UN OCHA [to 23 January 2016]

UN OCHA [to 23 January 2016]
http://www.unocha.org/media-resources/press-releases

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23 Jan 2016
Yemen: Statement of the Humanitarian Coordinator for Yemen, Jamie McGoldrick on his visit to Taizz, Ibb and the city of Taizz

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21 Jan 2016
World: Mr. Stephen O’Brien, United Nations Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Statement on preparations for the World Humanitarian Summit, 19 January 2016, Geneva

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19 Jan 2016
occupied Palestinian territory: UN officials call for an immediate revocation of plans to transfer Palestinian Bedouin in the Jerusalem area
Source: UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East, UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: occupied Palestinian territory Today, the Coordinator for Humanitarian and UN Development Activities for the occupied Palestinian territory (oPt), Robert Piper, and the Director of UNRWA Operations West Bank, Felipe Sanchez, called for an immediate end to Israeli plans to transfer Palestinian Bedouin currently living within the occupied Palestinian territory in the Jerusalem area. The call follows a visit today with diplomats from 17 countries* to the Palestinian Bedouin community of Abu Nuwar, the site of recent demolitions and aid confiscations by the Israeli authorities…

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19 Jan 2016
South Sudan: South Sudan: Humanitarian community appeals for $1.3 billion to assist 5.1 million people in need
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs Country: South Sudan (Juba, 19 January 2016): The South Sudan Humanitarian Response Plan for 2016, which was officially launched today in Juba, requests US$1.3 billion to respond to the most life-threatening needs of 5.1 million of people across South Sudan. A total of 114 humanitarian organizations, including international and national NGOs and UN agencies have projects in the plan

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19 Jan 2016
Somalia: $885 million needed for humanitarian aid in Somalia
Source: UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, UN Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia Country: Kenya, Somalia, Yemen (Mogadishu, 19 January 2016) – The humanitarian community in Somalia today launched a prioritized Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for 2016 in Mogadishu calling on the international community to ensure predictable and timely funding. The new plan is seeking USD $885 million to reach 3.5 million people with urgent life-saving assistance…