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UN / SYRIA

A senior official from the United Nations humanitarian agency told the Security Council that armed violence continues to escalate throughout Syrian, adding that the humanitarian situation in the country continues to deteriorate and "the levels of violence, death and destruction remain unrelenting." UNIFEED-UNTV

30 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / GING MYANMAR

Upon his return from Myanmar, OCHA Director of Operations John Ging called for an "equitable and just solution" to the citizenship crisis in Rakhine State, where over 800,000 persons are estimated to be without citizenship. UNIFEED-UNTV

3 Oct 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA

Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, in her briefing to the Security Council said that over the past two weeks, ISIL forces have advanced in northern Aleppo and more than 160,000 people fled into Turkey just in a few days. She said "their fear was so great that many people crossed heavily mined fields to seek [...]

30 Sep 2014 | Read More »

UN / GAZA

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon welcomed Sunday's announcement by Egypt that the Israelis and the Palestinians have accepted another 72 hours’ unconditional humanitarian ceasefire and urged all concerned to avoid steps that would lead to a resumption of violence. UNIFEED – UNTV

11 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / GAZA CHILDREN

According to UNICEF, the number of Palestinian children who have been killed by air strikes on Gaza is now more than the number of children killed in the two previous conflicts between Israel and Gaza. UNTV CH

8 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / GING

Upon his return from Ethiopia, the Director of the Operational Division of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), John Ging, reported that malnutrition rates among the 180,000 refugees from South Sudan seeking shelter in the Gambela region of Ethiopia "are among the worst anywhere in the world." On Gaza, Ging said the [...]

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / SUDAN – SOUTH SUDAN

The United Nations top humanitarian official told the Security Council that the situation in Sudan and South Sudan continues to deteriorate for hundreds of thousands of people in both countries. Valerie Amos also warned the Council that "if we don't take urgent action now, we will see a major humanitarian crisis unfolding in South Sudan [...]

16 Jul 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / LOWER SHABELLE CLASHES

The UN humanitarian agency visited the town of Marka in theLower Shabelleregion in an effort to assess living conditions in the area following ethnic clashes in the last few weeks between two clans in the area. The conflict has led to the displacement of thousands of civilians and the risk of disease and starvation remains [...]

10 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / GING

The United Nations called on international community to step up its efforts to mitigate worsening humanitarian crises in Yemen as well as in Somalia. UNIFEED-UNTV /FILE

2 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / IRAQ

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon expressed his grave concern at the deepening crisis in Iraq and the rising number of civilian deaths and injuries, with over one million Iraqis having fled their homes due to the fighting. UNIFEED-UNTV

30 Jun 2014 | Read More »

 

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