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17 Jan 2017 description

(Maiduguri, 17 January 2017): The UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) today dispatched a helicopter with four medical personnel, 400 kg of emergency medical supplies and airlifted eight Nigeria Red Cross workers injured following a military airstrike that hit Rann locality of Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state.

17 Jan 2017 description

Mogadishu, 17 January, 2017 —The humanitarian community in Somalia is seeking US$864 million to reach 3.9 million people with urgent life-saving humanitarian assistance. The Humanitarian Response Plan for Somalia for 2017 plan was launched today in Mogadishu with calls to the international community for timely support to help bolster humanitarian operations and meet urgent humanitarian needs. “The humanitarian situation remains grim for millions of Somalis.

16 Jan 2017 description


• The world is at a critical juncture. Human suffering is greater today than at any time since World War II.

• Globally, 130 million people are in urgent need of protection and humanitarian assistance and millions more are living in situations of acute risk and vulnerability.

16 Jan 2017 description

Niamey, le 16 janvier: Les organisations humanitaires au Niger recherchent 271 millions de dollars pour apporter une aide d’urgence à 1,5 million de personnes vulnérables dans le pays. Cet appel de fonds vise à mobiliser les financements nécessaires pour la mise en œuvre du Plan de réponse humanitaire de 2017 lancé aujourd’hui par son Excellence M. Brigi Rafini, Premier Ministre, Chef du Gouvernement en présence de M.

16 Jan 2017 description


Depuis le mois de juillet 2016, la situation sécuritaire et humanitaire s’est détériorée dans la province du Kasaï Central, et s’est progressivement propagée vers les provinces limitrophes du Kasaï Oriental et du Kasaï.

16 Jan 2017 description

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien

WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi

16 Jan 2017 description

WHO: United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien

WHAT: Participation in World Economic Forum 2017

WHERE: Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

WHEN: 17 to 20 January 2017

UN Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien will participate in World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, from 17 to 20 January 2017.

13 Jan 2017 description

Bangui, 13 January 2017 – The Government of the Central African Republic and the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) officially launched today, 13 January 2017, the 2017-2019 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). With a budget of US$ 399.5 million, it aims to meet the basic needs of 2.2 million Central Africans.

13 Jan 2017 description

Helsinki –The Government of Finland will bring together key humanitarian and development stakeholders on 23 and 24 January in Helsinki to discuss the response to the protracted crisis in Syria and neighbouring countries, now into its sixth year.

The Helsinki Conference on Supporting Syrians and the Region will gather senior representatives of Governments in the region; UN agencies; international financial institutions; donors; representatives of international and national non-governmental organizations; and the private sector.

09 Jan 2017 description

During December 2016, the Iraq Internally Displaced Persons Information Centre (Iraq IIC) handled 4,537 calls, which pushed the total number of processed calls since the launch of the call centre to over 54,000. By the end of December, 99.8% of cases were classified as closed.

07 Jan 2017 description

(Kinshasa, 6 janvier 2017) : Des dizaines de milliers de civils innocents vivant dans les provinces du Kasaï, Kasaï Central et Kasaï Oriental du centre de la République Démocratique du Congo sont affectés par une spirale de violence depuis août 2016 née de tensions entre les autorités congolaises et la milice d’un chef local connu sous le nom de Kamuina Nsapu, dans le territoire de Dibaya, au Kasaï Central.

07 Jan 2017 description

(Kinshasa, 6 January 2017): Tens of thousands of innocent civilians living in the provinces of Kasaï, Kasaï Central and Kasaï Oriental in the center of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, have been caught in a cycle of violence since August 2016 borne out of tensions between Congolese authorities and the militia of a local chief known as Kamuina Nsapu in Dibaya, Kasai Central.

06 Jan 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.

04 Jan 2017 description

Bangui, le 4 janvier 2017 – En ce début d’année 2017, l’assistance alimentaire apportée à des milliers de centrafricains extrêmement vulnérables est en péril. Le Programme alimentaire mondial (PAM) a annoncé qu’il ne sera plus en mesure de fournir d’aide alimentaire à partir de la fin du mois de janvier faute de ressources financières suffisantes. L’organisation qui planifiait de fournir une assistance vitale à 700 000 personnes a dû réduire sa cible à 400 000 bénéficiaires avec des rations alimentaires réduites de moitié.

04 Jan 2017 description

(Yaounde, 4 January 2017): The Government of Cameroon with the United Nations and non-governmental partner organizations launched on 3 January in Yaounde a US$ 310 million response plan to provide life-saving assistance to 1.2 million people in Cameroon’s northern and eastern regions. "Cameroon continues to confront a complex crisis deeply affecting the lives and livelihoods of millions of people,” said UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator, Ms. Najat Rochdi.