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Regarding the article: “Aiding Disaster: How the United Nations’ OCHA Helped Assad and Hurt Syrians in Need” (published 1 February 2016 in ‘Snapshot’, Foreign Affairs)

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(New York, 12 February 2016) I welcome the news that the members of the International Syria Support Group have agreed to a cessation of hostilities in Syria.

I urge the parties to the conflict to ensure full, sustained and unimpeded humanitarian access, including to besieged and hard-to-reach areas, in accordance with their obligations under international humanitarian law.

The people of Syria - in Aleppo, Madaya, Foah and Kefraya, Deir ez-Zor and elsewhere - need an end to the brutal violence and bombing, the sieges, denial of free movement, food and medical care.

12 Feb 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, 11 February 2016. - Mr John Ging, Director of Coordination and Response Division of OCHA is expected to visit Haiti from 11 to 13 February to see first-hand the impact of the crises in the country, the priority humanitarian needs, ongoing response and gaps as well as help raise the humanitarian profile of the situation of Haiti.

12 Feb 2016 description

Port-au-Prince, le 11 février 2016.- Le Directeur des opérations du Bureau de la coordination des affaires humanitaires (OCHA), Monsieur John Ging, sera en visite en Haïti du 11 au 13 février 2016 en vue de se rendre compte de l'impact des crises dans le pays, les besoins humanitaires prioritaires, la réponse en cours, les lacunes, et de relever le profil humanitaire de la situation du pays.

11 Feb 2016 description

Suva, Fiji, 12 February 2016

The Pacific’s humanitarian challenges have been placed front and centre of the agenda for May’s World Humanitarian Summit in a new report by the United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon. The report, released this week, outlines the Secretary-General’s vision for humanity and identifies five core humanitarian responsibilities of the international community.

11 Feb 2016 description

Remarks delivered on behalf of Robert Piper, Coordinator for Humanitarian and UN Development Activities for the occupied Palestinian territory

Ramallah, 10 February 2016

10 Feb 2016 description
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Ramallah, 10 February 2016

Today, the Minister of Finance and Planning of the State of Palestine, H.E. Mr. Shukry Bishara, and the UN Coordinator for Humanitarian Aid and Development Activities in the occupied Palestinian territory Mr. Robert Piper launched the Humanitarian Response Plan for 2016, to support the humanitarian needs of 1.6 million Palestinians in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt).

09 Feb 2016 description

(Juba, 9 February 2016): With humanitarian needs rising in South Sudan, the Humanitarian Coordinator has called for urgent funding to enable aid organizations to rapidly scale-up humanitarian action during the dry season.

“Aid workers are in a race against time to respond in areas previously cut off by fighting and rains, and to pre-position vital supplies ahead of the next rainy season,” said Mr. Eugene Owusu, Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan. “If we are unable to act now, the situation will be much worse, and the response will be much more costly in the months ahead.”

08 Feb 2016 description

(New York, 8 February 2016) I am gravely concerned by reports that over 30,000 civilians have been displaced from Aleppo city and other areas in northern Syria over the past week, by heavy clashes and aerial bombardment by the Government of Syria, allied forces and armed groups. About 80 per cent of them are estimated to be women and children. We have reports that civilians have been killed and injured, and that civilian infrastructure, including at least two hospitals, has been hit.

08 Feb 2016 description

(Mogadishu, 8 February 2016): The food security and malnutrition situation in Somalia is alarming, especially in parts of Puntland and Somaliland, which have been hard hit by drought exacerbated by El Niño and require urgent attention. This is according to the latest food security and nutrition assessment for Somalia, which was released today in Mogadishu by the FAO-managed Food Security and Nutrition Analysis Unit (FSNAU) in collaboration with Famine Early Warning Systems Network (FEWS NET). The situation is critical and could get worse.

05 Feb 2016 description

(Juba, 5 February 2016): Following the adoption of the Non-Governmental Organizations (NGO) Bill by the National Legislative Assembly, the humanitarian community has called on the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to ensure that the Bill is submitted to a process of public consultation following the formation of the Transitional Government of National Unity (TGoNU).

04 Feb 2016 description

As delivered

Thank you Rouba (Mhaissen); we are listening carefully to you.

Excellencies, colleagues, ladies and gentlemen,

Thank you to the Governments of the United Kingdom, Kuwait, Germany and Norway for co-hosting this important event with the United Nations.

03 Feb 2016 description

(Kinshasa, 2 February 2016): The Government of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and its humanitarian partners today appealed for USD 690 million aimed at providing life-saving aid to some 7.5 million people, the vast majority of which live in eastern DRC where access to health services, food and water is very limited.

03 Feb 2016 description

In 2010, the humanitarian community established the Emergency Response Fund (ERF) as a pooled fund mechanism to provide rapid and flexible funds in-country at the onset of an emergency.

The majority of PHPF funding acts as a bridge to cover gaps in humanitarian service provision of urgent humanitarian needs. In many cases, this has been the only funding available to meet critical humanitarian needs.

02 Feb 2016 description

New York, 25 January 2016

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{Welcome Ambassador Cevik of Turkey and Ion Botnaru, Director, General Assembly and ECOSOC Affairs Division from the Department of General Assembly and Conference Management.}

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

02 Feb 2016 description

(Bamako, 2 February, 2016): – Humanitarian organizations in Mali are seeking to raise 354 million dollars (approximately 200 billion CFA) in 2016 to help people affected by the crisis in the country. These funds are required to implement the third and last component of the 2014-2016 Humanitarian Response Plan developed by humanitarian actors in Mali. In total, 127 projects are planned this year to help one million people, mainly in the Northern and central areas of the country that have been affected by the conflict.

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(Bamako, 2 février 2016) – Les organisations humanitaires au Mali cherchent à mobiliser 354 millions de dollars (environ 200 milliards de FCFA) en 2016 pour aider les personnes touchées par la crise au pays. Ces fonds visent à financer la mise en œuvre du troisième et dernier volet du Plan de réponse humanitaire 2014-2016 élaboré par les principaux acteurs humanitaires au Mali. En tout, 127 projets sont prévus cette année pour aider un million de personnes, principalement dans les zones du nord et du centre du pays qui ont été touchées par le conflit.

02 Feb 2016 description

(Bangkok, 2 February 2016) United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on 29 January 2016 released US$ 8 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for severely underfunded aid operations in the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea (DPRK). These funds will enable life-saving assistance for more than 2.2 million people most vulnerable and at risk of malnutrition. The DPRK was one of nine countries to receive such grants within the overall $100 million allocation to underfunded emergencies.

01 Feb 2016 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

  • Tchad: la famine guette 10.000 réfugiés et déplacés qui ont fui Boko Haram (Agence Anadolu, 28/01/16)

  • L’UNICEF lance un appel humanitaire de 2,8 milliards de dollars pour les enfants (UNICEF, 26/01/16)

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(Bangui, 1 February 2016): The country-based Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) in the Central African Republic (CAR) has launched US$9 million allocation for life-saving assistance to people displaced by violence, returnees, refugees and vulnerable host communities. This allocation will aim at funding projects responding to critical and urgent humanitarian needs to improve access of affected populations to basic services and contribute to reducing violence in and among communities.