UN humanitarian arm joins initiative making aid data easier to locate

The United Nations emergency relief arm announced today it has signed up to an initiative designed to make information about aid spending easier to find.

Ban appoints Abdullah Al Matouq as Humanitarian Envoy for Kuwait

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Abdullah Al Matouq of Kuwait to work closely with the United Nations humanitarian chief to build stronger partnerships in Kuwait and the Persian Gulf region.

Strengthened partnerships can boost humanitarian response, UN official tells Arab forum

The United Nations humanitarian chief today stressed that, working together, the world body and governments and organizations in the Persian Gulf region can make a difference to millions of people around the world in need of assistance.

Hundreds of millions of people reached in UN campaign for World Humanitarian Day

A global United Nations campaign to highlight the impact that humanitarian acts, however big or small, can have on the world has been heralded as a success by its organizers, with more than one billion messages of hope encouraging people to do something good for someone else shared, via social media, on World Humanitarian Day.

On World Humanitarian Day, UN flags power of individual action to spark global change

On World Humanitarian Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has highlighted the power of individual actions to spark global changes, and praised the work of humanitarian workers who provide assistance to vulnerable people around the world.

100 million people taking part in World Humanitarian Day campaign, so far – UN

The United Nations campaign highlighting the work of the world’s humanitarian workers has reached 100 million people through social media so far, the world body announced today, describing it as its “first milestone” that gets it closer to the one billion mark, which it aims to reach by World Humanitarian Day on 19 August.

For World Humanitarian Day, General Assembly becomes music video location

While the usual focus of events taking place in the United Nations General Assembly Hall is on international affairs, on Friday evening the venue will be play host to an international event of a slightly different nature – the recording of a music video clip for the upcoming World Humanitarian Day.

UN humanitarian arm gives $55 million to underfunded crises in eight countries

The United Nations today announced that it will allocate $55 million to bolster operations in eight countries with neglected humanitarian emergencies.

United Nations launches campaign to encourage good deeds for World Humanitarian Day

Ahead of World Humanitarian Day, the United Nations today launched a global campaign – featuring the music of performing artist Beyoncé – to highlight humanitarian work and encourage people to get involved by doing something good for others.   

Number of people needing humanitarian help globally rises to 62 million – UN

Some 62 million people around the world currently need humanitarian help, the United Nations reported today, pointing to food insecurity, conflict and natural disasters as the main causes for aid requirement.