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60 aid workers forced to flee South Sudan fighting – UN

Apr 15, 2017 - 9:38 PM

The outbreak of violence in the eastern Jonglei region comes after fierce clashes in southern Pajok and western Wau in the past 2 weeks

60 aid workers forced to flee South Sudan fighting – UN

UN gives $5M in aid for crisis-hit region in DR Congo

Mar 05, 2017 - 12:46 AM

The grant will be for a maximum period of 6 months to save the lives of about 108,000 people in the violence-wracked Kasai region

UN gives $5M in aid for crisis-hit region in DR Congo

Syria army advances as UN decries Aleppo's 'living hell'

Oct 02, 2016 - 5:48 PM

(UPDATED) 'The health care system in eastern Aleppo is all but obliterated. Medical facilities are being hit one by one,' says Stephen O'Brien

Syria army advances as UN decries Aleppo's 'living hell'

North Korea flood death toll rises to 133 with 395 missing – UN

Sep 12, 2016 - 8:29 PM

Some 107,000 people have been forced to flee their homes in the area along the Tumen River, the United Nations says in a statement

North Korea flood death toll rises to 133 with 395 missing – UN

UN delivers food to starving displaced by Boko Haram

Jul 23, 2016 - 1:00 PM

It is the first aid delivery to the thousands of internally displaced in the northeast region in the last 4 months following deadly Boko Haram raids

UN delivers food to starving displaced by Boko Haram

Humanitarian agencies participate in #Pagyanig

Jun 23, 2016 - 7:20 PM

The scenario in Camp Aguinaldo shows the close coordination between government agencies and humanitarian organizations in the face of a complex emergency

Humanitarian agencies participate in #Pagyanig

Aid finally getting to Fiji cyclone victims

Feb 26, 2016 - 8:53 AM

The government, which has declared a 30-day state of natural disaster, says the storm was a costly blow for Fiji

Aid finally getting to Fiji cyclone victims

Up to 73,000 civilians flee fighting in Sudan's Darfur – UN

Feb 18, 2016 - 12:18 AM

The United Nations says the displacement is the largest in the district in a decade and marks a major flare-up in the conflict which has seen ethnic minority rebels fighting government troops and militia allies since 2003

Up to 73,000 civilians flee fighting in Sudan's Darfur – UN

APEC spouses walk through time in Manila's walled city

Nov 19, 2015 - 3:37 PM

The tour showcases not only the beauty of Intramuros, but also the warmth and hospitality Filipinos are known for

APEC spouses walk through time in Manila's walled city

New cyclone heading for Yemen – UN

Nov 06, 2015 - 9:40 PM

The new storm, named Megh, is brewing in the Arabian Sea and is expected to intensify into "a severe cyclonic storm" over the next 24 hours

New cyclone heading for Yemen – UN

Thousands of Palestinian structures under Israeli demolition orders – UN

Sep 07, 2015 - 9:22 PM

A report from the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) also highlights the difficulty Palestinians face in obtaining building permits needed to prevent such demolition orders

Thousands of Palestinian structures under Israeli demolition orders – UN

UN OCHA, humanitarian orgs launch #ShareHumanity

Aug 25, 2015 - 12:59 PM

The campaign commemorates World Humanitarian Day 2015 and celebrates inspiring stories of humanitarian workers all over the world

UN OCHA, humanitarian orgs launch #ShareHumanity

Over 51,000 residents still displaced in Maguindanao

Apr 21, 2015 - 11:40 AM

A total of 10,259 families remain in evacuation centers a month after the all-out military offensives against the Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters ended

Over 51,000 residents still displaced in Maguindanao

Half of Vanuatu's population affected by Cyclone Pam – UN

Mar 21, 2015 - 10:49 AM

'Food stocks and water reserves are being exhausted and will not last more than a couple of weeks across the affected islands'

Half of Vanuatu's population affected by Cyclone Pam – UN

Ukraine conflict toll tops 4,600 – UN

Dec 13, 2014 - 8:16 PM

Around 5.2 million people reside in conflict-afflicted areas in Ukraine

Ukraine conflict toll tops 4,600 – UN

Needs assessment over #RubyPH to begin Dec 8

Dec 08, 2014 - 1:55 AM

(UPDATED) Humanitarian agencies are sending unmanned aerial vehicles to assess the situation in affected areas, and gathering social media to know the needs of affected communities

Needs assessment over #RubyPH to begin Dec 8

Disasters and early warning

Dec 07, 2014 - 3:23 PM

It is time to examine early warning systems, a critical but overlooked part of preparedness, and consider how early warning plays a role in making communities more resilient to vulnerabilities

Disasters and early warning

First Italian with Ebola takes trial drug

Nov 25, 2014 - 10:57 PM

The doctor is flown into the military airport of Pratica di Mare in a specially sealed unit, then is taken to the Lazzaro Spallanzani Institute

First Italian with Ebola takes trial drug

Yolanda anniversary: Light a candle on November 8

Nov 03, 2014 - 7:15 PM

One year has passed and Yolanda survivors are standing strong. Show your support, light a candle on November 8.

