Global: UN and partners launch record humanitarian appeal
16 December, 2013
The United Nations and its partners have today launched their humanitarian plans for 2014 with appeals totalling US$12.9 billion to support 52 million people in 17 countries with essential, life-saving aid. More than half of this funding is needed to support humanitarian efforts in Syria and... Read More >>
CERF: Funding pledges for emergency operations in 2014...
13 December, 2013
More than 40 Member States and Observers as well as regional organizations, private and individual donors today pledged over $404 million to support critical aid efforts around the world. The amount represents a 5.5 per cent increase compared to pledges made last year during the annual UN... Read More >>
CERF: 3 things you need to know
12 December, 2013
Every day we hear and read about the scale and impact of humanitarian crises around the world: Millions of people have been affected by the deteriorating crisis in Syria, families continue to flee violence in the Central African Republic and, most recently, more than 4 million people... Read More >>
Lebanon: Pregnant refugees seek assistance through the...
10 December, 2013
In the summer of 2012, when Thawra Al Jabal fled violence and shelling in her hometown of Deir El Zoor, in Syria, she was two months pregnant.
“I left home with only my clothes on. All I could carry were my kids and our credentials,” says the 29-year-old mother of four. The... Read More >>
Syria: Greater work needed to improve access and protection...
3 December, 2013
UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos said today that despite modest progress on administrative procedures, much more needs to be done to help millions of people who continue to need assistance inside Syria. Around quarter of a million people are still trapped in besieged areas without any access... Read More >>