Pacific: New technology changing disaster response
14 October, 2013
In a region as disaster-prone as the Pacific Islands, finding ways to get critical information to and from communities scattered across small and remote islands is increasingly preoccupying governments and humanitarian organizations.
When Tropical Cyclone Evan struck Samoa on 13 December... Read More >>
Pacific: Disaster simulation boosts readiness across three...
3 October, 2013
OCHA and its humanitarian partners have completed a disaster simulation across Tonga, Samoa and Fiji – the first time that such an exercise has involved multiple countries in the Pacific. The exercise is part of continuing efforts to strengthen community-, country- and regional-level... Read More >>
UN General Assembly: 4 things you need to know
23 September, 2013
Dozens of heads of state along with the UN Secretary-General, Government Ministers, leaders of UN agencies and civil society and other dignitaries are gathering in New York for the 68th Session of the United Nation’s General Assembly. The annual event – a series of meetings... Read More >>
Fiji: Suva launches global humanitarian campaign
20 August, 2013
Suva was the first city in the world to celebrate World Humanitarian Day (19 August) and the first of dozens of cities to launch “The World Needs More__” – an innovative, global campaign designed to turn words into real, tangible assistance for people affected by... Read More >>
World Humanitarian Day: A new global campaign to turn words...
18 August, 2013
The United Nations and its humanitarian partners have joined with global celebrities like Beyoncé and leading brands such as Gucci, Barclays Bank, Western Union and Intel to launch a campaign that seeks to turn people’s words into real support for communities affected by... Read More >>