Learning to Hope - virtual reality film in Myanmar
Description: Spend a day in the life of a teacher and student in our virtual reality film, "Learning to Hope," set in a camp in Sittwe, Myanmar.
Education cannot wait for any child, any where.
For more about the humanitarian situation in Myanmar: http://www.unocha.org/myanmar/
26 Apr 2017
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Description: When responding to a crisis, why should we care about listening to people who are affected?
Community engagement shouldn't be optional. Watch this video to learn more.
26 Apr 2017
20 Apr 2017
Description: More than 400,000 people have been affected by Cyclone Enawo who hit Madagascar early March 2017. Watch a snapshot of the humanitarian situation.
Footage: courtesy of UNICEF & Johnnah Raniriniaina
28 Mar 2017
Description: Orlando Bloom évoque les rêves d'enfance avec des jeunes de la région du Lac Tchad.
27 Feb 2017
Description: Hala and her family are from Aleppo. In 2012, her husband was kidnapped and a year later she and her four children fled to Germany.
As the family tries to rebuild their life in a new land, nightmares of the past still haunt them.
Hala was invited to speak at the United Nations General Assembly for World Humanitarian Day on 19 August 2016.
She and her family are the main characters of Marcel Mettelsiefen's feature documentary film Watani, My Homeland, nominated for an Oscar.
27 Feb 2017
Description: Orlando Bloom talks about dreams and hopes with children in the Lake Chad region.
24 Feb 2017
Description: A day after famine was declared in parts of South Sudan, humanitarian organizations gathered today to launch the 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan, which appeals for US$1.6 billion to provide life-saving assistance and protection to 5.8 million people across the country in 2017.
Humanitarian organizations estimate that some 7.5 million people in South Sudan now need humanitarian assistance and protection. Since the conflict began in December 2013, about 3.4 million people have been forced to flee their homes, including nearly 1.9 million people who have been internally displaced and about 1.5 million who fled as refugees to neighboring countries. Food security and livelihoods have been decimated, with 100,000 people facing starvation and a further 1 million on the brink of famine. One million children are estimated to be acutely malnourished. It is estimated that more than 5.5 million people will face severe food insecurity at the height of the lean season in July.
- At the launch of the appeal, the Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Mr. Eugene Owusu, called for immediate action to enable free, safe and unhindered humanitarian access; safety and security of aid workers; and funding to rapidly scale-up the humanitarian operation, while the Minister for Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Mr. Hussein Mar, reiterated the commitment of the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to remove obstacles encountered by aid workers striving to deliver urgently needed humanitarian assistance and protection.
21 Feb 2017
Description: The humanitarian situation in Yemen is catastrophic and continues to deteriorate.
We are calling for $2.1 billion to assist 12 million people in 2017.
10 Feb 2017
Description: OCHA is establishing a Centre for Humanitarian Data in the Netherlands for an initial three year period, from 2017-2019. The vision is to create a future where all people involved in a humanitarian situation have access to the data they need, when and how they need it, to make responsible and informed decisions.
03 Feb 2017
Description: United Nations brings a dose of reality to Virtual Reality (VR) with Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
This film is a VR experience that gives viewers the chance to ‘travel’ with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to witness the realities of humanitarian crises in the Middle East and Africa.
In 2016, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon traveled to more than ten countries in five months to draw global attention to the urgent needs of some 130 million people severely impacted by armed conflicts and natural disasters. A VR crew captured the journey and offers viewers a rare behind-the-scenes look at Ban’s visits to communities where people are suffering in some of the world’s worst humanitarian crises.
This is the first and only time the UN Secretary-General has been featured in a virtual reality film.
"More than 60 million people are displaced. That is the largest number of people since the end of the Second World War. We must show them the solidarity they deserve,” said Ban.
The Secretary-General reveals personal details about his own life, explaining to school children in the Democratic Republic of Congo, that he himself was once an internally displaced person, forced to flee his burning village during the Korean war. He also meets with Zaad, a 16-year-old Syrian refugee teenager who dreams of becoming a translator, “to tell all the world what happened in Syria”.
Produced by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs with the support of UNICEF, "Home" features a portion of the music track #Wheresthelove" by seven-time Grammy Award winner will.i.am. The track was released earlier this year, and invites audiences to support worthy causes via: www.wheresthelove.com.
The film is also available on the United Nations Virtual Reality app: (www.unvr.org).
22 Dec 2016
Description: 19 December 1991: adoption of resolution 46/182
12 Dec 2016