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13.02.00 – DISASTER PREVENTION, PREPAREDNESS AND RELIEF

JAPAN / BAN RISK REDUCTION

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon –who is currently in Sendai, Japan, at the United Nations (UN) World Conference on Disaster Risk Reduction-, said "we have to mobilize all resources and everybody's hands should be on deck together" to draw their experiences towards a new framework on risk reduction. UNIFEED-UNTV

15 Mar 2015 | Read More »

UN / WAHLSTROM RISK REDUCTION

World leaders are gathering on Saturday for a United Nations (UN) conference in Sendai, Japan, to agree on a new framework for managing disaster risk which will reduce mortality and economic losses. Margareta Wahlström, a special representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction said that the expected outcome of the conference is "the strong [...]

13 Mar 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / LOEJ MALAKAL

During her visit to Malakal, Special Representative of the Secretary-General and head of the United Nations Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS), Ellen Margrethe Loej said she is looking forward ” to continue with the fruitful cooperation with the state administration in order to achieve that common goal namely that the citizen of Malakal can live in [...]

11 Mar 2015 | Read More »

CHAD / NIGERIAN REFUGEES

UNHCR and its partners are providing basic shelter, food and other necessities for over 3,000 refugees, mainly women and children, who now live in the Dar-es-Salam camp in Chad. Many of the refugees report that they have lost family members and property and fear that more Nigerian will be crossing the lake as violent attacks [...]

27 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA

UN top humanitarian officials warned members of the Security Council that Syria refugee crisis has overwhelmed the capacity of the international community to respond, saying “every month we report on the same violations. The numbers change, but the pattern remains the same The parties to the conflict continue to act with impunity.” UNIFEED-UNTV

26 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UN / SOUTH SUDAN UPDATE

The UN peacekeeping chief told Security Council that amid a worsening humanitarian situation and a fragile security environment, the continuing tensions between South Sudan's rival factions risk plunging the country into further violence. UNIFEED-UNTV

24 Feb 2015 | Read More »

UNRWA / AL-MASRI FAMILY

The United Nations Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) urgently needs US $100 million in aid for families affected by the last conflict in Gaza. The funds are needed to allow refugee families whose houses have been damaged to repair their homes and to provide ongoing rental subsidies. UNRWA

23 Feb 2015 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES WINTER

UNICEF is providing winter items to a total of 478,000 vulnerable Lebanese as well as Syrian and Palestine refugee children in Lebanon, helping to cope with the harsh winter. UNICEF

20 Feb 2015 | Read More »

AFGHANISTAN / 2014 CIVILIAN CASUALTIES

The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) said today that civilian casualties in that country topped 10,000 in 2014, a 22 per cent increase compared to the past year.  UNAMA

18 Feb 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / UNHCR UKRAINE

The United Nations (UN) refugee agency said fierce fighting in the central Donetsk region of eastern Ukraine is creating new displacement, pushing the number of registered internally displaced people (IDPs) in Ukraine close to one million. UNTV CH

6 Feb 2015 | Read More »

 

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