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ombudsman says greek crisis has all the signs of a humanitarian crisis | news




after eight years of recession and increasing belt-tightening, greece’s economic crisis is showing all the signs of a humanitarian crisis, greek ombudsman andreas pottakis warns in the authority’s annual report for 2016.in the report, which was submitted to parliament on tuesday, pottakis says t...



eu proposes €105 million in humanitarian assistance for lake chad region - chad




the european commission has announced additional assistance for the lake chad region in 2017 as humanitarian needs grow.the european commission has already allocated €55 million of humanitarian support to populations in the lake chad region in africa in 2017 and is now planning to mobilise additio...



iraq to receive additional €42.5 million in eu humanitarian assistance - iraq




the european commission is scaling up its response to the humanitarian crisis in iraq with a new aid package in 2017 worth €42.5 million. the funding was announced today by the commissioner for humanitarian aid and crisis management christos stylianides who is concluding his fifth visit to the cou...



presstv-south sudan’s famine threatens millions




this edition of the program is about the dire humanitarian situation in south sudan. it’s about the famine and humanitarian crisis in south sudan, which seems to be getting out of control while nobody is assuming the responsibility.



presstv-yemenis outraged by un’s failure to stop saudi aggression




mohammed al-attabpress tv, sana'athe un humanitarian aid chief stephen o'brien has ended his trip to yemen where he witnessed first-hand the dire humanitarian crisis plaguing the war-torn nation. the official renewed warnings that many yemenis, particularly children, are starving to death due to lac...



un relief chief: action now can avert famine in yemen - yemen




(new york, 3 march) at the end of a five-day mission to yemen, under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, stephen o’brien, said there is still time to avert famine and alleviate the suffering of millions of yemenis.mr. o’brien undertook the mission to asse...



yemen humanitarian response situation report january/february 2017 - yemen




general overviewsince mid-march 2015, conflict in yemen has spread to 21 of yemen’s 22 governorates prompting a large-scale protection crisis and compounding an already dire humanitarian crisis brought on by years of poverty, poor governance, conflict and ongoing instability.the total number of pe...



humanitarian bulletin: ukraine | issue 16 | 1 january – 28 february 2017 - ukrai




highlightsa spike of hostilities increased humanitarian needs.government approves the action plan on reintegration of ngca.humanitarian response plan (hrp) remains severely underfunded.life-saving water facilities are at risk of breaking down.heightened humanitarian needs in the eastinsecurity peake...



who scales up response in somalia as drought-affected populations face difficult




cairo, 27 february 2017 – the world health organization (who) is scaling up its response in somalia to provide critical health services for 1.5 million people currently affected by severe drought conditions and a worsening food crisis. however, the organization urgently requires us$ 10 million as ...



the grand bargain explained: an icva briefing paper - world




what is the grand bargain?why was it created?what does it hope to achieve?what are the grand bargain work streams and how can i participate?icva, a global network of humanitarian ngos dedicated to principled and effective humanitarian action, has created this grand bargain briefing paper to support ...



iom ukraine 2017 crisis response plan - ukraine




usd 25 million sought to aid conflict-affected people in ukraine in 2017ukraine - three years into the conflict-related crisis in eastern ukraine there are acute humanitarian needs, including access to shelter, work, essential services, and even food and water.iom has just announced plans for its as...



mosul humanitarian crisis, 2 march 2017 - iraq




in numbers191,800 people are currently displaced85% of displaced people are in emergency camps10,800 family plots are available now to shelter displaced people in emergency camps2,300m³ of water delivered by humanitarian partners every day in eastern mosul to supplement municipal supplies1,776 peop...



presstv-un chief warns of nightmarish crisis in somalia




un secretary general antonio guterres has arrived in somalia to discuss a hunger crisis which he described as a “nightmare” in the east african country."the combination of conflict, drought, climate change, diseases and cholera is a nightmare," guterres told reporters during the flight to mogadi...



somali president declares 'national disaster' over drought




people pass dead goats near dhahar in puntland, northeastern somalia, in december 2016somali's newly elected president mohamed abdullahi mohamed on tuesday declared a "national disaster" due to severe drought which aid agencies say has left some three million in crisis. the horn of africa nation is ...



presstv-tens of thousands march ‘to save’ the nhs




amina taylorpress tv, londontens of thousands of people from across the uk have rallied in london to oppose austerity measures against the national health service. with the red cross recently describing the situation in the nhs as a humanitarian crisis, protesters wanted the government to fully fund...



un relief chief appeals for urgent funds and access to people in need of aid in




(juba, 5 march 2017): concluding a two-day visit to south sudan – two weeks after localized famine was declared in mayendit and leer counties – the under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs and emergency relief coordinator, stephen o’brien, called for immediate and unhindered access to ...



mongolia severe winter: humanitarian report (as of 15 feb 2017) - mongolia




overviewmongolia is currently experiencing harsh winter conditions which are severely impacting herders. the impacts of an unusually dry summer, late autumn rains and early, followed by heavy snowfall in september to november 2016 have combined to create an unfolding humanitarian crisis. the governm...



oslo humanitarian conference for nigeria and the lake chad region raises $672 mi




pledges of us$458 million for 2017 and $214 million for 2018 and beyond announced by 14 donorsthe conference gave voice to people affected by the conflict and crisisagreement to address longer-term development needs and seek durable solutions to crisesoslo 24 february 2017 - some 170 representatives...



oslo humanitarian conference for nigeria and the lake chad region raises $672 mi




pledges of us$458 million for 2017 and $214 million for 2018 and beyond announced by 14 donorsthe conference gave voice to people affected by the conflict and crisisagreement to address longer-term development needs and seek durable solutions to crisesoslo 24 february 2017 - some 170 representatives...



central african republic: the humanitarian coordinator calls for free and unhind




bangui, 22 february 2017 - the acting humanitarian coordinator in the central african republic, aboubacry tall, calls on parties to the conflict in the ouaka and haute kotto provinces to respect and uphold international humanitarian law (ihl). he also urges them to honor their commitment to protect ...



presstv-yemeni women urge end to saudi aggression




yemeni women have held a demonstration outside the united nations headquarters in the capital sana’a, calling for an end to the saudi offensive and its inhumane blockade on the impoverished state.during wednesday’s protest that coincided with international women's day, the participants asked l...



un: if confirmed, chemical attacks in mosul a war crime - the chronicle-journal




the united nations warned that the alleged use of chemical weapons in mosul, if confirmed, would be a war crime and a serious violation of international humanitarian law, according to a statement released saturday. "this is horrible," lise grande, the humanitarian co-ordinator in iraq said in the st...



"in our world of plenty, there is no excuse for inaction or indifference" - un s




more than 20 million people in north-east nigeria, south sudan, somalia and yemen are facing famine or a credible risk of famine over the coming six months. with access to people in need and sufficient funding, the united nations and its partners can avert famine and provide the necessary relief and...



will a cyber crisis add to chaos of trump’s first 100 days?




while plenty of controversy has surrounded president donald trump’s fledgling administration, it hasn’t yet faced a major crisis.but according to forrester research, aside from any political or military events, the new president will face a cyber crisis sometime within his first 100 days.the com...



is trump hate-tweeting you? find out if it’s really a crisis




big brands studiously seek to avoid politics, but few seem nimble enough to escape the presidential vortex. the post is trump hate-tweeting you? find out if it's really a crisis appeared first on wired.