Our Lives: An IRIN Photo Exhibit

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29 October 2012 - 10:51am

Behind the Scenes: 2012 World Humanitarian Day Campaign

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17 August 2012 - 12:18pm

Act Now, Save Later (English)

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29 June 2012 - 4:28pm

Somalia: Early warning should trigger early action [VIDEO]

22 October 2014 - 5:18pm
As the country is faced with drought, investing now can help avert an emergency or worse, a famine later, says Humanitarian Coordinator Philippe Lazzarini.

Despite the fact that, to date, only 34% of funding needs have been met, the UN and its partners are scaling up the response to assist the people affected by drought in some regions of Somalia.

Hear from the UN Humanitarian Coordinator, Philippe Lazzarini, as he explains why it is so crucial that progress continues in order to avert another famine and that Somalia remains high on donors' agenda.


Ebola: Survivors at the frontline of the response [Gallery]

21 October 2014 - 1:55pm
Credit: OCHA/Yasmina Guerda
In Sierra Leone, survivors join the fight against Ebola and stigma. Read their stories of loss, survival, and the most remarkable kind of inspiration and resilience.

The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that over 650 people have survived Ebola in Sierra Leone. Far too many, however, have succumbed. In a climate of constant fear, pulling through Ebola comes with a heavy personal aftershock: a recent UN Children's Fund (UNICEF) survey of 1,400 households across the country shows that survivors face high levels of discrimination, which deeply affects their ability to rebuild their lives.

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