World Humanitarian Day: A new global campaign to turn words into aid
18 August, 2013
16 August, Los Angeles: A World Humanitarian Day blimp in front of the iconic 'Hollywood' sign in Los Angeles. This year, the UN and its partners are asking people what they think the world needs more of. Credit: 2013 Hollywood Chamber of Commerce/Marshall Douglis
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ECOSOC: The real value of preparedness and resilience
15 July, 2013
May 2013, Kulob, Tajikistan: A farmer tends his crops in Tajikistan's Hamadoni district. Humanitarian and development organizations are working together in Tajikistan to protect communities against regular and predictable disaster threats. Credit: OCHA/Z. Nurmukhambetova
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Aid worker diary: Building resilience in Tajikistan’s isolated east
11 June, 2013
22 May 2013, GBAO, Tajikistan: The head of the Community Early Response Team (CERT) for the village of Baroj points out the site of a mountain remote lake that in 2012 almost burst. It would have wiped away his village. But the team, with support from an NGO, drained it in time... Read More >>
Kyrgyzstan: A new bridge and a safer future
29 April, 2013
10 April 2013, Taldyk, Kyrgyzstan: A man fishes by the new bridge built by UNDP, WFP, local authorities and community members. Cars can now cross over the river, and people no longer fear being cut off by the Spring floods. Credit: OCHA/Z. Nurmukhambetova
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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?
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