Press Releases

  • 21 Oct 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Niger (Niamey/Niger, le 20 octobre 2014): La Coordonnatrice des secours d’urgences des Nations Unies, Valérie Amos, a alloué 7 962 500 dollars, l’équivalent de 3,8 milliards de FCFA, pour appuyer les urgences sous financées au Niger. A l’instar d’autres pays du sahel, le Niger fait toujours face à l’insécurité alimentaire et la malnutrition. Plus de 4 millions de personnes sont en situation d’insécurité alimentaire et...
  • 20 Oct 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey (Ankara, 20 October 2014) At the conclusion of a two-day visit to Turkey, UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos today reminded the international community of the gravity of Syria’s humanitarian crisis and said that additional support is needed ahead of the long winter months for people who have been displaced by fighting, and for the countries supporting them. 900,000 Syrian refugees are...
  • 20 Oct 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Niger (Niamey/Niger, 20 October 2014): The United Nations humanitarian chief, Valerie Amos, has allocated US$7,962,500 (equivalent to 3.8 billion CFA) to support critically under-funded aid operations in Niger. Like other Sahelian countries, Niger faces food insecurity and malnutrition. More than 4 million people are food insecure and about 880,000 children under-five are at risk of malnutrition. The country is also prone...
  • 20 Oct 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq (Erbil, 20 October 2014): The United Nations is calling for greater winter preparedness across Iraq. “Efforts are well underway to prepare for winter, but much more is needed,” Neill Wright, acting Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, said. “Hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons are in urgent need of protection, shelter and other essential household items.” With heavy rains and sub-zero temperatures...
  • 20 Oct 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq (Erbil, 20 October 2014): The United Nations is calling for greater winter preparedness across Iraq. “Efforts are well underway to prepare for winter, but much more is needed,” Neill Wright, acting Humanitarian Coordinator for Iraq, said. “Hundreds of thousands of internally displaced persons are in urgent need of protection, shelter and other essential household items.” With heavy rains and sub-zero temperatures...
  • 17 Oct 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq WHO: Hesham Youssef, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs for the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and Rashid Khalikov, Director of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA ) Geneva WHAT: Mission to the Republic of Iraq WHEN: 20 to 23 October 2014 WHERE: Baghdad, Erbil and field locations Hesham Youssef, OIC Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian...
  • 17 Oct 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Syrian Arab Republic, Turkey WHO: UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos WHAT: Mission to Turkey WHEN: 18-20 October 2014 WHERE: Gaziantep, Ankara UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos will visit Turkey from 18-20 October 2014. The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator is...
  • 17 Oct 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq WHO: Hesham Youssef, Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs for the Organization of Islamic Conference (OIC) and Rashid Khalikov, Director of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA ) Geneva WHAT: Mission to the Republic of Iraq WHEN: 20 to 23 October 2014 WHERE: Baghdad, Erbil and field locations Hesham Youssef, OIC Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian...
  • 17 Oct 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo (Kinshasa, 16 octobre 2014) – Des milliers de civils dans les territoires de Beni, Lubero et Walikale, dans la Province du Nord-Kivu, subissent depuis plusieurs semaines des graves violations des droits de l’homme et sont otages d’une spirale de violence suite à une inquiétante détérioration de la situation sécuritaire provoquée par des groupes armés. Au cours des dernières semaines,...
  • 16 Oct 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Central African Republic (Bangui, 16 October 2014): The Senior Humanitarian Coordinator in the Central African Republic, Claire Bourgeois, is extremely concerned by the loss of lives during a new wave of attacks and violence in the beginning of this week. She also deplores the high number of wounded, the burning of houses and the fact that the victims are compelled to seek refuge in displacement sites. More than 159...