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Mr President,

As we meet again this month, the suffering of civilians in Aleppo and across Syria rages on unabated. Horror is now usual – it is a level of violence and destruction that the world appears to consider normal for Syria and normal for the Syrian people. Month after month I have reported to this Council that the level of depravity inflicted upon the Syrian people cannot sink lower, only to return the following month with hideous and, with shocking disbelief, new reports of ever-worsening human suffering.

Mr. President,

20 Nov 2016 description

Suva, Fiji 20 November 2016

When an emergency or natural disaster creates humanitarian needs, many countries will make available their military civil defence assets to assist affected Governments. In the Pacific, military has played an important support role in responding to natural disasters and meet the key immediate needs of affected communities, in partnership with national Governments and humanitarian actors.

19 Nov 2016 description
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The United Nations is extremely saddened and appalled by the recent escalation in fighting in several parts of Syria and calls on all parties to cease indiscriminate attacks on civilians and civilian infrastructures. In recent days the attacks included hospitals in east Aleppo and the university in west Aleppo. Likewise, in the past 24 hours, mortar shells targeted residential neighborhoods of Damascus, while counter-shelling of several suburbs of the city continued.Syrian civilians on all sides of the divide are at the receiving end of the escalating violence.

18 Nov 2016 description

Bangui, 18 November 2016 - The Humanitarian Coordinator in the Central African Republic (CAR), Fabrizio Hochschild, sensitized representatives of the international community present at the Brussels Conference held on 17 November 2016 on the fragility of the humanitarian situation in the country. “Today, 40% of the population depends on humanitarian assistance to survive. It is a matter of life and death for many Central Africans”, he said. The main objective of the conference was to mobilize donors to fund the recovery and peace consolidation plan (RCPCA).

18 Nov 2016 description

Bangui, le 18 novembre 2016 - Le Coordonnateur humanitaire en République centrafricaine, Fabrizio Hochschild, a sensibilisé les représentants de la communauté internationale présents à la Conférence de Bruxelles tenue ce 17 novembre 2016, sur la fragilité de la situation humanitaire dans le pays. «40% de la population dépend aujourd’hui de l’assistance humanitaire pour survivre.

18 Nov 2016 description

(Bagdad, 17 novembre 2016): Cela fait un mois aujourd’hui qu’ont débuté les opérations militaires pour reprendre la ville de Mosul. La communauté humanitaire fait face à des besoins de grande ampleur avec des dizaines de milliers de familles qui ont besoin d’aide vitale d’urgence dans les zones nouvellement reprises. Les derniers développements ne font qu’exacerber la crise humanitaire en cours dans le pays où 10 millions de personnes avaient déjà besoin d’aide humanitaire.

18 Nov 2016 description

IN NUMBERS

  • 59,000 people are currently displaced

  • 75% of displaced people are in emergency camps

  • 25% of displaced people are in host communities

  • 47,000 more spaces are available to shelter displaced people in emergency camps

  • 453,000 additional spaces are under construction or planned

  • 69,000 people have been reached by first-line emergency assistance

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(Baghdad, 17 November 2016): Today marks one month of intensified military operations to retake the city of Mosul. With tens of thousands of families in newly retaken areas urgently requiring life-saving assistance, the humanitarian community in Iraq faces a massive scope of need. These latest developments further exacerbate a humanitarian crisis in a country where 10 million people already were in need of aid.

14 Nov 2016 description

Key facts

  • In June 2007, following the takeover of Gaza by Hamas, Israel imposed a land, sea and air blockade on the Gaza Strip, which intensified earlier access restrictions.

  • On average, some 460 Palestinians were allowed every day out of Gaza via Israel in 2016 (Jan-Oct). This is nearly the same as in 2007 before the blockade, but less than 2% of the figure in September 2000, prior to the second Intifada.

11 Nov 2016 description

WHO: Mr. Peter Lundberg, Humanitarian Coordinator (a.i)/Deputy Humanitarian Coordinator for Nigeria.

