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23 Jun 2017 description

"Meeting Urgent Humanitarian Needs: the UN Humanitarian Pooled Funds in the Post WHS era”

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Excellencies, distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen.

Welcome to this afternoon’s event on “Meeting Urgent Humanitarian Needs: the UN Humanitarian Pooled Funds in the Post WHS era”.

22 Jun 2017 description


• Rainfall totals were more than 30 per cent below average across large areas of Somalia, and more than 50 per cent below average in the worst-affected areas, according to the Global Food Security alert issued by FEWSNET on 21 June.

• A total of 3.51 million people have been reached with temporary or permanent access to safe water since the beginning of the year. This represents 75 per cent of the 4.5 million people targeted for access to safe water.

22 Jun 2017 description


• WHO, UNICEF and others are supporting Federal Ministry of Health in responding to acute watery diarrhea cases across Sudan.

• Aid organisations are mobilising resources to meet the needs of the new IDPs in Um Dukhun town, Central Darfur.

• Sudan Humanitarian Fund allocates $1 million for IDPs and refugees in El Lait, North Darfur.

• A recent survey conducted in the Jebel Marra area has identified critical levels of acute malnutrition.

Response to acute watery diarrhoea (AWD)

22 Jun 2017 description

(Juba, 22 June 2017): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Eugene Owusu, today welcomed the findings of the latest Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) data which highlight that early warning and the mobilization of a large-scale, multi-sectoral humanitarian response, have eased famine in Leer and Mayendit counties, and prevented it in Koch and Panyijiar counties, in South Sudan.

21 Jun 2017 description

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Your Excellency Vice President Schultz,

Distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,

Mr. Vice President, thank you very much for your opening remarks and for your leadership in overseeing the Humanitarian Affairs Segment of ECOSOC. I also thank the President of ECOSOC and its Bureau members for their support. And I take the opportunity to acknowledge the co-facilitators of this year’s ECOSOC humanitarian resolution - the Philippines and Switzerland - for their stewardship.

21 Jun 2017 description

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Ambassador Leendertse, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.

It is a real pleasure to be here today. I would like to thank Germany for co-hosting this important event on a topic that has been front and centre on our agenda over the past few months. We have a diverse panel from the humanitarian and development communities, each of them representing organizations that are deeply involved in the ongoing response and averting famine.

21 Jun 2017 description

(Geneva, 21 June 2017): A record 141 million people across 37 countries in the world need humanitarian assistance today while UN-coordinated response plans, aiming to help over 101 million of the most vulnerable, are only one-quarter funded.

21 Jun 2017 description


Stephen O’Brien, Secrétaire général des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d’urgence

21 Jun 2017 description
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Humanitarian Response Plans and Flash Appeals

20 Jun 2017 description


  • La communauté humanitaire mobilisée pour accompagner le Gouvernement en cas d’urgence.

  • 5,82 millions de personnes sont en insécurité alimentaire aigüe à travers le pays (IPC Février 2017).

  • Huit mois après Matthew des personnes affectées vivent encore dans des conditions précaires notamment dans les zones difficiles d’accès.

Lancement de la saison cyclonique 2017

20 Jun 2017 description

A. Executive Summary

At the request of the OCHA Nigeria country office, OCHA’s Civil-Military Coordination Section (CMCS) deployed one staff to conduct a support mission from 27 March to 7 April 2017.

Since 2015, OCHA has developed a large network and strong working relationships with national military actors from the central level in Abuja to operational level in Borno and Yobe states.

20 Jun 2017 description


The humanitarian crisis in Nigeria’s north-east and the Lake Chad region is one of the most severe in the world today, with 8.5m people in need of humanitarian assistance in 2017 in the worst-affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, and 6.9m targeted for humanitarian assistance. Now in its eighth year, the crisis shows no sign of abating and is adding to the long history of marginalization and chronic under-development as well as high rates of poverty, illiteracy and unemployment.

20 Jun 2017 description

In 2015/16 Lesotho has been severely affected by a El Niño-induced drought, leaving more than 60% of the rural population at risk of food insecurity. Following the announcement of the government appeal in January 2016, Humanitarian Country Team (HCT) and partners have managed to mobilise more than USD 40 million for the relief response. The priorities among the remaining gaps are the early recovery and resilience dimensions of the response. While the peak of El Niño weather phenomenon has subsided, its significant effects on population are set to continue until July 2017.

20 Jun 2017 description

Key Issues

• A fall armyworm infestation is currently wreaking havoc on belg crops across six regions in Ethiopia and is spreading at an alarming rate.

• The Ministry of Agriculture and Natural Resources has called on additional stakeholders’ participation to protect major maize growing areas from complete damage.

• Led by the National Disaster Risk Management Commission, the National Flood Task Force is finalizing a flood alert and flood contingency plan for preparedness and response.

• Ethiopia to host World Refugee Day in Gambella town