Amid logistical challenges, UN focuses on priority needs for cyclone-hit Vanuatu

In spite of logistical challenges facing the humanitarian response in Vanuatu, a nation that comprises over 80 islands, United Nations agencies continue to scale up their efforts to assist with priority needs including the provision of food, water and healthcare in the wake of the devastating cyclone that battered the country over the weekend.

UN stands ready to assist as Tropical Cyclone Pam threatens Vanuatu,Pacific region

As the pacific island nation of Vanuatu braces for Tropical Cyclone Pam, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) announced today that it is standing by to assist the Government.

UN assesses low damage from weakened Cyclone Mahasen in Bangladesh, Myanmar

United Nations agencies and partners are assessing parts of Bangladesh and Myanmar after Tropical Cyclone Mahasen hit land today, weakened and dissipated, leaving behind less damage than originally feared.

UN agencies helping Bangladesh, Myanmar prepare for Tropical Cyclone Mahasen

United Nations aid agencies are working with the Governments of Bangladesh and Myanmar to prepare for Tropical Cyclone Mahasen, which is expected to make landfall within the next 24 to 36 hours, possibly threatening millions of people across the region.

UN providing technical support following South Asian cyclone

United Nations agencies are providing technical support to assess the damage in southern Bangladesh following Cyclone Aila, which killed at least 100 people in the South Asian nation and also hit parts of neighbouring India earlier this week.

UN relief chief saddened by deaths due to cyclone in Bangladesh, India

The top United Nations humanitarian official today expressed his sadness in hearing of the loss of life and property damage caused by a cyclone in Bangladesh and India.

Madagascar: Ban calls on Government to protect civilians in face of deadly unrest

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today offered United Nations support to help foster reconciliation in Madagascar where serious unrest has led to the death of dozens of people.

Myanmar: cyclone victims need help to rebuild livelihoods – UN

Helping survivors of Cyclone Nargis, which struck Myanmar last year and claimed nearly 140,000 lives, restore their livelihoods is crucial in helping the South-East Asian nation rebuild, according to participants at a United Nations-sponsored donors meeting.

Crop production satisfactory, but food access difficult in post-cyclone Myanmar – UN

Although overall crop production was satisfactory last year in Myanmar due to increased harvests in areas not impacted by the devastating Cyclone Nargis, a new United Nations report cautioned that access to food is still a problem for the most vulnerable people in the South-East Asian nation.

Needs are still great for Myanmar’s cyclone victims, says UN-backed group

A review of the progress made to date to provide humanitarian assistance to the victims of Cyclone Nargis has found that while relief efforts are ongoing, they need to be stepped up, especially to ensure food security, a United Nations-backed group said today.