The Philippines: Resilience through preparedness
24 September, 2012
Melanie with her two children at a day care centre used as evacuation centre, Barangay Cross, Glan, Sarangani, 14 June 2012. Credit: OCHA/Melindi Malang
The humanitarian community supports the Government’s and local communities’ efforts in emergency preparedness in the disaster-prone country.
Asia and the Pacific: World Humanitarian Day celebrations across the region
6 September, 2012
World Humanitarian Day celebrations in Myanmar. Credit: OCHA
Millions of supporters celebrated World Humanitarian Day with messages of hope and encouragement.
The World Humanitarian Day (WHD) 2012 campaign is being hailed as the most successful yet due to its massive social outreach, which resonated in...
WHD: People helping people in Myanmar
4 September, 2012
22 May 2008, Bebaye Township, Myanmar: An aerial view of the damage caused by Cyclone "Nargis" in the Ayeyarwady delta region, along the shores of the Andaman Sea. Credit: UN Photo/Evan Schneider
When Cyclone Nargis hit Myanmar in 2008, everyone in Yangon – students, artists, taxi drivers – mobilised to...
OCHA launches 500 free humanitarian symbols
23 August, 2012
New tools will help get emergency aid to people in need.
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian affairs (OCHA) has created a set of 500 freely available humanitarian icons to help relief workers present information about emergencies and crises quickly and simply....
WHD: One billion messages shared
20 August, 2012
Social media campaign breaks records; thousands highlight good deeds.
The World Humanitarian Day 2012 campaign has made social media history by sharing more than one billion messages of hope encouraging people to do something good for someone else.
The campaign, which was launched 2...