Press Releases

  • 19 Feb 2018
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Syrian Arab Republic Amman, 19 February 2018 I am deeply alarmed by the extreme escalation in hostilities in East Ghouta of today which has resulted in the deaths of over 40 civilians and more than 150 injuries in the besieged enclave, some areas which have been besieged since 2013. Since 15 February, clashes have been reported in several locations including: Harasta, Alzreqiyyah and Hazrama, Irbin, Duma, Madyara,...
  • 19 Feb 2018
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Central African Republic Depuis le 27 décembre 2017, plusieurs affrontements entre groupes armés ont eu lieu autour de la ville de Paoua. Ces accrochages ont provoqué des déplacements massifs de population vers Paoua. Dès le 11 janvier 2018, la communauté humanitaire s’est davantage mobilisée pour apporter une réponse d’urgence aux personnes dans le besoin.
  • 19 Feb 2018
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Democratic Republic of the Congo Kinshasa 19 février 2018 « Le 17 Février 2018, nous avons perdu deux collègues travailleurs humanitaires tués dans l’exercice de leurs fonctions par des personnes armées non-identifiées. Nos collègues travaillaient pour l’organisation non gouvernementale Hydraulique Sans Frontières (HYFRO) près du village de Mushikiri situé sur l’axe Nyanzalé-Bwalanda-Kibirizi, dans le territoire de...
  • 19 Feb 2018
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Government of Chad Country: Chad Excellence, Monsieur le Coordinateur Résident des Nations Unies et Coordinateur Humanitaire au Tchad, Excellences, Chers Collègues du Gouvernement, Excellences, Mesdames et Messieurs les Ambassadeurs et Représentants du Corps Diplomatique, Mesdames et Messieurs les représentants des Agences des Nations Unies, des organisations internationales et des organisations non-gouvernementales, Mesdames...
  • 19 Feb 2018
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Chad Country: Chad Excellence, Monsieur le Ministre de l’Economie et de la Planification du développement, Excellences, Mesdames et Messieurs les Représentants du Gouvernement et des peuples du Tchad, Excellences, Mesdames et Messieurs les Ambassadeurs et Représentants du Corps Diplomatique, Mesdames et Messieurs, C’est un plaisir pour moi d’être parmi vous aujourd’hui, aux côtés de...
  • 19 Feb 2018
    Source: UN Development Programme, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Tonga Tropical Cyclone Gita, a category 4 cyclone, struck Tonga on 12 and 13 February 2018, causing widespread destruction on the main island of Tongatapu, including the capital of Nuku’alofa, and the neighboring island of ‘Eua. “The Government’s early warning actions and immediate response efforts are impressive. They clearly show the importance of preparedness and have no doubt contributed to...
  • 18 Feb 2018
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Yemen 1. INTRODUCTION The purpose of this note is to outline the issues related to transferring USD or Saudi Rial to beneficiaries in Yemen and provide guidance on how cash transfers can be calculated in Yemeni Rial. This note is meant to be revised as the situation requires and represents the situation when it was drafted. 2. CONTEXT The Yemeni Rial during the course of 2017 lost over 40% of its value against the USD...
  • 16 Feb 2018
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Tonga OVERVIEW Tropical Cyclone Gita passed through the Kingdom of Tonga just 40 km from the capital city of Nuku’alofa as a Category 4 cyclone, with winds up to 200 km per hour. The islands of Tongatapu and 'Eua and some parts of Ha’apai Group were affected. The Tongan emergency services are deployed to support clean up and recovery. The National Emergency Management Office of the Kingdom of Tonga has conducted an...
  • 16 Feb 2018
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Syrian Arab Republic Country: Syrian Arab Republic Damascus, 16 February 2018 - On 14 February, after 78 days without any access to East Ghouta, an inter-agency convoy of the UN and the Syrian Arab Red Crescent delivered life-saving food, nutrition and health assistance to 7,200 people in Nashabieh. Whilst this development is welcome, it is absolutely insufficient. The people reached represent 2.6...
  • 16 Feb 2018
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Japan WHO: Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator WHAT: Visit to Japan WHEN: 20 February 2018 WHERE: Tokyo Mark Lowcock, Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, is scheduled to visit Tokyo on 20 February on his first visit to Japan as USG/ERC. Mr. Lowcock is scheduled to meet with government officials to discuss Japan’s key...