Press Releases

09 Aug 2012
Central Emergency Response Fund gives US$158 million to poorly funded humanitarian crises in 2012

(New York, 9 August 2012): The United Nations top humanitarian official, Valerie Amos, has allocated US$55 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to bolster humanitarian operations in eight countries with neglected humanitarian emergencies.

Allocations for Afghanistan, Cameroon, Colombia, Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), Ethiopia, Madagascar, Sri Lanka and Sudan bring the total amount provided by CERF for underfunded emergencies this year to...

09 Aug 2012
Le Fonds central pour les interventions d’urgence alloue 158 millions de dollars aux crises humanitaires sous-financées pour l’année 2012

(New York, 9 août 2012) La Secrétaire générale adjointe des Nations Unies aux affaires humanitaires et Coordinatrice des secours d’urgence, Valerie Amos, a alloué un montant de 55 millions de dollars provenant du Fonds central pour les interventions d’urgence afin de renforcer les opérations humanitaires dans huit pays où les crises humanitaires sont les plus négligées.

Avec les financements récemment attribués à l’Afghanistan, au Cameroun, à la Colombie, à la...

08 Aug 2012
UN Humanitarian Chief Amos ends visit to DR Congo with call for stronger response

(Goma/New York, 8 August 2012): The United Nations top humanitarian official, Valerie Amos, today visited Kanyaruchinya, a public site on the outskirts of Goma, eastern Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), where some 30,000 people have settled.

Ms. Amos met people who had trekked for days as they fled fighting between the national army and armed groups. Many families had left their homes with nothing and were living in extremely difficult conditions - with some...

07 Aug 2012
UN humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos visits D.R. Congo to draw attention to the deteriorating situation

(Kinshasa/New York, 7 August 2012): On the second day of a visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos met Congolese Prime Minister Augustin Matata Ponyo in Kinshasa to discuss the increased insecurity in North Kivu which in recent weeks has displaced some 270,000 people. They also discussed the Congolese Government’s priorities for the relief effort.

After Kinshasa, Ms. Amos travelled to the conflict-affected province of...

03 Aug 2012
UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos to visit the Democratic Republic of the Congo and Rwanda

WHO: Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator

WHAT: Mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo and the Republic of Rwanda

WHEN: 6 - 9 August 2012

WHERE: Kinshasa, Kigali and field visits within both countries

UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos is scheduled to travel to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the Republic of Rwanda from 6 to 9...