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26 Apr 2015 description

Overview

With the launch of the OCHA Global Guidelines for Country-based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) in February 2015, the Yemen Emergency Response Fund (ERF) became the Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund. Global Guidelines establish minimum standards for the management of pooled funds with an emphasis on accountability and control mechanisms. The Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund (YHPF) aims to promote a strategic and coordinated response towards the highest humanitarian priorities of the Humanitarian Response Plan or due to acute emergency needs.

26 Apr 2015 description

Overview

The Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund (YHPF) aims to promote a strategic and coordinated response towards the highest humanitarian priorities of the Humanitarian Response Plan or due to acute emergency needs. With the launch of the OCHA Global Guidelines for Country-based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) in February 2015, the Yemen Emergency Response Fund (ERF) became the Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund. The Guidelines establish minimum standards for the management of pooled funds with an emphasis on accountability and control mechanisms.

24 Apr 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

  • 10 choses à savoir sur la faim au Tchad (PAM, 16/04/2015)

  • Tchad : L’indépendance alimentaire (Présidence du Tchad, 19/04/2015)

23 Apr 2015 description
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Escalating conflict over the past four weeks has worsened an already large-scale humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The upsurge in violence has further deepened the hardships faced by ordinary Yemenis and diminished the protection of civilians. Fighting and coalition airstrikes have impacted virtually the entire country. The toll on civilians has been immense. Since 19 March 2015, conservative estimates indicate that over 1,080 people have been killed, some 4,350 people injured, and over 150,000 people displaced.

23 Apr 2015 description

Juba, 23 April 2015: “The work of non-governmental organisations and United Nations providing emergency relief to the survivors of conflict in any setting is based on the principles of humanity, impartiality and neutrality. The safety and security of aid workers and their property is a condition for programmes to be carried out.

Central to the work of any aid agency is that their national and international staff members are free to move, unimpeded, to reach civilians in need.

21 Apr 2015 description

(New York, 21 April 2015) Yesterday's horrific attack on UNICEF staff in Somalia is a reminder of the dangers faced by many humanitarian aid workers on a daily basis. Aid workers are increasingly targets, with serious consequences for our ability to reach people who urgently need help. Attacks on humanitarian workers can constitute a war crime and are in total violation of international humanitarian and human rights law.

Those who perpetrate these attacks must be held accountable.

21 Apr 2015 description
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Khartoum, 21 April 2015. Sweden has contributed SEK55 million (US $6.4 million) to the 2015 Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF). Sweden has been a committed supporter of the CHF, contributing some SEK1.2 billion (US $106 million) since 2006. This valuable contribution comes at a critical time, when funding for humanitarian action in Sudan is scarce and humanitarian needs are growing.

21 Apr 2015 description

A menos de un mes de la Consulta Regional - VII Reunión de Mecanismos Internacionales de Asistencia Humanitaria que tendrá lugar en Guatemala del 5 al 7 de mayo, la fase de consulta individual ha finalizado, para dar paso a la preparación, síntesis y análisis de los resultados. Los documentos finales estarán a disposición de todos en la fase previa al evento regional.

21 Apr 2015 description

In this month’s issue

This edition of the newsletter highlights the response to Tropical Cyclone (TC) Pam, a Category 5 cyclone that struck Vanuatu on the evening of 13 March 2015. The newsletter also features the Global Forum on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination in preparation for the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit that was held in Singapore from 13 to 15 April 2015. The last article of this edition focuses on the 19th Tokyo Defense Forum (TDF).

19 Apr 2015 description

Overview

The Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund (YHPF) aims to promote a strategic and coordinated response towards the highest humanitarian priorities of the Humanitarian Response Plan or due to acute emergency needs. With the launch of the OCHA Global Guidelines for Country-based Pooled Funds (CBPFs) in February 2015, the Yemen Emergency Response Fund (ERF) became the Yemen Humanitarian Pooled Fund. The Guidelines establish minimum standards for the management of pooled funds with an emphasis on accountability and control mechanisms.

19 Apr 2015 description
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(Baghdad, 19 April 2015): Humanitarian agencies are rushing to provide assistance to more than 90,000 people fleeing clashes in Anbar Governorate. “Our top priority is delivering life-saving assistance to people who are fleeing-- food, water and shelter are highest on the list of priorities,” Lise Grande, the Humanitarian Coordinator for the United Nations in Iraq said.

17 Apr 2015 description

(Amman, 17 avril 2015): Les Nations Unies et leurs partenaires humanitaires au Yémen ont demandé aujourd’hui à la communauté internationale une contribution urgente de 273,7 millions de dollars américains pour répondre aux besoins vitaux et de protection de plus de 7,5 millions de personnes touchées par l’intensification du conflit.

17 Apr 2015 description
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(Amman, 19 April 2015) - The United Nations and its humanitarian partners in Yemen today called on the international community to urgently provide US$273.7 million to meet the life-saving and protection needs of 7.5 million people affected by the escalating conflict in Yemen.

13 Apr 2015 description

Singapore, Bangkok 13 April 2015) The Ministry of Defence of Singapore and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN OCHA) are co-hosting the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) Global Forum on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination at the Changi Command and Control Centre in Singapore from 13 to 15 April 2015. The Global Forum will help to shape the discussions and agenda for the World Humanitarian Summit to be held in Istanbul in May 2016.

11 Apr 2015 description

Kabul, 11 April 2015: Reacting to the announcement by Save the Children International that five members of their national staff, who were abducted on 3 March in Uruzgan province, were found dead on 10 April, Mark Bowden, the Humanitarian Coordinator, has made the following statement:

"I am deeply saddened by this shocking news. I share the grief of our colleagues at Save the Children International and the families of those killed.

10 Apr 2015 description

As the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, I would like to share with you that the humanitarian situation in Yemen is getting worse by the hour. Conflict is now affecting 15 out of the 22 governorates in the country. Millions of people are at risk of physical injury or death due to ongoing fighting on the ground and airstrikes, but also because of the quick unravelling of anything there was left of basic services including health care, safe water and availability of food.