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Why Beyonce is Teaming up with the United Nations

Coordinating and delivering humanitarian relief is what the UN does best. It is also one of the most chronically under-funded aspects of the UN's work. Beyonce is leading a day of action, on social media and in the real world, to raise the profile of global humanitarians.

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The 15 Humanitarian Crises of 2012

The UN's Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, better known as OCHA, released its 2012 Consolidated Appeal Process today, and with it a list of the 15 humanitarian emergencies that it expects will continue through 2012.