Category Archives: Press Releases

South Africa poised to be key player in humanitarian assistance, says UN relief chief

By | 30 October 2014

South Africa, 29 October 2014 – Learning from the experiences of the Eastern and South Africa region will be vital in global efforts to reform humanitarian action, a top United Nations humanitarian official said today in Pretoria, South Africa, at the opening of the regional consultation for Eastern and Southern Africa of the World Humanitarian… Read More »

Massive scale-up of assistance needed for countries impacted by ongoing Syria crisis – UN relief official

By | 30 October 2014

New York, 29 October 2014 – The ongoing civil war in Syria and its spillover effects continue to inflict a devastating human and humanitarian toll on neighbouring Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan, a senior United Nations relief official said today, warning that rising numbers of displaced persons, increasing pressure on refugee hosting countries and dwindling international… Read More »