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30 Nov 2016 description

(Juba, 30 November 2016): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan is deeply concerned by a recent series of bureaucratic impediments and access constraints that have negatively impacted humanitarian organizations’ ability to assist people in need.

“Humanitarian organizations in South Sudan are striving every day to save lives and alleviate suffering across this country,” said Mr. Eugene Owusu, Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan. “Yet, they continue to face obstacles and challenges which hamper their efforts. This must stop.”

29 Nov 2016 description

(Kinshasa, 29 novembre 2016) : Le Coordonnateur humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo, Dr Mamadou Diallo, vient d’allouer 4 millions de dollars US du Fonds Humanitaire pour financer une assistance d’urgence aux populations victimes ou à risque de l’épidémie de choléra dans les provinces de l’Equateur, de la Tshopo, de la Mongala, du Mai-Ndombe, du Maniema et de Kinshasa.

29 Nov 2016 description

(Kinshasa, 29 novembre 2016) : Le 27 novembre dernier, des miliciens ont attaqué le site spontané de Luhanga majoritairement occupé par des personnes de la communauté Hutu. Selon la MONUSCO, au moins 30 personnes ont été tuées et 13 autres blessées, dont 3 femmes et 10 enfants. Les blessés ont été hospitalisés, la moitié dans un état critique, et 29 victimes ont été enterrées le 28 novembre. Depuis le début de l’année, il s’agit de la deuxième attaque de cette ampleur dans cette région en proie à divers conflits intercommunautaires.

29 Nov 2016 description

288,000 People Lived In Hawiga District When ISIL Took Control In June 2014

114,000 People Could Be Displaced In A Worst Case Scenario

114,000 People May Need To Be Accommodated In Emergency Shelters

46,000 People Have Fled Hawiga Since August 2016

17,000 People Have Been Transported To Displacement Camps

27,000 Of The Displaced People Are Living In Camps

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28 Nov 2016 description
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(Geneva, 28 November 2016): Nearly half of the population in the Central African Republic (CAR) remain in need of humanitarian assistance despite progress made since the crisis in 2013, the Minister for Social Welfare and Reconciliation, Virginie Baikoua, and the Humanitarian Coordinator for CAR, Fabrizio Hochschild, told UN Member States in Geneva today.

27 Nov 2016 description

To our esteemed media partners, we would like to extend this invitation to join the United Nations visit to the UN Transshipment Hub & Cilvegözü Customs Area near the Bab Al-Hawa crossing point on the Turkish/Syrian border.

The Bab al-Hawa border crossing is located on the Turkish/Syrian border at 65 km to the west of Aleppo City and 50 km to the east of Antakya in the province of Hatay in Turkey. While Bab al-Hawa refers to the Syrian side of the border, the Turkish border point is called “Cilvegözü”.

26 Nov 2016 description

IN NUMBERS

10m
PEOPLE IN NEED OF SOME FORM OF HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE

4m
PEOPLE HAVE BEEN INTERNALLY DISPLACED SINCE JANUARY 2014

1.7m
PEOPLE ARE ESTIMATED TO LIVE IN AREAS OUTSIDE GOVERNMENT CONTROL IN NORTHERN AND WESTERN IRAQ; MANY ARE LIKELY TO BE VULNERABLE

8m
PEOPLE NEED PROTECTION ASSISTANCE

480,000
PEOPLE HAVE BEEN NEWLY DISPLACED IN 2016

25 Nov 2016 description

IN NUMBERS

  • 73,000 people are currently displaced

  • 78% of displaced people are in emergency camps

  • 23% of displaced people are in host communities

  • 62,000 more spaces are available to shelter displaced people in emergency camps

  • 452,000 additional spaces are under construction or planned

  • 146,000 people have been reached by first-line emergency assistance

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(Bishkek, 25 November 2016): Humanitarian partners wrapped up a day-long simulation exercise that immersed them into a major response operation in the event of a devastating earthquake.

