Syria: 8 things you need to know about the Syrian...
7 June, 2013
The United Nations and its partners have dramatically increased their 2013 humanitarian appeal for Syria to approximately US$4.4 billion, from the $1.5 billion that was requested to cover January to June. This reflects the fact that the needs of people in Syria, and of those who... Read More >>
Afghanistan and Pakistan: Humanitarian needs must not be...
6 June, 2013
OCHA Operations Director John Ging has warned that a drop in humanitarian funding for Afghanistan and Pakistan could undermine efforts to bring meaningful development to vulnerable communities in those countries.
“We are very concerned that donor funding for humanitarian operations in... Read More >>
Yemen: Returning to Abyan
4 June, 2013
Abo Ghanim School sits in a valley shaded by a series of rocky outcrops in the bustling port city of Aden in southern Yemen. It is here that Nabil Salem Abubaker, 54, has lived with his wife and seven children for the past year. They sleep in a classroom in one part of the school, while... Read More >>
Pakistan: Overcoming barriers to health care
28 May, 2013
The Gilgit-Baltistan region in Pakistan’s far north is known for its beauty, its mountains and its isolation. It is home to five of the 14 mountains in the world that reach higher than 8,000 metres. Its first road link to the rest of the country was only established in 1978, and access... Read More >>
Pakistan: Earthquake survivors receive aid
24 May, 2013
Thousands of people affected by an earthquake that struck the border region of Pakistan and Iran last month have received vital aid from the government, UN agencies and humanitarian partners.
The magnitude 7.8 earthquake hit south-east Iran on 16 April. An estimated 30,000 people in... Read More >>