Disaster relief

Big data from space to be used for disaster prevention in Africa

On Monday, outer space and disaster response experts gathered at a United Nations...

Sulawesi inundated with rain just a month after fatal earthquake and tsunami

A month after an earthquake and tsunami devastated Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island,...

UN allocates $34.6 million to aid relief efforts in severe Afghanistan drought

The United Nations’ Afghanistan Humanitarian Fund (AHF) and Central Emergency...

International Day for Disaster Reduction – 13 October 2018

The United Nations’ International Day for Natural Disaster Reduction is annually...

Earthquake and deadly aftershock kill 12 in Haiti

At least 12 are dead and up to 188 are injured as the result of a magnitude 5.9 earthquake...

More support needed to ease humanitarian crisis and rebuild lives in north-east Nigeria

After a two day visit to the region, UN Development Programme (UNDP) Administrator...

Death toll rises to 1,407 in Indonesia after devastating sequence of natural disasters

The confirmed death toll from the earthquake and tsunami that struck Indonesia’s...

Six million in South Sudan face extreme hunger and malnutrition

According to a report published by the Integrated Food Security Phase Classification...

Earthquake and subsequent tsunami leave hundreds dead in Indonesia

On Friday, a 7.5 magnitude earthquake struck north of Palu, Indonesia, leaving hundreds...

Flooding in Nigeria displaces thousands

Nearly half a million people are currently affected by flooding in Nigeria, with 141...

In the wake of Typhoon Mangkhut, Philippines hit with deadly landslides

Landslides caused by the severe rains of super Typhoon Mangkhut have killed dozens...

Tech firms and humanitarian organisations partner to create famine-predicting technology

The UN, World Bank, and other humanitarian organisations have partnered up with global...

Additional one million children at risk of famine in Yemen, report shows

Any disruption to food and fuel supplies that comes through Hodeidah port could cause...

World’s strongest storm this year makes landfall in Southeast Asia

Over the weekend, Typhoon Mangkhut made its way through the Philippines to mainland...

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Floods in Myanmar forced more than 100,000 people to flee their homes

Government officials in Myanmar said on Monday that the monsoon flood killed at least...

Over 180,000 people need urgent humanitarian aid in southwestern Syria, says UN

According to Jens Laerke, spokesperson for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian...

‘We are trapped’, say White Helmets in Syria

A senior member of the White Helmets in Syria called on the United Nations to increase...

Funding cuts threaten key aid supplies for Palestine

Despite significant fundraising activities, UNRWA, the United Nations agency responsible...

Refugee health services are on track despite record-breaking displacement, says UN Refugee Agencies

According to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)’s latest Annual Public Health Overview,...

Syria’s offensive has prevented 55,000 children from receiving assistance

The worst displacement in the seven-year war caused by President Bashar al-Assad’s...

Press Release: Florida Man Solo Canoes the Mississippi River to raise $255,200 for ShelterBox

Sarasota, Fla., July 12, 2018 –To provide emergency shelter and supplies to...

1.7 Nigerians have been displaced and the situation is deteriorating

About 1.7 million people have been displaced due to the deteriorating humanitarian...

Rohingya refugees are protected by new identity cards in Bangladesh

According to the United Nations refugee agency, Rohingya refugees who received shelter...

The US should prepare for an even worse hurricane season in 2018

New research into predicting the 2018 Atlantic hurricane season suggests this year’s...

IFRC launch new ‘game changer’ humanitarian fund

Yesterday, 8th May 2018, marked world Red Cross and Red Crescent Day. To mark the...

Water-related disasters require urgent action at all levels

The final outcome of ‘Making Every Drop Count’, a document put together...

Médecins Sans Frontières open new hospital in Cox’s Bazar as health concerns grow for monsoon season

The hospital, ran by Médecins Sans Frontières, opens as the camp is...

Strong 2018 Atlantic Hurricane Season Predicted

Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria resulted in tens of billions of dollars in damage...

Bhutan’s capital is the latest city to join UNISDR’s ‘Making Cities Resilient’ campaign

Thimphu, the capital of Bhutan, is the newest member to join the United Nations Office...

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