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2 February 2012 - 2:13pmThe UN is appealing for US$718 million to help hundreds of thousands of Congolese facing conflicts, epidemics, natural disasters and limited access to basic social services in the vast Central African country. The funding will allow humanitarian organizations to provide basic aid such as food, water and...
25 January 2012 - 3:20pmThe UN has allocated US$104 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to bolster aid operations in 13 of the world’s most neglected and under-funded humanitarian crises. “Millions of people need help around the world in places which have fallen out of the headlines,” said...
15 April 2011 - 7:47pmThe failure of the October to December 2010 rains in the Eastern Horn of Africa has left nearly 8.4 million people food insecure and requiring emergency assistance in Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya, Somalia and the Karamoja region in Uganda. Drought has led to substantial harvest failure, deteriorating pasture...
8 February 2011"The world must not forget Somalia. Behind every statistic, there is a human face," ERC Amos said after making her first official visit to the country to assess the effects of ongoing internal conflict and severe water shortages on 2.4 million people. Read more | More on Somalia |