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Eastern and Southern Africa Regional Consultation: Vital step in shaping future of humanitarian action: Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos

(Pretoria, 28 October 2014): Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, concluding a two-day visit to South Africa today said that learning from the experiences of the region will be vital in the global effort to reform humanitarian action.

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Eastern and Southern Africa regional consultation vital step in shaping future of humanitarian action: Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos

(Pretoria, 28 October 2014): Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, concluding a two-day visit to South Africa today said that learning from the experiences of the region will be vital in the global effort to reform humanitarian action.

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UN Humanitarian chief Valerie Amos to visit China

WHO: Valerie Amos, Emergency Relief Coordinator and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs
WHAT: Mission to the People’s Republic of China
WHEN: 29-31 October 2014
WHERE: Beijing

Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, will visit China from 29 to 31 October.

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Redhum cumple 7 años como la plataforma número uno para intercambio de información humanitaria en América Latina

(Panamá, 28 de octubre de 2014). La Red de Información Humanitaria para América Latina y el Caribe (Redhum) celebra 7 años como líder en manejo de información humanitaria. Redhum se ha convertido en este tiempo en un referente importante en información humanitaria. El sitio presenta diariamente noticias, documentos, infografías, informes de situación, además de vacantes y contactos en temas de preparación y respuesta a desastres.

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Situation humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo Note d’information à la presse, 29 octobre 2014

Plusieurs dizaines de personnes disparues et des centaines de ménages sans abris à la suite de fortes pluies dans le Territoire de Kalehe (Sud-Kivu)

Plusieurs dizaines de personnes seraient encore portées disparues à la suite des fortes pluies qui sont tombées dans les villages de Bushushu, Nyamukubi, Luzira et les Hauts Plateaux, Territoire de Kalehe, dans la nuit du 24 au 25 octobre. Neuf corps auraient été retrouvés tandis qu’une douzaine de personnes se trouveraient internée dans les structures sanitaires pour blessures.

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Pacific humanitarians meet to strengthen disaster response

(Suva, 28 October 2014): Humanitarians from across the Pacific have gathered in Suva today to strengthen disaster response and coordination in the region.

More than 120 participants are attending the 7th Pacific Humanitarian Team (PHT) Regional Meeting from 28-30 October 2014. The annual meeting is organized by the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and brings together over 100 humanitarian partners in the region.

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Remarks to the press following joint OCHA-OIC mission to Iraq

Joint OCHA-OIC mission to Erbil, Baghdad and Dohuk Governorate says that authorities and humanitarian partners stress that winterisation is their top priority in the coming days and weeks as cold weather sets in.

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Point d’information sur la maladie à virus Ebola dans l’Equateur (RDC) N°.16 au 23 octobre 2014

Développements importants / Coordination

  • *Deux cas suspects ont été déchargés depuis la dernière mise à jour, ramenant le nombre total de cas au 21 octobre à 67 (voir tableau ci-dessus pour détails) dont 49 décès, soit une létalité globale de 73,1%. Le dernier cas confirmé date du 04 octobre 2014.

  • Renforcement de la surveillance épidémiologique par la recherche active des cas, le contrôle de l’infection et la prévention sur l’axe Watsikengo – Ituku – Bolenge.

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Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos Remarks to the Global Leadership Award Dinner, New York, 22 October 2014

UN Association of the United States/UN Foundation

New York, 22 October 2014

It is a privilege to accept this award on behalf of humanitarian workers everywhere.

My thanks to the UN Association of the United States and to the UN Foundation for this award and for your continued strong support to the United Nations in helping us to build a more equal, stable and secure world.

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Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos to visit South Africa

WHO: Valerie Amos, Emergency Relief Coordinator and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs
WHAT: Mission to South Africa
WHEN: 26-28 October 2014
WHERE: Johannesburg, Pretoria

Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, will visit South Africa from 26 to 28 October. Ms. Amos is scheduled to participate in the Eastern and Southern Africa regional consultation for the World Humanitarian Summit.

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More Resources for Iraq Response Needed [EN/AR/KU]

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(Dohuk, 24 October 2014): More resources are urgently needed to address the needs of 5. 2 million people across Iraq, a joint mission by the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) concluded.

“Helping people is a fundamental pillar of Islam,” Hesham Youssef, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs for the OIC, said in Dohuk. “There are huge needs on the ground. It’s vital that we help the people of Iraq.”

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UN launches US$2.2 billion appeal for Iraq [EN/AR/KU]

(Baghdad, 23 October 2014): The United Nations has launched a USD $2.2 billion appeal to address the protection and humanitarian needs of 5.2 million people in conflict-affected Iraq.

“The needs of the Iraqi people are immense,” Neill Wright, acting Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, said in Baghdad. “It’s imperative we step up our efforts.”

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USG/ERC Valerie Amos on Somalia

New York, 22 October 2014

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, briefed the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Somalia today, noting that it has significantly deteriorated since June.

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Statement: Humanitarian Coordinator calls for support for the Palestinian olive sector

The Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. James W. Rawley, visited two Palestinian, olive-producing communities in the central West Bank today, along with members of the diplomatic and donor community, the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture, and representatives of humanitarian organizations.

“The annual olive harvest is a key economic, social and cultural event for Palestinians,” said Mr. Rawley. “Nearly half of all cultivated land in the occupied Palestinian Territories (oPt) is planted with olive trees.”

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Le fonds central d'intervention d'urgence des nations unies octroie pres de 8 millions de dollars aux operations humanitaires sous financees

(Niamey/Niger, le 20 octobre 2014): La Coordonnatrice des secours d’urgences des Nations Unies, Valérie Amos, a alloué 7 962 500 dollars, l’équivalent de 3,8 milliards de FCFA, pour appuyer les urgences sous financées au Niger.

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UN Humanitarian Chief calls for continued assistance and a political solution for Syria

During a visit to Turkey, Valerie Amos reminded the international community of the gravity of this humanitarian crisis and said that additional support is needed ahead of the long winter.

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UN Emergency Fund gives US$8 million for underfunded humanitarian operations

This new grant is part of a $75 million allocation from the CERF Underfunded Emergencies window, which this year aims to boost relief work in two of the world’s most neglected regions: the Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

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Winterization assistance is an urgent priority [EN/KU/AR]

As winter nears, approximately 800,000 people are in need of shelter assistance, and at least 940,000 lack essential household and other life-sustaining items.

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OIC Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs to visit Iraq with Director of OCHA Geneva

WHO: Hesham Youssef, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs for the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and Rashid Khalikov, Director of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA ) Geneva

WHAT: Mission to the Republic of Iraq

WHEN: 20 to 23 October 2014

WHERE: Baghdad, Erbil and field locations

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Visit by UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos to Turkey

WHO: UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos
WHAT: Mission to Turkey
WHEN: 18-20 October 2014
WHERE: Gaziantep, Ankara

UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos will visit Turkey from 18-20 October 2014.

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator is expected to meet senior Turkish officials, local authorities, humanitarian partners and people who have fled violence in Syria.

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs:

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