Burundi, le 8 septembre 2018 : Ursula Mueller, Sous-Secrétaire Générale aux Affaires Humanitaires des Nations Unies et Coordonnatrice adjointe des secours d'urgence a effectué une mission de trois jours au Burundi.
Burundi, 8 September 2018: United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms. Ursula Mueller completed today a three-day mission to the Republic of Burundi.
(Juba, 4 September 2018): The Humanitarian Coordinator, Alain Noudéhou commends humanitarian organisations for their work to provide much needed shelter to displaced people who have been relocated within Juba over the last weekend, and said that the people now need rapid support from the humanitarian community.
As a response to a security situation that has put the lives of many at risk, nearly 3,500 people were relocated to an informal site in Juba from an UNMISS protection of civilians site.
Mogadishu, 2 September 2018: The Humanitarian Coordinator (HC) for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, today urged the international community to sustain assistance to people affected by conflict, 2017 drought as well as this year’s devastating floods and cyclone. Despite above-average performance of the Gu rains, some 4.6 million people, including 2.5 million children, still require humanitarian assistance. Of these, 1.5 million are in crisis or emergency.
(Juba, 24 August 2018): The Humanitarian Coordinator, Alain Noudéhou, visited Wau with a high-level United Nations delegation yesterday, and urgently called for unhindered and safe humanitarian access for aid organisations to reach people who are in desperate need.
Mr Noudéhou’s visit was shortly after access to Greater Baggari was allowed again following three months of consistent denials. Renewed fighting in the Baggari area since mid-June has forced an estimated 28,000 people to flee their homes.
(Juba, 20 August 2018): In commemoration of World Humanitarian Day in South Sudan, the Humanitarian Coordinator, Alain Noudéhou, called for an end to attacks against civilians and aid workers, and the realisation of the peace deal to end the conflict, signed on the 5 August.
Mr Noudéhou said: “Ensuring the safety and security of aid workers in South Sudan has now become a major challenge that continuously hampers humanitarian action. Civilians, including humanitarians and medical workers, are not – and should never be – a target.”
(Juba, 23 July 2018): The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. for South Sudan, Adnan Khan, has strongly condemned attacks on aid workers and facilities in Bunj, Maban County in Upper Nile.
The violence started as a peaceful protest at what is perceived as a lack of employment opportunities but quickly became violent and led to the attacks and looting and burning of humanitarian premises and damage to humanitarian vehicles.
JUBA, South Sudan, 12 July 2018 – “Today (12 July) we visited Tambura, in Western Equatoria, South Sudan, which in recent weeks has witnessed an influx of over 18,000 IDPs following an escalation of fighting in the surrounding areas. Having been driven from their homes and fled to safety they are in urgent need of safe shelter and humanitarian assistance. The delegation included OCHA, UNICEF, UNHCR, UNMISS, WFP, and World Vision.
(New York, 12 July 2018): The UN’s Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) released today US$15 million to urgently scale up humanitarian assistance to people affected by escalating inter-communal violence in Ethiopia.
(Addis Ababa, 22 June 2018): The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners have released a Response Plan to address fresh internal displacement around Gedeo (SNNPR) and West Guji (Oromia) Zones. The Appeal prioritizes life-saving support for over 818,000 men, women and children displaced as a result of inter-communal violence that has escalated since early June 2018.
(Addis Ababa, 24 May 2018): The Government of Ethiopia and humanitarian partners have released updated immediate humanitarian funding priorities, highlighting the most critical gaps in the Ethiopia Humanitarian and Disaster Resilience Plan (HDRP). The priorities have been established through a consultative review with Government Line Ministries, key UN and NGO partners; US$280.4 million urgently required to ensure response for the coming six months.
(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.
(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.
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
(Juba, 30 April 2018): Ten aid workers who were detained while on an assessment mission near Yei, Central Equatoria, have been freed. The humanitarian workers were held by an armed opposition group in South Sudan for more than five days, since 25 April.
The humanitarian staff, all nationals, included one from UNOCHA, two from UNICEF, one from the South Sudanese Development Organisation, (SSDO), two from ACROSS, three from Plan International and one from Action Africa Help (AAH).
(Juba, 26 April 2018): Ten aid workers have gone missing outside South Sudan’s Yei town in Central Equatoria region.
Their convoy was en route to Tore from Yei town, early on 25 April to conduct a humanitarian needs assessment. Their whereabouts and well-being are unknown. The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Alain Noudehou demanded their swift return.
(Juba, 10 April 2018): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan, Alain Noudehou, has strongly condemned the killing of an aid worker in Bentiu, Unity, and called for the immediate and unconditional release of seven others abducted by an armed group in Morobo County,
US$1.66 billion urgently needed to address food and non-food needs for 7.88 million people
The Humanitarian Coordinator, Alain Noudehou, led a high-level delegation of donors, heads of humanitarian agencies and partners to Leer in the Unity region of South Sudan to see firsthand the plight of the 90,000 people living in the area.
The delegation met with the Governor of Leer, community leaders and aid agencies who are currently assisting tens of thousands of people across the region.
High Level Humanitarian Event on Somalia, London, 6 March 2018
In support of The Federal Government of Somalia, the United Kingdom and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) convened an event in London on 6 March 2018 to draw urgent attention to the humanitarian crisis in Somalia and the need for a swift and substantial response.