Press Releases

  • 05 Dec 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Uganda, Ukraine, World, Yemen Les appels et plans de réponse dans 33 pays visent à aider 93 millions de personnes (Genève, 5 décembre 2016...
  • 05 Dec 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Afghanistan, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Mali, Mauritania, Myanmar, Niger, Nigeria, occupied Palestinian territory, Senegal, Somalia, South Sudan, Syrian Arab Republic, Ukraine, World, Yemen Response plans and appeals in 33 countries aim to reach 93 million people in need (Geneva, 5 December 2016) - The world is...
  • 02 Dec 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Myanmar The Humanitarian News Digest is a monthly compilation of links to reports, web stories, press releases, and other public products published online by organizations with humanitarian operations in Myanmar. The content and views expressed in these publications do not necessarily reflect the views of OCHA.
  • 02 Dec 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nigeria (Abuja: 2 December 2016): The 2017 Humanitarian Response Plan for Nigeria seeks more than US$1 billion to address the needs of those in crisis in the three most affected states of Borno, Adamawa and Yobe, with 75 partners ready to respond to those needs where areas are accessible. During the course of 2016 as the Nigerian Armed Forces pushed back Boko Haram held areas the scale of the human suffering became more...
  • 02 Dec 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia Country: Somalia Nairobi, 2 December 2016 — The Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Peter de Clercq, today made an urgent appeal for humanitarian assistance amid worsening drought conditions that have left hundreds of thousands of Somalis facing severe food and water shortages. He made the call during a briefing with the international community in Nairobi, highlighting the...
  • 30 Nov 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Syrian Arab Republic New York, 30 November 2016 Mr. President, I join you from the Office of the Maritime Organization in London and thank Special Envoy Stefan de Mistura for his statement. For over five years now, the United Nations and the entire humanitarian community has raised the alarm about the devastating impact of the conflict in Syria on millions of ordinary men, women and children. We have pleaded that...
  • 30 Nov 2016
    Source: UNOPS, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, World Food Programme, UN Assistance Mission for Iraq, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Iraq During October 2016, the Iraq Internally Displaced Persons Information Centre (Iraq IIC) handled 5,525 calls, pushing the total number of calls handled by the call centre past 43,000. By the end of the month, 99.8% of calls were classified as closed. During this reporting period, the top three caller locations were Erbil...
  • 30 Nov 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: South Sudan (Juba, 30 November 2016): The Humanitarian Coordinator for South Sudan is deeply concerned by a recent series of bureaucratic impediments and access constraints that have negatively impacted humanitarian organizations’ ability to assist people in need. “Humanitarian organizations in South Sudan are striving every day to save lives and alleviate suffering across this country,” said Mr. Eugene Owusu,...
  • 29 Nov 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa, 29 novembre 2016) : Le Coordonnateur humanitaire en République Démocratique du Congo, Dr Mamadou Diallo, vient d’allouer 4 millions de dollars US du Fonds Humanitaire pour financer une assistance d’urgence aux populations victimes ou à risque de l’épidémie de choléra dans les provinces de l’Equateur, de la Tshopo, de la Mongala, du Mai-Ndombe, du Maniema et de Kinshasa. Bien que...
  • 29 Nov 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa, 29 novembre 2016) : Le 27 novembre dernier, des miliciens ont attaqué le site spontané de Luhanga majoritairement occupé par des personnes de la communauté Hutu. Selon la MONUSCO, au moins 30 personnes ont été tuées et 13 autres blessées, dont 3 femmes et 10 enfants. Les blessés ont été hospitalisés, la moitié dans un état critique, et 29 victimes ont été enterrées le 28 novembre...