The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) helps humanitarian organizations save the lives of people caught in crises.
Thousands of children fleeing civil war in #South Sudan are separated from their parents or caretakers. ⬇️ Find out how this @CBPFs-funded project in neighbouring Sudan restores hope and offers them a chance at a brighter future.
Although famine has been averted, for now, the situation in #Somalia is expected to worsen in the coming months. With support from donors, partners have stepped up assistance, but more funding is needed to save lives. The world must not forget the people of #Somalia .
One day Optika wants to become an accountant. By setting up a small business to make handicrafts, she was able to pay for her school fees. Optika takes a stand against discriminatory customs that see girls married off early.
⏪ Take a look back at what @UNOCHA humanitarians achieved around the world last year.
Today, #Myanmar is entering its 3rd year of military takeover. The humanitarian crisis is severe, with half the population living in poverty & 1.5 million people displaced. Humanitarians are committed to staying & delivering. Learn about funding needs:
Human suffering must be addressed wherever it is found. The purpose of humanitarian action is to protect life and health and ensure respect for human beings. It is about keeping the ‘human’ in humanity.
Countries that contribute the least to the #ClimateCrisis are often hardest hit by its impacts. At #wef23 , @antonioguterres makes a plea for urgent #ClimateAction , in the face of potentially devastating consequences.
⚠️ #Mali : Security context remains tense, resulting in increased displacement and vulnerability. Humanitarian needs have increased by 17% compared to 2022. The new appeal by the humanitarian community:
➡️ Cholera outbreak ➡️ Economic decline and fuel shortages ➡️ Winterization gaps The number of people needing humanitarian support in #Syria has increased from 14.6 million in 2022 to 15.3 million in 2023. Read the latest humanitarian update on Syria:
Urgent appeal for the floods in Pakistan❗ The @UN and the @GovtofPakistan call for $160.3M to provide relief to at least 5.2M people in need after the worst floods in recent history hit the country. Read more: #PakistanFloods2022 #ClimateCrisis
In Tigray, Ethiopia, 91% of the population need urgent food assistance. @WFP is scaling up their response, as families rely on camels, donkeys and trucks to transport their life saving food packages! ???
#PakistanFloods2022 : ⚠️ 33 million people affected ⚠️ 6.4 million people in need ⚠️ US $160.3 million urgently needed People i #Pakistan need relief and protection as torrential rains continue. You can help:
In Ethiopia's Tigray region, partners continue to receive reports of looting and grave violence against civilians, including extrajudicial killing & rapes. Some people in rural areas are seeking safety and assistance in the main towns. More:
Today is #WorldHumanitarianDay ! Conflict, climate change, a pandemic, hunger, displacement... Never has the world seen such complex megacrises. Yet there is a group of people who never give up easing suffering and bringing hope. They are humanitarians. #ItTakesAVillage
The powerful earthquake that hit #Afghanistan ’s south-east on 22 June resulted in wide-scale destruction. Humanitarians reached 400,000 people with assistance. But as winter sets in, more support will be required:
"Calling myself a feminist doesn't mean that I don't realize that everyone in the world has suffered. Men have suffered. But it's my recognition that women & girls have historically been oppressed." - Feminist author Chimamande Ngozi Adichie. #GenerationEquality