Since the start of the year, aid agencies have reached some 765,000 people - or 24 per cent of the 3.2 million to be assisted by June - with life-saving relief. Our latest situation report has more on the South Sudan crises, and on the humanitarian response: bit.ly/1lUJ4Yf Photo: Flooding in the UN Tomping site for displaced people in Juba. Credit: OCHA

Not a Great World Humanitarian Day

August 19 was commemorated as World Humanitarian Day to honor aid workers around the world. The day also marks the anniversary of the single deadliest attack on UN workers, the 2003 bombing of the UN compound i...
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Bombing in Bangkok

There has so far been no claim of responsibility for the worst attack in Thailand in many, many years.” A powerful explosion sent a fireball and hail of debris through a busy Bangkok district filled with shoppe...
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Episode 77: Carne Ross

Carne Ross is the founder of Independent Diplomat, a non-profit that provides diplomatic services to marginalized groups around the world. He was a long serving member of the British foreign service, mostly...