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...
WHD: Life and death in Tsunami-hit Indonesia
17 August, 2012
Survivors clear the ruins in front of the remains of a house in Banda Aceh, the capital of Aceh Province, on 25 February, 2005. The boat resting on the house, which belongs to the man pictured in blue, has since become a tourist attraction and iconic of the scale of the destruction. Credit: IRIN/Jefri Aries...
The HC Interview: Myanmar
27 July, 2012
A child leans on a water jar outside demolished houses. Villagers start on reconstructing the damages caused by the cyclone in Hnarkaung Chaung town in Kum Yangon town in the Irrawady delta region. Credit: IRIN/VJ Villafranca
Preparedness is a critical element of providing humanitarian assistance, says...