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
ECOSOC: Innovating humanitarian response
16 July, 2013
December 2012, Mindanao, Philippines: A global network of digital volunteers used social media to map the impact of Typhoon Bopha, helping the UN and authorities respond to the deadliest storm of the year. Credit: OCHA
In December 2012, a global network of digital volunteers mapped the impact of Typhoon...
Disaster preparations underway with communities in Mindanao
16 July, 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 sheer scale of...
Philippines: The dividends of peace
20 June, 2013
2013, Cotabato, Mindanao: Women working in a community-run market garden that was set up with support from local authorities and the UN. Credit: OCHA/Muktar Farah
UN-supported project in Mindanao is helping conflict-affected communities rebuild lives and re-establish trust.
The village of Katilacan has...