Philippines: Hope amidst the ruins of Bohol
16 October, 2013
16 October 2013, Cebu, Philippines: Medical workers attend to a boy injured in the 7.2 magnitude quake that hit the central-Philippine island of Bohol on 15 October. Up to 3 million people are believed to have been affected. Credit: IRIN/Jason Gutierrez
A joint OCHA/Government assessment team has found...
Philippines: Escaping conflict in Zamboanga
4 October, 2013
Internally displaced people have to settle with living in makeshift houses outside the main sports complex of Zamboanga city. Credit: OCHA
Tens of thousands of people are still sleeping in a giant sports stadium on the south-western tip of the island of Mindanao. Even though fighting has apparently ended,...
Pacific: Disaster simulation boosts readiness across three countries
3 October, 2013
September 2013, Tonga: A map from a recent disaster simulation exercise in Tonga, showing an area 'affected' by a mock disaster. The simulation - the first in the Pacific to involve multiple countries - was organized to test disaster readiness. Credit: WFP
OCHA and its humanitarian partners have run the...
Philippines: Satellite imagery pinpoints vulnerability
30 September, 2013
September 2013, Mindanao, Philippines: A before and after comparison of the Santa Catalina neighbourhood in Zamboanga City. The two images - the one on the left was taken on 28 August, the one on the right on 17 September - clearly show the destruction of homes and buildings. OCHA has been using imagery...
UN General Assembly: 4 things you need to know
23 September, 2013
Each year during the UN General Assembly, OCHA and its partners highlight key areas of humanitarian concern, taking the opportunity to advocate on behalf of people in crisis for solutions and support. Credit: UN
A guide to the humanitarian issues and concerns that we will be following during the 68th...