WHO: Kyung-wha Kang, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator
WHAT: Mission to Iraq, Jordan and Turkey
WHEN: 28 November to 7 December 2015
WHERE: Iraq (28-30 November), Jordan (1-2 December) and Turkey (3-7 December)
UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang is scheduled to visit Iraq, Jordan and Turkey from 28 November to 6 December to assess the humanitarian situation in those countries.
(Bangui, le 27 Novembre 2015) : Le Coordonnateur humanitaire, Aurélien A. Agbénonci, appelle davantage à un soutien pour la République centrafricaine (RCA) en rappelant que la situation d'urgence est en train de devenir une autre crise humanitaire oubliée et que des milliers de personnes sont toujours déplacées à l'intérieur et l'extérieur du pays. Il se félicite aussi de la visite du Pape François prévue dans les sites des personnes déplacées internes (PDIs) au cours de sa visite de trois jours, visant à promouvoir la réconciliation dans le pays.
The amount of rainfall in most areas of Juba and Shabelle river basins inside Somalia and in the Ethiopian Highlands continued to reduce, according to the FAO-Managed Somalia Land and Water Information Network (SWALIM).
Except for Jowhar, the river levels are currently within normal range in most sections of the two rivers. While the flood risk from River Juba remains moderate, there remains a risk of flooding along the lower and middle reaches of River Shabelle, mainly due to existing open river banks and weak river embankments.
(Bangui, 27 November 2015): The Humanitarian Coordinator, Aurélien A. Agbénonci, calls for more support to the Central African Republic as he warns the emergency is rapidly becoming another forgotten humanitarian crisis; as thousands of people are still displaced inside and outside the country. He also welcomes Pope Francis’ scheduled visit to sites for internally displaced people (IDPs) during his three-day visit; aimed at promoting reconciliation in the country.
(Abuja et Dakar - 27 Novembre 2015): « La violence extrême dans le nord-est du Nigéria est le facteur le plus visible de l'instabilité et la nécessité de l’action humanitaire autour du bassin du Lac Tchad, mais la pauvreté absolue et la dégradation environnementale constituent les causes profondes de la crise qui mine la région.
(Abuja and Dakar, 27 November 2015): “Extreme violence in the North-East of Nigeria is the most visible driver of instability and need for emergency relief across the Lake Chad Basin, but abject poverty and environmental degradation are the root cause of the crisis that plagues the region. The political, environmental and developmental causes of the crisis must be addressed with a renewed sense of urgency”, United Nations Assistant Secretary-General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, Toby Lanzer, said today at the end of a week-long visit to affected areas in Nigeria.
Amman, New York, 25 November 2015
This statement is attributable to Kevin Kennedy, Assistant-Secretary-General and Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, and Zainab Hawa Bangura, Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict.
I am deeply concerned by the worsening humanitarian situation for people living in the central Yemeni city of Taizz. Since September fighting has intensified there, and some 200,000 vulnerable civilians are living under a virtual state of siege, in dire need of drinking water, food, medical treatment, and other life-saving assistance and protection.
Civilian neighbourhoods, medical facilities and other premises around the city are continually hit by shelling, while checkpoints are preventing people from moving to safer areas and seeking assistance.
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24 NOVEMBER 2015, NEW YORK
Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,
Thank you for this opportunity to brief you on preparations for the World Humanitarian Summit.
In recent months, the news headlines have demonstrated clearly why this World Humanitarian Summit is so critical.
Each day, we are faced with fresh stories detailing the challenges that confront us as an international community.
We see the effects of climate change in the Horn of Africa, South East Asia and the Pacific.
(Juba, 23 November 2015): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Mr. Eugene Owusu, strongly condemns the armed robbery of the Nile Hope compound in Juba on 20 November. During the robbery, aid workers were held at gunpoint and significant assets of the NGO were taken. This is absolutely reprehensible and those responsible must be identified and held to account.
The staff of Nile Hope and other humanitarian workers work day in and day out in dangerous and difficult locations across South Sudan to help people in dire need.
The Afghanistan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) is a country-based financing mechanism for humanitarian organisations under the oversight of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC). It is used to provide anticipated and timely funding towards jointly prioritised needs and critical gaps in the humanitarian response in Afghanistan.
(New York, 19 November 2015): The Head of Operations for the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, John Ging, warned that the health and education systems in Yemen are on the brink of collapse.
Sana’a/Cairo, 18 November 2015
Good morning everybody,
In my capacity as the Humanitarian Coordinator for UN in Yemen, I would like to welcome you to this media briefing and thank you for partnering with the humanitarian community to raise awareness about the humanitarian situation to the public in region and around the world.
I would like to thank Sausan Ghosheh, Head of UNIC, and Rema Jamous-Imseis, Head of ROMENA, for convening this press briefing.
(Bangui, 16 November 2015): The Humanitarian Coordinator, Aurélien A. Agbénonci, and the entire humanitarian community in the Central African Republic (CAR) condemn the repeated attacks on the internally displaced people (IDPs) in Batangafo and Bambari on 10 and 11 November respectively.
I would like to begin my intervention by expressing my deepest condolences to those affected by the recent ISIL attacks in France and Lebanon.
The Syria crisis is a chronicle of missed opportunities by the Security Council, Member States with influence on the parties, and the broader international community to bring the conflict to an end. More than five years since the unrest in Syria began; parties to the conflict continue to commit unthinkable atrocities on a daily basis, plunging Syria and its citizens deeper into darkness.
New York, 16 November 2015
We - the leaders of the United Kingdom, Germany, Norway, Kuwait and the United Nations - are increasingly concerned about the plight of the Syrian people.
We have been at the forefront of global efforts to provide humanitarian assistance to those displaced by the conflict.
The international community has a responsibility to help the 13.5 million vulnerable and displaced people inside Syria, and the 4.2 million Syrian refugees in neighbouring countries and we must step up our efforts.
(Bangui, le 16 novembre 2015): Le Coordonnateur humanitaire, Aurélien A. Agbénonci, et l'ensemble de la communauté humanitaire en République centrafricaine (RCA) condamnent les attaques répétées sur les déplacés internes à Batangafo et à Bambari le 10 et 11 novembre respectivement.