Press Releases

  • 24 May 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey WHO: UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O’Brien WHAT: Mission to Hatay, southern Turkey WHEN: 25-26 May 2016 WHERE: Hatay and field visits UN Humanitarian Chief Stephen O’Brien will visit Hatay in southern Turkey from 25 to 26 May 2016. The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator is...
  • 24 May 2016
    Source: UN International Strategy for Disaster Reduction, UN Development Programme, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: World A major global network will open doors for business engagement and solutions in crisis situations ISTANBUL, 24 May 2016 – A major global network launches today at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul to facilitate business engagement in crisis situations through pre-positioning supplies, meeting humanitarian needs and providing...
  • 24 May 2016
    Source: UN Development Programme, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, World Food Programme, Food and Agriculture Organization, GFDRR Country: World Istanbul, Turkey - Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - A major new partnership to better prepare countries and communities for disasters is being launched today at the World Humanitarian Summit as a united response to a continuing rise in humanitarian emergencies. The new global partnership for preparedness (GPP) is led by the Vulnerable...
  • 24 May 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Central African Republic Country: Central African Republic (Bangui, le 23 mai 2016) : Le Coordonnateur humanitaire par intérim en République centrafricaine (RCA), M. Kouassi Lazare Etien, condamne fermement le meurtre d'un travailleur humanitaire et appelle toutes les parties à veiller à ce que les humanitaires puissent mener librement leurs activités et accéder aux personnes...
  • 24 May 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for the Central African Republic Country: Central African Republic (Bangui, 23 May 2016): The Humanitarian Coordinator a.i. in the Central African Republic (CAR), Mr. Kouassi Lazare Etien, strongly condemns the killing of a humanitarian worker and urges all parties to ensure that those providing humanitarian assistance can safely access people in need and conduct their activities without...
  • 23 May 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: World (Istanbul, 23 May 2016): The use of data will be a key determinant of humanitarian effectiveness in the 21st century. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) is therefore establishing a global humanitarian data centre in the Netherlands, to be operational from early 2017. The initiative is supported by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands. “Accurate and timely data is...
  • 23 May 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia (Addis Ababa and Istanbul 23 May 2016): Mr. Demeke Mekonnen Ethiopia’s Deputy Prime Minister today chairs a side event at the World Humanitarian Summit (WHS) showcasing the country’s best practices in the drought response. Participating key note speakers at the WHS side event “Bridging the divide: humanitarian and development collaboration in Ethiopia”, include Deputy Emergency Response Coordinator and Assistant...
  • 22 May 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: World (Istanbul, 22 May 2016) – On the eve of the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, United Nations top officials called on the international community to stand up and take action for humanity. “Disasters, both man-made and natural, are becoming more frequent, more complex and more intense. More than 60 million people have been forced to flee their homes due to conflict and violence. At this summit...
  • 22 May 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Country Team in Sudan Country: Sudan Khartoum, 22 May 2016. The Humanitarian Country Team in Sudan today expressed shock and disappointment at the de facto expulsion by the Government of Sudan of one of its senior UN officials, the Head of Office of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Mr. Ivo Freijsen. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has informed the United Nations in Sudan that Mr. Freijsen...
  • 20 May 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, 20 May 2016): Following a joint prioritization exercise by the Ethiopia Government and its partners, Ethiopia’s humanitarian requirements have increased to US$1.5 billion. Of this, $702.6 million is urgently required to address prioritized humanitarian needs for the remainder of the year. This review serves as a complement to the 2016 Humanitarian Requirements Document (HRD), which is the joint...