Press Releases and Statements

03 Apr 2007
Democratic Republic of the Congo: UN aid grant fund grants $130 million in the first three months of 2007
(New York: 3 April 2007): From getting food, clothing and shelter to flood survivors in Southern Africa and South America, to ensuring security for ongoing operations in Sri Lanka and Somalia, to providing urgently need vaccines and medicines for outbreaks of cholera and meningitis in West Africa, the United Nations Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has funded some $130 million in life-saving aid activities in the first three months of 2007.

The largest recipient of...

28 Mar 2007
Zambia: Zambia: UN and NGOs seek $8.8 million in wake of floods
New York: 28 March 2007: The Inter Agency Standing Committee today launched a $8.8 million, three-month Flash Appeal for Zambia, where widespread flooding has left some 300,000 people in need of assistance.

"The Government has led a strong national response to the flooding to date," said United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief...

16 Mar 2007
Madagascar: Les agences des Nations Unies et les ONG partenaires en quête de USD 9,6 millions pour venir en aide aux 293 000 sinistrés de Madagascar
(Antananarivo, le 16 Mars 2007) : Pour venir en aide aux 293 000 sinistrés déclarés à la suite des inondations et cyclones qui ont lourdement affecté de nombreuses régions de Madagascar, le Système des Nations Unies et tous les partenaires humanitaires lancent aujourd'hui un « appel d'urgence » ou « flash appeal » à la communauté internationale en vue de mobiliser des...
16 Mar 2007
Madagascar: UN agencies and NGO partners seek $9.6 million for Madagascar
(Johannesburg: 16 March 2007): The United Nations and its humanitarian partners today launched a six-month Flash Appeal for Madagascar, requesting nearly $9.6 million to assist 293,000 people affected by heavy flooding and cyclones.

Since December 2006, a series of cyclones, with accompanying heavy rainfall, has lashed several regions of the island nation. In addition,...

13 Mar 2007
Mozambique: UN agencies in Mozambique seek US$17.7 million for 435,000 flood and cyclone affected people
(Johannesburg, 13 March 2007): The United Nations and its humanitarian partners yesterday launched a Flash Appeal for US$17.7 million to support the Mozambican government's response to humanitarian needs arising from severe flooding that began in February and from the impact of Cyclone Favio, which struck Vilanculos on 22 February. The funds will be used to provide relief...