Facing up to El Niño: preparing Asia-Pacific to weather natural disasters

Study calls for governments to include the Climate Change Agreement and mainstreaming Disaster Risk Reduction into national development plans and strengthen early warning systems.


UN alarmed by killing of civilians in Ukraine

According to a new report, an average of around 36 people are being killed every day in densely populated areas of eastern Ukraine. The report documents a wide array of serious human rights abuses.


Deadline for feedback on Core Humanitarian Standard fast approaching

Humanitarian standards are meant to enable those carrying out a response to deliver their best work and to be accountable to the communities they serve. The CHS on Quality and Accountability is to contribute to a better still humanitarian response.

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Needs soar as number of Syrian refugees tops 3 million

UNHCR said most of the refugees remain in countries neighbouring Syria, with the highest concentrations in Lebanon (1.14 million), Jordan (608,000) and Turkey (815,000).

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