When a woman talks peace in South Sudan we must listen

When a woman talks peace in South Sudan we must listen

WNN Improve It (WNN) Juba, SOUTH SUDAN, EASTERN AFRICA: Seeing the critical impacts of conflict ‘up-close’ Ms. Norah Zangabeyo from the South Sudan Women Leaders for Peace has been talking with strength about how peace is the most important issue facing South Sudanese women and their families today. “Peace means for women to develop, to bring up […]

Up-to-date data geocoding helps bring success to Haiti recovery

Up-to-date data geocoding helps bring success to Haiti recovery

Dina Abdel-Fattah for AidData – WNN Breaking (WNN/AidData) Port-au-Prince, HAITI, AMERICAS: After the 2010 earthquake in Haiti, donors pledged roughly $10 billion in response to the crisis. With such a significant amount of aid money coming in, the Government of Haiti refocused its aid tracking and management efforts following the earthquake. Although the Government has […]

UNICEF moves to help 60+ million children in crisis situations

UNICEF moves to help 60+ million children in crisis situations

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations, New York, U.S., AMERICAS: The United Nations today launched a $2.2 billion appeal to help nearly 60 million children in crisis situations, the majority of whom are in and around war-torn Syria. The UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) ‘Humanitarian Action for Children 2014’ is the largest emergency appeal on record. It […]

Experts say cash transfers will bring fastest aid to Philippines

Experts say cash transfers will bring fastest aid to Philippines

IRIN – UN humanitarian news and analysis for WNN Breaking (WNN/IRIN) Bangkok, THAILAND, SOUTH-EASTERN ASIA: Cash transfers can play a key role in the economic recovery of individuals, small enterprises, and local and regional trading in the Philippines after Typhoon Haiyan, say experts. “Cash transfers have the potential to bring dignity and empowerment back to […]

United Nations Emergency Relief launches near $1billion appeal to help Philippines

United Nations Emergency Relief launches near $1billion appeal to help Philippines

WNN Breaking (WNN/UN) United Nations Geneva, SWITZERLAND, WESTERN EUROPE: The United Nations today appealed for nearly a third of a billion dollars to provide humanitarian assistance to typhoon hit regions of the Philippines where aid workers are laboring around the clock to get in urgently needed survival supplies, such as food, clean water, shelter and […]

Yemen suffers from low humanitarian aid funding for basic needs says UNOCHA

Yemen suffers from low humanitarian aid funding for basic needs says UNOCHA

WNN Breaking (WNN/UNOCHA) Sana’a, YEMEN, WESTERN ASIA: The UN has warned that efforts to find a political solution to the insecurity that has plagued Yemen since 2011 could be undermined unless support for humanitarian programmes is quickly and dramatically increased. This warning came as UN agencies and partners released their revised humanitarian appeal for 2013. […]

Report: Syrian Women Face Detention, Torture

Report: Syrian Women Face Detention, Torture

Mike Giglio – Daily Beast – Friday, 28 June 2013 (originally published 26 Jun) In the early days of the Syrian revolution—before the protest movement became an armed insurrection—government forces were often reluctant to shoot female protesters during crackdowns. So some women formed human shields during demonstrations, hoping to protect the men behind them, as […]

Will future humanitarian disasters be able to get the best assistance?

Will future humanitarian disasters be able to get the best assistance?

Katy Migiro for Thomson Reuters Foundation – WNN Improve It (WNN/Thomson Reuters Foundation) Nairobi, KENYA, EASTERN AFRICA: As global emergencies multiply, humanitarian workers are in effect running long-term welfare projects and are being co-opted into politics, while the world is spending “peanuts” on solving the crises, leading humanitarian scholar Peter Walker said. Walker worked for […]

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