World Humanitarian Day: A new global campaign to turn words into aid
18 Aug 2013
The United Nations and its humanitarian partners have joined with global celebrities like Beyoncé and leading brands such as Gucci, Barclays Bank, Western Union and Intel to launch a campaign that seeks to turn people’s words into real support for communities affected by...
ECOSOC: UN releases revised global humanitarian appeal
17 Jul 2013
ECOSOC: Innovating humanitarian response
16 Jul 2013
On 17 July, the second high-level panel of the 2013 ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment will explore how humanitarian organizations can seize the opportunities presented by new technologies to innovate and improve their response to disasters.
On 5 December 2012, Typhoon Bopha struck the...
Disaster preparations underway with communities in Mindanao
16 Jul 2013
Emergency preparedness is high on the list of priorities in the southern island of Mindanao which was hit by a devastating tropical storm in 2011 and the world’s deadliest typhoon less than 12 months later. Global climate change rendered the communities insufficiently prepared for the...
Philippines: The dividends of peace
20 Jun 2013
The village of Katilacan has never been prosperous. Its 2,500 residents have traditionally depended on small-scale agriculture and fishing. For decades, the people of this small village have also had to deal with Mindanao’s long-running and violent conflict. For the past four decades,...