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28 Jul 2015 description

(Baghdad, 28 July 2015): The Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, Ms. Lise Grande today welcomed a contribution of US$10 million from the Government of Japan for life-saving and stabilisation activities in Iraq. “We are so grateful for this contribution. Just yesterday, we announced that humanitarian organizations have been forced to close 184 frontline health facilities. Japan's generosity will help us to keep many programmes open for the next several months", Ms. Grande said.

27 Jul 2015 description

Dakar, 27 July 2015: Toby Lanzer took up his assignment as Regional Coordinator for the Sahel last week in Dakar. Mr. Lanzer succeeds Robert Piper who has held the position since March 2013.

27 Jul 2015 description

(Dakar, 27 juillet 2015) : Toby Lanzer a pris ses fonctions de Coordonnateur Humanitaire Régional pour le Sahel la semaine passée à Dakar. M. Lanzer succède à Robert Piper qui occupait le poste depuis mars 2013.

27 Jul 2015 description

The Secretary-General welcomes the announcement by the Saudi-led Coalition of a unilateral five-day, renewable humanitarian pause set to commence on Sunday, 26 July, at 23:59 (GMT+3). He urges the Houthis, the General People’s Congress and all other parties will agree to and maintain the humanitarian pause for the sake of all the Yemeni people, and that all act in good faith throughout the pause.

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(Aden, 27 July 2015) The humanitarian consequences of the conflict in Yemen are catastrophic. I witnessed this yesterday in Aden, where the intensification of violence and conflict over the past four months have devastated the city and destroyed the lives and livelihoods of the majority of its people. As has become all too familiar in contexts of war, civilians are paying the heaviest price. I heard numerous accounts of death, hunger and utter desperation as mothers and fathers struggle to find safety, security and care for their loved ones.

25 Jul 2015 description

(Juba, 25 July 2015) - The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien, concluded a four-day visit to South Sudan today, calling on all parties to lay down their arms and commit to sustainable peace to halt the rapidly spiralling humanitarian crisis.

During his mission, Mr. O’Brien met with humanitarian partners, Government officials and the diplomatic community, and visited communities affected by the conflict in Juba and Unity State.

24 Jul 2015 description

(Kathmandu/Bangkok, 24 July 2015) Three months after the first of the devastating earthquakes hit Nepal, hundreds of thousands of survivors continue to require and rely on urgent humanitarian assistance. Shelter, food and livelihoods support, water and sanitation, medical and psychosocial care, and protection remain top priorities. The cold and damp monsoon weather exposes those affected to further hazards and, together with customs delays, adds to the challenges aid agencies tackle daily.

23 Jul 2015 description

Today, the Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, Robert Piper, visited Susiya, a Palestinian herding community in Area C in the southern West Bank, where homes and community structures are at imminent threat of demolition. He was accompanied by senior officials from the Governments of Norway, Switzerland and Italy.

"I came here today along with senior diplomats and humanitarian partners to learn about the hardships and anxieties of a community whose homes and livelihoods are under threat," Mr. Piper said.

23 Jul 2015 description

UN Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien to brief the press on his visit to South Sudan

WHO: Stephen O’Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Press Briefing on his visit to South Sudan

WHEN: Saturday, 25 July 2015 at 9am (Juba time)

WHERE: UNOCHA Compound Main Conference Room, Juba, South Sudan

22 Jul 2015 description

(Bangui, le 22 juillet 2015) : Le Coordonnateur humanitaire intérimaire, Marc Vandenberghe et toute la communauté humanitaire en République centrafricaine (RCA) condamnent vivement l’attaque contre un convoi de vivres du Programme Alimentaire Mondial (PAM) le 18 juillet, à 20 km de Baboua au nord-ouest du pays. Ce convoi était destiné aux populations affectées par la crise.

22 Jul 2015 description

(Bangui, July 22, 2015): The Humanitarian Coordinator a.i., Marc Vandenberghe and the entire humanitarian community in the Central African Republic (CAR) strongly condemns the attack against a World Food Programme (WFP) food convoy for populations affected by crisis on 18 July, 20 km from Baboua, in the north western part region.

21 Jul 2015 description

WHO: Stephen O’Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Mission to South Sudan

WHEN: 22-25 July 2015

WHERE: Juba and Unity State, South Sudan

UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien is scheduled to visit South Sudan from 22 to 25 July to see first-hand the devastating humanitarian consequences of the conflict and efforts by aid organizations to respond to escalating needs.

20 Jul 2015 description
  1. After more than two decades of violence and political instability, Somalia is beginning to show positive trajectory with increasing political stability, improvements in socio-economic indicators and a positive shift in engagements with international partners. This encouraging trend is however taking place against a backdrop of precarious humanitarian and security situation and amid chronic vulnerabilities that arise from the continued insecurity and extremely low level of social and economic development.

17 Jul 2015 description

(Bangui, July 15, 2015): The Humanitarian Coordinator for Central African Republic (CAR), Aurélien A. Agbénonci and the entire humanitarian community in the country welcomed the start of effective return of displaced persons for months in the Diocese of Berberati in the Mambéré – Kadéi province.

16 Jul 2015 description

(Bangui, le 15 juillet 2015) : Le Coordonnateur humanitaire, Aurélien A. Agbénonci et toute la communauté humanitaire en République centrafricaine (RCA) se félicitent du démarrage du retour effectif des personnes déplacées depuis plusieurs mois à l’Evêché de Berberati dans la préfecture de Mambéré – Kadéi.

16 Jul 2015 description

This update seeks to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better engage with disaster-affected communities. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks.

15 Jul 2015 description

I am even more deeply concerned by the catastrophic humanitarian situation in Yemen. Millions of women, children and men are facing terrifying violence, extreme hunger and little medical assistance as the fighting, shelling and bombing by all parties show no sign of abating.

It is extremely disappointing that the humanitarian pause did not take hold over the weekend. I call again on all parties to the conflict to agree an immediate and unconditional humanitarian pause across the country.

15 Jul 2015 description

(Sana’a, 15 July 2015) Yemenis continue to suffer immensely as violence escalates unabated. This week has seen some of the deadliest days recorded since the conflict escalated in March. Mosques, schools and markets have been hit in attacks with deadly consequences for civilians. Close to 1.3 million people have been forced to flee their homes in the desperate search for safety and security. More than 3,500 have been killed and 16,000 injured.

13 Jul 2015 description

(Bangui, 13 July 2015): The Humanitarian Coordinator, Aurélien A. Agbénonci, the High Commissioner for Refugees (HCR) and the entire humanitarian community in the Central African Republic (CAR) expressed deep concerns regarding the decision of the Transitional National Council (CNT) to refuse central African refugees vote in the upcoming presidential elections and the potential impact of this decision on efforts to promote reconciliation and social cohesion in the country.