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01 May 2017 description

Innovative risk-pooling initiative will give a lifeline to countries in distress

By: Bill Hinchberger
From Africa Renewal: May - July 2017

11 Oct 2012 description

Le Sous-Secrétaire général de l’ONU aux droits de l’homme, M. Ivan Simonović, s’est inquiété, aujourd’hui devant la presse, des graves violations des droits de l’homme dans le nord du Mali, contrôlé par des mouvements rebelles islamistes qui y ont imposé une version extrémiste de la charia.

14 Feb 2012 description

Mme Catherine Bragg, Sous-Secrétaire générale aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnatrice adjointe des secours d’urgence, a averti ce matin que, dans la région du Sahel, la sécheresse combinée à la pauvreté, à la hausse du prix des céréales, à la dégradation de l’environnement et au sous-développement menaçait de faire surgir une nouvelle crise alimentaire et nutritionnelle.

09 Apr 2010 description

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Haiti

Elisabeth Byrs of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) highlighted that, three months after the Haiti earthquake, the appeal for Haiti continued to stagnate and remained at 50 per cent following an initial inflow of funds. They still lacked $751 million for Haiti, where the United Nations had nevertheless made some significant progress, feeding over 3.5 million persons, distributing potable water to 1.3 million each day, providing 1 million with emergency shelter and distributing hygiene kits to 510,000, among others.

16 Sep 2009 description

While donors had responded "remarkably generously" to United Nations consolidated appeals for emergency aid, they had nevertheless provided less than half of what was required this year to address the needs of people facing severe humanitarian crises around the world, the top United Nations relief official said today.

During a press conference at Headquarters today, John Holmes, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, announced that the $4.6 billion collected in response to the mid-year review of the consolidated appeals this past July was the highest amount ever, in …

16 Sep 2009 description

Les besoins d'aide humanitaire sont en augmentation dans les zones de conflit comme dans les zones sans conflit, a prévenu le Secrétaire général aux affaires humanitaires et Coordonnateur des secours d'urgence.

30 Nov 2006 description

If all rich countries gave a single cent per $100 of their respective gross national products, full funding would be achieved for the Humanitarian Appeal 2007, United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland said today as he called on States to find the $3.9 billion needed for that effort.

He said that amount represented a decrease from last year's Humanitarian Appeal for $4.7 billion, of which $3.1 billion, or 63 per cent, had been received and had helped 31 million people this year.