Kazakhstan: Preparing for a crisis under the Almaty sun
24 July, 2014
Experienced rescuers from a number of former Soviet Union countries – Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan – came together in Almaty in June to take part in a four-day training on the On-Site Operations Coordination Centre (OSOCC).
Following... Read More >>
Humanitarian Data: OCHA launches ground-breaking data exchange platform
15 July, 2014
It is a universal consensus that data saves lives. Data provides the humanitarian community with short and long term solutions to provide vulnerable communities with the help they need, when they need it.
Collecting and managing data, particularly in the onset of a humanitarian crisis,... Read More >>
Tajikistan: An earthquake, a cash grant, and a winter’s supply of coal
18 February, 2014
Seasonal disasters and earthquakes are the sad norm for many communities in Tajikistan, Central Asia’s smallest and poorest country. Each year, hundreds of natural disasters are recorded across the country. Aid groups have been left with no option but to find new and innovative ways of... Read More >>
WHS: “We need new solutions, new ways of responding, new pathways to resilience”
14 February, 2014
The launch of a new World Humanitarian Summit website kicks off two years of intensive outreach in the lead up to the 2016 global gathering in Istanbul, Turkey.
The website – www.worldhumanitariansummit.org– marks an important public step in a process that seeks to redefine the... Read More >>
Global: UN and partners launch record humanitarian appeal
16 December, 2013
The United Nations and its partners have today launched their humanitarian plans for 2014 with appeals totalling US$12.9 billion to support 52 million people in 17 countries with essential, life-saving aid. More than half of this funding is needed to support humanitarian efforts in Syria and... Read More >>