Disaster relief

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...

Clean Water Means Opportunity for Women

Women spend over 6 hours every day collecting water. Walking hours for water prevents...

Extreme weather and climate events caused more damage than ever before in 2017

The United Nations weather agency have reported that hurricanes, monsoons, floods...

The number of people experiencing food insecurity rose by 16 million in 2017

The Food Security Information Network released its 2018 Global Report on Food Crises...

DFID steps up support for Rohingya refugees as monsoon season looms

The UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has increased support...

6 months on, how is the Caribbean recovering from hurricanes and Irma and Maria?

Between August and October 2017 the Caribbean suffered two of its worst hurricanes...

APEC accelerates early warning systems after the record breaking disasters of 2017

APEC member economies are fast-tracking the development of digital safeguards in the...

UN concerned that ‘donor fatigue’ is setting in for Sudan’s humanitarian crisis

The United Nations have announced concerns that South Sudan is not receiving the funding...

WHO calls for a significant scaling up of health services in Cox’s Bazar

The World Health Organisation (WHO) are calling for an increase in health services...

Monsoon season poses a serious risk for Bangladesh’s refugee communities

Severe weather brought on by the monsoon season in Bangladesh poses a significant...

12,000 children are being forced out of school every day due to conflict and drought in East Africa

Save the Children report that 90,000 children in East Africa risk being forced to...

Which Oscars stars also play leading roles in aid and development?

With The 90th Academy Awards just a few weeks away Aid & International Development...

WHO increases its efforts to reach malnourished children in South Sudan

The World Health Organisation (WHO) estimates that over 261,000 children living in...

$1.06 billion needed to protect 26 countries from famine

The United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation have launched a $1.06 billion...

Reducing maternal, neonatal and infant mortality as a means to achieving SDGs in Africa

On 7 February the Aid & International Development Forum (AIDF) hosted a webinar...

Wetlands are key to Disaster Risk Reduction

February 2nd marks World Wetlands Day which aims to raise awareness of the...

Conflict and disaster forces 59 million young people into illiteracy, UNICEF reports

Latest findings of UNICEF reveal that 30% of young people between the ages 15-24 living...

UNICEF launches new appeal to bring aid to 48 million children

UNICEF, the UN children’s agency, is appealing for $3.6 billion to help support...

World Food Programme and FAO: Hunger in conflict stricken countries is intensifying

The latest bi annual report from the World Food Programme (WFP) and Food and Agricultural...

The most neglected humanitarian crises of 2017

A new report from CARE International released this week has highlighted the ten humanitarian...

UN reports that over half of Somalis are in need of emergency aid

More than 6.2 million Somalis are in need of emergency aid following a major drought...

We need insurance to reflect the reality of climate disasters

It is well known that climate change causes an increase in the likelihood and severity...