Humanitarian Aid

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.

Displaced people must not be forced back to their villages, UN tells DR Congo rebels

The United Nations refugee agency has called on mainly Tutsi rebels in eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) to ensure the rights of 10,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) amid reports that they are being pressured to go back to their villages.

UN launches year-long campaign to highlight, and solve, plight of displaced

The United Nations today launched a year-long advocacy campaign to help scores of millions of internally displaced persons (IDPs), focusing on mitigating the impact of conflict and natural disasters that drive so many people from their homes within their own country in what Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has called “one of the greatest humanitarian challenges we face.”

Sierra Leonean refugees in Liberia move to new homes after UN-funded repairs

Sixteen refugee families living in Liberia now have a place to call home thanks to the efforts of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) which funded the rehabilitation of 32 houses for Sierra Leoneans who cannot go back to their homeland or are unwilling to repatriate.