Press Releases

08 Dec 2005
Press briefing by Emergency Relief Coordinator on his mission to Zimbabwe
(New York: 8 December 2005): Following is a near verbatim transcript of the press conference given by Jan Egeland, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, on his mission to Zimbabwe.
Deputy Spokesperson: Good afternoon again. We have here Jan Egeland, the UN's Emergency Relief Coordinator and the Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs. He is literally just back from Zimbabwe.

Jan Egeland: Thank you very much Marie. I...

06 Dec 2005
Zimbabwe: Press briefing by Jan Egeland, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator
Harare, Zimbabwe, 6 December 2005

Following is a near-verbatim transcript of the press conference given by Jan Egeland, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, in Harare, Zimbabwe.

Hiro Ueki: Welcome to the Press Briefing by Mr. Jan Egeland, the Under-Secretary- General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator of the UN. Seated to his right is Dr. Agostinho Zacarias, the UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator...

02 Apr 2004
Additional funding urgently needed for Zimbabwe
(Harare/Geneva/New York, 2 April 2004): The United Nations in Zimbabwe is urgently seeking additional funds to meet massive humanitarian needs, especially for health care, safe water, sanitation, education, and recovery at household and community levels.
"The generosity of the international community in response to the first six months of the Appeal has already contributed to mitigating the humanitarian consequences of this crisis," said Victor Angelo, the...
15 Jan 2004
Zimbabwe: UN acts to prevent water-borne disease in Harare
(New York, 15 January 2003) - In Zimbabwe, people living in Harare and outlying areas are now getting a steady supply of clean water. This breakthrough is the result of the combined efforts of the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). The measure has helped avert possible outbreaks of water-borne diseases for some 1.4 million people.
Zimbabwe's economic crisis had made it impossible to purchase...
18 Sep 2003
Zimbabwe: Food needs increase
(New York: 18 September 2003) - In Zimbabwe UN Humanitarian agencies are stepping up operations to address food shortages and their underlying causes. The UN has also identified the need to strengthen a national immunization program, which has been affected by the country's economic downturn.
The UN World Food Programme (WFP) is now scaling up operations in Zimbabwe as whole communities have exhausted their food stocks. In August, the WFP food aid programme reached rural...