Press Releases

  • 27 Aug 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: South Sudan What: Journalists are invited to a press briefing with the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Mr. Toby Lanzer. Mr. Lanzer will brief on the humanitarian situation in the country, including a recent visit to Bentiu, Unity State, and update on the UN protection of civilian sites. When: 11:00 am on Thursday, 28 August 2014 Where: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) offices,...
  • 26 Aug 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Situation de la maladie Déclaration de l’épidémie par le Ministre de la Santé Publique le 24 août 2014 13 personnes décédées de la maladie (létalité de 54%), dont 5 personnels de santé, sur 24 cas suspects (16 femmes et 8 hommes) 11 personnes placées en isolement 24 cas (16 femmes et 8 hommes) de maladie à virus Ebola recensé dans la zone de santé de Boende, du 28 juillet au 18 août...
  • 25 Aug 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines, World This update seeks to support growth in innovative policy, practice and partnerships in humanitarian action to better communicate with disaster-affected communities. Readers are encouraged to forward this email through their own networks. Myanmar Recruitment - Communications with Communities Consultant –3 months based in Sittwe, Rakhine State - The post will have primary responsibility...
  • 24 Aug 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ukraine (Kyiv, 23 August 2014) UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos visited areas of eastern Ukraine to see for herself the impact of the continued fighting on millions of people. Since March this year, around 200,000 people have fled their homes in search of safety within Ukraine and tens of thousands have fled to neighbouring countries. Every day, people die, are wounded in the fighting or find themselves on the road,...
  • 23 Aug 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ukraine Good afternoon everyone. I am happy to see how different the situation in Sloviansk is today compared with the beginning of July. We at the United Nations have been extremely concerned at the way the situation in Ukraine has deteriorated over the last few months. We are seeking to give support [to the Government] in three specific areas. First, with the ongoing political discussions, which we hope will conclude...
  • 22 Aug 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Contexte général Depuis la mi-avril 2014, l’armée nationale a lancé des offensives contre la milice du ‘‘ major ’’ Luc Yabili 1 dans la zone de Balobe, située à 62 km au sud-est d’Opienge (T erritoire de Bafwesende, District de la T shopo, en Province Orientale). Plus de 20 000 personnes – habitant quatre aires de santé (Angamapasa, Balobe Babukabi, et Ndrekoko) – fuient les...
  • 22 Aug 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Contexte général Depuis la mi-avril 2014, l’armée nationale a lancé des offensives contre la milice du ‘‘ major ’’ Luc Yabili 1 dans la zone de Balobe, située à 62 km au sud-est d’Opienge (T erritoire de Bafwesende, District de la T shopo, en Province Orientale). Plus de 20 000 personnes – habitant quatre aires de santé (Angamapasa, Balobe Babukabi, et Ndrekoko) – fuient les...
  • 22 Aug 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Central African Republic Bangui (Centrafrique), 21 août 2014: La Coordonnatrice humanitaire principale en République Centrafricaine (RCA), Claire Bourgeois, condamne fermement le décès par balle d’un volontaire de la Croix-Rouge centrafricaine à Bangui pendant qu’il évacuait les blessés du quartier PK5, ainsi que le décès hier, des populations civiles à Bangui et à Boda. Les incidents sont arrivés seulement un jour après...
  • 21 Aug 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Sri Lanka On 10 July, the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) provided US$1.7 million for the provision of water and food to drought-stricken communities in Sri Lanka. The failed annual northeast monsoon, which runs from December to February and supplies water for Sri Lanka’s agricultural production, resulted in severe crop losses and water shortages. By the end of March 2014, over 240,000 families had been affected,...
  • 21 Aug 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Sudan Khartoum, Sudan | 21 August 2014, The Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund has allocated US $400,000 to the Danish Refugee Council to address food insecurity affecting some 15,000 people in the Jebel Marra area of Central Darfur. In light of significant humanitarian needs in Nertiti and Rokero localities, the Sudan Common Humanitarian Fund (CHF) provided the Danish Refugee Council with US $400,000 to address food...