Showing posts with label humanitarian catastrophe. Show all posts
Showing posts with label humanitarian catastrophe. Show all posts

Thursday, October 22, 2015

Yemen: 3.3 million people in need of critical aid in besieged Taiz, warns UN health agency

UN,  21 October 2015 – The top United Nations health official in Yemen is appealing for unrestricted access to Taiz, where “innocent lives are at risk” in the besieged highland city where more than 3.3 million people are in critical need of health assistance, safe drinking water, food and fuel.

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Croatia allows thousands stranded at Serbian border to cross

Croatia allowed thousands of migrants who were stuck at the border with Serbia to cross into its territory late Monday afternoon, having earlier dramatically slowed the number of crossings, an AFP photographer saw.

Monday, September 21, 2015

All countries must contribute to solving global refugee crisis, says General Assembly President

UN, 21 September 2015 – All countries must contribute to solving the global refugee crisis, the President of the United Nations General Assembly said today, underscoring that the international community has an unequivocal obligation towards the women, men and children seeking refuge from conflict and violence.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Violent attacks reported against civilians fleeing ISIL-controlled areas of Iraq (UN human rights office)

UN, 28 July 2015 – An increasing number of people in Iraq, including families with children and the elderly, have increasingly encountered deadly ambushes as they try to escape areas controlled the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levan (ISIL) by risking their lives on a treacherous mountain journey to safety, the United Nations human rights office reported today.

Monday, July 27, 2015

Yemen tries for third humanitarian truce

A five-day humanitarian truce went into effect in Yemen overnight Monday, hours after forces allied with a Saudi-led coalition fought Houthi militia for control of the country’s largest air base north of Aden.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Joint statement by HR/VP Federica Mogherini and Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides on the crisis in Yemen

"On 2 July, the United Nations added Yemen to the list of highest-level humanitarian emergencies; a level 3 crisis. The country is facing a humanitarian catastrophe, with 21 million people, 80% of Yemen's population, in need of humanitarian assistance. A major food crisis is looming.

Five million of our brothers: It is Turks who will shape Europe's future

Europe's future depends on the Turks who live there, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan told a large public rally on Thursday.