Communiqués de Presse

27 Aug 2012
UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos to visit the Republic of Mali

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

WHAT: Mission to the Republic of Mali

WHEN: 28 – 30 August 2012

WHERE: Bamako and Mopti

UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos is scheduled to travel to the Republic of Mali from 28 to 30 August 2012.

During the trip, she will assess the ongoing humanitarian response and draw attention to the severe food and nutrition crisis affecting 4...

26 Jul 2012
OCHA calls for a paradigm shift to avert a humanitarian disaster in Mali

(Bamako/Dakar/Geneva, 26 July 2012): Concluding a three-day mission in Mali, John Ging, OCHA Director of Operations, called for immediate international attention to the country’s serious humanitarian crisis which is driven by severe food insecurity, malnutrition, large-scale population displacement and widespread insecurity.

"The humanitarian situation is deteriorating rapidly because of the inadequacy of the response. The situation in Mali is desperate, but not...

26 Jul 2012
OCHA appelle a un changement de paradigme pour eviter une catastrophe humanitaire au Mali

(Bamako/Dakar/Genève, 26 juillet 2012) : le Directeur des opérations d’OCHA a achevé une visite de trois jours au Mali en lançant un appel à la communauté internationale pour qu’elle réagisse immédiatement à la situation humanitaire grave à laquelle fait face le pays. La crise actuelle est alimentée par une forte insécurité alimentaire, la malnutrition, d’importants déplacements de populations ainsi que par une insécurité généralisée.

« La situation humanitaire se...

24 Jul 2012
CERF gives $7 million to help people affected by conflict in Mali

24 July 2012: The United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has given US$6,896,415 to humanitarian partners in Mali to aid conflict-affected people.

Some 146,000 Malians have been internally displaced, and over 191,000 have sought refuge in neighbouring countries following the onset of fighting in January between Government forces and the National Movement for the Liberation of Azawad. This complex emergency strikes areas that are highly food-insecure...

06 Jul 2012
Emergency Relief Coordinator’s key messages on the Sahel, 6 July 2012 - Issue Number 3

I. Key Messages

  1. The severe food and nutrition crisis affecting nine countries in the Sahel region of West Africa is worsening and needs are rising sharply. More than 18 million people in nine countries are facing food insecurity. A million children under 5 are at risk of dying from severe acute malnutrition. Successive droughts, combined with conflict and displacement, have pushed people into crisis. In Niger, the number of people affected by food...