South Sudan: Attacks against aid workers are "completely unacceptable and must stop now" - UN Humanitarian Chief

27 March 2017 - 3:32pm
Checking for malnutrition: famine is now ravaging parts of South Sudan
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ERC O'Brien reiterates it is essential that aid workers are able to access everybody in need, wherever they are

Statement by the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien

"Man-made conflict has brought Yemen to the brink of famine" - UN Humanitarian Chief

26 March 2017 - 8:12pm
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This week marks two years since the terrible escalation of the conflict in Yemen

Statement by ERC O'Brien

This week sadly marks two years since the terrible escalation of the conflict in Yemen.

Despite international efforts to bring about a comprehensive negotiated political settlement, the sounds of airstrikes, bombs, bullets and artillery are now familiar sounds of daily life. They are too often the sound of another death.

Madagascar: UN and partners appeal for US$20M to assist 250,000 people affected by Cyclone ENAWO

23 March 2017 - 10:24am
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In addition to providing water, sanitation and hygiene assistance for 168,000 people, the funds will provide food assistance for 170,000 people, and support more than 230,000 farmers in replanting crops and replacing livestock


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Severe drought displaces thousands in Somalia

22 March 2017 - 3:47pm
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The country is on the brink of a famine, just six years after another famine led to the loss of a quarter of a million lives.

Somalia is in the grip of an intense drought, induced by consecutive seasons of poor rainfall. The country is on the brink of a famine, just six years after another famine led to the loss of a quarter of a million lives. In the worst-affected areas, inadequate rainfall and lack of water have wiped out crops and killed livestock, leaving half the population (6.2 million people) in need of humanitarian assistance. Nearly 3 million of these people cannot meet their daily food requirements.

Striving to meet DPR Korea's critical needs

21 March 2017 - 9:52am
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2017 Needs and Priorities Plan calls for US$114 million to meet urgent needs of 13 million people in DPRK.


Striving to meet DPR Korea’s critical needs by UNOCHA ROAP on Exposure

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