Press Releases

  • 29 Jul 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Central African Republic, Chad Avant propos Les articles sélectionnés dans cette revue de presse ont pour but d’informer sur la situation humanitaire au Tchad ou sur le contexte général. Cette sélection d'articles ne reflète pas nécessairement la position d’OCHA-Tchad. Merci de tenir compte de cette réserve. LES TITRES IOM Organizes Safe Return from Cameroon of Chadian Migrants Displaced from CAR (IOM, 25/07/14) Polio...
  • 26 Jul 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: occupied Palestinian territory The past few days witnessed a sharp escalation in clashes between Palestinian civilians and Israeli forces across the West Bank in the context of protests against the ongoing Israeli military operation in the Gaza Strip. Since 23 July, Israeli forces killed ten Palestinians and injured approximately 600; an additional Palestinian was reportedly killed and three injured by an Israeli settler....
  • 25 Jul 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq, Saudi Arabia A surge in violence between Government forces and armed groups has displaced an estimated 1.2 million Iraqis since January 2014. Violence has been most intense in Anbar Governorate in north-western Iraq, where approximately 550,000 people have been displaced by fighting centred on Fallujah and Ramadi. In June armed groups took control of Iraq’s second largest city of Mosul and a string of other cities,...
  • 25 Jul 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: occupied Palestinian territory Planning figures 1.8 million Total population of the Gaza Strip (already considered vulnerable under the SRP) all of whom are identified as affected by the current emergency 697 Killed (74% civilians) 3,993 Injured (1,213 children, 698 women) 3,230 Homes destroyed or severely damaged in Gaza 140,000 internally displaced, sheltering in 83 UNRWA schools, thousands of additional people...
  • 25 Jul 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Le District du Tanganyika, vaste de près de 500 000 km2, frontalier à la province du Sud-Kivu, risque d’être embrasé par un conflit communautaire entre les pygmées et Lubas dont son origine récente remonte à mai 2013 où les Mayi Mayi « Bakata Katanga », avaient incendié les localités voisines de Lwela et Nsange, localités situées sur l’axe Kiambi – Nyunzu, à près de 100 km de Manono Centre...
  • 25 Jul 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Gambia Banjul, 25 July 2014: The United Nations Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel, Robert Piper, completed a visit to The Gambia, where he met senior Government officials, the humanitarian and development community as well as donors. During his mission, he also visited a maize seeds farm and the pediatric ward of one of the Edward Francis Small hospital in Banjul, hearing the concerns of farmers and families...
  • 24 Jul 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: World (Tokyo, 24 July 2014): United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, concluded a three-day mission to Tokyo today. During her visit, she co-hosted the North and South-East Asia Regional Consultation for the World Humanitarian Summit, along with the Governments of Indonesia and Japan. “We recognize that global humanitarian action is changing and...
  • 24 Jul 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: World Tokyo, Japan: 24 July 2014 Colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen, I first of all want to say a huge thank you because you all worked very hard. I’ve just caught the tail end of some of it when I was talking to you at the reception last night. And I know that some controversial issues were raised and handled in a sensitive way. So my thanks to the representatives of national governments, regional organizations,...
  • 23 Jul 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Central African Republic Key Messages The emergency in the Central African Republic continues to have dramatic humanitarian consequences for people throughout the country. The entire population of 4.6 million people is affected, and tens of thousands of people urgently need protection, emergency shelter, food aid and healthcare. The collapse of state authorities and the total breakdown of law and order have led to...
  • 23 Jul 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia, South Sudan (New York, 23 July 2014): John Ging, Operations Director for the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, says that more must be done to support the Government of Ethiopia in hosting the large influx of those fleeing violence and possible famine in South Sudan. 180,000 South Sudanese refugees have poured into Ethiopia since the start of 2014, at a steady rate of 25,000 per month, with...