Press Releases

  • 18 Dec 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq (Erbil, 18 December 2014): Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos has approved the allocation of nearly US$15 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support newly displaced families in Iraq. "This contribution is extremely timely given the persistent increase in displacement of the Iraqi population since September,” Jacqueline Badcock, the Deputy Special Representative of the UN Secretary-...
  • 18 Dec 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: South Sudan The Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) has allocated $60 million to get the humanitarian response for 2015 off to a timely start. The money will support aid agencies to take maximum advantage of the onset of South Sudan’s dry season, during which aid agencies plan to use roads to deliver aid to as many people as possible. “Thanks to donors, this CHF allocation allows humanitarian partners to hit the ground running...
  • 17 Dec 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: World As delivered I would like to begin the plenary session with a brief overview of CERF’s support in 2014. You will find background documents in your folders. So far this year, I have approved more than $450 million in CERF funding to help humanitarian partners deliver life-saving assistance in 44 countries. Some $280 million, or 62 per cent of that amount, has been provided through the Rapid Response Window and $...
  • 17 Dec 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: World (New York, 17 December 2014): Donors today pledged US$418.6 million to the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) at the annual high-level conference. The funds will support critical, life-saving humanitarian operations in 2015. “When natural disasters strike and conflict rages, it is our duty to do everything we can for the women, children and men caught in crisis,” said UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-...
  • 17 Dec 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Syrian Arab Republic (New York, 17 December 2014) I welcome the news that the Security Council has unanimously adopted resolution 2191, which renews resolution 2165, reaffirming their commitment to helping millions of Syrians in need of aid and protection. Humanitarian organizations are committed to continuing to help people in desperate need despite the dangerous conditions we face. Syrians need a peaceful and stable...
  • 17 Dec 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: occupied Palestinian territory Ramallah and Gaza, State of Palestine, 16 December 2014: Palestinian civil society actors came together in the West Bank and Gaza to agree a series of recommendations that will feed into the Middle East and North Africa Regional Consultation, in Amman on 3-5 March 2015. The Regional Consultation is key milestone in the lead up to the firstever World Humanitarian Summit (WHS), to be held in...
  • 16 Dec 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ireland, Sudan Khartoum, 16 December 2014. To help address growing humanitarian needs in Sudan, the Government of Ireland has contributed an additional US $ 1,891,551 to the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF), following its contribution earlier this year of US $1,362,200. “The funding which Ireland is providing will help the UN and its partners to respond effectively to the immense humanitarian needs in Sudan,...
  • 16 Dec 2014
    Source: International Organization for Migration, UN Office on Drugs and Crime, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: World Estamos muy preocupados por la pérdida de vidas, heridas, traumas y serias violaciones a los derechos humanos que afecta a los migrantes, solicitantes de asilo y refugiados que viajan por mar. La situación está llevando al límite de su capacidad a la infraestructura de rescate y recepción, así como a los...
  • 15 Dec 2014
    Source: ReliefWeb, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Colombia Hoy estamos introduciendo una nueva página de país para Colombia en el Humanitarian Data Exchange (HDX). Esta página reúne un conjunto de datos relevantes sobre asuntos humanitarios incluyendo un mapa interactivo, cifras humanitarias claves, gráficos y aproximadamente 40 bases de datos de fuentes locales. Las cifras humanitarias claves incluyen el número de personas desplazadas, el número de personas...
  • 15 Dec 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Syrian Arab Republic Mr. President, My November briefing on the Syrian crisis focused on the constraints and challenges to humanitarian access across conflict lines inside Syria and across borders into Syria. In this month's briefing I would like to focus on issues related to the protection of civilians in Syria following the adoption of resolution 2139 in February this year. The resolution was unanimously adopted...