Libya: UN Secretary-General to appoint Special Envoy for...
4 March, 2011
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon convened a meeting of UN agencies and regional organizations to discuss a coordinated approach to the humanitarian situation in and around Libya. He intends to appoint a special envoy responsible for coordinating the relief effort.
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Libya: UN assessment mission to assess impact of attacks in...
3 March, 2011
In eastern Libya, reports were received of Government forces launching air attacks against opposition-held areas. The humanitarian impact of the attacks remains unclear. A United Nations joint rapid assessment mission, led by OCHA, is currently in eastern Libya proceeding to Benghazi to... Read More >>
Libya: Thousands fleeing Libya unable to cross border
2 March, 2011
According to new estimates, up to 147,000 people have now fled Libya to Egypt, Tunisia and Niger. More than 25,000 people have reportedly crossed from Libya into Tunisia over the past two days, but thousands of people remain stuck on the Libyan side of the border, not allowed to cross and... Read More >>
Libya: Unrest in the Libyan Arab Jamahiriya
1 March, 2011
The situation in western Libya, which is still controlled by the Government, remains tense. The Libyan Government continues to have a strong grip on the capital Tripoli. Several cities, including Tripoli, have become the theatre of confrontations, as tribes have joined the uprising. At this... Read More >>
PAKISTAN: 6 MONTHS ON
1 February, 2011
Six months after floods damaged and washed away homes and livelihoods in north-western Pakistan, the emergency is far from over. Millions of people are still in urgent need of humanitarian aid and funding for early recovery projects to help rebuild their lives.
The floods were the worst in... Read More >>