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15 Sep 2018 description


Hervé Verhoosel, for the World Food Programme (WFP), read the following statement:

“Colombia is facing an unprecedented crisis as thousands of people from Venezuela continue to cross the border daily due to lack of food, medicine and other basic needs. Colombians and their Government are doing all they can to step up to this challenge. The country has made progress in its peace process and ending hunger; however, as the migration crisis grows in proportion, recent gains are being jeopardized.

14 Aug 2018 description


Our humanitarian colleagues tell us that as of June 2018, an estimated 2.3 million Venezuelans, out of the 32.8 million people who live there, have fled the country — mainly to Colombia, Ecuador, Peru and Brazil. People cite lack of food as their main reason for fleeing, with reportedly 1.3 million people suffering from malnourishment.

01 Sep 2017 description

The Security Council on 20 September would hold a high-level open debate on United Nations peacekeeping reform to consider recommendations contained in the report of the High-level Independent Panel on Peace Operations, Tekeda Alemu (Ethiopia), Council President for the month, said at a Headquarters press conference today.

29 Dec 1999 description

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has made available emergency cash grants totalling $280,000 and reports contributions of more than $12.6 million towards urgent flood relief in Venezuela, an OCHA statement said today.

21 Dec 1999 description

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) are organizing urgent relief assistance to the victims of the floods and mudslides that devastated Venezuela last week. The floods are estimated to have killed 10,000 people, with 6,000 still missing and more than 150,000 homeless, WFP said today.

20 Dec 1999 description

The Secretary-General, in a statement, expressed sadness at the loss of life and devastation caused by Venezuela's floods, and extended his deepest condolences to the people and Government of Venezuela, the Spokesman said.

20 Dec 1999 description

Top United Nations officials today reacted with deep concern to the reports of the loss of life and devastation caused by the floods in Venezuela and stressed the importance of international assistance in coping with the calamity.