Response to Tropical Cyclone Pam
17 March, 2015
Aid organizations are stepping up relief efforts, and continue to deploy supplies and personnel to support the Government's response to Tropical Cyclone Pam. Vanuatu’s National Disaster Management Office (NDMO) has now confirmed 11 fatalities so far and they report that around 3,370... Read More >>
Emergency Relief Operations Scale Up in Response to Cyclone...
15 March, 2015
International aid agencies have deployed emergency response teams to support relief efforts on the ground already assisting nations devastated by Tropical Cyclone Pam in the Pacific. The UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team arrived in Port Vila today, with three personnel from... Read More >>
CERF: 3 things you need to know
12 December, 2014
As the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance worldwide grows, humanitarian agencies will again rely on resources from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to respond to crises in 2015.
CERF will hold its annual pledging conference on 17 December in New York. The aim is... Read More >>
Fiji: Building resilience in the face of climate change
11 September, 2014
Increasingly severe weather patterns and rising sea levels have seen Fiji become the first country in the Pacific to relocate communities because of climate change.
Joana Tuisowaqa has lived in Narikoso village on Ono Island for 25 years. She says that, in the past five years, there has... Read More >>
Humanitarian Data: OCHA launches ground-breaking data...
15 July, 2014
It is a universal consensus that data saves lives. Data provides the humanitarian community with short and long term solutions to provide vulnerable communities with the help they need, when they need it.
Collecting and managing data, particularly in the onset of a humanitarian crisis,... Read More >>