Speeding long-term recovery on first day of crisis is focus of UN-backed forum

Representatives from the United Nations, developing countries and the donor community opened a high-level conference today to address the crucial time gap in coverage between humanitarian relief in the immediate aftermath of a crisis and long-term recovery.

As floods inundate Belize, UN crisis officials offer emergency support

United Nations crisis officials are working with local authorities in Belize to coordinate relief efforts in the wake of flooding across the Central American country caused by the first storm of the annual Atlantic hurricane season.