Humanitarian Health Action

Calls for resource mobilization

WHO appeals for countries in crisis in 2009

WHO appeals for USD 139 million to respond to the health aspects of humanitarian emergencies .

WHO Humanitarian Forum 2008

The World Health Organization has intensified its humanitarian relief work across the globe, launching 40% more emergency response operations and coordinating the work of multiple health players involved in crises.

Sichuan Earthquake - May 2008

10 June 2008--WHO seeks funding for 6 to 9 months to support the Ministry of Health of China in the early recovery of the health sector


Disaster Reduction Day highlights needs and roles of older people in emergencies

International Day for Disaster Risk Reduction - 13 October

WHO condemns rising violence against health care workers, patients

NEW YORK/GENEVA ¦ 25 September 2014 – “Health care and violence: the need for effective protection” a high-level debate on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly

Emergency Response Framework (ERF)

ERF is to clarify WHO’s roles and responsibilities and to provide a common approach for its work in emergencies.