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 >>
WHD: Supporters in the Caucasus and Central Asia join the global celebration of people helping people
22 August, 2012
Weeks of festivities took place in the Caucasus and Central Asia to commemorate World Humanitarian Day (19 August). For the first time, people in Kazakhstan and Uzbekistan joined in the global celebration of people helping people. In Azerbaijan, the United Nations Department of Public... Read More >>