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30 Jan 2015 description
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WHO: Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: to Hungary / Regional consultation for the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit

WHEN: 3 February 2015

WHERE: Budapest

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos is scheduled to visit Budapest on 3 February to participate in the regional consultation ahead of the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit. The consultation in Budapest covers Europe, the US, Canada, Australia and New Zealand.

29 Jan 2015 description
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(Mogadishu, 29January 2015): According to new assessment findings released today by the Food Security and Analysis Unit, managed by the UN Food and Agriculture Organization, and the Famine Early Warning Systems Network, the humanitarian situation in Somalia remainsof concern. There have been improvements in parts of the country due to relatively good rains in October to December, increased flow of goods and reprogrammed humanitarian assistance. Nevertheless, the outlook for 2015 is worrisome.

29 Jan 2015 description
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Khartoum, 29 January 2015. The UK remains the largest donor to the Sudan CHF and has been a strong supporter since its inception in 2006, contributing over £300 million (US $525 million). UK funding to the CHF in 2014 ensured that over 35,000 children were treated for malnutrition and 91,500 internally displaced people were provided with agricultural supplies. The UK is the first donor to support the CHF in 2015; its valuable contribution comes at a critical time when humanitarian needs are set to increase as lean season approaches.

28 Jan 2015 description

Mr. President, Distinguished members of the Security Council,

On behalf of Ms. Valerie Amos, USG for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, I have the honour to deliver the following statement.

27 Jan 2015 description

OSCE AND UNDP PROVIDE TRAINING FOR AARHUS CENTRES AND ENVIRONMENTAL NGOs IN TAJIKISTAN ON RAISING AWARENESS ABOUT DISASTER RISK REDUCTION

26 Jan 2015 description

Palais des Nations, Geneva (room XXVI)
10-11:30, Friday, 23 January 2015

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to thank the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees for the invitation to provide you with an update on the humanitarian situation inside the Central African Republic at today’s launch of the 2015 Regional Refugee Response Plan for CAR Refugees.

26 Jan 2015 description
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(Bangui, 26 January 2015): The Senior Humanitarian Coordinator, Claire Bourgeois, visited Batangafo, in north Central African Republic on 23 January, to assess the increasing protection needs in the area caused by a continuous influx of newly displaced persons (IDP). There are now more than 30,000 IDPs in the main site of the city.

23 Jan 2015 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

  • L'accueil délicat des enfants réfugiés dans la région du lac Tchad (RFI, 19/01/15)

  • Boko Haram crisis: The victims who fled over Lake Chad (BBC, 20/01/15)

23 Jan 2015 description

(New York, 23 January 2014) – The United Nations humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, has allocated some US$100 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost life-saving relief work in Syria and 11 other countries where humanitarian needs are high but financial support is low.

21 Jan 2015 description

(Bangui, le 20 janvier 2015) : Au lendemain de l'enlèvement à Bangui d'un travailleur humanitaire français, le Coordonnateur humanitaire principal a.i en République centrafricaine, Mr Mohamed Malick Fall appelle les auteurs à sa libération immédiate et en toute sécurité.

21 Jan 2015 description

(Bangui, 20 January, 2015) The day after the abduction of a French humanitarian aid worker in Bangui, the United Nations interim Humanitarian Coordinator a.i., Mohamed Malick Fall, calls upon the perpetrators for her immediate and safe release.

20 Jan 2015 description
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Gaza, 20 January 2015

This morning, some twenty diplomats from nine countries visited the Gaza Strip to better understand the very difficult situation facing thousands of Palestinians this winter, particularly those who were displaced by the hostilities this past summer. Led by the Humanitarian Coordinator of the occupied Palestinian territory, Mr James W. Rawley, and UNRWA’s Director of Operations in Gaza, Mr Robert Turner, the diplomats met with displaced Palestinians and discussed the need for long-term solutions for the coastal enclave.

19 Jan 2015 description

Introduction

The Humanitarian Pooled Fund (HPF) is a multi-donor fund managed by OCHA to expand and enable the delivery of humanitarian assistance in Syria. The fund was established in July 2014 following UN Security Resolutions 2139 and 2165. Its aims are to provide flexible and timely resources to partners thereby expanding the delivery of humanitarian assistance, increasing humanitarian access, and strengthening partnerships with local and international non-governmental organizations (NGOs).

16 Jan 2015 description
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DAMASCUS / Syria, 16 January 2015 – The winter storm that swept through the Middle East has had a significant humanitarian impact, particularly on internally displaced persons.

14 Jan 2015 description
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(Erbil, 14 January 2014): The United Nations and its partners are working to address the needs of hundreds of families displaced by fighting in the former besieged town of Dhuluiya, north of Baghdad.

14 Jan 2015 description

Good evening. It is a great pleasure to be at the Council on Foreign Relations, an institution which has provided a platform for critical engagement and discussion into the pressing issues of our time: global governance, conflict, peace, human rights and security. And I am particularly pleased to be joining a list of distinguished contributors to the Sorensen lecture series on the United Nations. The commitment of Ted C. Sorensen, a trusted adviser to President Kennedy, and Gillian Martin Sorensen, to the UN principles is invaluable.

09 Jan 2015 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

  • More than 7,000 flee to western Chad to escape attacks on key town in Nigeria (UNHCR, 09/01/15)

  • Plus de 3.000 Nigérians et 540 Tchadiens trouvent refuge au Tchad pour fuir Boko Haram (CRI, 08/01/15)

08 Jan 2015 description

El Fondo Central de Respuesta a Emergencias (CERF) es un fondo de respuesta a emergencias de las Naciones Unidas, su objetivo es salvar vidas y mejorar la respuesta humanitaria, llegando a las zonas más remotas del país donde hay necesidades humanitarias a causa del conflicto armado o los desastres naturales. Por primera vez, el CERF se implementa en Guaviare, donde el conflicto armado tiene consecuencias dramáticas para la población civil.

06 Jan 2015 description

(Kinshasa, 06 janvier 2015) M. Moustapha Soumaré, Coordonnateur de l’Action Humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo (RDC), a approuvé l’octroi de 30 millions de dollars américains du Fonds commun humanitaire (Pooled Fund) pour apporter une assistance humanitaire aux populations affectées par les conflits armés et les crises nutritionnelles dans huit des onze provinces de la RDC.