Pakistan: New homes for Punjab’s poorest
25 April, 2014
Asho Mai, 50, lived with her family of nine in a one-room house in Rajanpur District, in Pakistan’s north-western Punjab Province. Her husband rented a small farm where he grew cotton, earning enough to support the family’s simple life.
“We had a mud house, a livelihood... Read More >>
Syria: UN leaders renew plea
23 April, 2014
The leaders of five UN agencies have renewed their plea on behalf of millions of people caught in the chaos and violence of Syria’s bloody civil war.
“One year ago… we issued an urgent appeal. Enough, we said, enough!
“That appeal has gone largely unanswered. The... Read More >>
Yemen: Aid groups tackle rising drug use among young people
15 April, 2014
Drug abuse by young people is a growing problem in Yemen. With a US$100,000 grant from the Emergency Response Fund (ERF), a Danish Refugee Council (DRC) project is reducing the incidence of drug use among young people in the southern Yemeni governorate of Aden.
Twenty-year-old Ali enrolled... Read More >>
Syria: UN welcomes Kuwaiti donation, massive gaps still...
8 April, 2014
Seven UN humanitarian agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) have welcomed funding from the Government of Kuwait to support their response to the Syria crisis. But aid groups still need almost US$5.3 billion to support people affected by the crisis in 2014.
At... Read More >>
Syria Crisis: “Situation for millions of desperate people...
28 March, 2014
UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos today told the Security Council that despite the adoption of its resolution one month ago on humanitarian access in Syria, “the situation for millions of desperate people has not improved.”
“Conflict and violence have intensified over the... Read More >>