Syria: “Civilians are under fire”
25 February, 2014
Almost three years into Syria’s civil war, civilians are still being targeted by all sides, and aid efforts continue to be prevented and undermined. This was the assessment delivered today by UN Deputy Humanitarian Chief, Ms. Kyung-wha Kang in a statement to the UN General Assembly.... Read More >>
WHS: “We need new solutions, new ways of responding, new...
14 February, 2014
The launch of a new World Humanitarian Summit website kicks off two years of intensive outreach in the lead up to the 2016 global gathering in Istanbul, Turkey.
The website – www.worldhumanitariansummit.org– marks an important public step in a process that seeks to redefine the... Read More >>
Yemen: Conflict destroying livelihoods in northern Yemen
12 February, 2014
The recent conflict in Amran Governorate, northern Yemen, has displaced thousands of families, disrupted livelihoods and destroyed houses and farmland.
“My family was first displaced to Khyar, Bani Suraim District, in late December ,” said 25-year old Naji Hudairi. “... Read More >>
Syria: Valerie Amos on aid convoy to Homs
10 February, 2014
UN Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos has welcomed the three day extension of the humanitarian pause in Old Homs City in western Syria.
“I welcome the news that the parties to the conflict have agreed to extend the humanitarian pause,” Ms. Amos said in a statement issued this... Read More >>
CERF: Providing a lifeline for people in forgotten crises
17 January, 2014
United Nations Humanitarian Chief Valerie Amos has allocated US$95.5 million to sustain emergency aid operations in some of the world’s worst, yet most neglected, humanitarian crises.
This funding from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) is the first of its two-part annual... Read More >>