Aid worker diary: Building resilience in Tajikistan’s isolated east
11 June, 2013
Gorno Badakhshan Autonomous Province sits on Tajikistan’s far eastern fringe. It is isolated, sparsely populated and, like most of Tajikistan, highly prone to disasters such as flooding and mudslides. There are very few international organizations present in the area and little... Read More >>
Kyrgyzstan: A new bridge and a safer future
29 April, 2013
Every spring, melting snow causes rivers across Kyrgyzstan to break their banks, flooding crops, orchards and homes. More than 3,000 rivers throughout the country pose a serious risk to people living along their banks.
The village of Taldyk sits next to the Mashrap-Say River in the south of... Read More >>
Humanitarian Issues: A new way to access information
21 March, 2013
What is Humanitarian Kiosk?
One of the challenges faced by humanitarian workers is access to timely, relevant and accurate information. New technology provides an opportunity for humanitarian workers to develop better ways to access and share this information, and get aid to... Read More >>
Humanitarian Appeal: UN calls for US$ 8.5 billion to help 51 million people in 16 countries
14 December, 2012
The United Nations today called for US$ 8.5 billion for aid agencies to help 51 million people cope with humanitarian emergencies in 2013.
The Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) for next year, launched in Rome by UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos, World Food Programme (WFP) Executive... Read More >>
Aid worker diary: Making villages safer in Kyrgyzstan
16 October, 2012
When Muratbek Koshoev, a Kyrgyz native, joined OCHA’s Regional Office for the Caucasus and Central Asia earlier this year, his country was experiencing an unusually harsh winter and a record number of natural disasters.
Heavy snowfall was nearly three times the annual... Read More >>
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