UNOCHA [to 24 May 2014]

UNOCHA [to 24 May 2014]
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Press Releases
21 May 2014
Philippines: Support needed for 64,000 people displaced in Zamboanga
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Philippines Office of the United Nations Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in the Philippines Eight months after 120,000 people fled fighting in the west of Zamboanga City, more than half remain displaced and in need of continued humanitarian support. (Manila, 21 May 2014): Eight months after fighting broke out between a faction of the Moro National Liberation Front and the Armed Forces of the Philippines in…

20 May 2014
South Sudan: Donors pledge more than $600 million for Humanitarian Response to South Sudan Crisis
Source: Government of Norway, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda, South Sudan (Oslo, 20 May 2014): The international donor community today raised more than US$600 million in pledges to scale up humanitarian response to the South Sudan crisis at a conference hosted by Norway in collaboration with the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). “These generous pledges will, once paid, translate into life-saving…

20 May 2014
South Sudan: High-Level Humanitarian Conference on South Sudan – Joint Communiqué
Source: Government of Norway, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda, South Sudan Following the 12 April “Call for Action issued in Washington, D.C., over 300 representatives from South Sudan, donor governments, regional organisations, international and national NGOs and UN agencies gathered at a high-level conference co-chaired by the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the United Nations Office for the Coordination of…

19 May 2014
South Sudan: Under-Secretary-General Valerie Amos Remarks to the Pledging Conference on South Sudan, Oslo, 20 May 2014
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Ethiopia, Kenya, Sudan, Uganda, South Sudan I would first like to thank Mr. Børge Brende [Norwegian Foreign Minister] for his personal commitment to the people of South Sudan, and thank the Government of Norway for its continued commitment and their generous pledge. Excellencies, Ministers, Colleagues, Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you all very much for coming to Oslo today to show support to the millions of South Sudanese…

19 May 2014
Serbia: Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Valerie Amos: Statement on Balkan Floods
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, Serbia (New York/Geneva, 18 May 2014) I am very concerned by the devastating floods in Serbia, Bosnia-Herzegovina and Croatia, which have so far claimed more than 35 lives and affected hundreds of thousands of people. Reportedly the worst floods in the Balkans in decades, emergency responders fear that more rain could lead to further rises in water levels, additional storm surges and…