Updates

Your gateway to all content to date. Search and/or drill down with filters to narrow down the content.

4,038 entries found
Sort by: Latest |Relevance
25 Nov 2014 description

Distinguished members of the AU Peace and Security Council,

Excellencies, Ladies and Gentlemen,

I would like to thank you for the great opportunity to brief you on the humanitarian challenges affecting the region and on the humanitarian situation in South Sudan and other conflict situations in Africa.

Mr. Chairperson,

25 Nov 2014 description

Security Council Briefing on Syria
25 November 2014
As delivered

Mr. President,

Nine months ago this Council adopted resolution 2139 which sets out a comprehensive series of proposals to tackle the significant protection, access and humanitarian challenges facing civilians and humanitarian partners in Syria.

25 Nov 2014 description

(Addis Ababa, 25 November 2014): At the end of a four-day mission, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Ms. Kyung-wha Kang said that the plight of South Sudanese refugees requires continued international attention.

25 Nov 2014 description

(Bangui, 24 novembre 2014): Une mission composée des membres de l’équipe humanitaire pays, du représentant du Ministère des affaires humanitaires et membres de la mission intégrée multidimensionnelle de stabilisation en Centrafrique a effectué une visite dans le sud-est du pays, à Zémio le 22 novembre pour évaluer la situation humanitaire après le déclenchement de violences intercommunautaires. La mission a appelé toutes les parties concernées à l’arrêt de la violence et à assurer la restauration de la cohésion sociale dans la région.

24 Nov 2014 description

(Bangui, 24 November 2014): A mission composed of Humanitarian Country Team members, a representative of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic visited Zémio on 22 November to assess the humanitarian situation after the outbreak of inter-community violence. The mission to the south east of the country called upon all parties involved to end violence and ensure the restoration of social cohesion in the region.

21 Nov 2014 description
file preview
English version
file preview
French version
file preview
Arabic version

(Addis Ababa/Jeddah/N'Djamena, 21 November 2014): A high-level mission today wrapped up a week-long visit to Chad raising attention for the human suffering and calling for more engagement of the international community in the Central African Country.

21 Nov 2014 description

Juba, 21 November 2014): UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-wha Kang, concluded her three-day mission to South Sudan today, calling on all parties to the conflict to respect their ceasefire commitments and urging the international community to continue providing support to enable humanitarians to scale up and expand critical aid operations.

21 Nov 2014 description

(Pweto, northern Katanga, 20 November 2014): Three years after a cycle of violence started displacing and affecting the livelihoods of over half a million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s mineral-rich Katanga Province, there is an urgent need for greater attention on its humanitarian crisis, the United Nations’ top humanitarian official said today.

21 Nov 2014 description

(Pweto, nord du Katanga, le 20 novembre 2014): Trois ans après qu’un cycle de violence ait déplacé plus d'un demi-million de personnes et affecté leurs moyens de subsistance , il y a un besoin urgent d'une plus grande attention sur la crise humanitaire qui affecte le Katanga, riche province minière de la République Démocratique du Congo, a déclaré aujourd’hui le responsable de l’action humanitaire en RDC.

20 Nov 2014 description

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO: Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang
WHAT: Mission to Ethiopia WHEN: 21 - 25 November 2014
WHERE: Addis Ababa and Gambella region

Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang, is scheduled to visit Ethiopia from 21 to 25 November 2014.

19 Nov 2014 description

Press Conference

South Sudan | 21 November 2014

The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in South Sudan cordially invites members of the media in South Sudan to a press briefing by the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang.

The ASG will brief on the impact of the continuing humanitarian crisis in the country, and provide an update on the efforts being undertaken to improve the situation.

17 Nov 2014 description

[(Kinshasa, 15 novembre 2014) : Les autorités congolaises ont déclaré aujourd’hui la fin de l’épidémie de la maladie Ebola dans la zone de Djera dans la Province de l’Equateur, un peu moins de trois mois après sa déclaration officielle le 24 août dernier. La maladie aura fait 49 morts parmi les 66 personnes affectées. Depuis la découverte du virus en 1976 dans cette même province, le pays a connu sept épisodes de maladie, la plus meurtrière étant en 1976 avec 288 décès pour 318 cas enregistrés.]

17 Nov 2014 description

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO: Kyung-Wha Kang, UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator
WHAT: Mission to South Sudan
WHEN: 19 – 21 November 2014
WHERE: Juba and field locations

UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief Kyung-Wha Kang is scheduled to visit South Sudan from 19 to 21 November to draw attention to the humanitarian consequences of the current crisis and to mobilize support to scale up and expand critical aid operations.

14 Nov 2014 description

(New York, 14 November 2014): Addressing the media today following a three-day visit to Mali last week, the Emergency Directors of three humanitarian agencies, John Ging of OCHA, Afshan Khan of UNICEF, and Mabingue Ngom of UNFPA, said that Mali is at a crucial crossroads and that failure to act now to meet humanitarian needs may jeopardise the prospects for peace and stability in the country.

14 Nov 2014 description
file preview
English version
file preview
Arabic version

WHO: Rashid Khalikov (OCHA), Hesham Youssef (OIC), Aisha Abdoullahi (AU)
WHAT: Mission to the Republic of Chad
WHEN: 17 - 21 November 2014
WHERE: N'Djamena and field visits to Mao and Sahr

14 Nov 2014 description

In June 2014, the Government of Pakistan commenced a military security operation in North Waziristan Agency targeting non-state armed actors. The operations prompted large scale displacement of more than 1 million people. In July 2014, the Emergency Relief Coordinator allocated US$5 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help humanitarian partners provide emergency aid to thousands of people in need.

14 Nov 2014 description

In 2014, after the northeast monsoon failed, crops were damaged by the prolonged drought and water supplies dried up in many regions of Sri Lanka. In July 2014, the Emergency Relief Coordinator approved a US$2 million rapid response CERF grant to support humanitarian partners providing live-saving aid to thousands of people.

A World Food Programme (WFP)-led Rapid Drought Assessment estimated that 770,000 people were affected by the drought. WFP received a $1.7 million CERF-grant to assist 190,000 people in urgent need of food assistance.

14 Nov 2014 description

(New York, 14 Novembre 2014): Les Directeurs des programmes d’urgence de trois agences humanitaires – John Ging d’OCHA, Afshan Khan d’UNICEF, et Mabingue Ngom de l’UNFPA – ont souligné que le Mali est à la croisée des chemins et que l’absence d’une réponse immédiate aux besoins humanitaires pourraient mettre en péril les perspectives de paix et de stabilité au pays. Les trois Directeurs ont tenu ces propos lors d’une allocution devant la presse à New York, alors qu’ils rentraient d’une mission de trois jours au Mali effectuée la semaine précédente.