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Humanitarian organizations in South Sudan condemn violence against civilians - Press release by the Humanitarian Country Team

Juba, 18 April 2014: Country representatives of key non-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies and donors in South Sudan unite in condemning recent days’ attacks against civilians in Bentiu, Bor, and other parts of the country. Humanitarian partners are particularly outraged by deliberate and targeted killings of civilians in hospitals, churches, UN peacekeeping bases and other places where people’s rights should be sacrosanct.

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Devastating cycle of violence and revenge in South Sudan must end - Statement by Toby Lanzer, Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan

Juba, 17 April 2014: “I am deeply saddened and frustrated by the violence that has ravaged Bentiu and Bor in the past 72 hours. There is no excuse for direct attacks on civilians, or on those risking their own lives to protect them.

These events show, yet again, the pointlessness of the violence engulfing South Sudan. The current cycle of revenge will get the people of this country nowhere. It wrecks the present, and casts a dark shadow over what should have been a very bright future.

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United Nations humanitarian fund releases US$9.5 million for critical aid operations in North-Western Pakistan

(Islamabad, 10 April 2014): The United Nations' Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$9.5 million (920 million Pakistani rupees) to help meet the needs of the more than 1 million people who remain displaced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan due to insecurity.

The funding comes at a crucial time, as significant humanitarian needs remain in KP and FATA, yet aid agencies have limited resources to meet those needs.

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Messages clefs : Atelier sur l’Accès et l’Espace humanitaire au Mali

La situation sécuritaire, politique et humanitaire qui prévaut actuellement au Nord du Mali et les difficultés opérationnelles liées à la diversité des acteurs qui travaillent sur le même espace - civils et militaires, nationaux et internationaux, ont conduit à l’organisation d’un atelier sur l’accès et l’espace humanitaire.

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Darfur: New Humanitarian Needs and Aid Delivery Fact Sheet, 14 April 2014

As of 14 April, the total number of people who remain displaced stands at 262,328. Humanitarian access has improved, but 122,260 people remain without assistance.

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United Nations, United States and European Union call for immediate action on South Sudan

The leaders issued a Call for Action on South Sudan urging immediate action on three critical fronts.

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United Nations working together in flood-affected Honiara

(Honiara, 12 April 2014): The United Nations is working together in Honiara to assist the thousands of people affected by flash flooding in the capital and Guadalcanal Province.

A week after floods devastated the Solomon Islands, 21 people are confirmed dead with two missing and an estimated 52,000 affected across Honiara City and greater Guadalcanal. Over 10 UN agencies are in Honiara to distribute relief supplies and to provide expertise across coordination, protection, health, logistics and water, sanitation and hygiene.

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Central Emergency Response Fund allocates another US$15 million for South Sudan

(New York, 11 April 2014): The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), Valerie Amos, has allocated US$15 million to support the most critical life-saving aid operations in South Sudan.

This is the second allocation from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to South Sudan in 2014, bringing the total CERF funding to the crisis this year to $30.3 million.

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Chad + 1 other
Revue de Presse Humanitaire au Tchad Du 05 au 11 avril 2014

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

  • Tchad : la situation de la rougeole est alarmante (RCI, 05/04/14)

  • Tchad : Le gouvernement lance un bras de fer avec les pharmacies (Alwihda, 10/04/14)

  • Tchad: le Dr Cheik Tidiane Gadio reçu en audience à Amdjarass (JDT, 10/04/14)

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Under-Secretary-General and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos Statement on Syria

(New York, 10 April 2014) Yesterday’s deadly car bomb attacks on a shopping street in Homs remind us again of the contempt the parties to this conflict show for human life. More than twenty people were killed and more than one hundred injured, including women and children going about their daily business. Two volunteers from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent were among the injured as they arrived in an ambulance to treat people hurt in the first blast, and were caught in the second.

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Tajikistan + 2 others
OCHA ROCCA Times #2 (March 2014)

OCHA Regional Office for Caucasus and Central Asia Newsletter

Spring is here and we are happy to share the second issue of the ROCCA times. In March, our attention was consumed by the evolving crisis in Ukraine.

Although our office covers only countries in the South Caucasus and Central Asia, we were requested to provide preparedness support to the United Nations Country Team in Ukraine.

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Darfur: New Humanitarian Needs and Aid Delivery Fact Sheet, 7 April 2014

A new wave of violence across Darfur has generated enormous additional humanitarian needs since late February 2014. Hostilities and violence involving Government forces supported by the Rapid Support Force, a Government-affiliated militia, armed movements and armed tribal militia in Darfur have spread across much of North and South Darfur, with some spillover effects to Central, West and East Darfur states.

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Pacific Humanitarian Team deploying to support Solomon Islands flash flood response

The government has confirmed 21 deaths, but the toll is expected to rise. More than 50,000 people have been affected and an estimated 10,000 are sheltering in evacuation centres.

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UN Humanitarian Chief calls for greater support for affected Lebanese communities and Syrian refugees in Lebanon

(Beirut/New York, 4 April 2014) UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos ended her visit to Lebanon today calling for greater support for the people of Lebanon who are experiencing increasing challenges as a result of the Syria crisis, as well as continuing support to Syrian refugees. As the crisis enters its fourth year, Lebanon is now home to a million registered Syrian refugees, about half of them children.

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Hundreds of thousands of people severely affected by disruption of humanitarian assistance in Rakhine State, Myanmar [EN/MY]

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(Yangon, 2 April 2014): Humanitarian operations in Rakhine State have been interrupted after attacks on UN and NGO premises in Sittwe one week ago led to the relocation of more than 170 staff and severe damage to more than a dozen humanitarian premises. Life-saving assistance to displaced people, isolated villages, and Rakhine communities have been seriously disrupted. The provision of water, health services, food, and protection are of particular concern.

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OCHA Report: Humanitarian Aid System in Need for Change

Almaty, 2 April – Humanitarian aid system can no longer focus on emergency response only, it must shift to anticipating risks, concludes a new report launched by the United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) today in Almaty.

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Funding shortfall jeopardizes aid operation to help 3.2 million people in South Sudan

Aid agencies warn of even more dire humanitarian consequences if urgently needed funds are not raised in the coming weeks. The Crisis Response Plan, which covers January to June 2014, is only 30 per cent funded.

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Darfur: New Humanitarian Needs and Aid Delivery Fact Sheet (31 March 2014)

A new wave of violence across Darfur has generated enormous additional humanitarian needs since early 2014. Hostilities and violence involving Government forces supported by the Rapid Support Force, a Government-affiliated militia, and armed movements in Darfur have expanded and the conflict has spread across much of North and South Darfur, with some spillover effects to Central, West and East Darfur states. Civilian populations bear the brunt of the recent hostilities and insecurity. As of 31 March, the number of newly displaced people stands at 199,268.

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Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos Statement to the Press on Syria - 28 March 2014

Valerie Amos told the Security Council today that that the situation for millions of desperate people in Syria had not improved. Only six per cent of the people living in besieged areas have received assistance in the past month.

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Statement attributable to the acting Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mr. Sikander Khan [EN/SOM]

(Mogadishu/Nairobi, 27 March 2014): I am deeply concerned that over 10 people were injured, including at least six children, and others were exposed to severe danger due to mortar shelling affecting several densely populated civilian areas in Mogadishu. This attack is a clear violation of international humanitarian law that prohibits indiscriminate attacks as occurred in the night of 25 March.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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