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22 Jan 2017 description


160,000 People are currently displaced

85% of displaced people are in emergency camps

6,600 Family plots are available now to shelter displaced people in emergency camps

565,000 People in need, in and out of camps, have been reached by first-line emergency assistance

1.2-1.5m People could be affected overall by the military operations

20 Jan 2017 description

by Stephen O’Brien and Stephen Catlin

  • Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation.

In an uncertain world, insurance can form part of a swifter, more predictable and cost-effective response package

20 Jan 2017 description
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What: Helsinki Conference on Supporting Syrians and the Region

When: A joint press conference will be held on 24 January, from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm, bringing together HE Mykkänen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development, and three Principles of UN agencies: Stephen O’Brien, OCHA; Filippo Grande, UNHCR; and Helen Clark, UNDP.

Where: The venue for the Plenary Session, High Level Panels and press conference is Säätytalo (House of the Estates), Snellmaninkatu 9-11, Helsinki, Finland.

20 Jan 2017 description
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Guidance on self-reporting on WHS commitments and the Agenda for Humanity.

Dear Colleagues,

With this message we would like to brief you on important developments post-World Humanitarian Summit and call for your action to continue the momentum.

19 Jan 2017 description

Davos, Switzerland, 19 January 2017

As delivered

With my fellow panelists, we are delighted to be here and to be with you in putting forward the very important Principles on Public-Private Cooperation in Humanitarian Payments as a result of work with the World Economic Forum. We are very glad to have this chance to mark the launch of the Principles.

19 Jan 2017 description
  • De 2011 à 2016, plus de 1,6 milliard de dollars ont été mobilisés sur un total de 2 milliards de dollars requis à travers des projets des plans de réponse humanitaire pour le Niger.

  • Environ 485 millions de dollars ont été alloués à des projets humanitaires non inclus dans les plans de 2011 à 2016.

  • Pour les six années considérées, la moyenne des taux de financement tourne autour de 60 pour cent.

  • En 2016, seuls 54 pour cent des fonds recherchés ont été mobilisés.

18 Jan 2017 description

CERF funds help International Organization for Migration (IOM) to provide emergency primary healthcare in Puntland and Somaliland.

17 Jan 2017 description

(Maiduguri, 17 January 2017): The UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) today dispatched a helicopter with four medical personnel, 400 kg of emergency medical supplies and airlifted eight Nigeria Red Cross workers injured following a military airstrike that hit Rann locality of Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state.

17 Jan 2017 description

Mogadishu, 17 January, 2017 —The humanitarian community in Somalia is seeking US$864 million to reach 3.9 million people with urgent life-saving humanitarian assistance. The Humanitarian Response Plan for Somalia for 2017 plan was launched today in Mogadishu with calls to the international community for timely support to help bolster humanitarian operations and meet urgent humanitarian needs. “The humanitarian situation remains grim for millions of Somalis.

16 Jan 2017 description


• The world is at a critical juncture. Human suffering is greater today than at any time since World War II.

• Globally, 130 million people are in urgent need of protection and humanitarian assistance and millions more are living in situations of acute risk and vulnerability.

16 Jan 2017 description

Niamey, le 16 janvier: Les organisations humanitaires au Niger recherchent 271 millions de dollars pour apporter une aide d’urgence à 1,5 million de personnes vulnérables dans le pays. Cet appel de fonds vise à mobiliser les financements nécessaires pour la mise en œuvre du Plan de réponse humanitaire de 2017 lancé aujourd’hui par son Excellence M. Brigi Rafini, Premier Ministre, Chef du Gouvernement en présence de M.

16 Jan 2017 description


Depuis le mois de juillet 2016, la situation sécuritaire et humanitaire s’est détériorée dans la province du Kasaï Central, et s’est progressivement propagée vers les provinces limitrophes du Kasaï Oriental et du Kasaï.

16 Jan 2017 description

WFP Executive Director Ertharin Cousin

UNICEF Executive Director Anthony Lake

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien

WHO Director-General Dr Margaret Chan

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees Filippo Grandi

16 Jan 2017 description

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

WHAT: Participation in World Economic Forum 2017

WHERE: Davos-Klosters, Switzerland

WHEN: 17 to 20 January 2017

UN Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien will participate in World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, from 17 to 20 January 2017.

13 Jan 2017 description

Bangui, 13 January 2017 – The Government of the Central African Republic and the Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) officially launched today, 13 January 2017, the 2017-2019 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP). With a budget of US$ 399.5 million, it aims to meet the basic needs of 2.2 million Central Africans.

13 Jan 2017 description

Helsinki –The Government of Finland will bring together key humanitarian and development stakeholders on 23 and 24 January in Helsinki to discuss the response to the protracted crisis in Syria and neighbouring countries, now into its sixth year.

The Helsinki Conference on Supporting Syrians and the Region will gather senior representatives of Governments in the region; UN agencies; international financial institutions; donors; representatives of international and national non-governmental organizations; and the private sector.