Afghanistan: Ensuring two-way communication between...
6 November, 2013
The remote eastern province of Badakhshan is often referred to as Afghanistan’s natural disaster capital. Crammed between China, Pakistan and Tajikistan, the Province takes in the Hindu Kush and Pamir mountain ranges, along with a mixed terrain of deserts, grasslands, savannahs, scrub... Read More >>
Syria: “Fighting continues to intensify across the country...
25 October, 2013
In the three weeks since the Security Council adopted its Presidential Statement calling on all parties to Syria’s conflict to facilitate the work of humanitarian organizations, the situation has worsened with civilians more vulnerable and aid organizations finding it even more... Read More >>
Pakistan: OCHA fund helps families overcome flood legacy
14 October, 2013
When floods swept through Sindh Province in northern Pakistan in September 2012, Haseena, a widowed mother of four, lost her home, her livestock and her means of making an income. In all, more than US$500 worth of her property was washed away or ruined – an almost insurmountable loss... Read More >>
Syria: Security Council calls for immediate and unimpeded...
2 October, 2013
United Nations Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos has welcomed today’s statement by the President of the Security Council condemning violations of human rights and international humanitarian law, and calling on all parties to facilitate the immediate expansion of humanitarian efforts.... Read More >>
Interview: “There will be no stability if we don’t also...
25 September, 2013
This morning (25 September), the United Nations Secretary General and Humanitarian Chief, as well as Ministers, directors of UN agencies and others will gather in the margins of the UN General Assembly to discuss the political, economic and security situation in Yemen.
Ahead of this... Read More >>