Press Releases

08 Dec 2014
World: UN and partners launch $16.4 billion humanitarian appeal to bring aid to 57 million people in 2015 [EN/FR]

(Geneva, 8 December 2014): Humanitarian organizations aim to help at least 57.5 million of the most vulnerable people in the world with assistance in 2015 and require US$16.4 billion to do so. “Over 80 percent of those we intend to help are in countries mired in conflict where brutality and violence have had a devastating impact on their lives,” said Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary- General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, as she launched...

22 Jul 2014
World: UN Emergency Fund gives $75 million to boost aid operations in the Sahel and Horn of Africa

(New York, 23 July 2014) – United Nations humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, has allocated US$75 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to boost life-saving relief work in two of the world’s most neglected regions: the West African Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

Eleven countries were selected based on a global review of critical aid operations that are facing funding deficits. “With so many crises competing for attention many people in need are...

12 Jun 2014
Djibouti: Djibouti: l'ONU et ses partenaires lancent un plan d'intervention stratégique de deux ans pour casser le cercle vicieux des crises humanitaires

(Genève, le 12 Juin 2014): L'ONU et ses partenaires ont lancé un plan stratégique d'intervention humanitaire d’une durée de deux ans pour répondre aux besoins de 250 000 personnes à Djibouti et les aider à se remettre sur pieds. Parmi la population ciblée, 162 500 sont des ressortissants de Djibouti, 27 500 sont des réfugiés et 60 000 sont des migrants principalement originaires de Somalie et d'Ethiopie.

« Les sécheresses persistantes et récurrentes ont...

12 Jun 2014
Djibouti: Djibouti: UN and partners launch two-year strategic response plan to break vicious cycle of humanitarian crises

(Geneva, 12 June 2014): The UN and partners have launched a two-year humanitarian Strategic Response Plan to respond to the needs of 250,000 people in Djibouti to help them get back on their feet. Of the targeted population, 162,500 are Djibouti nationals, 27,500 are refugees and 60,000 are migrants mainly from Somalia and Ethiopia.

“Persistent and recurring droughts have resulted in a general lack of water for both...

20 May 2014
South Sudan: Donors pledge more than $600 million for Humanitarian Response to South Sudan Crisis

(Oslo, 20 May 2014): The international donor community today raised more than US$600 million in pledges to scale up humanitarian response to the South Sudan crisis at a conference hosted by Norway in collaboration with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

“These generous pledges will, once paid, translate into life-saving relief to the most vulnerable people in South Sudan and to those who have sought refuge in neighbouring countries....