UN and Islamic bloc reach humanitarian partnership deal

The United Nations signed an agreement today with the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) to work together more closely on humanitarian issues, from relief coordination to fundraising and preparedness for disasters and crises.

Ban appoints six new members to advisory board of UN humanitarian fund

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today appointed six new members to the advisory group that provides policy guidance and expert advice to the United Nations-managed emergency response fund.

UN agencies work with Philippine authorities to assist flood-affected families

United Nations aid agencies are supplying blankets, plastic mats and tarpaulins to families on the Philippine island of Mindanao, where floods have displaced nearly 400,000 people this month.