Communiqués de Presse

19 Jun 2012
Humanitarian organizations request $1.6 billion to help 18.7 million crisis-affected people in Sahel

(Geneva, 19 June 2012): The United Nations and humanitarian partners today launched new and updated humanitarian appeals for the crisis-stricken Sahel region of West Africa. The combined request for the region now amounts to US$1.6 billion for food, nutrition, health services, sanitation and other urgent assistance to 18.7 million people.

Three new appeals were launched for ...

29 May 2012
Press conference: Food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel

David Gressly, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel

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30 Apr 2012
Sufficient funding for Sahel food and nutrition crisis must be made available now, Regional Humanitarian Coordinator David Gressly says

(Dakar, 30 April 2012). – “It is crucial that donors provide sufficient funding to address the food and nutrition crisis in the Sahel, and that their funding come now”, said Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel region David Gressly upon his return from a four-day visit in Mali.

David Gressly took office as Regional Humanitarian Coordinator on 17 April, following his appointment by Emergency Response Coordinator Valerie Amos. He made his first visit to...

17 Apr 2012
David Gressly, Coordonnateur Humanitaire Régional pour le Sahel, prend ses fonctions

(Dakar, 17 Avril 2012). – David Gressly a pris ses fonctions aujourd'hui à Dakar en tant que Coordonnateur Humanitaire Régional pour le Sahel. David Gressly a été nommé par le Coordonnateur des Secours d’Urgence, Valerie Amos, pour une période de six mois.

La nouvelle et grave crise alimentaire et nutritionnelle qui affecte le Sahel, encore aggravée par l'urgence complexe au Mali, exige une réponse humanitaire cohérente et doté de priorités efficaces au niveau...

17 Apr 2012
Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for Sahel David Gressly takes charges

(Dakar, 17 April 2012). –David Gressly took charges today in Dakar as Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Sahel region. David Gressly was appointed by Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos for a period of six months.

The new severe food and nutrition crisis affecting the Sahel region, compounded by the impact and spillover effects of the complex emergency in Mali, require a regionally coherent and effectively prioritized humanitarian response.