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.
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!
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 ]
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.
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 ]
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 ]
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 ]