Press Releases

  • 26 Sep 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Central African Republic Bangui, le 26 septembre 2017 – La situation humanitaire dans l’Ouest de la République centrafricaine se dégrade à nouveau depuis le début du mois de septembre. La prise de plusieurs localités notamment les villes de Bocaranga et de Niem par des groupes armés et les affrontements qui s’en suivent ont causé un grand nombre de déplacements. La grande majorité des habitants de Bocaranga, 15 000, et...
  • 26 Sep 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Central African Republic Bangui, 26 September 2017 - The humanitarian situation in the western part of the Central African Republic has deteriorated again since the beginning of September. Armed groups have taken over several localities, in particular the cities of Bocaranga and Niem and the ensuing confrontations have caused a large number of displacements. The vast majority of the inhabitants of Bocaranga, 15,000, and...
  • 26 Sep 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Sudan The Sudan Humanitarian Fund (SHF) receives contributions from donors – mainly governments – into a single fund, with the aspiration of reaching 15 percent of the total humanitarian funding requirements in Sudan. The money is used for humanitarian operations on a rolling basis through regular allocation rounds or is set aside for future response to in–country emergencies. The SHF reinforces and relies on existing...
  • 26 Sep 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Lying on a well-worn mattress strapped onto a bicycle overloaded with household items, and pushed hastily by his older siblings, the little boy was fast asleep. He was exhausted from a punishing trek that families are forced to take to escape persistent tensions in several towns and villages in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s (DRC’s) conflict-hit Kasai region. More than 1 million...
  • 25 Sep 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Libya Libya Humanitarian Coordinator condemns the continued fighting in Sabratah causing civilian casualties UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya Maria Do Valle Ribeiro condemns the continued fighting in the city of Sabratah that has claimed a number of lives, including civilians. According to information received, three civilian men killed and eight others injured, including a woman and an 8-year-old child. These figures...
  • 25 Sep 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Somalia, South Sudan, World, Zimbabwe Humanitarian Radio Partners with UNICEF to educate & engage community on breastfeeding A radio station in South Sudan is broadcasting radio dramas, spot messages, short stories, Public Service Announcements (PSAs) and songs aimed at raising awareness of proper breastfeeding. When health services fall into the hands of communities...
  • 22 Sep 2017
    Source: Government of Sweden, Government of the Netherlands, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Denmark, Netherlands, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, United States of America, Yemen Co-Chairs’ summary issued by Ms. Margot Walström, Minister for Foreign Affairs of Sweden; Mr. Bert Koenders, Minister for Foreign Affairs of the Netherlands; and Mr. Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator....
  • 22 Sep 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Bangladesh, Myanmar In the last three weeks, nearly 430,000 Rohingya refugees have fled violence across the border from Myanmar into Bangladesh. Refugees have arrived exhausted, hungry and traumatized by their weeks-long ordeal. Some have arrived with injuries caused by gunshots, fire and landmines. Thousands paid extortionate fees to make risky crossings from Myanmar in small boats, and dozens of people reportedly drowned...
  • 22 Sep 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Iraq When the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) arrived in Al-Udheim in early 2014, the town experienced large-scale displacement as people fled north to safety in Kirkuk Governorate and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. In early 2017, hundreds of those people returned to Al-Udheim, which lies in a flat farming landscape in Khalis district in the east of Diyala Governorate, bordering Salah al-Din Governorate. But...
  • 22 Sep 2017
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan, Yemen North-east Nigeria, Somalia, South Sudan and Yemen are facing devastating humanitarian crises. To avert a humanitarian catastrophe, the United Nations and our partners have dramatically scaled up operations. Together with the World Bank, the UN is also stepping up cooperation between humanitarian and development partners. By strengthening such links, we aim to not only save lives, but...