humanitarian

UN, partners launch humanitarian response for flood-affected Solomon Islands

The United Nations and its partners in the Pacific have begun deployments to Honiara today in support of the Solomon Islands’ Government response to what is considered to be “the worst floods ever seen in the country,” killing at least 23 people and affecting another 50,000 across the country.

Saving more lives requires abandoning broken, reactive approach to aid – UN

Relief aid should anticipate and prevent – not just react and treat, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) declares today in a new report that challenges humanitarian and development actors to change the way they operate, and aims to kick-start an urgent global dialogue on preventing crises through effective risk management.

Aid, development must converge in responding to crises – UN reports

The rising scale of needs, a collective inability to resolve protracted crises, and the interplay of new factors such as climate change, are making it harder for Governments and aid workers to effectively respond to humanitarian challenges, the United Nations today reported, stressing that development aid must contribute to managing crisis risk.

Multiple emergencies pose great test of the global humanitarian system, UN official says

An unprecedented number of people are beginning 2014 either internally displaced or as refugees, the United Nations humanitarian chief warned today, urging sustained support for millions who have been driven from their homes by violence and bloodshed or uprooted by devastating natural disasters.