UN OCHA - updates

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Cholera outbreak in Nigeria claims nearly 100 lives

Sep 22, 2018 - 6:22 PM

More than 3,000 cholera cases have been recorded in the states of Yobe and Borno, says the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

22 million Yemenis now in need of aid – United Nations

Jan 16, 2018 - 5:16 PM

Some 8.4 million people are at risk of famine, up from 6.8 million in 2017, the UN humanitarian affairs office (OCHA) said.

Information management vital for Marawi recovery – UN OCHA

Aug 01, 2017 - 5:30 PM

UN OCHA launches an online platform to help local government units and NGOs learn the needs of those affected by the armed conflict

MARAWI CLASH. ARMY soldiers stood watch as they hold their position near the shoreline of Lake Lanao in Marawi City on Thursday, June 22,2017. the soldiers are holding the shorelines to prevent fleeing members of Maute group. Photo by Bobby Lagsa/Rappler

Rappler Talk: How can data help people displaced by war, disasters?

Jul 31, 2017 - 2:29 PM

The head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in the Philippines talks to MovePH s Voltaire Tupaz on July 31 2:30pm Bookmark this page to watch the interview

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

DEVASTATION. A family walks amid the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the rebel-held neighborhood of al-Kalasa in Aleppo, Syria, on April 28, 2016. Photo by Ameer Alhalbi/AFP

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

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

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

YEMEN AID AS NEW CYCLONE COMES. Workers unload a newly arrived Ilyushin IL-76TD from the Russian Ministry for Emergency Situations carrying much needed food aid supplied by Russia, at Sana’a International Airport in Sana’a, Yemen, November 5, 2015. Photo by Yahya Arhab/EPA

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

A DAY FOR HUMANITARIANS. Philippine Red Cross Secretary-General Gwendolyn Pang delivers her opening remarks during the World Humanitarian Day Celebration.  Jay Agonoy/Rappler

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

LIFE INTERRUPTED. Thousands of families from Maguindanao continue to be displaced a month after the all-out offensive against the breakaway Bangsamoro Islamic Freedom Fighters ended.

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

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

SOLOMON ISLANDS. At least 3 are dead and 10,000 are left homeless after flash flooding affects the Solomon Islands

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

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

EMERGENCY SHELTER. Rows of tents are seen at an evacuation center in the super typhoon-devastated city of Tacloban, Leyte province, Philippines, 19 November 2013. EPA/FRANCIS R. MALASIG

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: 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

RELIEF READY. Staff load aeroplane with equipment from the Swedish Civil Contingencies Agency and partners to support UN relief work, after Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines. EPA/PER KNUTSSON SWEDEN OUT

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

DESPERATION. Many typhoon survivors have not have decent food for days. Photo by Karlos Manlupig