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22 April 2013 - 12:50pmWith the upcoming rainy season only weeks away and the hurricane season fast approaching, an informal group of UN leaders, international organization heads and government ministers has visited Haiti to highlight the need for action to be taken to make the beleaguered country more resilient to disasters...
11 April 2013 - 12:07pmMore than 360,000 people displaced by conflict live in makeshift tents in crowded conditions in the Somali capital, Mogadishu. OCHA is working with humanitarian organizations to support the Government’s efforts to relocate the displaced families to the outskirts of the city, where they will have...
15 March 2012 - 4:24pmThe UN and its partners are helping to clear up unexploded ammunition scattered by the arms depot explosions that killed more than 200 people in Brazzaville earlier this month, amid concerns over the dangers it poses to life and health. A UN Disaster Assessment and Coordination (UNDAC) team...
2 February 2011ERC Amos is in Kenya to assess humanitarian challenges brought about by changing weather patterns and rapid urbanization and to stress the need for adequate measures to build community resilience and preparedness. Read more >> More on Kenya >>