WHAT: Press briefing on the current humanitarian situation in Nigeria’s northeast region

WHEN: Tuesday 15 November 2016

TIME: 10:00 AM prompt

WHERE: UNOCHA Office - 15 Mississippi Street, Maitama, Abuja

10 Nov 2016 description

Bangui, le 10 novembre 2016 - Le Coordonnateur humanitaire en République centrafricaine, Fabrizio Hochschild, en sa qualité de dépositaire du Fonds humanitaire en RCA (FH RCA), a approuvé le financement de 26 projets d’Organisations non-gouvernementales nationales et internationales ainsi que des agences des Nations Unies, pour un montant de 12 millions de dollars.

10 Nov 2016 description

Bangui, 10 November 2016 – Under the authority of the Humanitarian Coordinator in the Central African Republic (CAR), Fabrizio Hochschild, the Humanitarian Fund in CAR (HF CAR) has approved funding for 26 projects at US$12 million for national and international Non-Governmental Organisations and UN Agencies.

09 Nov 2016 description

(Kinshasa, 09 novembre 2016) : Le Coordonnateur humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo, Dr Mamadou Diallo, vient d’allouer 7 millions de dollars américains du Fonds Humanitaire pour répondre aux besoins humanitaires de plus de 75 000 personnes affectées par les conflits entre les communautés Luba et Twa vivant à Nyunzu dans la Province du Tanganyika.

Les tensions anciennes entre ces deux communautés, dont les dernières manifestations ont commencé en 2013, sont liées à de multiples facteurs dont l’accès à la terre et aux ressources économiques.

09 Nov 2016 description

Bangui, le 9 novembre 2016 – La situation humanitaire reste inquiétante dans la sous-préfecture de Bocaranga. Dans la commune de Koui, située à environ 40 kilomètres de Bocaranga, 145 villages se sont dépeuplés depuis l’occupation de cette zone par des éléments armés depuis la fin du mois de septembre. Ainsi sur les 41 000 habitants que compterait Koui, 15 000 se sont réfugiés à Bocaranga et les autres se sont enfuis dans la brousse ou le long des axes menant à Bocaranga.

09 Nov 2016 description

Eighteen months after the outbreak of large-scale violence in Burundi, people’s access to essential services is severely restricted. Insecurity and macroeconomic factors, including a decline in external financial support resulting in massive budget cuts (including education- 30%, health- 54%, human rights- 65% and water- 72%) have severely hampered the provision of basic services. Pregnant women and children under five, who rely on state-provided free medical care, are particularly at risk.

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(Tbilisi, 9 November 2016) – a few dozen representatives from the government, UN agencies and NGOs with the humanitarian mandate are participating in a joint simulation exercise that is taking place in Georgia for the first time in years.

Some 70 exercise participants are testing not only their individual preparedness but more importantly the common preparedness to act and deliver in large-scale emergencies.

09 Nov 2016 description

IN NUMBERS

42,000 people are currently displaced

70% of displaced people are in emergency camps

30% of displaced People are in host communities

40,000 more spaces are available to shelter displaced people in emergency camps

450,000 additional spaces are under construction or planned

41,000 people have been reached by first-line emergency assistance

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(Baghdad, 6 November 2016): As the military campaign to oust the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from northern Iraq intensifies, the United Nations is deeply concerned by the plight of civilians in conflict areas including the tragic deaths of 18 displaced people from Hawiga in Kirkuk Governorate reportedly killed on Friday when roadside bombs destroyed the truck they were being transported in by Iraqi Security Forces (ISF).

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Des hauts fonctionnaires des Nations unies demandent des mesures rapides pour assurer la protection de l’environnement en temps de guerre Le 6 novembre 2016 – Alors que le monde célèbre aujourd’hui la journée internationale pour la prévention de l’exploitation de l’environnement en temps de guerre et de conflit armé, les tactiques de la terre brûlée employées par les militants assiégés de Daech en Irak démontrent que l’environnement est souvent une « victime silencieuse » de la guerre, déclarent les chefs de deux agences de l’ONU aujourd’hui.