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13.02.00 – DISASTER PREVENTION, PREPAREDNESS AND RELIEF

TANZANIA / BURUNDIAN REFUGEES

On the shores of Lake Tanganyika, crowds of refugees from Burundi are waiting for ships  to carry them away from the isolated village of Kagunga where according to UNHCR as many as 50,000 have come seeking refuge. UNHCR

22 May 2015 | Read More »

NEPAL / DESTROYED SCHOOLS

At least 950,000 children in Nepal will not be able to return to school, unless urgent action is taken to provide temporary learning spaces and repair damaged school buildings following the 25 April earthquake. UNICEF

19 May 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / NAKAMITSU MARKET SHED

As part of an Integrated Crisis Response Programme that United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners are implementing in South Sudan, the UNDP built a market shed to serve a community of more than 70 000 people displaced by fighting. UNMISS

19 May 2015 | Read More »

NEPAL / EARTHQUAKE BABIES

UNICEF warns that  the lives of almost 18,000 babies and mothers in Nepal could be at risk  over the next month unless urgent action is taken to restore key healthcare systems across the country. UNICEF

15 May 2015 | Read More »

UNICEF / NEPAL NEW EARTHQUAKE

A new 7.3 magnitude earthquake with the epicentre close to Mount Everest struck Nepal Tuesday (12 May). UNICEF

13 May 2015 | Read More »

NEPAL / NEW EARTHQUAKE

Within hours of a new quake, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) carried out an aerial assessment mission, flying by helicopter to the affected area and speaking to officials on the ground.WFP

12 May 2015 | Read More »

LIBERIA / EBOLA ZERO CASES

Welcoming Liberia's announcement that it has reached zero Ebola cases, UNICEF commended the critical role communities have played in beating back the epidemic in that country. The children's agency however warned that the threat posed to the region by the deadly virus will not disappear until there is no longer active transmission in affected neighbouring [...]

11 May 2015 | Read More »

NEPAL / WFP EARTHQUAKE AID

Two weeks into the earthquake relief operation, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is warning that food is an increasingly urgent need as it overcomes severe logistical challenges to reach hundreds of thousands of survivors in some of the hardest-hit and most remote areas of Nepal.  WFP

8 May 2015 | Read More »

ITALY / MIGRANTS SURVIVORS

Italian official vessel today rescued some 450 people from a boat that has sailed from Egypt on its way to Europe. UNHCR

22 Apr 2015 | Read More »

JAPAN / BAN RISK REDUCTION

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon –who is currently in Sendai, Japan, at the United Nations (UN) World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction-, said "we have to mobilize all resources and everybody's hands should be on deck together" to draw their experiences towards a new framework on risk reduction. UNIFEED-UNTV

15 Mar 2015 | Read More »

 

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