DPRK: $98 million still needed to address humanitarian needs, says UN
28 August, 2013
October 2011, Hamhung City, DPRK: A mother and child in the WFP, WHO and UNICEF-supported Provincial Pediatric Hospital in Hamhung City, DPRK. Credit: OCHA/David Ohana
The UN Resident Coordinator for the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has warned that humanitarian gains made over the past decade...
PHILIPPINES: Technology increasingly used in disaster preparedness
28 August, 2013
The Philippines is a country beset with frequent disasters and part of the Pacific Ring of Fire, so new ways to improve disaster preparedness and the resilience of the communities is a constant challenge for the Government and its humanitarian partners.
Addressing this issue of disaster...
Philippines: Monsoon rains and storms drench Northern provinces
23 August, 2013
August 2013, Manila, Philippines: Heavy monsoon rains, exacerbated by a series of tropical storms, have battered the northern Philippines. On 19 August, 60 per cent of Metro Manila was under water as the average monthly rainfall for August fell in just one day. Credit: OCHA
Heavy monsoon rains, exacerbated...
World Humanitarian Day: A new global campaign to turn words into aid
18 August, 2013
16 August, Los Angeles: A World Humanitarian Day blimp in front of the iconic 'Hollywood' sign in Los Angeles. This year, the UN and its partners are asking people what they think the world needs more of. Credit: 2013 Hollywood Chamber of Commerce/Marshall Douglis
The UN and international humanitarian...
ECOSOC: UN releases revised global humanitarian appeal
17 July, 2013