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01 Jul 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Insecurity in Abyan, Amran, and Shabwah governorates has triggered displacement and increased needs in affected areas.

  • More than half a million Yemeni migrant workers have returned from Saudi Arabia since April 2013.

  • The U.S. Government (USG) has provided an additional $11.7 million in humanitarian assistance to Yemen.

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

25 Apr 2014 description

KINSHASA – Le Programme alimentaire mondial des Nations Unies (PAM) tient à remercier les donateurs qui ont récemment mobilisé plus de 48 millions de dollars américains pour l’assistance alimentaire en République démocratique du Congo (RDC). Ces fonds proviennent de la Banque africaine pour le développement, la France, l’Irlande, le Japon, l’Arabie Saoudite, la Corée du Sud, la Suède, la Suisse, la Turquie, et les Etats-Unis.

24 Apr 2014 description

KINSHASA – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) welcomes contributions of more than US$48 million for food assistance in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). The contributions were from by the African Development Bank, France, Ireland, Japan, Saudi Arabia, South Korea, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey and the United States of America.

26 Feb 2014 description

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Above-average meher harvests benefit chronically food-insecure areas of Ethiopia, but localized food insecurity persists in areas affected by below-average rainfall.

  • GoE and humanitarian partners release the Ethiopia Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) for 2014.

  • Conflict in South Sudan forces more than 42,000 South Sudanese refugees to seek shelter in Ethiopia.

12 Sep 2013 description
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HIGHLIGHTS

  • The number of Syrian refugees surpassed the 2 million mark on September 3.

  • Conflict in Syria internally displaced thousands of people during the month of August. At least 5 million people are internally displaced.

  • The first humanitarian cargo flight with commodities for new refugees arrived in Erbil, Iraq, on August 26.

25 Jun 2012 description

18 June 2012
Dead Sea, Jordan

Delivered by Commissioner-General Filippo Grandi at the 2012 meeting of the UNRWA Advisory Commission.

Minister Azayzeh,
Mr Chairman,
Mr.Vice-Chairman,
Distinguished Delegates:

Welcome, everybody. I would like to thank Minister Wajieh Azayzeh, representing Foreign Minister Nasser Judeh of Jordan, for his opening remarks. He is, of course, an old friend of this Commission and of UNRWA, and of mine personally, and we warmly welcome him and appreciate his cooperation.

25 May 2012 description

KEY DEVELOPMENTS

  • Relief agencies have expressed concern that intensified fighting in Abyan Governorate between Republic of Yemen Government (RoYG) security forces and militant groups may lead to civilian casualties and population movements out of the area. Relief agencies are preparing contingency plans to respond to potential humanitarian needs.

10 May 2012 description
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South American drought fuels fears of food price shocks, as soya bean harvests suffer

The viability of water supplies throughout key regions of China, India, Pakistan, South Africa and the US are under threat from unsustainable domestic, agricultural and industrial demands, according to a new study that maps water use down to 10km² worldwide.

19 Nov 2011 description

Natural disasters, including drought, earthquakes, floods, and wildfires, as well as ongoing complex emergencies and limited government capacity in the region, present significant challenges to vulnerable populations in Europe, the Middle East, and Central Asia (EMCA). Between Fiscal Year (FY) 2002 and FY 2011, USAID’s Office of U.S. Foreign Disaster Assistance (USAID/OFDA) and USAID’s Office of Food for Peace (USAID/FFP) provided assistance in response to a range of disasters, including floods, wildfires, winter emergencies, and complex crises.