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25 Apr 2017 description

(Bamako, 25 avril 2017) – La Coordonnatrice de l’action humanitaire au Mali, Mme. Mbaranga Gasarabwe, est vivement préoccupée par les actes de violence et de banditisme qui se sont multipliés ces derniers temps contre les organisations humanitaires au pays.

25 Apr 2017 description

Kinshasa, 25 April 2017: The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs today appealed for USD 64.5 million to respond to the urgent humanitarian needs of 731,000 people over the next six months in the Kasai region, the latest “humanitarian hotspot” in the country borne out of armed clashes that erupted in August 2016 between the Congolese army and a local militia group.

25 Apr 2017 description

Kinshasa, le 25 Avril 2017 : Le Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires a lancé aujourd'hui un appel de fonds de 64,5 millions de dollars pour répondre aux besoins humanitaires urgents de 731 000 personnes au cours des six prochains mois dans la région du Kasaï ? le dernier théâtre d’opérations majeurs du pays suite aux affrontements armés qui ont éclaté en août 2016 entre l'armée congolaise et un groupe de milices locales.

25 Apr 2017 description
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(Geneva, 25 April 2017) International donors today pledged nearly US$1.1 billion to help scale up lifesaving aid to millions of people in need in Yemen during a pledging event in Geneva, co-chaired by the United Nations, Sweden and Switzerland.

25 Apr 2017 description

QUI ? - Abdou Dieng, Directeur régional du Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM),

  • Richard Danziger Directeur régional de l’Organisation internationale pour les migrations (OIM)

  • Yves Habumugisha, Directeur régional des affaires humanitaires et d'urgence de l’Afrique de l'Ouest pour l’ONG World vision - Allegra Maria Baiocchi, Représentante régionale pour l'Afrique de l'Ouest et centrale du Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA)

25 Apr 2017 description

Geneva, 25 April 2017

As delivered

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

Yemen is the world’s largest humanitarian crisis today, including the very real risk of famine. I do thank you for coming today to demonstrate your solidarity, commitment and generosity to save lives and lessen the suffering of women, children and men caught in a conflict which is not their own.

25 Apr 2017 description

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

21 Apr 2017 description

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.

19 Apr 2017 description

400,000
people are currently displaced as of 18 April

6,500
family plots are immediately available to shelter displaced people in 19 priority sites as of 15 April

2,300 m³
water is trucked every day to eastern Mosul by humanitarian partners

6,400
people referred from frontline areas to hospitals to receive treatment for trauma injuries as of 12 April

71,200
children have received psychosocial support as of 16 April

17 Apr 2017 description
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(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.

16 Apr 2017 description
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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.

15 Apr 2017 description

(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.

13 Apr 2017 description

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

Excellencies,

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.

13 Apr 2017 description
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(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.

12 Apr 2017 description

I. Introduction

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

11 Apr 2017 description
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Sana'a, 11 April 2017

On 9 April, despite long-standing humanitarian access restrictions, I was able to enter Taizz City and gain a first-hand impression of the humanitarian situation.

11 Apr 2017 description
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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.

08 Apr 2017 description

(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.

06 Apr 2017 description

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.