gather around Tess. Fun and games help children recover from the effects of Tyhoon Bopha in eastern Mindanao. Credit: OCHA/R. Maingi
A local volunteer helps bring a sense of hope to children in Mindanao, southern Philippines.
‘When life gives you a hundred reasons to cry, show life a...