Global: “There is no let-up in the number of humanitarian...
16 June, 2014
As the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance worldwide continues to grow, the top United Nations relief official today urged the international community to provide the requisite funding and access needed to enable aid workers to do their jobs effectively.
“There is no... Read More >>
Pakistan: Tackling a nutrition crisis in southern Sindh
9 May, 2014
A severe drought and limited access to health services has led to a nutrition crisis in the Tharparkar region of south-east Pakistan. This year alone, more than 200 people including many children have died due to malnutrition-related causes in the region. An estimated 44 per cent of children... Read More >>
Pakistan: Five things you need to know
7 May, 2014
As the UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief, Kyung-wha Kang, undertakes her first mission to Pakistan this week, here are five facts about the humanitarian situation in the country, where insecurity, natural disasters and displacement continue to affect millions of people.
1. A Chronic cycle of... Read More >>
Afghanistan: Great need for disaster preparedness and risk...
5 May, 2014
Following a visit today to the location of a deadly landslide which killed hundreds in north-eastern Afghanistan late last week, two senior United Nations humanitarian officials highlighted the longer-term needs of people displaced by natural disasters in the country and called for greater... Read More >>
Yemen: Shining a light on a hidden emergency
25 April, 2014
Humanitarian needs in Yemen are among some of the highest in the world. But despite this, the crisis is at risk of being forgotten.
“Yemen risks becoming a forgotten emergency,” says Johannes Van Der Klaauw, the Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen. “[And] yet, the scale... Read More >>