oPt: ERC Amos calls for violence to end in the West Bank...
15 May, 2011
ERC Valerie Amos visited Ramallah, East Jerusalem and Area C of the West Bank on 15 May, a day of violent protest in the occupied Palestinian territory.
In Ramallah, Ms. Amos met with President Mahmoud Abbas and also with Prime Minister Salam Fayyad. The ERC reiterated the determination of... Read More >>
oPt: ERC Amos calls for an end to forced displacement
14 May, 2011
On the first day of her four-day visit to the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and Israel, Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) Valerie Amos witnessed firsthand the impact of the Barrier on Palestinian communities in the Jerusalem governorate. The Barrier is the single largest obstacle to... Read More >>
LIBYA: Migrants feared drowned while fleeing by sea
13 May, 2011
As fighting continues, the number of people trying to reach Europe by sea has risen since the crisis in Libya began. There are major concerns as people fleeing the violence are often using unsafe and overloaded vessels. On 6 May, a boat carrying people fleeing Libya broke up shortly after... Read More >>
ERC Amos’ first visit to oPt and Israel
13 May, 2011
Valerie Amos, the United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, will starting a four-day trip to the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt) and Israel tomorrow, with EU Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis... Read More >>
LIBYA: Update on the humanitarian situation and response
11 May, 2011
People in Libya's western Nafusa Mountain region continue to be caught up in the conflict. In Nalut and Zintan, ongoing fighting continues to hinder delivery of assistance to those in need, and half of the population of these towns have reportedly left. On 7 May, media reports indicated that... Read More >>