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21 Dec 2017 description
The Humanitarian Task Force had helped dozens of aid convoys reach previously inaccessible areas, but many other places still remain out of bounds, said the UN's Jan Egeland.
09 Nov 2017 description
Civilians are being attacked and displaced from Idlib and Aleppo in the northwest, through Raqqa and Deir ez-Zor in the north and the east, and intensively in the central regions, east of Damascus, in Hama and elsewhere.
07 Nov 2017 description
Aid operations are currently blocked, and humanitarian flights to and from Yemen have been halted. The blockade could worsen the "catastrophic" situation, UN agencies warned.
10 Nov 2016 description
The last time eastern Aleppo was reached with significant humanitarian supplies was the beginning of July and reports imply that the last food rations are being distributed now.
23 Oct 2016 description
Special Envoy reminds all parties of an obligation to allow unhindered access for humanitarian supplies and personnel to all parts of Yemen, in addition to a comprehensive halt to military activities of any kind.
06 Oct 2016 description
The UN's Syria envoy on Thursday made an impassioned appeal to save eastern Aleppo, warning the city faced total destruction and urging Islamist fighters to leave so civilians can get aid.
23 Sep 2016 description
The UN is now considering sending aid along a much longer route through Damascus, but when such a convoy could move would depend on the security situation on the ground.
15 Sep 2016 description
Twenty trucks loaded with desperately needed aid for eastern Aleppo have crossed into a buffer zone between Turkey and Syria, Jan Egeland, head of the UN humanitarian taskforce for Syria, said on Thursday.
19 Jun 2016 description
The convoy had brought humanitarian assistance for some 37,500 residents in Al-Waer, which had an estimated 75,000 inhabitants. Another aid convoy to Afrin had also been completed.
22 Apr 2016 description
Twelve out of 18 besieged areas have been reached, and 515 people were medically evacuated simultaneously from Zabadani, Madaya, Kefraya and Foah, with the help of the Syrian Arab Red Crescent, said Staffan de Mistura.
06 Oct 2015 description
An estimated 8,500 families were displaced in the North East as a result of the fighting. Identifying and responding to the needs of these IDPs was now a high priority.
18 Jul 2014 description
The town with a population of about 20,000 has essentially been under siege since August 2013. Approximately 9,200 children are in desperate need of medical hygiene and nutritious supplies.
15 Feb 2014 description
With no guarantee the parties will return to the negotiating table, the death toll continued to mount in Syria where more than 136,000 have died and millions have been driven from their homes.
10 Jul 2013 description
Food prices in the country have “skyrocketed” to prohibitively expensive levels, and mothers and children are completely dependent on aid deliveries, says WFP.
21 Dec 2012 description
De retour d’une visite en République centrafricaine, Mme Zainab Hawa Bangura, Représentante spéciale du Secrétaire général chargée de la question des violences sexuelles commises en période de conflit, a dressé un sombre tableau de la situation des femmes centrafricaines. Ce « conflit...
21 Sep 2012 description
PKO/319 National institutions that create trust between citizens and the State by delivering political inclusion, security, justice and jobs are the most effective guard against conflict. “Peacebuilding requires great flexibility, and approaches tailored to a given situation. Civilian...
01 Jul 2012 description
Overview Three years to the deadline, we can report broad progress on the MDGs The Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) agreed to by world leaders over a decade ago have achieved important results. Working together, Governments, the United Nations family, the private sector and civil society have...
23 May 2012 description
The security situation in North and South Kivu remained generally volatile and with several armed groups operating in the region, continued fighting had resulted in significant displacement of civilians, both within Congo and across the border into Rwanda and Uganda, Roger Meece, the...
06 Apr 2012 description
La République centrafricaine (RCA) pourra avec confiance entamer le processus de désarmement, de démobilisation et de réintégration des ex-combattants, qui est l’un des éléments de la réforme du secteur de la sécurité du pays, a estimé cet après-midi son Premier Ministre, M....
21 Oct 2011 description
The prolonged occupation of Palestinian territories presented extraordinary problems for the protection of the human rights and required stronger protection measures, particularly for the welfare of children, a United Nations expert told correspondents at Headquarters this...