Humanitarian Aid

UN official calls for increased assistance to nations ravaged by conflict and disaster

On the heels of a four-nation trip to see first-hand the damage caused by conflict and natural disasters, the top United Nations humanitarian official today appealed for international support to help these countries recover and rebuild.

Scores of thousands of Indonesian quake victims receive UN aid

United Nations agencies continue to aid scores of thousands of Indonesians after last month’s 7.9-magnitude earthquake ravaged parts of western Sumatra island, leaving nearly 200,000 households in need of emergency shelter and other assistance.

Shelter urgently needed for Indonesian quake victims, UN aid agencies say

Finding shelter tops the list of priorities for emergency relief agencies scrambling to help hundreds of thousands of people in Indonesia devastated by last month’s powerful earthquake off the coast of the island of Sumatra, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said today.

UN humanitarian chief ends visit to Indonesia as death toll from quake tops 1,100

The official death toll from last month’s earthquake that struck the Indonesian island of Sumatra has climbed to 1,117, including those still missing, the United Nations humanitarian arm reported today as its chief wrapped up a two-day mission to the site of the destruction.

Urgent shelter needed for Indonesian quake victims ahead of rainy season – UN

The top United Nations emergency relief official took a helicopter tour today of the worst affected rural areas in the wake of last month’s earthquake in the Indonesian island of Sumatra, flying over valleys ravaged by dozens of landslides.

Three-month plan launched to help Indonesian quake victims, UN says

The international humanitarian community launched a $38-million response plan today to complement the Indonesian Government’s efforts to aid communities in West Sumatra hit by last month’s earthquake, United Nations officials reported.

Indonesia: UN mobilizes to prevent epidemics after earthquake

United Nations emergency personnel in Indonesia’s province of West Sumatra are mobilizing to prevent the outbreak of epidemic diseases and get children back to school two days after a massive earthquake killed at least 1,100 people, trapped and injured many thousands more, and destroyed numerous buildings.

Indonesia: UN assessment teams to survey damage wreaked by deadly quakes

The United Nations is rushing teams to Indonesia to survey the damage in the wake of a massive earthquake, as a senior official with the world body called for global unity in responding to a series of deadly natural disasters that have struck Asia in recent days.

Deadly Indonesian earthquakes leave 75 dead and thousands trapped, UN reports

Devastating back-to-back earthquakes have rocked the Indonesian island of Sumatra today, killing at least 75 people and leaving thousands trapped under the rubble of collapsed buildings, the United Nations humanitarian wing has reported.

Death toll in Indonesian quake rises to 64, UN reports

The death toll from the massive earthquake which struck Indonesia earlier this week has risen to 64, with dozens of others believed to be missing, the United Nations humanitarian wing reported today.