Press Releases

  • 20 Jan 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Thomson Reuters Foundation Country: World by Stephen O’Brien and Stephen Catlin Any views expressed in this article are those of the author and not of Thomson Reuters Foundation. In an uncertain world, insurance can form part of a swifter, more predictable and cost-effective response package Last year, the lives of 102 million people were devastated by droughts, storms, earthquakes or floods, but the vast majority of those...
  • 20 Jan 2017
    Source: Government of Finland, UN Development Programme, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Syrian Arab Republic What: Helsinki Conference on Supporting Syrians and the Region When: A joint press conference will be held on 24 January, from 12:00 pm to 12:30 pm, bringing together HE Mykkänen, Minister of Foreign Trade and Development, and three Principles of UN agencies: Stephen O’Brien, OCHA; Filippo Grande, UNHCR; and Helen...
  • 20 Jan 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, World Humanitarian Summit Country: World Dear Colleagues, With this message we would like to brief you on important developments post-World Humanitarian Summit and call for your action to continue the momentum. The World Humanitarian Summit set off a number of groundbreaking initiatives designed to address and reduce the needs of people in times of humanitarian crises. One of the primary outcomes of the summit is the launch of...
  • 19 Jan 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: World Davos, Switzerland, 19 January 2017 As delivered With my fellow panelists, we are delighted to be here and to be with you in putting forward the very important Principles on Public-Private Cooperation in Humanitarian Payments as a result of work with the World Economic Forum. We are very glad to have this chance to mark the launch of the Principles. Meeting growing humanitarian need around the world, and reaching...
  • 19 Jan 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Mali, Niger De 2011 à 2016, plus de 1,6 milliard de dollars ont été mobilisés sur un total de 2 milliards de dollars requis à travers des projets des plans de réponse humanitaire pour le Niger. Environ 485 millions de dollars ont été alloués à des projets humanitaires non inclus dans les plans de 2011 à 2016. Pour les six années considérées, la moyenne des taux de financement tourne autour de 60 pour cent. En 2016, seuls...
  • 18 Jan 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo TANGANYIKA, HAUT-LOMAMI, HAUT-KATNAGA : Près de 74 000 personnes déplacées suite aux violences communautaires depuis la mi-décembre Depuis la mi-décembre, plus de 74 000 personnes se sont déplacées par les violences dans le Tanganyika, selon des sources humanitaires et autorités sanitaires présentes dans la région. Plus de 22 000 personnes ont trouvé refuge dans la ville de Kalemie et ses...
  • 17 Jan 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Somalia CERF funds help International Organization for Migration (IOM) to provide emergency primary healthcare in Puntland and Somaliland. Nimco’s two-year old son was suffering from acute watery diarrhea for two days, when she brought him to a mobile clinic in Lafta-Faraweyne village, in Somaliland’s Marodijex region. Upon arrival at the clinic Nimco was pale and visibly worried. “There was an outbreak of diarrhea in our...
  • 17 Jan 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nigeria (Maiduguri, 17 January 2017): The UN Humanitarian Air Service (UNHAS) today dispatched a helicopter with four medical personnel, 400 kg of emergency medical supplies and airlifted eight Nigeria Red Cross workers injured following a military airstrike that hit Rann locality of Nigeria’s north-eastern Borno state. “This is an unfortunate tragedy that befell people already suffering the effects of violence,” said...
  • 17 Jan 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Somalia, Sweden Mogadishu, 17 January, 2017 —The humanitarian community in Somalia is seeking US$864 million to reach 3.9 million people with urgent life-saving humanitarian assistance. The Humanitarian Response Plan for Somalia for 2017 plan was launched today in Mogadishu with calls to the international community for timely support to help bolster humanitarian operations and meet urgent humanitarian needs. “The...
  • 17 Jan 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Government of the Central African Republic Country: Central African Republic Bangui, le 13 janvier 2016 – Le Gouvernement centrafricain et l’Equipe humanitaire pays ont procédé le 13 janvier au lancement officiel du Plan de réponse humanitaire 2017 – 2019. D’un montant de 399,5 millions de dollars américains, il ambitionne de répondre aux besoins vitaux de 2,2 millions de Centrafricains. Organisé autour de trois objectifs...