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13.02.00 – DISASTER PREVENTION, PREPAREDNESS AND RELIEF

UN / PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

The persons with disabilities need to be actively engaged in disaster risk reduction planning – it was said at the United Nations (UN) today, on the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. UNIFEED-UNTV

3 Dec 2014 | Read More »

UN / HUMANITARIAN FORUM

Speaking at the start of the Third Global Humanitarian Policy Forum, the United Nations Deputy-Secretary General, Jan Eliasson,  noted that over the past ten years, the cost of humanitarian operations "has risen nearly 600 percent" and said that it has become "increasingly difficult to raise these funds." UNIFEED – UNTV

3 Dec 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES AHMED

Ahmed, a doctor from Syria, is now one of UNHCR's 392 volunteers tasked with addressing some of the health concerns of over 1 million Syrian refugees living in tented settlements and urban settings in Lebanon, as well as providing them with information and advice about health and treatment at their disposal. UNHCR

2 Dec 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES WINTER

With winter on the doorstep, UNHCR and its partners estimate that some 132,000 refugee households (660,000 people) in Lebanon will be in need of some kind of assistance during the winter to keep them warm and dry.  UNHCR

28 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN /MLADENOV

The United Nations top official in Iraq Nickolay Mladenov said restoring security, dealing with financial crisis and advancing the political process are currently three major challenges facing Iraq and its international partners. UNIFEED-UNTV

21 Nov 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / KANG PRESSER

United Nations (UN) Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-Wha Kang, concluded her three day mission to South Sudan today, calling on all parties to the conflict to respect their ceasefire commitments and urged the international community to continue providing support to enable humanitarians to scale up and expand critical aid operation. UNMISS

21 Nov 2014 | Read More »

PHILIPPINES / TYPHOON HAIYAN

One year after typhoon Haiyan killed more than 6,300 people and caused widespread devastation in Philippines, the recovery work is still ongoing. While most of the 4.1 million people who were displaced have either returned home to rebuild, or been relocated, some 20,000 are still living in shelters or with host families. UNHCR

7 Nov 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / FLOODS BELETWEYNE

An estimated 21,000 people have been displaced by floods in Beletweyne, in the Hiran region, South-central of Somalia. Seasonal torrential rains experienced in the region for the last two weeks have seen River Shebelle break its banks, leaving hundreds of families displaced and in need of urgent assistance. AMISOM

6 Nov 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / WINTER SUPPLIES

As cold weather sets early in the mountains of northern Iraq, Unicef and its partners began a distribution of winter clothes to estimated half million displaced children throughout the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.  UNICEF

29 Oct 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / UNDP DISPLACED

United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in South Sudan today launched its pilot projects at UN-House Protection of Civilians (PoC 1) within the Integrated Crisis Prevention and Recovery Program "Strengthening national capacities for Early Recovery, Peace Building and Reconciliation". The Program aims at creating enabling conditions for the return and re-integration of internally displaced persons. UNMISS

20 Oct 2014 | Read More »

 

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