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01/19/2017 at 20:39. Facebook
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01/18/2017 at 20:39. Facebook
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$19 million has been allocated to provide immediate aid for tens of thousands of people in Aleppo. We remain committed to reaching all people in need wherever they are: [ Unocha.org Link ] #Syria
United Nations OCHA
01/18/2017 at 12:23. Facebook
More than 128 million people in 33 countries are now affected by crises. Here are 7 forgotten world crises that urgently need your support:

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This is how we build a stronger, data-driven humanitarian sector.
Will you join us in making this vision a reality?

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Spend a day in the life of a teacher and student in our latest virtual reality film, "Learning to Hope," set in a camp in Sittwe, Myanmar. Education cannot wait for any child, any where.
For more about the humanitarian situation in Myanmar: [ Unocha.org Link ]
Preventing and ending conflict is a key component of the Agenda For Humanity. Find out more here: [ Agendaforhumanity.org Link ]
Meet the new UN Secretary-General António Guterres and the Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed, pictured here on their first day in office at UN Headquarters in New York.

Mr. António Guterres was Portugal´s Prime Minister from 1995 to 2002 and the UN High Commissioner for Refugees from 2005 to 2015.

Ms. Amina J. Mohammed was Nigeria´s Minister of Environment before her current UN...
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In a humanitarian crisis, aid workers need access to reliable data to make responsible and informed decisions.

This year, OCHA will establish a Humanitarian Data Centre in the Netherlands to increase the use and impact of data in the humanitarian sector. Find out more: [ Humdata.org Link ]
A $310 million humanitarian response plan has been launched to provide life-saving assistance to 1.2 million people in Cameroon.

UN-backed aid plan requires $310 million for crisis-affected communities in Cameroon

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Humanitarians risk being attacked in conflict zones across the world. In Somalia’s capital Mogadishu, the UN’s humanitarian presence has scaled up once more after an attack on its compound in 2013. Here’s a glimpse of what it’s like to work there today.

“I live in Mogadishu”, by Justin Brady

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An estimated 20 million people with disabilities around the world are affected by crises — more than double the population of Sweden.
Here are 5 reasons why disability matters so much in a crisis:

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Here are 10 ways the UN makes a difference in the lives of millions of people every day!
When a 7.8-magnitude earthquake hit Ecuador earlier this year, leaving 700,000 people needing help, OCHA immediately dispatched a disaster assessment team to support the response. Read more in our 2016 Year in Review: [ Unocha.org Link ]
As Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon approaches his final days in office, watch virtual reality film 'Home' to get a glimpse of some of his recent humanitarian work.
As Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon approaches his final days in office, go behind-the-scenes in this virtual reality film 'HOME’ as he travels to countries affected by humanitarian disasters to spread a message of hope.
Special thanks to Black Eyed Peas will.i.am for sharing their #WHERESTHELOVE track for this project.
2016 was a year of unspeakable suffering for the 130 million people caught up in crises and also a year of optimism as we launched the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit to reinvigorate global humanitarian action. Here is OCHA's 2016 Year in Review: [ Unocha.org Link ]