The main goal of the simulation exercise was to understand how well the humanitarian community in Kyrgyzstan is prepared to work together in helping the country recover and people get back to normalcy following major emergencies.

24 Nov 2016 description

Bangui, 23 November 2016 - Following renewed violence in Bria, Haute Kotto province on 21 November 2016, the Acting Humanitarian Coordinator in the Central African Republic (CAR), Dr. Michel Yao, strongly condemns the presence of armed men around the hospital in Bria. He reiterates his call for the civilian status of health structures and staff to be respected. He also recalled the neutrality and impartiality of humanitarian action. “This presence around the hospital hinders civilians from having access to medical care. I urge these armed men to leave immediately.

24 Nov 2016 description

(Ouagadougou, 24 novembre 2016) - Le Sous-secrétaire général des Nations Unies et Coordonnateur humanitaire régional pour le Sahel, Toby Lanzer, termine aujourd’hui une visite de quatre jours au Burkina Faso et réaffirme son soutien à l’approche coordonnée entre le gouvernement et les acteurs humanitaires et de développement.

23 Nov 2016 description

Bangui, le 23 novembre 2016 - Suite au regain de violence survenu le 21 novembre 2016 à Bria, préfecture de la Haute Kotto, le Coordonnateur humanitaire, par intérim, en République centrafricaine (RCA), le Docteur Michel Yao, condamne avec fermeté la présence d’hommes armés aux alentours de l’hôpital de Bria. Il réitère son appel pour le respect du caractère civil des structures ainsi que du personnel sanitaires. Il réaffirme également la neutralité et l’impartialité de l’action humanitaire.

23 Nov 2016 description

New York, 23 November 2016 - Checked against delivery

Mr. President and Members of the Council,

Last month, I provided an overview of the humanitarian situation in the occupied Palestinian territory. Today, I will focus my remarks on the increasing challenges humanitarian actors are facing in responding to the needs of these vulnerable Palestinians, and for which we need greater support from this Council.

Mr. President,

23 Nov 2016 description

(Amman, 22 November 2016) – On Tuesday 22 November 2016, The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in Jordan announced the resumption of life-saving humanitarian assistance to an estimated 85,000 stranded Syrians at the Jordanian-Syrian borders, in partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), International Organization for Migration (IOM), UNICEF and the World Food Programme (WFP).

23 Nov 2016 description

ISLAMABAD (19 November, 2016): Upon conclusion of a two-day visit to North Waziristan Agency, Neil Buhne United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Pakistan said he was impressed by progress made in returning people earlier displaced from their homes, and by the extensive rehabilitation and reconstruction work undertaken by civilian and military authorities. But he was humbled by the work that remained to be done for the hundreds of thousands of people to return to a normal life.

23 Nov 2016 description

Statement on the resumption of life-saving assistance at the Jordan-Syria border:

I welcome the resumption today of UN inter-agency humanitarian aid operations at the “berm” along the Syrian-Jordan border.

The resumption of humanitarian operations has opened a lifeline to an estimated 85,000 Syrians – three-quarters of them women and children – stranded in a remote, arid desert area, in desperate need of lifesaving assistance and support.

22 Nov 2016 description

(Kinshasa/New York, 22 novembre) : Le Coordonnateur humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo, Dr Mamadou Diallo, vient d’allouer trois enveloppes pour un total de 26 millions de dollars US via le Fonds Humanitaire afin de répondre aux besoins urgents de plus de 4 millions de personnes affectées par la crise humanitaire qui sévit dans l’Est du pays.

21 Nov 2016 description
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(Tunis: 21 November 2016) The United Nations is extremely concerned by the continued worsening humanitarian situation in Ganfouda area in Benghazi due to increased hostilities over the past week.

“I am extremely worried by the impact on civilians of intense fighting in and around the Ganfouda area. Many people remaining in the area have limited or no access to drinking water or food, while other essential goods and medical supplies are running critically low”, said Dr. Ghassan Khalil, the Libya Humanitarian Coordinator a.i.