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08 Feb 2017 description

(Geneva, 8 February 2017): The United Nations and humanitarian partners today launched an international appeal for US$2.1 billion to provide life-saving assistance to 12 million people in Yemen in 2017. This is the largest consolidated humanitarian appeal for Yemen ever launched.

07 Feb 2017 description

Geneva, February 7, 2017 – Business networks from 12 countries - members of the Connecting Business initiative (CBi) - are coming together today in the first CBi Annual Event to identify opportunities for collaboration and share their experiences to disaster risk reduction, emergency response and recovery.

06 Feb 2017 description

-Le Plan de Réponse Humanitaire 2017-2018 vise à sauver des vies tout en renforçant la résilience de la population et des institutions nationales face aux crises et aux catastrophes naturelles, et en ouvrant la voie vers le développement durable

06 Feb 2017 description

The Humanitarian Response Plan 2017-2018 aims to save lives while strengthening the resilience of the population and national institutions in the face of crises and natural disasters, and by paving the way towards sustainable development

03 Feb 2017 description

Bangui 2 February 2017 – The outbreak of violence between two armed groups on 2 February in the northern town of Bocaranga, Ouham Pende province, has led to the new displacement of 9,000 persons who have sought refuge in the forest about 15 to 20 km away from the town. The conflict has left among others, international nonGovernmental organizations (NGOs) compounds attacked and pillaged. One of the NGO compounds was burnt down. Shops, a church and the market have been systematically pillaged. The market was partially burnt. Civilians are reportedly killed and injured during the clashes.

02 Feb 2017 description

Mogadishu, 2 February 2017 — The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, warned today that unless a massive and urgent scale up of humanitarian assistance takes place in the coming weeks, famine could soon be a reality in some of the worst drought-affected areas in Somalia. During the launch of the latest food security and nutrition data in Mogadishu, he called for urgent efforts to avert famine.

02 Feb 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.

31 Jan 2017 description

(Bamako, 31 janvier 2017) – Le Mali est un des neuf pays sélectionnés dans le cadre du premier cycle d’allocations 2017 du Fonds central de réponse aux urgences (CERF) pour le volet « urgences sous-financées ». L’annonce a été faite par le Secrétaire Général des Nations Unies en marge du Sommet de l’Union Africaine à Addis-Abeba.

Sur l’enveloppe totale de 100 millions de dollars (USD) annoncée, 7 millions de dollars sont attribués au Mali pour soutenir des programmes d’aide aux populations dans les zones touchées par le conflit et la violence dans le nord et le centre du pays.

31 Jan 2017 description
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KYIV, 31 January 2017 – The Humanitarian Community and the Humanitarian Coordinator are gravely concerned by the drastic deterioration of the security situation in eastern Ukraine and its humanitarian consequences.

31 Jan 2017 description

Bangui, le 31 janvier 2017 - Le Secrétaire général adjoint aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence, Stephen O’Brien, a approuvé l’attribution de 6 millions de dollars du Fonds central d'intervention d'urgence (CERF), soit plus de 3,5 milliard de francs CFA pour soutenir la réponse humanitaire aux nouvelles urgences en République centrafricaine.

31 Jan 2017 description

Bangui, 31st January 2017 – The Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, has approved the allocation of US$ 6 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), more than 3.5 billion CFA francs, to support the humanitarian response to new emergencies in the Central African Republic (CAR).

30 Jan 2017 description

En 2016, la situation humanitaire dans les provinces du Haut-Lomami, HautKatanga et Lualaba, dans le sud-est de la République Démocratique du Congo, est restée critique malgré les efforts consentis par les acteurs humanitaires pour répondre aux besoins croissants de dizaines de milliers de personnes. Comme en a témoigné la situation dans le sudouest du Territoire Mitwaba, dans la Province du Haut-Katanga, la protection des personnes est restée le défi majeur, notamment face aux incursions d’hommes/bandes armés.

30 Jan 2017 description

(Addis Ababa/New York, 30 January 2017):

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres released US$100 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to sustain aid operations in nine neglected emergencies. CERF’s largest allocation of the year will reach more than 6 million people in crises where levels of vulnerability are alarmingly high but funding remains critically low. These countries are Cameroon, the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), Libya, Madagascar, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Somalia and Uganda.

29 Jan 2017 description

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It is an honour to be here and I would like to express my heartfelt thanks to the Government of Ethiopia for hosting us today and for the strong impact of the remarks from both Deputy Prime Minister Mekonnen and United Nations Secretary-General Guterres.

29 Jan 2017 description

(Addis Ababa, 31 January 2017): Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (USG/ERC), Mr. Stephen O’Brien has concluded a three-day visit to Ethiopia to see first-hand the impact of failed rains in the southern and eastern parts of the county and to attend the AU Summit. “I have just returned from Warder zone in Ethiopia’s Somali Region, where I saw the immense impact this drought is having on people’s lives, livestock and livelihoods.

28 Jan 2017 description

Britain’s Secretary of State for International Development, the Rt Hon Priti Patel travelled to Mogadishu on 28 January 2017 where she re-affirmed the importance of the UK’s partnership with Somalia.