Press Releases

23 Jul 2014
Bangladesh: Delivering emergency care to the most vulnerable

Five-year old Ehsam (not his real name) had suffered from a debilitating inguinal hernia since he was six months old. Funding from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) helped get him the life-saving treatment he needed.

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16 Jul 2014
Philippines: Humanitarian community on standby with Typhoon Rammasun

Typhoon Rammasun (known locally as Glenda) is the first typhoon to strike the Philippines since Super Typhoon Haiyan on 8 November 2013. The typhoon crossed large areas of South Luzon, Albay and through Metro Manila, heading towards Bataan. It is expected to leave the Philippines Area of Responsibility by Thursday morning.

“We are in close communication with respective government counterparts as well as the Humanitarian Country Team and field offices for constant...

07 Jul 2014
Indonesia: Indonesia Humanitarian Bulletin | April - June 2014 [EN/ID]


• 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


Natural Disaster (Apr-Jun 2014)

  • Natural Disaster 293

  • Total Affected 32,070 population

  • Casualties 61

Overall number of disaster events...

19 Jun 2014
Philippines: Typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) Consolidated Cluster Briefs 19 June 2014

Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster


The Camp Coordination and Camp Management Cluster tracks and monitors displacement flows in all displacement sites in order to define caseloads, identify vulnerable groups, monitor and coordinate service provision and advocate durable solutions for IDPs.

The CCCM Cluster, led by the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) and the International Organization for Migration (IOM), has...

17 Jun 2014
Myanmar: Assistant Secretary-General and Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kyung-Wha Kang Press Remarks on Myanmar

New York 17 June 2014

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I am pleased to have this opportunity to brief you on my trip last week to Myanmar to take stock of the humanitarian challenges there. This trip coincided with the second anniversary of the terrible inter-communal violence in Rakhine State and the third anniversary of the conflict in Kachin State.

In both Rakhine and Kachin, humanitarian access is an issue, but for very different reasons. In Kachin, half of the 100,...