United Nations OCHA
yesterday at 21:34. Facebook
Congratulations to the White Helmets, true humanitarian heroes!
United Nations OCHA
02/26/2017 at 14:00. Facebook
Many of you remember the devastating story of the 276 girls who were kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014. But this was just one of the many tragic episodes of the violence raging across the Lake Chad region.

Lake Chad: building walls or bridges?

United Nations OCHA
02/25/2017 at 18:00. Facebook
Do you remember what you wanted to be as a kid? Photographer Vincent Tremeau ask children trapped in Africa's worst humanitarian crisis about their plans for the future. Be prepared to be inspired!

Childhood in Crisis

United Nations OCHA
02/24/2017 at 19:11. Facebook
These kids have big plans for the future! UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador Orlando Bloom meets children trapped in one of Africa’s worst humanitarian crises to talk about what they want to be when they grow up. Be prepared to be inspired!

Powerful photos by Vincent Tremeau/One Day I Will
United Nations OCHA
02/23/2017 at 20:04. Facebook
Last year, the UN and its partners provided life-saving aid to 5 million people in South Sudan. This year we need to reach even more. Can you help us? Please consider making a donation and help us saving lives: [ Bit.ly Link ]
United Nations OCHA
02/22/2017 at 16:45. Facebook
#1 For the eighth consecutive year, people are suffering from relentless Boko Haram violence.

Five things you need to know about the crisis in Nigeria.

United Nations OCHA
02/21/2017 at 16:58. Facebook
Thousands of people who had to flee their homes because of Boko Haram-related violence, have been trying to return home. But many do not make it. Read more.

They had to flee because of Boko Haram. Now they are trying to get back home.

10.7 million people need humanitarian assistance in northeast Nigeria, Chad, Niger & Cameroon. It's time to end the suffering & meet acute needs. #OsloHumConf
When a country is hit by a natural disaster, two things are certain: chaos will reign and coordination is key. The first 72 hours after a disaster are crucial to saving lives. Here are five things that we aim to get right within, and before, the first 72 hours.

5 essentials for the first 72 hours of disaster response

Aid agencies in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) have launched a groundbreaking, 3 year humanitarian strategy. The plan will allow partners to focus on flexible, long-term funding, for close to 7 million people each year between now and 2019. More here: [ Ow.ly Link ]
The humanitarian situation in Yemen is catastrophic and continues to deteriorate.
We are calling for $2.1 billion to assist 12 million people in 2017.
The UN and partners are present and responding to the humanitarian needs across Yemen. Today we are asking for $2.1 billion to do more. [ Ochayemen.org Link ]
Here are 12 forgotten crises that rarely make the headlines but urgently need support this year: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Photo: UNOCHA/ I. Brandau
The Horn of Africa is facing one of the worst droughts in decades. We have no time to lose, we need to act now before it is too late: bit.ly/2kyJwik
Humanitarians are racing to assist people in newly accessible areas of eastern Mosul city, Iraq. More here: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Photo: UNICEF/Khuzaie
"I am alarmed at the turn this conflict [in Ukraine] has taken"
-UN Humanitarian Chief O'Brien told the UN Security Coucil today. Read his full remarks here: [ Ow.ly Link ]

Photo: UNHCR/ A. McConnell
When conflict broke out in the Central African Republic (CAR) in December 2013, thousands of people fled, including more than 100,000 Chadians who returned home, including these kids. Here are photos of their new home: [ Ow.ly Link ]
We are deeply concerned about the drastic deterioration of the security situation in eastern #Ukraine: [ Ow.ly Link ]
Fast aid to address urgent needs: UN Secretary-General António Guterres has just released $100 million from United Nations CERF to help more than 6 million people in 9 severely underfunded crises. It's a lifeline for people caught up in crises that don’t make the headlines, but where humanitarian needs are just as urgent. [ Reliefweb.int Link ]