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YEMEN / SANA'A HOSPITAL FACES CLOSURE

A major children's hospital in Yemen's capital Sana'a faces closure due to shortages, humanitarian agency Save the Children has warned. OCHA / RECENT

31 Aug 2015 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA O'BRIEN

The UN humanitarian chief Stephen O'Brien told the Security Council  "I am angry, because we as the international community are not allowed and able to do more to protect Syrians." UNIFEED-UNTV

27 Aug 2015 | Read More »

UN / SOUTH SUDAN O’BRIEN

The UN Humanitarian Affairs chief told the Security Council the overall humanitarian situation in South Sudan "continues sharply to deteriorate", adding in, "There is no doubt that we will continue to see higher than usual food insecurity in the conflict-affected states." UNIFEED-UNTV / FILE

25 Aug 2015 | Read More »

UN / WORLD HUMANITARIAN DAY WRAP

On the eve of World Humanitarian Day, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon urged "everyone to show solidarity as global citizens" by signing up to the #ShareHumanity campaign launched a week before the event in New York, to "help us to share moving stories of hope and resilience from around the world." UNIFEED-UNTV

19 Aug 2015 | Read More »

YEMEN / O'BRIEN IN ADEN

UN humanitarian chief, Stephen O'Brien visited the city of Aden in Yemen, to witness first-hand the devastation brought upon the population and infrastructure by more than three months of intense fighting. OCHA

13 Aug 2015 | Read More »

YEMEN / O'BRIEN VISIT

Emergency Relief Coordinator Stephen O’Brien visited Yemen, where he met displaced communities and local authorities. OCHA

11 Aug 2015 | Read More »

UN / O'BRIEN EMERGENCY FUNDS

United Nations humanitarian chief, Stephen O'Brien, announced Wednesday the release of $70 million from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) for chronically underfunded aid operations to help millions of people forced from their homes by violence and instability. UNIFEED-UNTV / FILE

5 Aug 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / MYANMAR FLOODS

Cyclone Komen, which swept across western Myanmar states last week is now known to have caused extensive damage, including to areas that are home to thousands of displaced people.  The UN Refugee Agency, the UN Office for Humanitarian Affairs and other partners are still assessing the impact on the existing displaced populations in Rakhine and [...]

4 Aug 2015 | Read More »

UN / O’BRIEN YEMEN

UN Humanitarian Chief Tuesday told Security Council "the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate rapidly", adding in "some aid agencies are now using the term starvation to describe the situation of those most food insecure." UNIFEED-UNTV

28 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UN / O'BRIEN SYRIA

UN Humanitarian Chief told Security Council today that "what began in Syria as unrest in March 2011 has transformed into a war characterized by the complete failure to protect civilians, generating gargantuan levels of suffering for most civilians." UNIFEED-UNTV

28 Jul 2015 | Read More »

 

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