Interview: Humanitarian Coordinator for the Philippines
22 March, 2013
January 2013, Mindanao, Philippines: People are trying to cope in the aftermath of the typhoon. Here, Nonoy Suoco sells scrap metal from tin roofing from damaged buildings in Davao to help make a living for his family. Credit: OCHA/Eva Modvig
Communities rebuild infrastructure and agriculture after Typhoon...
Humanitarian Issues: A new way to access information
21 March, 2013
The Humanitarian Kiosk (H.Kiosk) application provides a range of up-to-the-minute humanitarian related information from emergencies around the world.
Q and A on Humanitarian Kiosk app.
What is Humanitarian Kiosk?
One of the challenges faced by humanitarian workers is access to timely, relevant and...
Japan: An earthquake, a tsunami – and a handwritten newspaper
15 March, 2013
A rescue worker uses a two-way radio transceiver during heavy snowfall at a factory area devastated by an earthquake and tsunami in Sendai, northern Japan, 16 March 2011. Credit: REUTERS/KIM KYUNG-HOON, courtesy The Thomson REUTERS Foundation - ALERTNET
A new report from media NGO Internews analyses the...
Aid worker diary: Japan’s tsunami
8 March, 2013
Ground Zero of the Onagawa port (next to Ishinomaki) - the green part of the lying building structure is its rooftop. Credit OCHA/Masaki Watabe
People are starting to rebuild their lives two years after the tsunami.
On 11 March 2011, a 9.0-magnitude earthquake followed by a series of massive tsunamis...
Myanmar: Changing perceptions in Rakhine
22 February, 2013
November 2012: World Food Programme food distribution for displaced communities in Rakhine. Credit: OCHA
Agencies stress impartial and independent nature of humanitarian aid.
Tensions are still high in Rakhine State in western Myanmar, where inter-communal violence broke out eight months ago, leaving...