Malawi: UN launches ‘unprecedented smart appeal’ to counter food crisis

The United Nations today launched an $88 million ‘smart’ flash appeal for Malawi, where some 4.2 million people – 34 per cent of the population – face acute food shortages, in an unprecedented two-track approach to both address immediate needs and prevent a recurring crisis.

Zimbabwe, UN agree to keep working on new draft for humanitarian appeal

The United Nations country team and Government officials in Zimbabwe reached agreement today to establish a working level joint committee to draw up a new draft of a flash humanitarian appeal to raise money to help the 700,000 people left destitute by a Government slum clearance campaign, the United Nations humanitarian agency said today.

As flooding continues in Bulgaria, UN agencies stand ready to offer further help

With 20,000 people in Bulgaria in need of food, bedding, hepatitis vaccine, antibiotics and insect repellent due to heavy flooding, United Nations agencies are continuing to provide emergency aid, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said in its latest update today.