Concluding Humanitarian Affairs Segment, Economic and Social Council Adopts Text on Increasing Coordination of United Nations Emergency Humanitarian Assistance

23 Jun

The Economic and Social Council concluded its humanitarian segment today, holding its third and final panel, titled “Humanitarian impacts of the climate crisis:  escalating risks, challenges and actions” — and also adopting the humanitarian resolution titled “Strengthening of the coordination of emergency humanitarian assistance of the United Nations” (document E/2022/L.11).

Extending Yemen’s Truce Has Resulted in Improved Humanitarian Conditions, Reduced Civilian Casualties, Special Envoy Tells Security Council

14 Jun

With the truce in Yemen extended for another two months — markedly improving the humanitarian situation and significantly reducing civilian casualties — efforts towards a lasting peace must be further consolidated, the Special Envoy for that country told the Security Council today, as members welcomed this positive development while also highlighting the ongoing challenges faced by the Yemeni people as a result of the seven-year-old conflict.

Amid Global Spike in Hunger, Secretary-General Urges Transformative Action to End Malnutrition, Promote Sustainable Agriculture, Food Security, at Africa Dialogue

26 May

Following are UN Secretary-General António Guterres’ remarks to the Africa Dialogue Series High-Level Policy Dialogue “Strengthening Resilience in Nutrition and Food Security on the African Continent”, held today:

Funding Not Enough to Meet Rising Humanitarian Needs in Syria, Top Official Tells Security Council, as Members Diverge Over Delivery Methods

20 May

Current funding is insufficient to meet increasing humanitarian needs in Syria, the senior United Nations official in that country said in a briefing to the Security Council today, as members diverged on the appropriate modalities for delivering existing aid to help the millions suffering across the country.

Warning ‘Delay Not an Option’, Deputy Secretary-General Urges Science-Based Action, Governance Systems to Reduce Disaster Risk, at Launch of Global Assessment Report

26 Apr

Following are UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed’s remarks at the launch of the United Nations Global Assessment Report on Disaster Risk Reduction 2022 — “Our Work at Risk:  Transforming Governance for a Resilient Future”, in New York today:

Humanitarian Crisis in Ukraine Deteriorating at Alarming Speed, Briefers Tell Security Council, Calling for Attacks on Civilians to Stop

19 Apr

As the humanitarian situation in Ukraine continues to deteriorate — at an alarming scale and speed of displacement not seen since the Second World War — briefers and delegates in the Council today called for the Russian Federation to uphold their international-law obligations, cease attacks on civilians and end the war.