Press Releases

  • 18 Apr 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: South Sudan Juba, 18 April 2014: Country representatives of key non-governmental organizations, United Nations agencies and donors in South Sudan unite in condemning recent days’ attacks against civilians in Bentiu, Bor, and other parts of the country. Humanitarian partners are particularly outraged by deliberate and targeted killings of civilians in hospitals, churches, UN peacekeeping bases and other places where people’...
  • 17 Apr 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan Country: South Sudan Juba, 17 April 2014: “I am deeply saddened and frustrated by the violence that has ravaged Bentiu and Bor in the past 72 hours. There is no excuse for direct attacks on civilians, or on those risking their own lives to protect them. These events show, yet again, the pointlessness of the violence engulfing South Sudan. The current cycle of revenge will...
  • 17 Apr 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Pakistan (Islamabad, 10 April 2014): The United Nations' Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated US$9.5 million (920 million Pakistani rupees) to help meet the needs of the more than 1 million people who remain displaced in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) in Pakistan due to insecurity. The funding comes at a crucial time, as significant humanitarian needs remain...
  • 16 Apr 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, Groupe Urgence - Réhabilitation - Développement Country: Mali La situation sécuritaire, politique et humanitaire qui prévaut actuellement au Nord du Mali et les difficultés opérationnelles liées à la diversité des acteurs qui travaillent sur le même espace - civils et militaires, nationaux et internationaux, ont conduit à l’organisation d’un atelier sur l’accès et l’espace humanitaire. Une quarantaine d’acteurs de différents...
  • 16 Apr 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Sudan The new wave of insecurity and violence across Darfur that has generated enormous additional humanitarian needs since late February 2014 is continuing. Hostilities and violence involving Government forces supported by the Rapid Support Force, a Government-affiliated militia, armed movements and armed tribal militia in Darfur have spread across much of North and South Darfur, with some spillover effects to Central,...
  • 12 Apr 2014
    Source: European Commission Humanitarian Aid department, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, US Agency for International Development Country: South Sudan (Washington DC, 12 April 2014) The heads of the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), and the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), and the European Union (EU) Commissioner for International Cooperation, Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Response today called for more...
  • 12 Apr 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Solomon Islands (Honiara, 12 April 2014): The United Nations is working together in Honiara to assist the thousands of people affected by flash flooding in the capital and Guadalcanal Province. A week after floods devastated the Solomon Islands, 21 people are confirmed dead with two missing and an estimated 52,000 affected across Honiara City and greater Guadalcanal. Over 10 UN agencies are in Honiara to distribute...
  • 11 Apr 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: South Sudan (New York, 11 April 2014): The United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC), Valerie Amos, has allocated US$15 million to support the most critical life-saving aid operations in South Sudan. This is the second allocation from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to South Sudan in 2014, bringing the total CERF funding to the crisis this year to $30.3 million. “The people of South Sudan are in...
  • 11 Apr 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Central African Republic, Chad Avant propos Les articles sélectionnés dans cette revue de presse ont pour but d’informer sur la situation humanitaire au Tchad ou sur le contexte général. Cette sélection d'articles ne reflète pas nécessairement la position d’OCHA-Tchad. Merci de tenir compte de cette réserve. LES TITRES Tchad : la situation de la rougeole est alarmante (RCI, 05/04/14) Tchad : Le gouvernement lance un...
  • 10 Apr 2014
    Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Syrian Arab Republic (New York, 10 April 2014) Yesterday’s deadly car bomb attacks on a shopping street in Homs remind us again of the contempt the parties to this conflict show for human life. More than twenty people were killed and more than one hundred injured, including women and children going about their daily business. Two volunteers from the Syrian Arab Red Crescent were among the injured as they arrived in an...