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24 Sep 2016 description

Au cours des neuf derniers mois, les acteurs humanitaires internationaux et nationaux opérant dans la Province du Nord-Kivu ont été victimes de neuf enlèvements, le dernier ayant eu lieu cette semaine dans le Territoire de Rutshuru. Je condamne sans réserve toutes ces attaques qui sont une illustration regrettable de la dégradation constante de l’environnement sécuritaire dans lequel évoluent les organisations humanitaires.

23 Sep 2016 description

Governments, regional organizations and humanitarian agencies today pledged a major increase in life-saving support to the millions of people affected by the humanitarian crisis unfolding in the Lake Chad Basin.

Heeding the call of United Nations Deputy Secretary-General, Jan Eliasson, at a high-level event held on the margins of the UN General-Assembly, donors including Belgium, Italy, the United Kingdom and the United States pledged over US$163 million in humanitarian support for the Lake Chad Basin, an area which straddles Cameroon, Chad, Niger and Nigeria.

23 Sep 2016 description

Today, on 23 September, the United Nations Secretary-General, the Presidents of Chad, Cameroon, Niger and Nigeria, and other world leaders and international partners are attending a high-level event on the humanitarian crisis in the Lake Chad Basin, in the margins of the 71st session of the United Nations General Assembly.

23 Sep 2016 description

Aujourd'hui, le 23 Septembre, le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies, les présidents du Tchad, du Cameroun, du Niger et du Nigeria, ainsi que d'autres chefs d’Etat et les partenaires internationaux assistent à un événement de haut-niveau sur la crise humanitaire dans le bassin du Lac Tchad, en marge de la 71ème session de l'Assemblée générale des Nations Unies.

23 Sep 2016 description

**New York, 22 September 2016*

As prepared

Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to thank you once again for your participation in this important meeting. It has underlined the urgency of strong collective action and solidarity with the people of South Sudan.

Panellists have spoken with alarm of the brutal levels of violence meted out on civilians in this conflict and the dire need for strong protection solutions.

22 Sep 2016 description

Co-hosts statement issued on behalf of: The Rt Hon Priti Patel MP, UK Secretary of State for International Development; Mr Stephen O’Brien, Under-Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, United Nations; Ambassador Hesham Youssef, Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation.

22 Sep 2016 description

Carta abierta de OCHA, PNUD, Comité Internacional de Rescate (IRC por sus siglas en inglés), Consejo Noruego para los Refugiados (NRC por sus siglas en inglés) y el Relator Especial sobre los derechos humanos de los desplazados internos.

22 Sep 2016 description

(New York, 22 September 2016): United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon called on global leaders, civil society and international organizations to take forward major changes to address the growing human consequences of humanitarian crises, and reduce humanitarian need, risk and vulnerability in the years to come.

22 Sep 2016 description

15 September 2016, Johannesburg

Summary of conclusions and recommendations

Participants of the meeting:

RC and/or UNCT members from 12 countries in the southern Africa region, UN Regional Directors or their representatives, NGO regional Directors or their representatives, IFRC, SADC, World Bank, AfDB, regional UN agency staff.

Main conclusions and recommendations:

Session 1: Humanitarian response

22 Sep 2016 description

by Stephen O'Brien | https://twitter.com/unreliefchief | United Nations

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

More than 40 out of the 65 million people forced to flee their homes because of violence and conflict are internally displaced

22 Sep 2016 description

Bangui, le 21 septembre 2016 - La contribution de l’action humanitaire au relèvement et à la stabilisation de la République Centrafricaine a été au cœur d’une session de partage d’information entre les agences du système des Nations Unies et le corps diplomatique ce 21 septembre 2016. Ce forum initié par le Coordonnateur humanitaire et Coordonnateur résident, Fabrizio Hochschild, a permis de rappeler que les besoins et les priorités humanitaires restent élevés en République centrafricaine malgré le retour à la légalité constitutionnelle et une situation sécuritaire nettement améliorée.

22 Sep 2016 description

Since the beginning of 2016, the humanitarian crisis in South Sudan has deepened and spread. New clashes in multiple locations across the country have left even greater numbers of people uprooted. Civilians continue to be killed and subjected to horrendous violations, including sexual violence. Hunger and malnutrition have reached historic levels and taken hold in previously stable areas.

22 Sep 2016 description

New York, 21 September 2016

As delivered

Secretary of State Priti Patel, fellow co-chair Ambassador Hesham Yousef, Ministers, Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

The humanitarian crisis in Yemen is one of the worst in the world. Over 12 million Yemenis are in desperate need of life-saving assistance; basic services and the economy are in near total collapse. Livelihoods have been destroyed, the price of basic goods has skyrocketed; imports of food, fuel and medicines are severely limited.

22 Sep 2016 description

ERC O'Brien's Opening Remarks at London Conference Follow-up Session

Excellencies, Ministers, distinguished guests,

I would like to thank the Governments of the United Kingdom, Kuwait, Germany and Norway for co-hosting this important event together with the United Nations.

22 Sep 2016 description

New York, 21 September 2016

As delivered

Excellencies, distinguished delegates,

Thank you to all the distinguished representatives from governments and Member States,
UN agencies, non-governmental organizations, and guests for attending this event on the humanitarian crisis in Iraq. I also thank the co-hosts, Iraq, the United States, the EU, the ICRC, the OIC, and our OCHA colleagues, for coming together in support of the Iraqi people at this critical juncture.

22 Sep 2016 description

Secretary-General Ban-Ki moon has submitted his annual report to the General Assembly outlining the use of the CERF in 2015.

The report describes the activities of the Central Emergency Response Fund from 1 January to 31 December 2015 and concludes that “the Fund has continued to demonstrate its value in funding timely, targeted and reliable life-saving assistance to people in humanitarian crises.”

21 Sep 2016 description
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(Baghdad, 21 September 2016): Humanitarian agencies are racing against the clock to prepare for the humanitarian impact of the military campaign to oust the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) from Mosul, Iraq’s second largest city.

In a worst case scenario, as many as 1.2 to 1.5 million Iraqis are likely to be impacted and as many as one million may try to flee the city in search of safety and assistance.

20 Sep 2016 description
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The United Nations in Syria expresses its deep sorrow and mourning for the loss of life of humanitarian colleagues, struck by attacks last night while delivering life-saving assistance to civilians in need in Big Orem in rural Aleppo. UN humanitarian agencies share outrage at this attack on humanitarian workers, which also destroyed food, nutrition, health and other supplies urgently needed by thousands of civilians, as well as a Syrian Arab Red Crescent (SARC) warehouse and health clinic. The impact on a population in need now deprived of assistance cannot be overstated.

20 Sep 2016 description

Mogadishu, 20 September 2016 — Five million Somalis – more than 40 per cent of the country’s population – do not have sufficient food, according to a new assessment report released today in Mogadishu. This includes over 300,000 children under five who are acutely malnourished, including more than 50,000 children who are severely malnourished and more vulnerable than any other group.