Aid worker diary: Learning to respond to cross-border disasters
9 December, 2014
Valijon Ranoev joined OCHA’s Regional Office for Caucasus and Central Asia a few months ago. His job is simple to define, but simply massive to achieve: He is responsible for helping the humanitarian community in the region – local and international NGOs, governments and the... Read More >>
2015 Global appeal: $16.4 billion to help 57 million people in 22 countries
8 December, 2014
The UN and its humanitarian partners have launched an appeal for US$16.4 billion to help at least 57.5 million people affected by crises in 22 countries in 2015.
“Over 80 percent of those we intend to help are in countries mired in conflict where brutality and violence have had a... Read More >>
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 >>