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22 Jun 2017 description

(Juba, 22 June 2017): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Eugene Owusu, today welcomed the findings of the latest Integrated Phase Classification (IPC) data which highlight that early warning and the mobilization of a large-scale, multi-sectoral humanitarian response, have eased famine in Leer and Mayendit counties, and prevented it in Koch and Panyijiar counties, in South Sudan.

22 Jun 2017 description

Many aid organisations wish to stay and deliver in insecure contexts with great needs, but there are still too few organisations able to manage the risks linked to serve vulnerable communities in the midst of conflict and chaos, according to a new report released today.

21 Jun 2017 description

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Your Excellency Vice President Schultz,

Distinguished delegates, ladies and gentlemen,

Mr. Vice President, thank you very much for your opening remarks and for your leadership in overseeing the Humanitarian Affairs Segment of ECOSOC. I also thank the President of ECOSOC and its Bureau members for their support. And I take the opportunity to acknowledge the co-facilitators of this year’s ECOSOC humanitarian resolution - the Philippines and Switzerland - for their stewardship.

21 Jun 2017 description
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Sana’a, 21 June 2017: Targeting of civilians and civilian infrastructure in Yemen continues during the holy month of Ramadan despite my repeated calls and the calls from the international community, including the UN Security Council, to all parties to the conflict to respect their obligations under international humanitarian and human rights laws.

21 Jun 2017 description

Bangui, 21 juin 2017– La reprise des conflits entre deux groupes armés rivaux, le 20 juin, dans la ville de Bria, préfecture de la Haute Kotto, a entrainé de nouveaux déplacements. Plusieurs milliers de personne résidant déjà dans des sites de déplacés de même que des résidents de Bria ont été forcés de quitter leurs abris ou leurs maisons pour échapper à la violence. Ces personnes se sont réfugiées dans l’enceinte de l’hôpital de la ville, sur le site de déplacés de PK3 et dans certains quartiers plus calmes de la ville.

21 Jun 2017 description

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Ambassador Leendertse, Excellencies, ladies and gentlemen.

It is a real pleasure to be here today. I would like to thank Germany for co-hosting this important event on a topic that has been front and centre on our agenda over the past few months. We have a diverse panel from the humanitarian and development communities, each of them representing organizations that are deeply involved in the ongoing response and averting famine.

21 Jun 2017 description

(Geneva, 21 June 2017): A record 141 million people across 37 countries in the world need humanitarian assistance today while UN-coordinated response plans, aiming to help over 101 million of the most vulnerable, are only one-quarter funded.

17 Jun 2017 description
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The UN in Syria strongly condemns an attack on a joint UN/SARC/ICRC convoy of 36 trucks which attempted to deliver humanitarian assistance to people in need in East Harasta today. Two Syrian Arab Red Crescent drivers were injured by shooting that occurred as the convoy was exiting the area on its way to Damascus, and are currently receiving medical treatment. The UN in Syria wishes them a speedy recovery and stands in full solidarity with SARC.

16 Jun 2017 description

UNICEF, OCHA, IFRC, and other partners, under the auspices of CDAC Network, have established the Communication and Community Engagement Initiative. It aims to organise a collective service to address the need for a more systematic and coordinated approach to communications and community engagement with affected people.

16 Jun 2017 description

Background to the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund

Established in 2006, the Ethiopia Humanitarian Fund (EHF) responds to disasters triggered by natural hazards, such as floods, droughts and outbreaks of diseases, as well as conflict-related crises. The EHF aims to support the timely disbursement of funds to the most critical humanitarian needs in the context of both the annual Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD) and emerging unforeseen emergency needs.

16 Jun 2017 description

Burundi Humanitarian Hotline: Changing lives, one phone call at a time

Daphrose sits quietly in a Burundi Red Cross Society vehicle, sceptical that the 3-hour trip from her village to Gitega city in northern Burundi will change her life for the better. “I have tried many things to treat this fistula complication for seven years,” she says. Read more

Trial & Error

16 Jun 2017 description

The humanitarian situation in Somalia continues to deteriorate and an elevated risk of famine persists in some parts of the country, only six years after the devastating 2011 famine led to the death of over a quarter million people, half of them children. Over 6.7 million people are now estimated to need humanitarian assistance. This is more than half of the population of Somalia.

14 Jun 2017 description

I am deeply concerned for the well-being of some 400,000 people on both sides of the ‘contact line’ in the Donetska Oblast of eastern Ukraine who have been without access to safe drinking water for four days due to shelling of the First Lift Pumping Station of the South Donbass Water Pipeline on 11 June. The water supply to another 700,000 people is also hanging in the balance.

14 Jun 2017 description

What is the Humanitarian Fund CAR?

The Humanitarian Fund in the Central African Republic (HF CAR) -formally known as the Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF)- was established in July 2008. It is a Country-Based Pooled Fund (CBPF), a multi-donor humanitarian financing instrument managed by OCHA CAR under the responsibility and leadership of the Humanitarian Coordinator (HC). The HF CAR has two goals:

1. supports the humanitarian reform to ensure predictable and flexible humanitarian funding to meet the needs of vulnerable communities

14 Jun 2017 description

Qu’est-ce que le Fonds humanitaire en RCA ?

Le Fonds humanitaire de la République Centrafricaine (FH RCA) a été créé en Juillet 2008. C’est un Fonds de financement commun pays (CBPF - Country-Based Pooled Fund), soit un mécanisme de financement humanitaire multi- bailleurs géré par OCHA RCA sous la responsabilité et le leadership du Coordonnateur humanitaire (CH). Le Fonds a deux objectifs :

13 Jun 2017 description

(Nairobi, 13 June 2017): International partners have made financial pledges in support of humanitarian response efforts in the drought-hit Horn of Africa after a visit to Ethiopia,
Somalia and Kenya.

A delegation led by the African Union and the United Nations concluded a five-day visit to the Horn of Africa in Nairobi, Kenya on Tuesday, after visiting drought-affected communities in Ethiopia and Somalia. It included representatives from Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, the African Development Bank, the USAID Office of Foreign Disaster Assistance and the World Bank.

09 Jun 2017 description

June 2017 is a sad anniversary for hundreds of thousands of people in Myanmar. In Kachin and Shan States, it has been 6 years since the civil war broke out and at least 98,000 people are still displaced. In Rakhine State, about 120,000 people continue to live in camps after they fled outbreaks of violence 5 years ago. These numbers don’t tell the full story.