WHO? - Abdou Dieng, Regional Director, World Food Programme (WFP),
- Richard Danziger Regional Director, International Organization for Migration (IOM)
- Yves Habumugisha, Regional Director for Emergency and Humanitarian Affairs, World Vision
- Allegra Maria Baiocchi, Regional Representative, Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)
WHAT? Humanitarian Regional Directors visit to Central African Republic
WHEN? From 25 to 28 April 2017
On 17 April, Gaza’s sole power plant (GPP) was forced to shut down completely after exhausting its fuel reserves and being unable to replenish them due to a shortage of funds. Prior to this, the GPP was operating at only approximately half of its capacity, producing nearly 30 per cent of the electricity supplied to the Gaza Strip. On 20 April, electricity supply from Egypt, which accounts for 15 per cent of Gaza’s supply, also came to a halt due to technical malfunctioning that is yet to be repaired.
people are currently displaced as of 18 April
family plots are immediately available to shelter displaced people in 19 priority sites as of 15 April
water is trucked every day to eastern Mosul by humanitarian partners
people referred from frontline areas to hospitals to receive treatment for trauma injuries as of 12 April
children have received psychosocial support as of 16 April
Les déplacés de Kaga Bandoro confirment au Coordonnateur humanitaire leur volonté de retour dans les quartiers
(Baghdad, 17 April 2017): Since the start of military operations to retake Mosul six months ago, nearly half a million people have been displaced from their homes.
“The sheer volume of civilians still fleeing Mosul city is staggering,” said Lise Grande, the Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq.
“Our worst case scenario when the fighting started was that up to one million civilians may flee Mosul. Already, more than 493,000 people have left, leaving almost everything behind,” said Ms. Grande.
I am horrified by reports that scores of people including civilians have been killed by an explosion near their convoy during an evacuation from the besieged towns of Foah and Kefraya.
My deepest sympathies go out to the families of those killed and those injured.
The perpetrators of such a monstrous and cowardly attack displayed a shameless disregard for human life. International humanitarian law is very clear: warring parties must protect civilians and distinguish between military and civilian targets.
(Juba, 15 April 2017): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Eugene Owusu, has expressed shock and outrage after being informed of the killing of three workers involved in the delivery of vital food aid in Wau, less than one week after he called for an end to all attacks against aid workers in South Sudan.
As delivered by Ms Reena Ghelani, Deputy Director, OCHA Coordination and Response Division
His Excellency, Mr Peter Thomson, President of the General Assembly and Mr Anthony Lake, Executive Director of UNICEF
Ladies and Gentlemen,
I am delivering this statement on behalf of the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mr. Stephen O’Brien.
(Baghdad, 13 April 2017): The most recent assessment from UN-Habitat, the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, confirms that extensive damage has occurred in western Mosul.
More than 1140 housing sites have been destroyed across the city. Using satellite imagery and information from local researches, UN-Habitat confirms that damage to houses is two and a half times greater in western Mosul than in eastern districts. One-third of residential damage is reported in Al Jadeda neighborhood in western Mosul.
Le Coordonnateur humanitaire lance une allocation de fonds de $1 million pour soutenir les activités de retour des déplacés du site de M’Poko dans leur quartier d’origine.
II. Contexte humanitaire
The following provides an overview of selected achievements by humanitarian partners operating in Sudan during 2016 under the Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). These successes would not have been possible without strong cooperation between UN agencies, NGOs and the Government of Sudan. Donor contributions in 2016 amounted to about US$567 million for HRP activities and an additional $81 million for humanitarian assistance outside of the HRP.
(Juba, 8 April 2017): Following a week which saw attacks against both aid workers and civilians, the Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Eugene Owusu, demanded that parties to the conflict uphold their responsibilities to protect civilians and ensure the safety and security of humanitarians.
Abidjan, le 6 avril 2017 : La plateforme humanitaire du secteur privé de Côte d’Ivoire a été inaugurée ce jeudi 6 avril à Abidjan par Madame Mariatou Koné, Ministre de la Famille, de la Protection de l’Enfant et de la Solidarité et M. Babacar Cissé, Coordonnateur Humanitaire en Côte d’Ivoire. C’est la première plateforme de ce genre en Afrique de l’Ouest. Elle regroupe les entreprises qui ont manifesté leur intérêt à contribuer à l’action humanitaire, à la prévention et à la gestion des risques.
(Brussels, 5 April 2017) The high-level Supporting the future of Syria and the region conference in Brussels concluded today with a clear international commitment to continue to respond to the Syria crisis by supporting humanitarian relief, protection and resilience-building for people in need, and also help the neighbouring countries to shoulder the heavy burden from the spill-over effects of the crisis.
UNDER-SECRETARY-GENERAL FOR HUMANITARIAN AFFAIRS AND EMERGENCY RELIEF COORDINATOR STEPHEN O’BRIEN
Ladies and gentlemen,
I know it pains us all to observe that the conflict in Syria has entered its seventh wretched tragic year, as the world - much of it represented in this room - has witnessed one of the largest man-made humanitarian and protection crises unfold over the battle-smashed communities and infrastructure of a once thriving lower middle income country.
Sana'a, 4 April 2017 - For over two years, the humanitarian community has been witness to the suffering inflicted upon the people of Yemen by parties to the conflict as they seek to destabilize the economy and cause social services to collapse.
310,000 People are currently displaced
3,800 family plots are immediately available to shelter displaced people in emergency camps
2,300 m³ water is trucked every day to eastern Mosul by humanitarian partners
6,067 people referred from frontline areas to hospitals to receive treatment for trauma injuries
54,700 children have received psychosocial support
673,000 people have received essential household supplies
Ladies and gentlemen,
Thank you for this opportunity to speak about the humanitarian needs, challenges and way forward in the Syria response. I look forward to an interactive discussion on what more we can all do to keep saving lives, protecting civilians and supporting their resilience in what remains undoubtedly one of the largest humanitarian and protection crises in the world.