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21 Jun 2016 description

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Mr. President,

Excellencies,

I wish to thank the President of the General Assembly for calling this meeting and taking this comprehensive approach to a briefing from the political, human rights and humanitarian perspectives and providing the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs the opportunity to brief on the humanitarian situation in Syria. I thank Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura for his detailed briefing and ASG Ivan Simonovic for his coming briefing on the human rights aspects.

20 Jun 2016 description
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(New York, 20 June 2016): United Nations humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien has today released US$15 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to provide urgent life-saving assistance for people affected by the recent fighting and military operations in Fallujah.

Since last month, more than 85,000 people have been forced to flee the city, displacing families from their homes, communities and livelihoods. Those remaining in the city face dire shortages of food, medicine, electricity and safe drinking water.

20 Jun 2016 description

Je suis indigné par l'attaque d’hommes armés contre les véhicules, bien identifiés, appartenant à l’ONG Médecins sans frontières (MSF), le 17 juin entre Sibut et Grimari dans la préfecture de la Kemo, entrainant la mort du chef de convoi, alors qu’un autre personnel à bord de ce convoi s’est enfui dans la brousse. Ces véhicules, en provenance de Bangui, transportaient des médicaments et du carburant à destination de Bangassou.

Dans une autre attaque, un chauffeur travaillant pour MSF a été tué, le 18 mai dernier, près de Bossangoa.

20 Jun 2016 description

Statement by the Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. in the Central African Republic, Dr. Michel Yao

Bangui, 20 June 2016

I am outraged by the attack on well-identified MSF vehicles by armed men on 17 June between Sibut and Grimari in Kemo Prefecture which killed the head of the convoy while other staff managed to escape into the bush. The vehicles were transporting medication and fuel from Bangui to Bangassou.

On 18 May, another attack near Bossangoa killed a driver employed by MSF.

17 Jun 2016 description

(Bangui, le 17 juin 2016): Le Coordonnateur de l’action humanitaire par intérim, Dr Michel Yao, et toute la communauté humanitaire en République centrafricaine (RCA) condamnent la recrudescence de violence contre la population civile à Ngaoundaye, dans la préfecture de l’Ouham-Pende. Ils appellent toutes les parties à respecter le droit international humanitaire, à protéger les civiles et à veiller à ce que ces derniers puissent se relocaliser sans danger vers les zones où leur sécurité est assurée

17 Jun 2016 description

(Bangui, 17 June 2016): The Humanitarian Coordinator a.i., Dr. Michel Yao, and the entire humanitarian community in the Central African Republic (CAR), condemns a recent upsurge in violence against the civilian population in Ngaoundaye, Ouham-Pende Prefecture. Dr. Yao calls on all parties to respect international humanitarian law, to protect civilians and ensure that they can relocate safely from insecure areas.

14 Jun 2016 description
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(YANGON: 14 June 2016): Heavy monsoon rains since the beginning of June have caused flooding in five states and regions of Myanmar. According to the initial reports from the Government Relief and Resettlement Department, at least 26,000 people are affected in Ayeyarwady, Bago and Sagaing regions as well as Chin and Rakhine states. A total of 14 deaths have been reported from the Union-level Relief and Resettlement Department, media sources and the Rakhine State Government.

13 Jun 2016 description

REPUBLIC OF KENYA AND FEDERAL REPUBLIC OF SOMALIA

At the invitation of H.E. Uhuru Kenyatta, C.G.H, President of the Republic of Kenya and Commander in Chief of the Kenya Defence Forces, H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President of the Federal Republic of Somalia paid a three day Official Visit to Kenya from 6th to 8th June, 2016.

10 Jun 2016 description

The Humanitarian News Digest is a monthly compilation of links to reports, web stories, press releases, and other public products published online by international organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar. The content and views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect the views of OCHA.

08 Jun 2016 description
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(Baghdad, 8 June 2016): The United Nations is deeply concerned by the unfolding humanitarian crisis in Fallujah. More than 20,000 people have fled Fallujah and surrounding areas since 22 May.

08 Jun 2016 description

(Goma, RDC, 07 juin 2016) - Préoccupées par la forte dégradation du contexte sécuritaire et une regrettable montée des violences contre les travailleurs humanitaires, les organisations humanitaires opérant au Nord-Kivu expriment leur vive inquiétude et leur frustration face à cette insécurité croissante qui affecte autant les populations vulnérables que les humanitaires.

07 Jun 2016 description

BALANCE

As of 22 May, US$ 31,381,306 is available with the administrative agent MPTF with deposits from:

Australia
US$ 5,848,785
May 2016

Denmark
US$ 1,448,394
January 2016

Germany
US$ 1,122,900
April 2016

Netherlands
US$ 6,810,000
April 2016

Sweden (SIDA)
US$ 7,467,624
March 2016

UK (DFID)
US$ 8,875,800
December 2015

2016 PLEDGES

07 Jun 2016 description

(Bamako, 7 juin 2016) – La Coordonnatrice de l’action humanitaire au Mali par intérim, Mme. Fatouma Seid, condamne fermement le pillage d’un entrepôt de vivres destinées à l’assitance humanitaire survenu à Kidal dans la matinée du 6 juin.

« Un tel geste est inacceptable. Cela constitue une violation des règles du droit international humanitaire qui garantissent la protection du personnel et des biens humanitaires » indique Mme. Seid.

07 Jun 2016 description

(Bamako, 7 June 2016 ) – The acting Humanitarian Coordinator for Mali, Ms. Fatouma Seid, strongly condemns the looting of a food aid warehouse that occurred in Kidal on the morning of 6 June.

"Such an act is unacceptable. It constitutes a violation of the rules of international humanitarian law garanteeing the protection of humanitarian staff and goods," says Ms. Seid.

07 Jun 2016 description

(Niamey, 7 juin 2016): La communauté humanitaire au Niger est très préoccupée par l’aggravation des besoins humanitaires dans la région de Diffa consécutive aux nombreuses attaques enregistrées dans cette région notamment dans le département de Bosso. Depuis le début de l’année, plus de 30 attaques attribuées à Boko Haram ont été rapportées, la moitié d’entre elles ont eu lieu dans ledit département.

06 Jun 2016 description

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BRIEFING PAPER: Are You Listening Now?

03 Jun 2016 description

STATEMENT TO THE PRESS
NEW YORK, 3 JUNE 2016

I have just briefed the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Syria and in particular on critical access issues.

People across Syria continue to face horrific deprivation and violence, especially those trapped in besieged areas.

02 Jun 2016 description
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I am deeply concerned by the plight of civilians trapped in the besieged Iraqi city of Fallujah, where a major military operation against ISIL is taking place. An estimated 50,000 civilians, including at least 20,000 children, are unable to leave. They face grim conditions, including shortages of food, clean drinking water and medicines.