Launch Events

Overview of Humanitarian Strategies and Requirements for 2014 

16 December 2013: The United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms. Valerie Amos, will present the humanitarian requirements for 2014 and highlight trends and challenges for humanitarian response in 2014. She will be joined on the podium by the High Commissioner for Refugees, Mr. António Guterres, and the Chief Executive Officer of Save the Children International, Ms. Jasmine Whitbread.

The launch of the 2014 strategic response plans and requirements is the culmination of a worldwide process in which hundreds of organizations delivering humanitarian aid in crisis-affected regions come together to assess needs and formulate concerted plans and a unified funding request to Member States and donor organizations. 


Launch of the Typhoon Haiyan Action Plan

12 November 2013: The Secretary of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Mr. Albert T. Del Rosario, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Ms. Valerie Amos, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Philippines, Ms. Luiza Carvalho, joined by other members of the Humanitarian Country Team  launched the Action Plan in response to the Typhoon Haiyan (locally known as Yolanda).
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ERC Amos' statement at the Launch >>



Humanitarian Appeal 2013

14 December 2012: The United Nations today called for US$ 8.5 billion for aid agencies to help 51 million people cope with humanitarian emergencies in 2013.

The Consolidated Appeal Process (CAP) for next year, launched in Rome by UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos, World Food Programme (WFP) Executive Director Ertharin Cousin and Caritas Internationalis Secretary General Michel Roy, seeks funding to assist people in sixteen of the world’s most pressing crises.   More >>

Global Humanitarian Action at Mid-year - an Overview, New York, 19 July 2012

A side event of the ECOSOC 2012 Substantive Session – Humanitarian Affairs Segment.

This event was held on 19 July 2012 from 1.15 pm to 2.30 pm at the North Lawn Tent of the United Nations Secretariat in New York.

The ERC provided an overview of global humanitarian action at mid-year, including trends in humanitarian funding, people in need worldwide and challenges in the second half of the year with specific focus on Yemen, South Sudan, and the Sahel region.

Participants included representatives of Member States, inter-governmental organizations, NGOs, private corporations, civil society and the United Nations system.


Light lunch and refreshments (standing reception)
Welcome remarks and overview by USG/ERC Valerie Amos
Keynote address by H.E. Mr. Oumar Daou, Permanent Representative of Mali to the United Nations
Musical performance by Haitian singer and songwriter Jael Auguste

Poster Mid-year review 2012

CAP Mid-year fact sheet 2012

Sahel, South Sudan and Yemen focus graphic 2012

Pooled funds and CAP graphic 2012

CAP Briefing, Doha (Qatar) 5 April 2012

5 April 2012: The United Nations and the State of Qatar urged the international community to sustain and increase its help to the millions of people in the world affected by humanitarian disasters and emergencies by supporting the global Humanitarian Appeal for 2012.

The UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, and Qatar's Minister's Assistant for International Cooperation, Sheikh Ahmed Bin Mohammed Bin Jabr Al Thani, jointly chaired a meeting in Doha to highlight the needs of 51 million people in 17 countries int eh world needing urgent help. Ms. Amos drew particular attention to Sudan and Somalia which have the two largest appeals this year. The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinators from Sudan and Somalia travelled to the event, together with their country teams, to inform the audience about the respective humanitarian crises.      


Sudan 2012 CAP Fact Sheet Arabic
OCHA Sudan Humanitarian Update
Sector roles Sudan
Sudan Humanitarian Snapshot
Sudan Funding Graphic
Sudan Darfur IDP Camps
Sudan UN Agencies
Sudan Darfur UNFPA
Sudan Dashboard 29 February 2012
CAP Somalia 2012 in Arabic
CAP 2012 Executive Summary
Key Figures on Somalia
Briefing Note on UNHCR Response in SC Somalia March 2012
CHF Guidelines Arabic
CHF Somalia - How to Contribute - Arabic
Costing Sheet 2012
Crisis Brief UNDP December 2011
Horn of Africa Drought Response Brief Somalia
IOM Somalia
UNICEF Key Messages Gulf CAP
Mixed Migration Somalia
Somalia Fact Sheet
WFP Somalia

CAP Geneva December Briefing for the Humanitarian Appeal for 2012

14 December 2011: The United Nations called for US$ 7.7 billion for aid agencies to help 51 million people cope with humanitarian emergencies around the world in 2012.

The appeals, issued in Geneva by UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos, and the EU Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid Kristalina Georgieva, aim to assist people in sixteen of the planet’s most pressing crises, including the world’s largest humanitarian emergency in the Horn of Africa.  More>>


Speech by USG/ERC Valerie Amos
Speech by EU Commissioner Kristalina Georgieva
CAP Briefing: Fact Sheet
2012 Consolidated Appeals and comparable concerted humanitarian action plans (as of 29 Nov 2011)
OCHA Press Release
Funding Graphic
Global CAP Briefing (poster)