Press Releases

26 Mar 2014
World: UN and IGAD strengthen ties on resilience and humanitarian action

(Kampala, 26 March 2014) The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Intergovernmental Authority on Development (IGAD) agreed today to enhance their collaboration in disaster preparedness, coordination of humanitarian aid, and advocacy for the protection of civilians affected by conflict and natural disasters.

The agreement was signed by Ms Kyung-wha Kang, the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency...

24 Jan 2014
Democratic Republic of the Congo: R.D. Congo : « La protection des civils et l’accès humanitaire ne doivent pas être mis en sursis au Nord-Kivu »

(Goma/Kinshasa, 24 janvier 2014) : Plusieurs dizaines de milliers de personnes vivant dans la zone de Kamango, dans le Territoire de Beni au Nord-Kivu, pourraient encourir de graves risques de protection suite au lancement de nouvelles opérations militaires par les forces armées congolaises. L’armée congolaise a démarré, le 16 janvier 2014, une opération baptisée SOKOLA - « nettoyez » en lingala - afin de mettre un terme aux exactions commises par le groupe armé Allied...

17 Jan 2014
Sudan: Central Emergency Response Fund allocates US$86 million to support aid efforts in ten chronically neglected crises

(New York, 17 January 2014): The United Nations Humanitarian Chief and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, has allocated US$86 million to sustain emergency aid operations in some of the world’s worst, yet most neglected crises.

The funding from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) will ensure life-saving relief work continues in ten countries, including in Colombia, Myanmar, Sudan and Yemen, where needs are high but financial support is low.


10 Jan 2014
Chad: Revue de Presse Humanitaire au Tchad Du 03 au 10 janvier 2014


· Tchad: mobilisation au plus haut niveau en faveur des rapatriés de Centrafrique (RFI, 04/01/14)

· L’OIM débute l’évacuation aérienne des migrants bloqués en République centrafricaine (OIM, 10/01/14)

· Tchad : La Médiature de la République vient en aide aux rapatriés de RCA (Al Wihda, 08/01/14)

· The World Food Programme welcomes Chad’s historic contribution to school meals (WFP, 09/01/14)

· Le président...

04 Dec 2013
South Sudan: Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-Wha Kang press remarks on South Sudan - New York, Wednesday 4 December 2013

Good afternoon everyone.

I am very happy to brief you on my recent visit to South Sudan and a brief one to Ethiopia and Kenya.

The purpose of my mission was to help keep the global spotlight on the complex humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, and to find ways to strengthen partnership and collaboration with regional organizations and Governments to improve OCHA’s own work in East Africa.

While in South Sudan, I had the opportunity to travel to Bor,...