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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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.
|Remarks by USG/ERC Valerie Amos|
|Remarks by WFP ED Ertharin Cousin|
|Remarks by Caritas SG Michel Roy|
|2013 CAP Fact Sheet|
|Press Release (English)|
|Press Release (French)|
|USG/ERC Valerie Amos Statement to the Press|
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
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.
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>>