Press Releases

  • 24 Apr 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan 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 10 choses à savoir sur la faim au Tchad (PAM, 16/04/2015) Tchad...
  • 24 Apr 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Syrian Arab Republic As delivered Since my first briefing to the Council on Syria some three years ago, we have sat in this chamber many times and borne witness to the spiraling violence and growing despair in the country. Each time, I speak of atrocity after atrocity; violation after violation; misery after misery. And, despite the Council's unity on the appalling humanitarian consequences of the conflict and three...
  • 24 Apr 2015
    Source: UN Population Fund, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Women Country: Colombia Bogotá, 23 de abril de 2015. El día de hoy los representantes en Colombia de la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios – OCHA, Sr. Gerard Gómez, de ONU Mujeres, Sra. Belén Sanz, y del Fondo de Población de Naciones Unidas – UNFPA, Sr. Jorge Parra Vergara, firmaron un Plan de Acción Conjunto para la integración del enfoque de género en la acción...
  • 23 Apr 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Country: Yemen Escalating conflict over the past four weeks has worsened an already large-scale humanitarian crisis in Yemen. The upsurge in violence has further deepened the hardships faced by ordinary Yemenis and diminished the protection of civilians. Fighting and coalition airstrikes have impacted virtually the entire country. The toll on civilians has been immense. Since 19 March 2015,...
  • 23 Apr 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan Country: South Sudan Juba, 23 April 2015: “The work of non-governmental organisations and United Nations providing emergency relief to the survivors of conflict in any setting is based on the principles of humanity, impartiality and neutrality. The safety and security of aid workers and their property is a condition for programmes to be carried out. Central to the work of...
  • 23 Apr 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Vanuatu Over 575 ongoing activities by more than 30 organizations on 32 islands
  • 21 Apr 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Somalia, World (New York, 21 April 2015) Yesterday's horrific attack on UNICEF staff in Somalia is a reminder of the dangers faced by many humanitarian aid workers on a daily basis. Aid workers are increasingly targets, with serious consequences for our ability to reach people who urgently need help. Attacks on humanitarian workers can constitute a war crime and are in total violation of international humanitarian and...
  • 21 Apr 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Sudan, Sweden Khartoum, 21 April 2015. Sweden has contributed SEK55 million (US $6.4 million) to the 2015 Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF). Sweden has been a committed supporter of the CHF, contributing some SEK1.2 billion (US $106 million) since 2006. This valuable contribution comes at a critical time, when funding for humanitarian action in Sudan is scarce and humanitarian needs are growing. “Sweden follows the...
  • 21 Apr 2015
    Source: Redhum, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, World Humanitarian Summit Country: Guatemala, World A menos de un mes de la Consulta Regional - VII Reunión de Mecanismos Internacionales de Asistencia Humanitaria que tendrá lugar en Guatemala del 5 al 7 de mayo, la fase de consulta individual ha finalizado, para dar paso a la preparación, síntesis y análisis de los resultados. Los documentos finales estarán a disposición de todos en la fase previa al evento regional.
  • 21 Apr 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Vanuatu, World In this month’s issue This edition of the newsletter highlights the response to Tropical Cyclone (TC) Pam, a Category 5 cyclone that struck Vanuatu on the evening of 13 March 2015. The newsletter also features the Global Forum on Humanitarian Civil-Military Coordination in preparation for the 2016 World Humanitarian Summit that was held in Singapore from 13 to 15 April 2015. The last article of this edition...