Press Releases

  • 24 Mar 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq The United Nations is profoundly concerned by reports yesterday of a high number of civilian casualties in Al Aghawat Al Jadidah, a densely populated neighborhood in Mosul. Initial reports indicate hundreds of causalities. “We are stunned by this terrible loss of life and wish to express our deepest condolences to the many families who have reportedly been impacted by this tragedy,” said Ms. Lise Grande, the...
  • 23 Mar 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Madagascar (Antananarivo, 23 mars 2017) – Les Nations Unies et les partenaires humanitaires ont lancé un appel pour une aide de 20 millions de dollars pour faire face aux conséquences dévastatrices du cyclone Enawo à Madagascar. Le cyclone Enawo a frappé les côtes de Madagascar en tant que un cyclone de catégorie 4, le 7 mars, causant des dégâts considérables à cause des vents violents et des inondations dans le Nord-Est...
  • 23 Mar 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Madagascar (Antananarivo, 23 March 2017) – The United Nations and humanitarian partners are appealing for US$20 million to address the devastating consequences of Cyclone Enawo in Madagascar. Cyclone Enawo struck the coast of Madagascar as a Category 4 cyclone on 7 March, causing extensive damage due to high winds and flooding in northeastern parts of the country. Between 8 and 10 March, the cyclone traced an arc nearly...
  • 22 Mar 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Somalia See photos by Giles Clarke for Getty/OCHA The humanitarian situation is rapidly deteriorating in Somalia, where two consecutive seasons of poor rainfall have led to massive drought. Hundreds of thousands of people have been uprooted from their homes, walking long distances to find food, water and other essentials. United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has warned that Somalia is at risk of famine,...
  • 22 Mar 2017
    Source: Government of Japan, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Central African Republic, Japan Yaoundé, le 17 mars 2017- Le Gouvernement japonais renouvelle son appui aux centrafricains et aux réfugiés, aux retournés et aux déplacés internes touchés par la crise sécuritaire et humanitaire, en République centrafricaine (RCA), en accordant un nouveau financement de 8,207 millions de dollars américains aux agences des Nations Unies en 2017. Ce financement est...
  • 22 Mar 2017
    Source: Government of Japan, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Central African Republic, Japan Yaoundé, 14 March 2017 – The Government of Japan renews its support for Central Africans and refugees, returnees and IDPs in the Central African Republic, affected by the security and humanitarian crisis, by granting new funding of 8.207 million US dollars to programmes of United Nations agencies in 2017. This funding is allocated to different projects and as part of...
  • 21 Mar 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Kalemie/Kinshasa, 20 March 2017: The violence that has engulfed the southeastern province of Tanganyika since July 2016 and forced over 370,000 people into displacement places it firmly among “the most urgent humanitarian hotspots in a country experiencing a worsening humanitarian situation,” the Humanitarian Coordinator in the DR Congo has stated. The Humanitarian Coordinator, Dr...
  • 20 Mar 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Afghanistan, Central African Republic, Colombia, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ethiopia, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Myanmar, occupied Palestinian territory, Pakistan, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey, World, Yemen Les Fonds de Financement Communs Pays (CBPF) permettent aux organisations humanitaires d’apporter une assistance rapide et efficace à ceux qui en ont le plus besoin. Ils permettent aux...
  • 20 Mar 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Burundi, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Rwanda, South Sudan, World This bi-monthly update brings together innovative policy, practice and partnerships from the Southern and Eastern African region that aim to strengthen the engagement of disaster-affected communities in humanitarian action. The aim of the publication is to create awareness about these initiatives and share good practice. Readers are encouraged to forward this...
  • 20 Mar 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: World At the World Humanitarian Summit over 3,000 commitments to action, and nearly 20 initiatives and partnerships were launched to implement the Agenda for Humanity and thereby deliver the changes needed in the way we address humanitarian needs, risk and vulnerability. From January to Mid-March, the 300 A4H stakeholders had a chance to report on the commitments made. The reports are now available. Check them out Others...