Of the 1,216 UN personnel involved in significant security incidents in 2013, 22 per cent (271) were affected by critical incidents, that is, incidents resulting in death, injury or abduction.
As part of the response to floods in Pakistan in 2010, aid efforts to help people build shelters using bamboo inadvertently inflated the price. Now aid agencies must ensure that they don’t make the same mistakes again.
A new report highlights that information remains, at best, sketchy and unreliable. Coordination of assistance remains is limited, with both potential duplication and unfilled gaps.