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The Humanitarian Community Deplores the Impact of the Sociopolitical Crisis in the North-West and South-West Regions in Cameroon on Civilians

More than 14,000 Cameroonian asylum-seekers have been registered in Nigeria

The Humanitarian Coordinator, Allegra Baiocchi, accompanied by the Representatives of UNHCR and UNICEF in Cameroon and the Director of Civil Protection of the Ministry of Territorial Administration and Decentralization led a fact-finding mission in the NorthWest and South-West Regions from 7-9 February 2017.    The mission was fielded following reports…

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Opening Remarks by Edward Kallon, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria

As Delivered, 8 February 2018, Abuja, Nigeria

Opening Remarks by Edward Kallon, UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria: Honourable Minister and other representatives of the Government of Nigeria, Distinguished Ambassadors and Member State representatives, Fellow humanitarians, Esteemed members of the press, Ladies and gentlemen. It is with great pleasure that I join my sister the Honourable Minister of…

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Invitation to the launch of the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan for Nigeria by the UN and Government of Nigeria on Thursday 8 February at the Sheraton Hotel Abuja at 10AM

The Honourable Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, and the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in Nigeria, Mr. Edward Kallon, will speak at the event

What? – The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UN-OCHA) is launching the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP) for north-east Nigeria. When? – The event will start at 10am on Thursday, 8 February 2018. Where? – Ladi Kwali Congress Hall, Sheraton Hotel, Ladi Kwali Way Abuja, FCT. Who?…

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Mali human rights situation still a concern – UN report

More than 600 cases of human rights violations and abuses were committed between January 2016 and June 2017

Despite the signing of a 2015 Peace Agreement, the human rights situation in Mali still remains a concern, according to a United Nations report published on Thursday. It found that more than 600 cases of human rights violations and abuses were committed between January 2016 and June 2017: an interim…

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Joint Statement of the African Union and the United Nations on Guinea-Bissau

Joint Statement of the African Union and the United Nations on Guinea-Bissau: The Chairperson of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, and the Secretary-General of the United Nations, António Guterres, express concern over the protracted political crisis in Guinea-Bissau despite the multiple opportunities offered to the main political stakeholders…

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UN Humanitarian and Development Chiefs’ Mission to Ethiopia

The UN principals will highlight the need to continue life-saving humanitarian assistance as an urgent priority, while simultaneously addressing the root causes of Somalia’s recurring humanitarian crises

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock and United Nations Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner will travel to Somalia on January 30 to highlight the immense challenge of persistent food insecurity and the new approach to addressing it. This trip forms part of their joint mission to Ethiopia…

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UN’s Global Emergency Response Fund Provides US$10 Million to Help Most Vulnerable in Ethiopia

The Government has taken the lead in the response efforts and has provided life-saving food assistance to those in need

Emergency Relief Coordinator and Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs Mark Lowcock today released US$10 million from the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to urgently help the most vulnerable people displaced in Ethiopia due to the conflict along the borders of the Oromia and Somali regions. “Today I visited two IDP re-settlement…

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Somalia: UN voices deep concern at reported destruction of housing for displaced persons

On 29 and 30 December, over 23 IDP settlements, housing over 4,000 internally displaced persons (IDPs) households, were destroyed

A senior United Nations official in Somalia expressed deep concern over reports of the unannounced destruction of settlements for internally displaced persons (IDPs) as well as humanitarian infrastructure in Mogadishu. “I am deeply saddened to learn of evictions, without prior notice, of internally displaced persons, in Banadir region,” Peter de…

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Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia deeply concerned about large-scale destruction of internally displaced persons (IDPs) settlements on the outskirts of Mogadishu

On 29 and 30 December, over 23 IDP settlements, housing over 4,000 IDP households, were destroyed

The Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary-General, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Somalia, Mr Peter de Clercq, has expressed deep concern over reports of the unannounced destruction of internally displaced persons (IDPs) settlements, along with humanitarian infrastructure, in K13, Kahda District of Banadir, Mogadishu.  “I am deeply saddened to learn…

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United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL) Chief thanks Nigerian peacekeepers for their long service in Liberia

UNMIL’s mandate will conclude on 30 March 2018

The Special Representative of the Secretary-General (SRSG) and Head of the United Nations Mission in Liberia (UNMIL), Farid Zarif, praised Nigerian peacekeepers for their long service in the country, during an interview with the UN’s Department of Public Information in New York last week.   According to SRSG Zarif, UNMIL’s…