Press Releases

  • 22 Sep 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Coordination/ Keys developments *Four suspected cases were negative after laboratory tests on two different samples and therefore discharged and declared "non-case", bringing down to 68 the total number of cases on 18 September (see table above for details ) of which 41 deaths; an overall lethality rate of slightly over 60%. **8 health personnel have died of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD)...
  • 19 Sep 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Philippines On 15 September, the Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology raised the alert level of Mayon Volcano (located in Albay province, Region V, Bicol) from 2 to 3, on a five-level alert system indicating that magma is at the crater and hazardous eruption is possible within weeks. A State of Calamity was declared in 46 barangays (lowest administrative unit in the Philippines) within the 6 km Permanent...
  • 17 Sep 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Sudan Before severe fighting broke out between Government forces and the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement-North (SPLM-N) in April 2013, some 150,000 people lived in the Abu Kershola locality of Sudan’s South Kordofan state. The fighting saw most people seek refuge in neighbouring North Kordofan. By late April 2014, as fighting eased, aid agencies received reports that close to 30,000 people had returned to their homes...
  • 17 Sep 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Coordination/ Keys developments *8 health personnel have died of Ebola Virus Didease (EVD) since the outbreak of the epidemic. Between 2 and 15 September, 40 cases of EVD have been reported in the area of Djera in Equateur Province in DRC, increasing the cumulative number of cases to 71 (see the above table for details). According to the National Coordination Committee (NCC), the overall...
  • 16 Sep 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone Allocations to-date (since April 2014) • To-date, humanitarian partners received US$7.58 million from CERF to respond to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa: Guinea ($2.72 million), Liberia ($1.91), Nigeria ($1.46) and Sierra Leone ($1.50 million). • Additional allocations are expected for Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone
  • 16 Sep 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone Ebola is a public health emergency. But it is much more than that. Today we are launching an overview of needs and requirements as one element of the response to the Ebola outbreak. It’s clear that if not dealt with effectively now, Ebola could become a major humanitarian crisis in countries currently affected. There are already significant regional implications. Liberia...
  • 16 Sep 2014
    Source: World Health Organization, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Guinea, Liberia, Sierra Leone (Geneva, 16 September 2014): The United Nations and its humanitarian partners today in Geneva launched a central contribution of the response to the outbreak of ebola in West Africa. “The ebola crisis is unprecedented. It requires an exceptional, international response to address both the health crisis and the broader societal, economic and political threats to the...
  • 14 Sep 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq (Baghdad, Iraq, 14 September 2014): After concluding a three-day visit to Iraq, UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos said today that additional support is needed ahead of the long winter months for people who have been displaced by fighting, and for the communities supporting them. Iraq is facing an escalating emergency with up to 1.8 million Iraqis displaced since January. The crisis has affected over 20 million...
  • 14 Sep 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq, Saudi Arabia Baghdad, Sunday 14 September 2014 Good Afternoon everyone. Iraq faces a very serious humanitarian crisis. Up to 1.8 million Iraqis have been displaced since January and many of them are living with families and communities. Some in abandoned and unfinished buildings. 20 million people across Iraq have been affected since the first wave of displacement took place in January this year. Some families...
  • 13 Sep 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Mali, Mauritania Nouakchott, le 13 septembre 2014 - Robert Piper, le Coordonnateur humanitaire régional des Nations Unies pour le Sahel, termine une mission de deux jours à Nouakchott durant laquelle il a rencontré le Premier Ministre Yahya Ould Haddemine, ainsi que certains membres du gouvernement, les acteurs humanitaires et des membres du corps diplomatique pour discuter des priorités en matière d’action commune pour...