Yolanda anniversary: Light a candle on November 8

Marcos, Suharto, and then Thaksin?

Jul 02, 2014 - 2:35 PM

The view of Thaksin as the ultimate problem that colors Thai politics is a major factor behind the acceptance, relief and support for the May coup

Marcos, Suharto, and then Thaksin?

Human Rights Watch calls for restoration of Thai democracy

May 24, 2014 - 2:48 PM

The group urges the Thai military to revoke its 'abusive' martial law powers, to end censorship, and to release people who have been arrested since martial law was imposed

Human Rights Watch calls for restoration of Thai democracy

Thai 'Red Shirts' want referendum on political impasse

May 22, 2014 - 2:47 PM

The Red Shirts want new national polls they hope will provide a fresh mandate to the beleaguered elected government

Thai 'Red Shirts' want referendum on political impasse

6 dead, 10,500 homeless as floods devastate Solomons

Apr 04, 2014 - 1:00 PM

Flash floods kill 6 and leave 10,500 homeless in the Solomon Islands

6 dead, 10,500 homeless as floods devastate Solomons

Zamboanga: The forgotten crisis

Dec 14, 2013 - 6:00 PM

Zamboanga City needs $24.4 million to help 128,000 people who lost homes and livelihood in the conflict, but only $3.6 million has come from int'l donors

Zamboanga: The forgotten crisis

Gov't, aid agencies rush to address shelter needs in E. Samar

Dec 13, 2013 - 3:50 PM

Finding land is only part of the problem

Gov't, aid agencies rush to address shelter needs in E. Samar

A month after Haiyan: Rebuilding a resilient society

Dec 07, 2013 - 12:30 PM

Technical fixes are important but real rebuilding starts now in improving the capacity of communities and local governments

A month after Haiyan: Rebuilding a resilient society

UNHCR, IOM provide emergency shelter for Haiyan survivors

Nov 26, 2013 - 8:23 PM

International agencies are sending equipment and tools to help set up emergency shelter and repair damaged homes in Yolanda-affected areas

UNHCR, IOM provide emergency shelter for Haiyan survivors

UN OCHA reports: Aid agencies deliver relief to Haiyan victims

Nov 13, 2013 - 3:25 PM

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has a daily report on the state of the people and the status of relief aid in affected areas

UN OCHA reports: Aid agencies deliver relief to Haiyan victims

UN OCHA: Some international aid agencies capacity 'overstretched'

Nov 13, 2013 - 12:14 AM

The UN OCHA says some agencies are overstretched due to two other humanitarian crises in the Philippines

UN OCHA: Some international aid agencies capacity 'overstretched'

UN, humanitarian groups help 344,000 homeless in Bohol

Oct 25, 2013 - 7:11 PM

Affected people in Bohol seek temporary shelter in tents outside their damaged houses, in rice fields, and in cramped evacuation centers

UN, humanitarian groups help 344,000 homeless in Bohol

PH needs $47M more for typhoon victims

Jun 20, 2013 - 6:41 PM

The United Nations and other aid donors say about 530,000 people displaced by Typhoon Pablo urgently need permanent shelters and emergency jobs

PH needs $47M more for typhoon victims

24,500 Pablo-affected families homeless for Christmas

Dec 22, 2012 - 8:04 PM

Ongoing efforts to distribute emergency shelter are still insufficient as over 24,000 families remain homeless

24,500 Pablo-affected families homeless for Christmas

UN asks for $65-M to help typhoon victims

Dec 10, 2012 - 6:12 PM

On the other hand, Australia provides 70% of the P737-M foreign aid pledged to help the victims of Typhoon 'Pablo'

UN asks for $65-M to help typhoon victims

UN: Pablo damage is very severe, affects 5M

Dec 08, 2012 - 6:39 PM

United Nations to provide humanitarian assistance

UN: Pablo damage is very severe, affects 5M