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26 Jun 2017 description

16 year old Fatima lives with her husband, Usanama, and their baby in a makeshift shelter in Thae Chaung camp near Sittwe in Myanmar’s Rakhine State.

Almost 12,000 mostly Kaman Muslim people live in Thae Chaung in flimsy dirt-floored shacks made of tarpaulins stretched over bamboo.

These structures provided little protection when Cyclone Mora brought destructive winds and rain to Rakhine State at the end of May.

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25 Jun 2017 description

I welcome the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s announcement yesterday that it will contribute $66.7 million to UNICEF and the World Health Organization to combat cholera in Yemen.

This follows an announcement by the European Commission that it will provide an additional $5.6 million for the cholera response, bringing the Commission’s total to $9.9 million.

25 Jun 2017 description

KEY FACTS

  • In June 2007, following hostilities between Fatah and Hamas, the latter took control of the Gaza Strip, starting a divide between the West Bank-based Palestinian Authority (PA) and the de-facto Hamas authorities in Gaza, which still continues.

  • Since 2014, all of the 22,000 civil servants recruited by the Hamas authorities have received less than half of their salaries, on an irregular basis. The other 62,000 staff in Gaza, who are on the PA’s payroll, had their salaries cut by 30-50% since March 2017.

24 Jun 2017 description

(Baghdad, 24 June 2017) – The United Nations strongly condemns recent incidents resulting in the terrible loss of civilian life including the 23 June attacks in eastern Mosul and in Mushahada in the old city of Mosul where as many as 12 civilians were killed and possibly hundreds injured.

“Killing and wounding civilians violates every humanitarian principle and is contrary in every way to international humanitarian law,” said Lise Grande, Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq.

23 Jun 2017 description

As delivered

Thank you very much to each and every one of you for your active participation this week. In particular, I thank the many panellists, moderators and participants for the intense, rich and productive discussions and their real insights and recommendations.

23 Jun 2017 description

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

As delivered

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”.

23 Jun 2017 description

Ce rapport a été produit par OCHA RD Congo en collaboration avec les partenaires au Kasaï, Kasaï Central et au Kasaï Oriental. Il couvre la période du 1 er juin (date suivant la parution du Sitrep n°7) au 22 juin 2017. La région du Kasaï fait ici référence aux provinces du Kasaï, Kasaï Central, Kasaï Oriental, ainsi que celles de la Lomami et du Sankuru.

Faits saillants

23 Jun 2017 description

This report was produced by OCHA DR Congo in collaboration with partners in Kasai, Central Kasai and Eastern Kasai. It covers the period from 1 June (following the SitRep n°7) to 22 June 2017. The Kasai region here refers to the provinces of Kasai, Central Kasai, Eastern Kasai, Lomami and Sankuru.

Highligths

• Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O'Brien has declared that the situation in the Kasai region is a Corporate Emergence for OCHA.

23 Jun 2017 description

Mandalay earthquake scenario covers 13 townships: Aungmyaytharzan, Chanayetharzan, Mahaaungmye, Chanmyatharzi, Pyigyitagon, Amarapura, Patheingyi, Singu, Mogoke, Thabeikkyin, Tada-U, Nyaung-U.

This document summarises key baseline data for these townships. The document is intended to inform decision making early in the onset of an emergency and to be used in conjunction with expert knowledge and the latest primary and secondary data sources.

23 Jun 2017 description

Excellencies, distinguished panellists, ladies and gentlemen, welcome.

One year ago, Member States, international and local non-governmental organizations, the private sector, humanitarian workers and civil society came together to respond to a call from people in crisis to do an even better job to secure their safety, to uphold their dignity and to provide opportunities for a better future.