Press Releases

  • 28 Apr 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Syrian Arab Republic Checked against delivery Mr. President, It does not require me to say to each and every member of the Security Council, that the impact of five long years of conflict in Syria defies understanding, let alone its description. The human toll and suffering is sickening in this senseless fight where there is nothing is much left to gain. Hundreds of thousands are dead. Millions have been displaced....
  • 28 Apr 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: occupied Palestinian territory Since 3 April 2016, the Israeli authorities have been preventing the import of cement into Gaza for the private sector, following allegations that a substantial amount had been diverted from its intended legitimate beneficiaries. The controlled import of cement into Gaza for the private sector only resumed in October 2014 as part of the Gaza Reconstruction Mechanism (GRM), after a general...
  • 28 Apr 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia On 11 April, 2016, Ethiopia Satellite Television (ESAT) released a news item claiming that the Ethiopian government had stopped the fundraising campaign by UN agencies. According to the report, this message was conveyed in a meeting between a representative of United Nations Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) and the Special Envoy for the Prime Minister of Ethiopia, Ambassador Behane...
  • 27 Apr 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Yemen (Sana’a, 27 April 2016): On 26 April, the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, concluded a three-day assessment mission to Sa’ada Governorate. He urged Yemeni parties to remain committed to the Cessation of Hostilities and allow unhindered humanitarian access. Mr. McGoldrick also asked the international community to increase the level of support for Yemen. “...
  • 27 Apr 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Yemen (Sana’a, 27 April 2016): On 26 April, the United Nations Resident Coordinator and Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick, concluded a three-day assessment mission to Sa’ada Governorate. He urged Yemeni parties to remain committed to the Cessation of Hostilities and allow unhindered humanitarian access. Mr. McGoldrick also asked the international community to increase the level of support for Yemen. “...
  • 26 Apr 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: World (**Geneva, 26 April 2016**): With millions of people across the world affected by droughts, floods and other extreme weather events triggered by El Niño, the international community must act now to address urgent humanitarian needs and support building communities’ resilience to future shocks, Stephen O’Brien, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, has said. The...
  • 26 Apr 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Lesotho, Malawi, Marshall Islands, Swaziland, World, Zimbabwe As delivered Excellencies, Distinguished guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, We are given a tremendous opportunity to help the millions of people, families, and communities affected by one of the strongest El Niño episodes in history. Together, we must now act to prevent enormous suffering by supporting the national and...
  • 26 Apr 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia (Addis Ababa, 26 April 2016): Ethiopia Government and Humanitarian partners kick off donor capital visits to raise awareness on the urgent need for increased funding for Ethiopia’s El Niño-induced droughts. The delegation include Ethiopia’s Commissioner for National Disaster Risk Management Commission (NDRMC), H.E. Mr. Mitiku Kassa, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator to Ethiopia, Ms. Ahunna Eziakonwa-...
  • 26 Apr 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Denmark, Ireland, South Sudan, Sudan Khartoum, 26 April 2016. The Governments of Denmark and Ireland have donated $2.8 million and $3.2 million respectively, to the Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) that will fund critical life-saving projects prioritised by humanitarian organisations in Sudan. In recent months, Sudan has witnessed wide-scale displacement from the Jebel Marra area in Darfur, with tens of thousands of people...
  • 25 Apr 2016
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Chad Avant-propos Les articles sélectionnés dans cette revue de presse ont pour but d’informer sur la situation humanitaire au Tchad ou sur le contexte général. Cette sélection d'articles ne reflète pas nécessairement la position d’OCHA-Tchad. Merci de tenir compte de cette réserve. LES TITRES Les déplacés du lac Tchad: Choisir entre Boko Haram et la faim (Le Vif, 19/04/16) Tchad: des réfugiés nigérians tentent de...