Press Releases

  • 09 Jul 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq, Kuwait (Geneva 9 July 2014): The United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) today welcomed the generous contribution of US$9.5 million from the State of Kuwait to UN humanitarian agencies and the International Organization for Migration (IOM) responding to the deteriorating humanitarian crisis in Iraq. An additional $500,000 from Kuwait has been allocated to the Kuwait Red Crescent...
  • 09 Jul 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan Country: South Sudan Juba, 9 July 2014: “I would like to congratulate South Sudan and all its people on the third anniversary of the Independence of this new nation. Today is a day for both the celebration of South Sudan’s hard-won sovereignty and also an opportunity to reflect on what it means to be South Sudanese. While this young nation celebrates today we acknowledge...
  • 08 Jul 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Yemen Country: Yemen Sana’a/New York, 8 July 2014: I am extremely alarmed about the recent escalation of the conflict in Amran Governorate. Over the past few days, violence has displaced thousands of families and affected many more. There are reports of more than 200 civilians, including women and children, having been killed, and thousands of people are reportedly trapped inside the conflict zone...
  • 08 Jul 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Central African Republic Bangui, CAR | 08 July 2014 La Coordonnatrice humanitaire principale en République Centrafricaine (RCA), Claire Bourgeois, condamne fermement les violences indiscriminées contre les déplacés de la cathédrale St Joseph à Bambari (Préfecture de la Ouaka) le 7 juillet, et l’attaque sur une mosquée à Paoua (Préfecture de l’Ouham Pende) le 4 juillet. Le 4 juillet, pendant que des habitants priaient,...
  • 08 Jul 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia Country: Somalia Mogadishu, 8 July 2014: “The latest assessments from the Food and Agricultural Organization warn that the food crisis in Somalia will deteriorate in the coming months, with drought conditions already observed in parts of the country due to a poor rainy season. Rainfall was recorded at less than 50 per cent of normal levels during the March to June Gu rains....
  • 08 Jul 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia Country: Somalia Mogadishu, 8 July 2014: “The latest assessments from the Food and Agricultural Organization warn that the food crisis in Somalia will deteriorate in the coming months, with drought conditions already observed in parts of the country due to a poor rainy season. Rainfall was recorded at less than 50 per cent of normal levels during the March to June Gu rains....
  • 07 Jul 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Indonesia HIGHLIGHTS • Overall decrease in disaster events in 2014 • Two volcano eruptions – Mt. Sangeangapi and Mt. Sinabung • UNDAC course hosted by BNPB and OCHA • HRF plans to phase out by September 2014 FIGURES Natural Disaster (Apr-Jun 2014) Natural Disaster 293 Total Affected 32,070 population Casualties 61 Overall number of disaster events decreasing in 2014 In April – June 2014, there were a total of...
  • 04 Jul 2014
    Source: UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN High Commissioner for Refugees Country: Colombia Bogotá y Quibdó, Julio 3 de 2014 / El Alto Comisionado de Naciones Unidas para los Refugiados – ACNUR –, la Oficina en Colombia del Alto Comisionado de las Naciones Unidas para los Derechos Humanos –ONU Derechos Humanos- y la Oficina de las Naciones Unidas para la Coordinación de Asuntos Humanitarios – OCHA –, manifiestan...
  • 02 Jul 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq, Saudi Arabia I am deeply concerned by the humanitarian situation in Iraq where more than 1.2 million people have fled their homes, fearing for their lives. As the security situation continues to worsen, I am extremely worried about the families urgently in need of water, food, shelter, healthcare, sanitation and protection from violence. Children are especially vulnerable to outbreaks of disease and malnutrition,...
  • 02 Jul 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Fiji, Indonesia, Myanmar, Philippines, Solomon Islands, World This update seeks to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better communicate with disaster­affected communities. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks. **Myanmar ** OCHA Myanmar's May 2014 edition of the Humanitarian Bulletin talks about strengthening humanitarian partners'...