"...what we need to do is to move from today's approach, where we watch disaster and tragedy build, gradually decide to respond and then mobilize money and organizations to help; to an anticipatory approach where we plan in advance for the next crises, putting the response plans and the money for them in place before they arrive, and releasing the money and mobilizing the response agencies as soon as they are needed." - Mark Lowcock
A. Objective: shaping our role and approach to humanitarian financing
The Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is one of the fastest and most effective ways to enable urgent life-saving humanitarian action for people affected by crises anywhere in the world.
HOW CERF WORKS
Established in 2005 as the UN’s global emergency response fund, CERF pools contributions from donors around the world into a single fund allowing humanitarian responders to deliver life-saving assistance whenever and wherever crises hit.
Today, as of 20:00, Israeli forces injured 56 Palestinians in Gaza, according to the Palestinian Ministry of Health (MoH), during demonstrations near the perimeter fence as part of the “Great March of Return.” Although 15 May, the 70th anniversary of what Palestinians refer to as the 1948 “Nakba”, was initially intended to be the culmination of the protests, the demonstrations are now expected to continue at least until 5 June, which commemorates the “Naksa”, when Israel captured the West Bank and Gaza Strip in 1967.
Bangui, 17 May 2018 – Over the past two weeks, the civilian population has paid the price of the resurgence of violence in various prefectures. Humanitarian actors have not been spared either. On 15 May, an exchange of fire between an armed group and national security forces in Bambari,
Ouaka Prefecture led to looting of the premises of four NGOs whose staff was physically assaulted.
Bangui, le 17 mai 2018 – La population civile a payé au cours des deux dernières semaines le prix de la résurgence de la violence dans plusieurs préfectures. Les acteurs humanitaires n’ont pas été épargnés non plus. Une altercation entre un groupe armé et les Forces de sécurité intérieures à Bambari, dans la préfecture de la Ouaka, a conduit le 15 mai au pillage de bases de quatre ONG dont le personnel a été malmené.
The Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, today called for urgent support to meet the humanitarian needs of victims of violence in Gaza.
(Juba, 16 May 2018): UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Mark Lowcock, concluded his two-day mission to South Sudan today, calling for all parties to cease hostilities, amidst fresh fighting that has displaced tens of thousands of people in multiple locations across the country.
During his two-day visit, Mr. Lowcock met with Government officials, members of SPLA-in Opposition, humanitarian agencies, and partners. He also visited people affected by the crisis in Juba, Yei Town and Mundu. The latter is an SPLA-IO controlled area.
Briefing Humanitaire – RCA 2018
Représentante spéciale adjointe du Secrétaire général,
Coordonnatrice Résidente du Système des Nations Unies,
Représentante Résidente du PNUD
Yaoundé, 14 mai 2017
Yaoundé, le 14 mai 2018 – La situation humanitaire en République centrafricaine n’a cessé de se détériorer depuis l’année 2017. Cette tendance s’est maintenue au cours du premier trimestre 2018, avec d’importantes vagues de nouveaux déplacements et des besoins humanitaires croissants.
Yaounde, 14 May 2018 – The humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic has deteriorated since 2017. This trend persisted during the first quarter of 2018, with massive waves of new displacements and increasing humanitarian needs.
(Khartoum, 14 May 2018): At the end of a three-day mission to Sudan, United Nations humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock today urged the international community to step up support to the humanitarian response to 7.1 million vulnerable people and invest in the country’s social-economic development. He stressed that unimpeded and sustained humanitarian access to people in need across Sudan is critical for the delivery of relief.
The Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. Jamie McGoldrick, today called for the protection of Palestinians, particularly children and health workers, in the context of demonstrations taking place in the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and for demonstrators to refrain from actions that prevent the functioning of the main entry point for humanitarian goods to the Gaza Strip.
WHO: Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
WHAT: Mission to Sudan and South Sudan
WHEN: 12 -16 May 2018
WHERE: Sudan: Khartoum, South Kordofan; South Sudan: Juba, Yei
(New York, 11 May 2018) Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Mark Lowcock, has announced an immediate $2 million allocation from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to help humanitarian partners in the DRC fight and contain a new outbreak of Ebola virus disease (EVD).
“We know that coordinated early response will be critical containing this outbreak. This CERF allocation will help our humanitarian partners to deliver vital services to people in affected communities and to stop the spread of the virus,” said ERC Lowcock.
Session d’information sur la situation humanitaire en République centrafricaine
Briefing on the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic
May 10, 2018 -- The Humanitarian Coordinator for Jordan today called upon the donors to contribute to the Jordan Humanitarian Fund (JHF) so it could further provide urgent humanitarian needs to 660,000 Syrian refugees in Jordan and 700,000 people in need in southern Syria.
Gul Shahideen was born on 7th May, 2017 in Dari Wasta, Tehsil Datta Khel, North Waziristan Agency(NWA) of Federally Administrative Tribal Area (FATA). He has five sisters and one brother. His father is from a poor family and has worked for daily wages for the last 20 years. The family was displaced and migrated to Bannu in 2014 due to insurgency and complex protracted emergency in NWA. Like many other conflict affected families; Gul Shahideen’s family also experienced a reduction in breastfeeding due to the humanitarian crises situation.