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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 »

SOUTH SUDAN / O’BRIEN PRESSER

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, wrapped up his four-day visit to the country over the weekend.  He called on all parties to lay down their arms and commit to sustainable peace to halt the rapidly spiraling humanitarian crisis. UNMISS

27 Jul 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / O'BRIEN UNITY STATE

During his visit to South Sudan's Unity State, the UN Humanitarian Affairs chief said "it is vital that the humanitarian workers are always given access and that they are allowed to do their work in safety." UNMISS

24 Jul 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / O’BRIEN HUMANITARIAN

Stephen O'Brien, the newly appointed United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator arrived Wednesday in South Sudan on a four-day visit to the country. UNMISS

22 Jul 2015 | Read More »

YEMEN / HUMANITARIAN SITUATION

A humanitarian coordinator in Yemen said "we really have a humanitarian catastrophe at the moment because of the conflict", adding in "the needs are water, health, food, nutrition, pretty much everything that you could imagine." OCHA / RECENT

16 Jul 2015 | Read More »

OCHA / YEMEN PAUSE

The United Nation's top humanitarian official Wednesday called on all parties to the conflict in Yemen to start "an immediate and unconditional humanitarian pause" OCHA / FILE

15 Jul 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / GAZA HUMANITARIAN UPDATE

A year ago today the humanitarian emergency in Gaza began following the military hostilities between Israeli Defense Forces and Palestinian armed groups.  While the hostilities ceased on 26 August 2014, the crisis has never stopped. UNTV CH

7 Jul 2015 | Read More »

YEMEN / L3 HUMANITARIAN EMERGENCY

The United Nations (UN) has declared Wednesday its highest-level humanitarian emergency in Yemen.  OCHA / FILE

1 Jul 2015 | Read More »

YEMEN / CHILDREN AT RISK

The ongoing conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the country's health system, and exposing millions of children to the threat of preventable diseases,  the UN's children's fund reported Tuesday.  UNICEF  

30 Jun 2015 | Read More »

 

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