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09 Jan 2017 description

During December 2016, the Iraq Internally Displaced Persons Information Centre (Iraq IIC) handled 4,537 calls, which pushed the total number of processed calls since the launch of the call centre to over 54,000. By the end of December, 99.8% of cases were classified as closed.

07 Jan 2017 description

(Kinshasa, 6 janvier 2017) : Des dizaines de milliers de civils innocents vivant dans les provinces du Kasaï, Kasaï Central et Kasaï Oriental du centre de la République Démocratique du Congo sont affectés par une spirale de violence depuis août 2016 née de tensions entre les autorités congolaises et la milice d’un chef local connu sous le nom de Kamuina Nsapu, dans le territoire de Dibaya, au Kasaï Central.

07 Jan 2017 description

(Kinshasa, 6 January 2017): Tens of thousands of innocent civilians living in the provinces of Kasaï, Kasaï Central and Kasaï Oriental in the center of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, have been caught in a cycle of violence since August 2016 borne out of tensions between Congolese authorities and the militia of a local chief known as Kamuina Nsapu in Dibaya, Kasai Central.

06 Jan 2017 description

The Humanitarian News Digest is a monthly compilation of links to reports, web stories, press releases, and other public products published online by organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar. The content and views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect the views of OCHA.

04 Jan 2017 description

Bangui, le 4 janvier 2017 – En ce début d’année 2017, l’assistance alimentaire apportée à des milliers de centrafricains extrêmement vulnérables est en péril. Le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) a annoncé qu’il ne sera plus en mesure de fournir d’aide alimentaire à partir de la fin du mois de janvier faute de ressources financières suffisantes. L’organisation qui planifiait de fournir une assistance vitale à 700 000 personnes a dû réduire sa cible à 400 000 bénéficiaires avec des rations alimentaires réduites de moitié.

04 Jan 2017 description

(Yaounde, 4 January 2017): The Government of Cameroon with the United Nations and non-governmental partner organizations launched on 3 January in Yaounde a US$ 310 million response plan to provide life-saving assistance to 1.2 million people in Cameroon’s northern and eastern regions. "Cameroon continues to confront a complex crisis deeply affecting the lives and livelihoods of millions of people,” said UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Ms. Najat Rochdi.

04 Jan 2017 description

- Monsieur Le Ministre de l’Administration Territoriale et de la Décentralisation

- Mesdames et Messieurs les Membres du Gouvernement,

- Mesdames et Messieurs les Chefs de Missions Diplomatiques,

- Chers collègues Représentants des Agences du Système des Nations Unies,

- Mesdames et Messieurs les représentants des Ministères, des Institutions et Services Etatiques,

- Chers Invités,

Je souhaite à toutes et à tous une très bonne année 2017

04 Jan 2017 description

(Yaoundé, 4 janvier 2017): Le Gouvernement camerounais, les agences des Nations Unies et les organisations non gouvernementales partenaires ont lancé le 3 janvier à Yaoundé un plan d'intervention de 310 millions de dollars pour fournir une assistance vitale à 1,2 million de personnes dans les régions du nord et de l'est du Cameroun.

01 Jan 2017 description
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ALEPPO, 1 January 2017- Numbers and stories cannot convey the depth of suffering endured in each individual case of a Syrian in need in Aleppo. Exactly how many people have left east Aleppo is not known, but the United Nations (UN) and partners estimate our number to be at least 35,000 during last week’s evacuation.

01 Jan 2017 description

With the Secretary-General, I welcome today's news of the Security Council's unanimous adoption of the resolution in support of the mediation efforts by the Russian Federation and the Republic of Turkey to facilitate a ceasefire in Syria, and the Council’s renewed call to allow rapid, safe and unhindered humanitarian access throughout Syria in order to reach all people in need, wherever they are.

31 Dec 2016 description

Key Figures
Since 2007

  • US$24 million mobilized

  • 77 partner projects funded

  • 860,000 people reached

WHAT IS THE MYANMAR HUMANITARIAN FUND?

30 Dec 2016 description
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(Baghdad, Iraq, 30 December 2016):

The United Nations is deeply concerned about possible civilian casualties following an airstrike that hit the Ibn-Al-Athir hospital compound in Mosul yesterday. The Spokesperson for the Combined Joint Task Force has confirmed responsibility for the strike.

29 Dec 2016 description
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DAMASCUS, 29 December 2016- The United Nations is alarmed that four million inhabitants in Damascus and surrounding areas have been cut off from the main water supply since 22 December. Two primary sources of drinking water- Wadi Barada and Ain-el-Fijah-which provide clean and safe water for 70 percent of the population in and around Damascus are not functioning, due to deliberate targeting resulting in the damaged infrastructure.

29 Dec 2016 description

Bangui, le 28 décembre 2016 – Le Bureau de la coordination des Affaires humanitaires en République centrafricaine (OCHA) exprime sa vive inquiétude face à la recrudescence des attaques contre les acteurs humanitaires observée au cours du dernier trimestre de l’année 2016. En 2016, 336 attaques contre les humanitaires ont été répertoriées dont 56,8% sont des braquages et des cambriolages. En outre, cette année, cinq humanitaires ont trouvé la mort dans l’exercice de leurs fonctions.

29 Dec 2016 description

2016 trends affecting the humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territory

Jerusalem, 29 December 2016

Record number of demolitions and related displacement.

23 Dec 2016 description

As delivered to the Council by OCHA Officer-in-Charge, Director of Operations John Ging.

Mr. President,

I provide this update to the Security Council today on behalf of the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr Stephen O’Brien.

As we meet today, the evacuation of the eastern districts of Aleppo may have concluded but the situation in Syria remains catastrophic. Some 13.5 million people within Syria are in dire need of humanitarian assistance, including nearly 9 million who are food insecure.

22 Dec 2016 description
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(Baghdad, 22 December 2016): The United Nations condemns in the strongest terms the killing of civilians and aid workers in two separate incidents in eastern Mosul city.

21 Dec 2016 description

Mogadishu, 21 December 2016 – A new contribution of US$2.2 million from the Government of Sweden to the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF) has immediately been allocated by the Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mr. Peter de Clercq, to support humanitarian response to drought affected families. “Sweden’s timely contribution to the Somalia Humanitarian Fund is greatly appreciated as it will help us boost response at a critical time to assist the most vulnerable communities affected by the prolonged drought conditions,” said Mr. de Clercq.