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12 Feb 2018 description
report Oxfam

In 2011 some members of Oxfam Great Britain staff in Haiti acted in a way that was totally unacceptable and is the most appalling mark against the high values we set ourselves at Oxfam.  On the recent allegations of sexual misconduct in 2006 in Chad, Oxfam is shocked and dismayed. While Oxfam Great Britain cannot corroborate the information on Chad at the moment it highlights again unacceptable behaviour by a small number of people and the need for a sector-wide approach to tackle the problem.

25 Jan 2012 description
report UN News Service

25 janvier 2012 – La Secrétaire générale adjointe des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires, Valerie Amos, a annoncé mercredi l'octroi de 104 millions de dollars à 13 situations d'urgences négligées à travers le monde. « Des millions de personnes ont besoin d'aide à travers le monde dans des endroits qui ne font plus la 'une' des médias. Ces fonds aideront à sauver des vies. J'espère que davantage de fonds seront rendus disponibles par des gouvernements et d'autres bailleurs de fonds pour soutenir nos interventions humanitaires », a déclaré Mme Amos.

17 Sep 2010 description

European Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response

The Humanitarian and the Military: different mandates and potential synergies

Brussels Defence Debate: Royal Military Academy

Brussels, 17 September 2010

Dear Minister,


Ladies and Gentleman,

Good afternoon.

Thank you to Minister Pieter De Crem, the Belgian EU Presidency, the German Marshall Fund of the United States, the Egmont and Euro-defence Belgium for organising the Brussels Defence Debate.

This conference comes at a crucial moment in time.

31 Mar 2010 description
report ACTED


- FOCUS: Relief work in Haiti

- ACTED committed to economic development to prevent emigration (Afghanistan)

- ACTED helps vulnerable populations to overcome the winter season (Tajikistan)

- Moving On: Lives in Transition (Pakistan)

- Fishing resumes in the Gaza Strip (oPT)

- Addressing the water challenge in IDP camps in Northern Sri Lanka

- Successful start off for the blacksmiths of Goré (Chad)

- Regional coordination of ACTED's teams in Naivasha, Kenya

- Bactria Cultural Centre fosters regional cooperation

- PSF Deux Savoie and Isère: The …

15 Sep 2009 description

Noting that Member States had lauded the United Nations' recently announced plan to chart a new, improved course for peacekeeping, Alain Le Roy, Under-Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations, said this afternoon that it was vital that all peacekeeping actors work in the coming weeks and months to ensure those operations were robust and that they adequately protected civilians.

"There is still a lot of work to be done," Mr. Le Roy said during a Headquarters news conference.

29 Jul 2009 description



REP. BERMAN: (Sounds gavel.) The committee will come to order. This morning we are quite privileged to be joined by the United States Ambassador to the United Nations, Dr. Susan Rice, as well as a distinguished private panel that will follow her testimony and question period.

21 Sep 2008 description

Each week, the World Health Organization Health Action in Crises in Geneva produces information highlights on critical health-related activities in countries where there are humanitarian crises. Drawing on the various WHO programmes, contributions cover activities from field and country offices and the support provided by WHO regional office and headquarters. The mandate of the WHO departments specifically concerned with Emergency and Humanitarian Action in Crises is to increase the effectiveness of the WHO contribution to crisis preparedness and response, transition and recovery.