Appeals & Response Plans
- Tropical Cyclone Sagar - May 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods and Landslides - Apr 2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Aug 2017
- Ethiopia: Measles Outbreak - May 2017
- East Africa: Armyworm Infestation - Mar 2017
- Ethiopia: Acute Watery Diarrhoea (AWD) Outbreak - May 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Apr 2016
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2015
- Ethiopia: Drought - 2015-2018
- Ethiopia: Floods - Oct 2014
Most read reports
- Placing IDPs on the Map in Ethiopia and Beyond
- Multi-million-dollar project to construct schools in refugee camps and host communities launched in Ethiopia
- Ethiopia-Kenya high-level cross-border Peace dialogue concludes with an action plan to address ongoing inter-communal conflict along common border
- 700,000 people flee conflict to seek safety in Somali region of Ethiopia
- In southern Ethiopia, herders join forces to revive rangelands
The convergence of the global food, fuel, financial and economic crises, against a backdrop of climate change, presented an unprecedented opportunity for action to reshape the development agenda and should not be wasted, Luc Gnacadja, Executive Secretary of the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification, said at a Headquarters press conference today.
Addressing desertification, one of the thematic clusters under consideration by the high-level segment of the Commission on Sustainable Development, he said the major challenge to be considered was how to reconcile the competing …
Le Secrétaire exécutif de la Convention des Nations Unies sur la lutte contre la désertification (UNCCD) a, au cours d'une conférence de presse donnée aujourd'hui au Siège de l'ONU à New York, appelé ministres et décideurs politiques à faire ressortir les mesures qui ont fait la preuve de leur efficacité, dans le combat contre la désertification, la dégradation des sols et la sécheresse.
The United Nations and other aid agencies still needed $3.6 billion to respond to the world's most severe humanitarian crises and disasters through their 2008 Consolidated and Flash Appeals, John Holmes, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator said this afternoon during a Headquarters press conference.
So far this year, international donors had given just 46 per cent, or $2.9 billion, of the $6.5 billion …
United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator John Holmes today briefed journalists at the Palais des Nations in Geneva about his recent mission to Afghanistan and on the effects of the global food crisis worldwide.
Situation in Afghanistan
Mr. Holmes said that it was becoming clearer and clearer that the humanitarian situation in Afghanistan was worsening.
The President of the Security Council, Vitaly Churkin, Permanent Representative of the Russian Federation, told correspondents today at Headquarters that one of the key events of the Russian presidency would be an open debate on Afghanistan, to take place on 12 March.
Mr. Churkin said his presidency had started in a stormy way, with meetings on Gaza on Saturday, 1 March, and a meeting on non-proliferation in Iran on 3 March.
The refugee operation in Iraq, often underestimated as a protection operation only, represented the biggest refugee challenge currently facing the Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNCHR), the Assistant High Commissioner for Protection, Erika Feller, said today at a Headquarters press conference.
Addressing correspondents on the agency's efforts to help protect more than 32 million refugees and others of concern, including in key operations like Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and Jordan, Ms. Feller said that the Iraq operation had been underestimated as a …
France's Permanent Representative to the United Nations and Security Council President for the month of January, Jean-Marc de La Sabliere, briefed correspondents this afternoon on the Council's provisional programme of work for the month.
At a Headquarters press briefing today, Carolyn M. McAskie, Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator in the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), announced the launch of the Inter-agency Consolidated Appeals for 2003. Being held in capitals around the world, the Appeals are $3 billion for 50 million beneficiaries in countries experiencing humanitarian crises.
A Consolidated Inter-Agency Appeal for $2.5 billion to sustain more than 33 million people -- many suffering from war and conflict -- will be launched by Secretary-General Kofi Annan at 11 a.m. on Monday 26 November at Headquarters, it was announced at a press briefing this afternoon.
The Economic and Social Council began debate this morning on United Nations efforts to provide special economic, humanitarian, and disaster relief assistance, hearing contentions by field experts and national delegations that more funding had to be found for such responses and for resources to be provided well after humanitarian and natural catastrophes had faded from the headlines.
The discussion came as the Council started the humanitarian affairs segment of its 2001 substantive session, which will conclude on 27 July.
The Security Council's specific request of the Secretary-General last year to prepare a comprehensive report on conflict prevention indicated that there was a growing interest among Member States to move the Organization from a culture of reaction to a culture of prevention, Danilo Turk, Assistant Secretary-General for Political Affairs, told correspondents this afternoon. At a Headquarters preview of the corollary report, Mr.
Given that use of child soldiers was still pervasive around the world, the international community must move much faster towards establishing an effective global ban on their use, Jo Becker, Children's Rights Advocacy Director for Human Rights Watch, told correspondents this afternoon at Headquarters. Ms. Becker was speaking at a press conference sponsored by the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) to launch the report of the Coalition to Stop the Use of Child Soldiers.
Afghanistan was living through the fastest growing displacement crisis in the world today, the Secretary-General's Special Representative for Internally Displaced Persons told correspondents at a Headquarters press briefing this afternoon.
The fact that civilians accounted for up to 75 per cent of war victims these days had made their protection a very important part of the discussion on international peace and security, Carolyn McAskie, Deputy to the Under-Secretary-General for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, told a Headquarters press briefing today.
The instruments available for the protection of civilians in armed conflict are "in urgent need of updating," Secretary-General Kofi Annan says in a just released report to the Security Council that recommends new strategies to deal with the changed nature of contemporary wars.
Addressing child marriage as a violation of a child's basic rights, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) released a new report today entitled "". The report looks at the many implications of child marriages and analyses their root causes, seeking to begin a global campaign to end that widespread practice.
Members of the Security Council today designated chairpersons of 10 committees set up by the Council to monitor sanctions against countries or groups around the world.
The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) has received pledges totalling $214.7 million towards the $953.7 million it requested in a global appeal for 2001, launched today in Geneva.
Up to 90 per cent of the people in the camps for internally displaced visited by the recent inter-agency mission to Eritrea were women and children, Dennis McNamara, Coordinator of the Senior Inter-Agency Network on Internally Displaced Persons, told a Headquarters news conference this afternoon. He said that was a higher percentage than in the refugee camps and he attributed the situation to the fact that the men had not demobilized.