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02 Mar 2015 description

MEDIA ADVISORY

EVENT: Opening of the World Humanitarian Summit Middle East and North Africa Regional Consultation with participation of global humanitarian leaders in Jordan.

WHO:

26 Feb 2015 description

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On behalf of USG and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, I would like to deliver the following statement.

As Syria enters its fifth year of conflict, violence and brutality continue unabated and with total impunity. The indiscriminate use of explosive weapons in populated areas, by all parties, claimed more lives this month and displaced thousands. Government aerial bombardments, including the use of barrel bombs, and attacks by armed opposition groups have intensified in many areas - including Aleppo, Dar’a and Rural Damascus.

26 Feb 2015 description

In today’s visit to the Muslim Quarter of Jerusalem’s Old City and the Old City of Hebron, the Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, James W. Rawley, together with diplomats from five countries and the European Union, as well as representatives from Save the Children and UNICEF, learned first-hand about the extraordinary challenges children face in accessing safe and quality education by speaking to students, teachers, parents, authorities, and relevant organizations.

26 Feb 2015 description

(Bamako, 26 février 2015) – Les organisations humanitaires au Mali lancent un appel de 377 millions de dollars pour répondre aux besoins de plus d’un million et demi de personnes en 2015. Cette requête servira à financer le deuxième volet de leur plan d’action commun couvrant la période de 2014 à 2016.

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(Bamako, February 26, 2015) - Humanitarian organizations in Mali are seeking $377 million to cover the needs of over 1.5 million people in 2015. The requested funding will be used to support the second phase of their joint action plan for the period 2014-2016.

26 Feb 2015 description
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(26 February 2015) – Six months have passed since a ceasefire on 26 August 2014 ended over seven weeks of fighting between Israeli forces and Palestinian armed groups in the Gaza Strip. As UN agencies and international NGOs operating in Gaza, we are alarmed by the limited progress in rebuilding the lives of those affected and tackling the root causes of the conflict.

The Israeli-imposed blockade continues, the political process, along with the economy, are paralyzed, and living conditions have worsened.

24 Feb 2015 description

Thank you, ladies and gentlemen of the press, for giving me this opportunity to brief you on my recent visit to the Central African Republic and Cameroon. I did this visit jointly with the Special Rapporteur on the Human Rights of Internally Displaced Persons, Dr. Chaloka Beyani, and also with ECHO’s Director of Operations, Mr. Jean-Louis de Brouwer.

Our aim was to help focus the global spotlight on the complex and tragic humanitarian emergency that continues in the CAR and its impact on neighbouring Cameroon.

24 Feb 2015 description

I am very pleased to be here today at Universiti Teknologi Malaysia to share some thinking on the future of humanitarian action.

20 Feb 2015 description

Avant propos

Les articles sélectionnés dans cette revue de presse ont pour but d’informer sur la situation humanitaire au Tchad ou sur le contexte général. Cette sélection d'articles ne reflète pas nécessairement la position d’OCHA-Tchad. Merci de tenir compte de cette réserve.

LES TITRES

  • Fleeing Violence: Nigerian Refugees Receive Solace And Support after a 10-hour journey to Chad (WFP, 17/02/15)

  • Sahel: An interactive summary of humanitarian action needed in 2015 (OCHA, 12/02/15)

18 Feb 2015 description

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Thank you for inviting me to address today’s important meeting.
We meet today at a time of seemingly unprecedented violence and intolerance in our world. From, for example, Syria, Iraq, Yemen, Libya, Mali, Myanmar and Nigeria, we face major challenges in combatting extremism and promoting understanding between communities.

18 Feb 2015 description

(Yangon, 18 February 2015): “I am saddened to hear of the attack on a Myanmar Red Cross Society (MRCS) convoy en route between Laukkai and Chin Schwe Haw in northern Shan State on 17 February. Two MRCS volunteers were wounded in the attack. The convoy was carrying civilians from the conflict area in the Kokang self-administered zone to safe areas.

18 Feb 2015 description

(Johannesburg/New York, 18 February 2015): United Nations humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, has allocated US$10.2 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support thousands of families displaced by major floods in Malawi and Mozambique.

Extremely heavy rains and floods in January displaced 230,000 people in Malawi, and 50,000 people in Mozambique. Many have lost everything, including their homes.

17 Feb 2015 description

(Yaoundé, 16 février 2015): La Sous-Secrétaire générale des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordinatrice adjointe des secours d’urgence, Kyung-wha Kang, a conclu une visite de sept jours en République centrafricaine et au Cameroun où elle a pu évaluer la situation des personnes déplacées, des réfugiés et des autres personnes touchées par la crise, et a appelé à un soutien accru de la communauté internationale pour les efforts humanitaires.

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(Yaounde, 16 February 2015): The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang, concluded a seven-day mission to the Central African Republic and Cameroon, where she assessed the situation of IDPs, refugees and others affected by violence and conflict, with an appeal for greater support from the international community for the humanitarian efforts.

16 Feb 2015 description

(Dakar, 16 Février 2015) : Robert Piper, le Secrétaire général adjoint des Nations Unies et Coordonnateur Humanitaire Régional pour le Sahel a présenté aujourd’hui à Dakar l'appel de fonds humanitaire pour le Sahel pour 2015. Le plan cherche à mobiliser 1,96 milliards de dollars pour fournir une assistance humanitaire vitale à des millions de personnes affectées par les crises au Burkina Faso, au Cameroun, en Gambie, au Mali, en Mauritanie, au Niger, au Nigéria, au Tchad, et au Sénégal.

16 Feb 2015 description

(Dakar, 16 February 2015): Robert Piper, the Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel presented the Sahel humanitarian appeal for 2015 in Dakar today. The plan calls for US$1.96 billion to bring vital assistance to millions of people affected by crises in Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Chad, Gambia, Mali, Mauritania, Niger, Nigeria and Senegal.

15 Feb 2015 description

(Bangui, 14 février 2015): Une mission de haut niveau a terminé aujourd’hui sa visite de 5 jours en République centrafricaine en attirant l’attention sur la souffrance humaine et en appelant à un plus grand accès et une meilleure protection des communautés vulnérables.

15 Feb 2015 description

(Bangui, 15 February 2015): A high-level mission today wrapped up a five-day visit to the Central African Republic drawing attention to the human suffering and calling for greater access to and better protection of vulnerable communities.

13 Feb 2015 description

(Islamabad, 31 January 2015): A team from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) met with a cross section of displaced people from South and North Waziristan to gain firsthand knowledge of their needs and living conditions.