ECOSOC: The real value of preparedness and resilience
15 July, 2013
On 16 July, a high-level panel at the 2013 ECOSOC Humanitarian Affairs Segment will explore how humanitarian organizations need to look beyond providing immediate relief, and focus instead on supporting vulnerable communities and their governments to identify, manage and reduce the risks they... Read More >>
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 >>