Pakistan: “It’s hard to see your child wasting away”
3 July, 2014
Nirmala had lost all hope for her 13 month old son Popat. He was dying. “It’s hard to see your child wasting away in front of your eyes,” the mother of five said.
Popat was suffering from severe acute malnutrition. Tharparkar, a rural district of Sindh province in south-... Read More >>
Somalia and Yemen: Urgent action needed to prevent...
2 July, 2014
OCHA’s Operations Director John Ging says that urgent action is needed to prevent worsening crises in Somalia and Yemen.
Ging was speaking at a press briefing in New York, alongside the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) Emergency Director Ted Chaiban. The two emergency directors... Read More >>
Pakistan: Hundreds of thousands displaced in North...
30 June, 2014
Sagher Ullah is no stranger to hardships. He lost one of his legs at a young age, and since then he has learnt to negotiate the tough conditions of Pakistan’s remote North Waziristan. However, recent events have pushed Sagher to his limits.
“It would be better to go back... Read More >>
Iraq: Mass displacements prompt urgent plea
24 June, 2014
The UN and its humanitarian partners have revised their strategic response plan for Iraq and are now calling for US$312 million to support 1 million people through the end of 2014. The original plan, issued in February, sought $105 million.
This revision comes on the heels of the... Read More >>
ECOSOC: The future of humanitarian affairs (VIDEO)
23 June, 2014
The 2014 UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Humanitarian Affairs Segment opens today (23 June) at UN Headquarters in New York.
The three day annual meeting is a unique platform for Member States, UN agencies, humanitarian and development partners, the private sector and affected... Read More >>