Press Releases

  • 24 Oct 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Développements importants / Coordination *Deux cas suspects ont été déchargés depuis la dernière mise à jour, ramenant le nombre total de cas au 21 octobre à 67 (voir tableau ci-dessus pour détails) dont 49 décès, soit une létalité globale de 73,1%. Le dernier cas confirmé date du 04 octobre 2014. Renforcement de la surveillance épidémiologique par la recherche active des cas, le...
  • 24 Oct 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: World UN Association of the United States/UN Foundation New York, 22 October 2014 It is a privilege to accept this award on behalf of humanitarian workers everywhere. My thanks to the UN Association of the United States and to the UN Foundation for this award and for your continued strong support to the United Nations in helping us to build a more equal, stable and secure world. It feels as if we have reached a...
  • 24 Oct 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: World UN Association of the United States/UN Foundation New York, 22 October 2014 It is a privilege to accept this award on behalf of humanitarian workers everywhere. My thanks to the UN Association of the United States and to the UN Foundation for this award and for your continued strong support to the United Nations in helping us to build a more equal, stable and secure world. It feels as if we have reached a...
  • 24 Oct 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: South Africa WHO: Valerie Amos, Emergency Relief Coordinator and United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs WHAT: Mission to South Africa WHEN: 26-28 October 2014 WHERE: Johannesburg, Pretoria Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Valerie Amos, will visit South Africa from 26 to 28 October. Ms. Amos is scheduled to participate...
  • 24 Oct 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq (Dohuk, 24 October 2014): More resources are urgently needed to address the needs of 5. 2 million people across Iraq, a joint mission by the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) concluded. “Helping people is a fundamental pillar of Islam,” Hesham Youssef, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs for the OIC, said in Dohuk. “There...
  • 24 Oct 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq (Dohuk, 24 October 2014): More resources are urgently needed to address the needs of 5. 2 million people across Iraq, a joint mission by the Organization for Islamic Cooperation (OIC) and the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) concluded. “Helping people is a fundamental pillar of Islam,” Hesham Youssef, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs for the OIC, said in Dohuk. “There...
  • 23 Oct 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq (Baghdad, 23 October 2014): The United Nations has launched a USD $2.2 billion appeal to address the protection and humanitarian needs of 5.2 million people in conflict-affected Iraq. “The needs of the Iraqi people are immense,” Neill Wright, acting Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, said in Baghdad. “It’s imperative we step up our efforts.” The third revision of the Strategic Response Plan (SRP) of the UN and NGO...
  • 23 Oct 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq (Baghdad, 23 October 2014): The United Nations has launched a US$2.2 billion appeal to address the protection and humanitarian needs of 5.2 million people in conflict-affected Iraq. “The needs of the Iraqi people are immense,” Neill Wright, acting Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, said in Baghdad. “It’s imperative we step up our efforts.” The third revision of the Strategic Response Plan (SRP) of the UN and NGO...
  • 22 Oct 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Somalia New York, 22 October 2014 Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos, briefed the Security Council on the humanitarian situation in Somalia today, noting that it has significantly deteriorated since June. Over three million people need humanitarian assistance and livelihood support in Somalia because of drought, continued conflict, increasing food prices, and...
  • 22 Oct 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: occupied Palestinian territory The Humanitarian Coordinator, Mr. James W. Rawley, visited two Palestinian, olive-producing communities in the central West Bank today, along with members of the diplomatic and donor community, the Palestinian Ministry of Agriculture, and representatives of humanitarian organizations. “The annual olive harvest is a key economic, social and cultural event for Palestinians,” said Mr. Rawley...