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Enough tarp to cover 164 football fields, 3000 blankets, latrine squatting plates... Ever wonder what it takes to deliver 36 tons of life-saving aid to those who need it the most?

Take a journey on a flight of hope from the United Arab Emirates to Chad!

Photo: +United Nations OCHA / Philippe Kropf
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#Somalia is at a crossroads. 

Limited humanitarian access. Violence. Rising food prices. 
The worst can still be prevented, but WE MUST ACT NOW!

Here are 5 things you need to know about Somalia:
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all shoul have free access to water
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“I had lost all hope.” Until recently, Nirmala didn't know if her 13-month old baby, Popat, would live to see another day. 
Severely malnourished, he was rapidly wasting away. 

But they're seeing the end of the tunnel now: after a few weeks in a UN clinic, Popat is gaining weight again! 

There's a devastating food crisis in #Pakistan's Sindh province. 
Here's what UN agencies are doing about it:
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Environmental disasters impact everything: our planet, our health, our livelihoods... And they can happen anywhere, anytime. 

That's why OCHA, +UNEP & +Green Cross want to reward those who are doing remarkable prevention/response work.

Send your nominations for the 2015 Green Star Awards!

(Photo: OCHA/G.Cortes/ #Philippines, 2014. 
Workers clean up an oil spill caused by #TyphoonHaiyan.)
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Sagher Ullah left with only clothes on his back.

He's one of almost half a million people who have had to flee their homes, caught in the crossfire between the #Pakistan military and armed groups in North Waziristan. 

Now, they live in terrible conditions. 

(Photo: +United Nations OCHA  / Abdul Jabbar)
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To #ReshapeAid, we need new solutions to old problems.

That's why we want to celebrate all the innovators out there for thinking of new ways to harness technology/science and making humanitarian aid more efficient. 

Earlier this month, we launched an Innovation Contest...

(Photo: +United Nations OCHA  / Ivo Brandau)
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Today marks three years since South Sudan's independence. 

Tragically, this new nation has been torn apart by civil war since last December. 

On this important day, please spare a thought for the 3.8 million South Sudanese who need our help: 

Photo: Nyeliep, 6 years old. (Credit: OCHA/J. Zocherman)
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Urbanization, population growth, conflict, climate change, resource scarcity... Our world is changing and humanitarian needs are growing. 
How can we adapt and #ReshapeAid?

UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos will be answering your questions live this Friday! Participate!
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It's hard to believe: at least 15 million people are in urgent need of humanitarian relief in #Yemen and #Somalia alone.

OCHA’s Operations Director, John Ging, just came back from a visit to both countries and one thing is for sure: WE MUST ACT NOW. 

Here's why: 

(Photo: UN Photo / Tobin Jones - Afgoye, Somalia, 2013)
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Is hard to believe but true, what is more hard to believe is the small amount of press covering that fact too.
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HUMANITARIAN [hyoo-man-i-tair-ee-uhn]
1. having concern for or helping to improve the welfare and happiness of people...

Every little act of kindness makes a difference. 
Please SHARE to inspire others! 

(Photo: IRIN / Kate Holt)
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It's been 2 years since violence erupted in #Rakhine State, #Myanmar
421,000 people are still in dire need of assistance. 
Every day, it's a struggle to reach them.

The UN's Deputy Humanitarian Chief, Kang Kyung-wha, just visited Myanmar to see first-hand what life is like for the displaced. 

"In Rakhine, I witnessed a level of human suffering in IDP camps that I have personally never seen before."

This is what she saw:

Photos: +United Nations OCHA  / Pierre Peron
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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Coordination Saves Lives
The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs mobilizes and coordinates effective and principled humanitarian action in partnership with national and international actors.

OCHA is the part of the United Nations Secretariat responsible for bringing together humanitarian actors to ensure a coherent response to emergencies. OCHA also ensures there is a framework within which each actor can contribute to the overall response effort.

OCHA delivers its mandate through different mechanisms including the coordination of emergency relief and the organization and monitoring of humanitarian funding. Other areas of work include policy development, information management and advocacy.