Press Releases

  • 04 Sep 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa, 4 September 2015) The United Nations Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-wha Kang, ended today a 4-day mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) where she said the world should not let it - one of the world’s most protracted crises - “fall off the humanitarian radar.” The Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Ms. Kang, traveled to the...
  • 04 Sep 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Yemen (New York, 4 September 2015) – United Nations humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien has released an additional US$15 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to support lifesaving assistance for millions of people affected by the devastating humanitarian crisis in Yemen. This brings CERF support for humanitarian operations in the country to more than $44 million in 2015. “The scale of human suffering...
  • 03 Sep 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Yemen Key Messages Escalated fighting in Taizz Governorate has destroyed critical civilian infrastructure and severely restricted access to basic services. The entire health system across the governorate has nearly collapsed due to violence and insecurity, lack of fuel to power health facilities and water plants, and lack of medicines and supplies to treat patients. Parties to the conflict continue to disregard...
  • 02 Sep 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Country: Yemen (Sana’a, 2 September 2015): I am deeply saddened by today’s shooting and killing of two staff members of the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) in Amran Governorate. I share the grief of our colleagues at ICRC and extend heart-felt condolences on behalf of the Humanitarian Community to our friends at the ICRC and the families of those killed. I condemn this...
  • 02 Sep 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Central African Republic (Bangui, 02 septembre, 2015): Le 28 aout dernier, au cours d’une réunion convoquée par la Ministre des Affaires sociales, de la Promotion du genre et de l’Action humanitaire, en présence du Ministre des Transports et de l’Aviation civile, le Bureau de la Coordination des Affaires Humanitaires (OCHA) et de l’Organisation Internationale pour les Migrations (OIM), le Gouvernement a fait part de sa...
  • 02 Sep 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Central African Republic (Bangui, 02 September, 2015): On 28 August, during a meeting convened by the Minister of Social Affairs, Promotion of Gender and Humanitarian Action, attended by the Minister of Transport and civil aviation, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), the Government announced its decision to proceed with the closure of the...
  • 01 Sep 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Syrian Arab Republic Kuwait City, 1 September 2015 As prepared for delivery Your Excellencies, Ministers, Colleagues, Ladies and gentlemen, Welcome to this fifth meeting of the Syria Top Donors Group. I start with my sincere and countless thanks to His Highness the Amir and the Government and people of Kuwait for their exemplary and steadfast generosity; their continuing proactive, positive, principled engagement;...
  • 31 Aug 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: South Sudan When 32-year-old Rosa Lino arrived at the cholera treatment unit in Gumbo, a neighbourhood in the capital, Juba, with her 22-month-old son Angelo, he had all the signs of severe dehydration and she feared that he might not survive Read the full story
  • 31 Aug 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nepal HUMANITARIAN NEEDS The result of round 3 of the Displacement Tracking Matrix (DTM) indicated that there are 104 active sites hosting 11,147 households (59,481 people) in 13 districts. Of the nearly 60,000 individuals living in camps, 29,043 are male, 30,390 are female and 8,376 are children under age-5. The fourth round of the DTM is ongoing. Preliminary results indicate an increase in the number of sites to 140...
  • 31 Aug 2015
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nepal HUMANITARIAN NEEDS Non-discriminatory access to humanitarian assistance and targeted support for people with specific concerns, including female headed households, children, people with disabilities, the elderly, caste-based and ethnic minorities, and indigenous communities, remain priority concerns. For all affected people, psychosocial support and access to accurate and timely information on assistance and...