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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 »

UN / SYRIA

The UN’s top humanitarian official told the Security Council that despite the adoption of resolution 2139 on humanitarian access issues inSyria, "violence and attacks on civilians by all parties to the conflict and human rights abuses continue unabated, with devastating consequences for those affected." UNIFEED – UNTV

26 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / GING MALI

After a three-day visit to Mali, the Director of Operations of the United Nations (UN) Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) John Ging said that life-saving assistance is still urgently needed across the country and more must be done to build a lasting peace. UNIFEED-UNTV

19 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / MYANMAR KANG

During her recent visit toMyanmar, Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator Kyung-wha Kang urged authorities to ensure that the perpetrators of the attack in March on UN and non-governmental organization (NGO) premises in Sittwe are brought to justice. She said “unless that particular case is dealt with thoroughly and the signal is sent out that there will be [...]

17 Jun 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / AMOS

Briefing on Syria, South Sudan and Iraq, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos said there was 'no let-up' in the number of humanitarian crises that needed attention, or in their severity. UNTV CH  

16 Jun 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA WRAP

OPCW Special Coordinator Sigrid Kaag told reporters that the deadline for the destruction of the full arsenal of Syria's chemical weapons "will not be met." Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos said the Security Council humanitarian resolution for Syria “has not delivered what it intended"  and violence continues to rise. UNIFEED – UNTV

4 Jun 2014 | Read More »

 

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