Myanmar: Humanitarian Chief calls for more support
7 December, 2012
Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos met community leaders at Kyein Ni Pyin camp in Pauktaw, Myanmar, on 5 December. Photo: OCHA/David Ohana.
People living in “appalling” conditions after inter-communal violence
The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos,...
Aid Worker Diary: Typhoon Bopha
6 December, 2012
People of Cateel start to clean up debris after Typhoon Bopha. Credit: Gary Ong
An aid worker witnesses devastation in the southern Philippines.
One day after Typhoon Bopha (known locally as Pablo) hit the Mindanao coastline, teams from the Government and humanitarian organizations spread out across the...
UN Volunteers: Stories from the field
5 December, 2012
James at a Stand-by Partners Public Information Officer training in Iceland in May. Credit: James St. John Cox
Humanitarian workers talk about their start as volunteers.
December 5 is International Volunteer Day, when we recognise and highlight the contributions of volunteers in the service of others...
Samoa: Remembering the tsunami of 2009
28 November, 2012
Tsunami in Samoa – 3 Years On
In the early hours of Tuesday, 29 September 2009, as the people of Samoa went about the start of a new day, the serenity of that tropical island was violently shattered by an earthquake measuring 8.2 on the Richter scale. In a matter of minutes, successive tsunami...
Myanmar: Revised Response Plan aims to help tens of thousands
21 November, 2012
5 November 2012: Children stand in Thea Chaung camp. Credit: UNOCHA/ Nicole Lawrence
Funding request increased after October clashes.
The western state of Rakhine, Myanmar is nestled between the border with Bangladesh and the Rakhine Mountains. Inter-communal violence in Rakhine in June and October led...