(Kinshasa, 4 September 2015) The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-wha Kang, ended today a 4-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where she said the world should not let it - one of the world’s most protracted crises - “fall off the humanitarian radar.”
(New York, 4 September 2015) – United Nations humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien has released an additional US$15 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support lifesaving assistance for millions of people affected by the devastating humanitarian crisis in Yemen. This brings CERF support for humanitarian operations in the country to more than $44 million in 2015.
Escalated fighting in Taizz Governorate has destroyed critical civilian infrastructure and severely restricted access to basic services.
The entire health system across the governorate has nearly collapsed due to violence and insecurity, lack of fuel to power health facilities and water plants, and lack of medicines and supplies to treat patients.
Parties to the conflict continue to disregard international humanitarian law as civilians endure continued conflict.
(Sana’a, 2 September 2015): I am deeply saddened by today’s shooting and killing of two staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Amran Governorate. I share the grief of our colleagues at ICRC and extend heart-felt condolences on behalf of the Humanitarian Community to our friends at the ICRC and the families of those killed.
(Bangui, 02 septembre, 2015): Le 28 aout dernier, au cours d’une réunion convoquée par la Ministre des Affaires sociales, de la Promotion du genre et de l’Action humanitaire, en présence du Ministre des Transports et de l’Aviation civile, le Bureau de la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA) et de l’Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (OIM), le Gouvernement a fait part de sa décision de procéder à la fermeture du site de M’Poko à la date du 15 septembre, la raison invoquée étant le démarrage des travaux du mur de clôture de l’aéroport.
(Bangui, 02 September, 2015): On 28 August, during a meeting convened by the Minister of Social Affairs, Promotion of Gender and Humanitarian Action, attended by the Minister of Transport and civil aviation, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Government announced its decision to proceed with the closure of the M'Poko site for internally displaced persons (IDPs) as of 15 September; the main reason being to enable the construction of a wall around the airport.
Kuwait City, 1 September 2015
As prepared for delivery
Ladies and gentlemen,
Welcome to this fifth meeting of the Syria Top Donors Group.
When 32-year-old Rosa Lino arrived at the cholera treatment unit in Gumbo, a neighbourhood in the capital, Juba, with her 22-month-old son Angelo, he had all the signs of severe dehydration and she feared that he might not survive
The following early recovery priorities have been set under the leadership of the Ministry of Federal Affairs and Local Development (MoFALD) and the Ministry of Urban Development:
RESPONSE ACTIVITIES & CONSTRAINTS
Since April, the Logistics Cluster has handled a total of 18,897 metric tons (mt) of humanitarian cargo for 141 humanitarian organizations.Over 6,800 truckloads have been dispatched from Kathmandu and the district hubs. Between 15 July and 15 August, 5,329 mt of cargo were handled for 53 organisations. Prioritisation for cargo transport is taking place under the list of priorities established by the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT).
RESPONSE ACTIVITIES & KEY FIGURES CONSTRAINTS
Prior to the 25 April and 12 May earthquakes, the humanitarian community in Nepal had been developing contingencies and pre-positioning supplies including emergency telecommunications equipment for a possible earthquake in the Kathmandu Valley. As a result of these preparedness initiatives, the Cluster was able to quickly mobilise to respond.
(Sana’a, 31 August 2015) The situation of the civilian population in the Governorate of Taizz is growing increasingly desperate. The city of Taiz has been turned into a battle-ground with people caught between frontlines. Civilians are subject to seemingly indiscriminate violence and other grave and systematic Human Rights violations perpetrated by all parties to the conflict. During the first five days of fighting, 65 people have died and over 400 have been injured, according to health facility records.
(Mogadishu, 31 August 2015): The results of the latest Food Security and Nutrition Assessment for Somalia, presented today in Mogadishu, indicate that the country’s humanitarian situation remains alarming.
Since the conflict began, over a quarter of a million people have been killed in Syria and more than a million people injured. Some 7.6 million people have been displaced inside the country. Over one million people have had to leave their homes this year alone.
Over four million people have fled across borders in a desperate search for survival and a future, placing host countries and communities under pressure which is now stretched to breaking point. We may all be living on borrowed time.
(Dakar -N’Djamena, le 27 août 2015) – Le Sous-Secrétaire Général des Nations-Unies et Coordonnateur Humanitaire Régional pour le Sahel, M. Toby Lanzer, vient d’effectuer une visite de quatre jours au Tchad durant laquelle il s’est notamment rendu dans la région du Lac Tchad pour y constater l’impact humanitaire de la crise dans le bassin du lac Tchad. Au terme de sa visite, Toby Lanzer a exhorté la communauté internationale à se mobiliser davantage face aux multiples défis humanitaires qui touchent le pays. « Le Tchad est le septième pays qui accueille le plus de réfugiés au monde.
(Dakar - N’Djamena, 27 August 2015) – The Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, Toby Lanzer, today completed a four-day visit to Chad during which he travelled to the Lake Chad region to assess the humanitarian impact of ongoing crisis in the Lake Chad Basin. At the end of his visit, Toby Lanzer called on the international community to ramp up its support in response to the multi-faceted humanitarian challenges affecting the country. “Chad is the seventh largest refugee-hosting country in the world.
(Yangon, 27 August 2015): Four weeks after devastating floods hit large swathes of Myanmar, many communities in the delta region are still under water. They can only be reached by boat, surviving on government and international support, as well as on donations that all walks of society have offered in a remarkable outpouring of solidarity and generosity.