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“Everything was destroyed and looted. I really don't have the courage yet to go back,” Aishatou tells our colleague.

Before life got dangerous, she used to have a small tailor shop in Bangui, Central African Republic. Now over the border in Cameroon at Gado refugee camp, she passes on her skills to young girls, many of whom don't have access to an education.

People like Aishatou are empowering the next generation of girls to take their future into their own hands. #CARCrisis  
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Today we celebrate World Telecommunication and Information Society Day!

When a deadly earthquake hit Nepal a few weeks ago, many people's instinct was to grab their phone to call loved ones. 
In the middle of a crisis, access to a mobile phone can be a lifeline to get help. In Nepal, Ncell provided free text messages to all its subscribers. 
OCHA works together with the global mobile association, GSMA, to make sure that people affected by a crisis can have access to critical mobile services. Find out more about the Humanitarian Connectivity Charter we helped launch earlier this year: http://ow.ly/N38DD

AP Photo/Wally Santana/Paslang village, #Nepal  
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Some good news to share. About 140,000 displaced people in northwest #Pakistan  have returned home in the past two months, some after spending several years in host communities and camps. That's 8% of the total number of displaced people.

The returns started in March of this year in South Waziristan, North Waziristan, and Khyber Agencies.

In January, along with the Humanitarian Country Team, we released a plan to support the needs of the displaced population and the returnees.
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Tubalole, left, a mother of 5, redefines the word generosity.

She has been hosting two displaced families for a year and has just welcomed another three families who have fled the ongoing turmoil in #Burundi
“I don’t have much to respond to their needs, but we will be sharing what I’ll pick from my vegetable field,” she told us. More than 7,000 Burundians have sought refuge into DRC since mid-April. 
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True kindness & the beauty of humanity.
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Did you know?
Find out more: http://www.unocha.org/iraq
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For many people, going to the airport means a trip home to see family and friends. In #Yemen  where conflict is raging, an airport is an essential lifeline to bring in humanitarian aid.

Yemen aid chief Johannes Van Der Klaauw has strongly urged coalition forces to stop targeting Sana'a international airport and to preserve this important lifeline - and all other airports and seaports - so that humanitarians can reach people affected by armed conflict. http://ow.ly/MvbLp 

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UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos arrived in #Nepal‬  today where she met with survivors of the earthquake. There are now over 60 search and rescue teams and 75 medical teams who have been working around the clock to recover survivors and provide urgent medical care. 
So much remains to be done. For the very latest info, materials, facts and figures: http://www.unocha.org/nepal #nepalquake  
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This past weekend, our Chief Valerie Amos and +Beyoncé traveled to #Haiti
They visited patients at a pediatric hospital, and met with people who were made homeless by the 2010 earthquake. 

Today we are sharing some photos of their trip.  
Stay tuned for more details!  

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Today and every day, thinking about the millions of families displaced by conflict across the world who wish nothing more than to return home, but cannot. #DayofFamilies  

Photo: OCHA/I. Athanasiadis #Iraq  
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It's alarming. Last year, every 3 seconds, a person was forced to flee conflict and violence. That's 30,000 people a day.
The world is failing to protect civilians. http://ow.ly/ME7nA #GO2015  
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Every day, Nigerians fleeing conflict in the north-east continue to arrive at the doorsteps of the capital, Abuja. 
They are hungry, in fear, exhausted and with tales of treacherous journeys through forests. These are some of their incredible stories of survival: http://ow.ly/MxLx3 #Nigeria  
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Over 300,000 people in #Yemen‬  have been forced out of their homes, fearing the fighting and bombing surrounding them. There are shortages of everything: food, water, medical supplies, fuel.
Parties to the conflict must stop causing suffering and avoid destroying civilian infrastructure. Share if you agree, all people deserve to live in peace and safety. http://www.unocha.org/yemen
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Sad, it is so unfortunate for having to face cruelty & stupidity of ignorance with bad attitude, wrong information & no knowledge of the truth but have the ability to bring havoc & suffering to others.
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United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs - Coordination Saves Lives
Introduction
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.