Press Releases

  • 22 May 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Niger, Nigeria, Sudan LES TITRES Le CICR intensifie ses actions dans la région du lac Tchad (L’OBS, 21/05/15) Alarming Rise of Malnutrition and Food Insecurity in Western Chad (UNICEF, 12/05/15) L’OIM aide les migrants tchadiens bloqués au Cameroun à rentrer chez eux (OIM, 05/05/15) Le Tchad vise un taux d’accès à l’eau de 95% pour les 15 prochaines années (Alwihda Info, 21/05/15...
  • 21 May 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Mali (Bamako, le 20 mai 2015) - La nouvelle Coordonnatrice de l’action humanitaire au Mali, Mme Mbaranga Gasarabwe, a officiellement pris ses fonctions. Mme Gasarabwe a été nommée à la barre de la communauté humanitaire au Mali le 8 mai dernier par le Secrétaire général des Nations Unies. Elle succède ainsi à M. David Gressly qui a récemment complété sa mission au pays. En tant que Coordonnatrice de l’action humanitaire...
  • 21 May 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Mali (Bamako, 20 May 2015) - The new Humanitarian Coordinator in Mali, Ms. Mbaranga Gasarabwe, has officially taken office. Ms. Gasarabwe was appointed at the helm of Mali’s humanitarian community on 8 May by the United Nations Secretary-General. She succeeds Mr. David Gressly who recently completed his mission in the country. As part of her Humanitarian Coordinator function, Ms. Gasarabwe will oversee the delivery of...
  • 20 May 2015
    Source: UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: occupied Palestinian territory The Humanitarian Coordinator for the occupied Palestinian territory, James W. Rawley, and the Director of UNRWA Operations West Bank, Felipe Sanchez, expressed their grave concern today that Israel is rapidly advancing plans to transfer Palestinian Bedouins in the central West Bank from their current communities. The UN...
  • 18 May 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Colombia Por OCHA Colombia El departamento de Nariño, ubicado al sur del país en la frontera con Ecuador, es uno de los más afectados por el conflicto armado en Colombia, por esta razón fue uno de los priorizados para la implementación de proyectos con recursos del Fondo Central de Respuesta a Emergencias (CERF) en 2014. Las comunidades indígenas Awá, han sido particularmente afectadas por el conflicto en este...
  • 18 May 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Assistance Mission for Iraq Country: Iraq 18 May 2015: UN agencies are rushing humanitarian assistance to people fleeing Ramadi for the second time in a month. Close to 25,000 people have fled Ramadi following ISIL attacks and fierce fighting in the city. Most of the displaced are fleeing towards Baghdad, with many trying to enter through security checkpoints. In response to urgent requests from Iraqi authorities, the World...
  • 18 May 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan Country: South Sudan Juba, 18 May 2015: “Military operations in Unity and Upper Nile states over the past three days in particular have again devastated countless lives. Eyewitness accounts report targeted rape and killing of civilians, including children. The offensive in Unity has left thousands of homes burnt and Leer hospital is again under threat of destruction. In...
  • 15 May 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Yemen By Natasha Scripture, OCHA Communications Officer The escalating humanitarian crisis in Yemen has forced more than 300,000 innocent civilians to flee their homes in recent weeks, with violent clashes impacting virtually the entire country. Thousands of civilians are trapped in areas of conflict unable to leave or seek medical help or life-saving assistance. Even the most conservative figures put the death toll at...
  • 15 May 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, World Food Programme, UN Children's Fund, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, United Republic of Tanzania Nairobi, 11 May 2015 . The Regional Representatives of OCHA, UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP convened on 11 May 2015, and agreed in principle to develop a Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) to respond to the influx of refugees into Rwanda, Tanzania and DRC from Burundi...
  • 15 May 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, World Food Programme, UN Children's Fund, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Rwanda, United Republic of Tanzania Nairobi, 11 May 2015 . 1. The Regional Representatives of OCHA, UNHCR, UNICEF and WFP convened on 11 May 2015, and agreed in principle to develop a Regional Refugee Response Plan (RRRP) to respond to the influx of refugees into Rwanda, Tanzania and DRC from...