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04 May 2016 description

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Mr. President,

I want to thank USG Jeff Feltman for his briefing and I echo his and the call of so many others that the carnage in Aleppo and in the wider Syria must stop and that we cannot squander the opportunity of the negotiations in Geneva. I am glad to note the news just received and heard by Mr. Feltman on a further agreement and hope that it can be implemented in full.

04 May 2016 description

ROME – The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) are boosting wider understanding of how families in conflict-torn Yemen struggle with persistent food insecurity, through a new interactive visualization of data captured by mobile technology and shared on an open source platform.

03 May 2016 description

(Bamako, 3 mai 2016) – La Coordonnatrice de l’action humanitaire au Mali par intérim, Mme. Fatouma Seid, condamne fermement l’attaque d’un convoi humanitaire de l’ONG Conseil Danois pour les Réfugiés (DRC), survenue le vendredi 29 avril à 75 km au sudouest de la ville de Gao, sur l’axe routier Dorey - N’Tillit. Des individus non identifiés s’en sont pris directement au convoi en tirant sur ses occupants. Trois travailleurs humanitaires ont été blessés, dont un gravement, et deux véhicules ont été incendiés.

03 May 2016 description

(Bamako, 3 May 2016) – The acting Humanitarian Coordinator in Mali, Mrs. Fatouma Seid, strongly condemns the attack on a humanitarian convoy of the NGO Danish Refugee Council (DRC), which occurred Friday, 29 April, 75 km South-West of the city of Gao, on the Dorey - N'Tillit road axis. Unidentified individuals directly attacked the convoy shooting at its occupants. Three humanitarian workers were injured, including one seriously, and two vehicles were set ablaze.

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Khartoum, 3 May 2016. The United Nations Secretary-General is holding the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit on 23-24 May in Istanbul, Turkey. The Summit will bring the global community together to reaffirm their solidarity with people affected by crises and their collective commitment to humanity.

28 Apr 2016 description

Since 3 April 2016, the Israeli authorities have been preventing the import of cement into Gaza for the private sector, following allegations that a substantial amount had been diverted from its intended legitimate beneficiaries. The controlled import of cement into Gaza for the private sector only resumed in October 2014 as part of the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism (GRM), after a general sweeping ban imposed since the imposition of the blockade in June 2007.

28 Apr 2016 description

On 11 April, 2016, Ethiopia Satellite Television (ESAT) released a news item claiming that the Ethiopian government had stopped the fundraising campaign by UN agencies. According to the report, this message was conveyed in a meeting between a representative of United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Special Envoy for the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Ambassador Behane Gebrekiristos. OCHA Ethiopia hereby states strongly that the story is false. OCHA did not speak to this media house and the government never told OCHA to stop the campaign.

28 Apr 2016 description

Suva, 28 April 2016

As momentum builds ahead of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Fiji businesses have agreed to join forces with the Government, United Nations and civil society organizations to establish the Fiji Business Disaster Resilience Council.

“Tropical Cyclone Winston has clearly demonstrated that businesses are both an integral part of communities impacted by disaster and are major contributors to response and recovery in those communities,” Howard Politini, Vice Chair of the Pacific Island Private Sector Organisation, said.

27 Apr 2016 description
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(Sana’a, 27 April 2016): On 26 April, the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, concluded a three-day assessment mission to Sa’ada Governorate. He urged Yemeni parties to remain committed to the Cessation of Hostilities and allow unhindered humanitarian access. Mr. McGoldrick also asked the international community to increase the level of support for Yemen. “Only a political solution to the conflict can end the suffering in Yemen.

26 Apr 2016 description

(**Geneva, 26 April 2016**): With millions of people across the world affected by droughts, floods and other extreme weather events triggered by El Niño, the international community must act now to address urgent humanitarian needs and support building communities’ resilience to future shocks, Stephen O’Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, has said.

26 Apr 2016 description

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Excellencies,
Distinguished guests,
Ladies and Gentlemen,

We are given a tremendous opportunity to help the millions of people, families, and communities affected by one of the strongest El Niño episodes in history. Together, we must now act to prevent enormous suffering by supporting the national and international response to the immediate needs and indeed for longer-term resilience.

26 Apr 2016 description

(Addis Ababa, 26 April 2016): Ethiopia Government and Humanitarian partners kick off donor capital visits to raise awareness on the urgent need for increased funding for Ethiopia’s El Niño-induced droughts.

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Khartoum, 26 April 2016. The Governments of Denmark and Ireland have donated $2.8 million and $3.2 million respectively, to the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) that will fund critical life-saving projects prioritised by humanitarian organisations in Sudan.

25 Apr 2016 description

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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

25 Apr 2016 description

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  • Since late January 2016, there has been a surge in the number of South Sudanese fleeing into Sudan. Approximately 54,000 South Sudanese refugees have arrived in East and South Darfur and West Kordofan in just over two months. East Darfur has received about 43,000 of these new arrivals.

  • New arrivals are mostly coming from South Sudan’s Northern Bahr El Ghazal and Warrap states due to worsening food insecurity and ongoing conflict in the area, and arrive in Sudan in urgent need of food, humanitarian assistance and protection.

22 Apr 2016 description

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Thank you very much indeed to the Ambassador for her introductory words and for setting out the current situation with such clarity and with such cogency. I very much salute both her and her Government for all that they are doing.

22 Apr 2016 description
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Communiqué de presse - Décision Première Urgence, Assistance humanitaire aux populations victimes des inondations en RDC

Kinshasa, le 21 avril 2016 – Le Coordonnateur Humanitaire, Dr Mamadou Diallo vient d’allouer deux millions de dollars américains du Fonds Humanitaire pour faire face aux conséquences des inondations dans les provinces de la Tshopo, de la Mongala et de l’Equateur. « L’objectif est de pouvoir assister les ménages les plus vulnérables qui sont victimes des inondations et les aider à lutter contre les risques de choléra » a déclaré Dr Diallo.

21 Apr 2016 description

(Quito, 20 de abril de 2016) El Secretario General Adjunto para Asuntos Humanitarios y Coordinador del Socorro de Emergencia de la ONU, Sr. Stephen O’Brien, concluyó su misión de dos días a Ecuador haciendo un llamado para obtener más apoyo para las personas afectadas por el devastador terremoto ocurrido el sábado.

21 Apr 2016 description

Message from the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to all Member States representations in New York and Geneva

The Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs presents its compliments to the Permanent and Observer Missions to the United Nations and other International Organizations in Geneva. In connection with its invitation for the afternoon of 26 April, OCHA has the honour to invite Member States representations to two consecutive events that morning: