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An end to the "misery" is in sight, Somalis tell UN

In South Sudan, OCHA Director of Operations John Ging (left) and representatives from USAID and the UK DFID visit the UN Protection of Civilians site in Malakal during a one-day visit to Upper Nile State. Photo: OCHA/Guiomar Pau Sole

After 25 years of conflict and misery, the Somali people see an end in sight. That's according to John Ging, head of operations at the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs…

30 Oct 2015 / Listen /

"Positive trajectory" for humanitarian situation in Pakistan

John Ging. UN Photo/Mark Garten

The humanitarian situation in Pakistan has a "positive trajectory" despite an ongoing crisis, according to a senior UN official…

14 Oct 2015 / Listen /

"No substitute" for seeing humanitarian needs first-hand

In Nyal, South Sudan, several displaced women and men met with Mr. O'Brien and shared harrowing testimonies from their journeys as they fled violence.

There is no substitute for seeing the humanitarian needs of people first-hand according to the top UN relief official.…

24 Aug 2015 / Listen /

Political process in CAR “moving forward”

Special Representative and head of the UN peacekeeping mission, known as MINUSCA, Babacar Gaye (left) encourages ex-combatants to join the road to peace in the Central African Republic (CAR). File Photo: MINUSCA

The political process in the Central African Republic (CAR) is moving forward despite ongoing tensions between rival communities, according…

5 Aug 2015 / Listen /
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