Syria: Cross-border aid convoy arrives in northern Syria
20 March, 2014
The first eight trucks of a UN humanitarian convoy have arrived in northern Syria, having crossed from Turkey. The trucks – carrying food, blankets, mattresses, family kits, hygiene kits, medicines and medical supplies – are being unloaded at UN warehouses in Qamishli, in Syria... Read More >>
Syria: 6 facts at the start of the 4th year of Syria’s...
14 March, 2014
This week marks three years since the start of Syria’s brutal conflict. The UN estimates that 9 million people need aid and protection inside Syria. A further 2.5 million have fled the country, seeking refuge in neighbouring countries or in North Africa.
As the world pauses to... Read More >>
Syria: “It was a day from hell”
11 March, 2014
This week marks three years since the crisis in Syria began. The UN estimates that 9 million people in Syria need aid, including 3.5 million people living in areas where aid groups cannot reach them.
At the most severe end of the scale are the 250,000 people living in besieged areas,... Read More >>
International Women’s Day: “We have great opportunities to...
7 March, 2014
On International Women's Day (8 March), OCHA is highlighting some of the remarkable women working on the front lines of some of the world's toughest emergencies.
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Sarah Otuku is from the city of Lira in northern Uganda. She joined OCHA in... Read More >>
Afghanistan: Humanitarian groups need $406 million in 2014
3 March, 2014
The United Nations and its humanitarian partners are seeking US$406 million to provide five million people with essential, life-saving aid in 2014.
At an event to launch the 2014 Common Humanitarian Action Plan (CHAP) held in Kabul in early February, Afghanistan’s Minister of Rural... Read More >>