Press Releases

  • 24 Nov 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Central African Republic (Bangui, 24 November 2014): A mission composed of Humanitarian Country Team members, a representative of the Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs and the Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic visited Zémio on 22 November to assess the humanitarian situation after the outbreak of inter-community violence. The mission to the south east of the country called...
  • 21 Nov 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia NOTE TO CORRESPONDENTS After the conclusion of her visit to South Sudan, ASG Kyung-wha Kang will travel today to Ethiopia, to discuss strategic priorities for humanitarian assistance in Ethiopia and the region, including the challenges faced in addressing the growing number of refugees in the country. Ms. Kang is expected to meet senior representatives of the Government, as well as with the Ethiopian...
  • 21 Nov 2014
    Source: African Union, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation Country: Central African Republic, Chad (Addis Ababa/Jeddah/N'Djamena, 21 November 2014): A high-level mission today wrapped up a week-long visit to Chad raising attention for the human suffering and calling for more engagement of the international community in the Central African Country. The five-day mission was jointly led by the African Union Commission (AU), the...
  • 21 Nov 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: South Sudan Juba, 21 November 2014): UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-wha Kang, concluded her three-day mission to South Sudan today, calling on all parties to the conflict to respect their ceasefire commitments and urging the international community to continue providing support to enable humanitarians to scale up and expand critical aid operations. The year-long conflict has been brutal....
  • 21 Nov 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo (Pweto, northern Katanga, 20 November 2014): Three years after a cycle of violence started displacing and affecting the livelihoods of over half a million people in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s mineral-rich Katanga Province, there is an urgent need for greater attention on its humanitarian crisis, the United Nations’ top humanitarian official said today. “Katanga needs greater,...
  • 21 Nov 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo (Pweto, nord du Katanga, le 20 novembre 2014): Trois ans après qu’un cycle de violence ait déplacé plus d'un demi-million de personnes et affecté leurs moyens de subsistance , il y a un besoin urgent d'une plus grande attention sur la crise humanitaire qui affecte le Katanga, riche province minière de la République Démocratique du Congo, a déclaré aujourd’hui le responsable de l’...
  • 20 Nov 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia MEDIA ADVISORY WHO: Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang WHAT: Mission to Ethiopia WHEN: 21 - 25 November 2014 WHERE: Addis Ababa and Gambella region Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang, is scheduled to visit Ethiopia from 21 to 25 November 2014. The aim of the mission...
  • 20 Nov 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Sudan
  • 19 Nov 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: South Sudan Press Conference South Sudan | 21 November 2014 The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) in South Sudan cordially invites members of the media in South Sudan to a press briefing by the UN Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-wha Kang. The ASG will brief on the impact of the continuing humanitarian crisis in...
  • 18 Nov 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq Mr. President, Humanitarian conditions in Iraq continue to deteriorate and 5.2 million people are now in need of assistance throughout the country. Several hundred thousand people were displaced in Anbar Governorate at the start of the year. The number of IDP's is now over 2 million across the country and the rate of displacement continues to rise. In the past ten weeks alone, over 200,000 more people have been...