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Ban calls on global leaders to take forward goals of World Humanitarian Summit

As the international community continues to work towards achieving the core humanitarian responsibilities agreed to at the World Humanitarian Summit this past May, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today presented a road map to promote accountability for commitments made and report on progress attained.

UN aid chief extremely concerned over evacuation of Syrian town of Darayya, cites need for compliance with humanitarian law

The top United Nations humanitarian relief official has expressed extreme concern over the recent evacuation of the entire population of the besieged Syrian town of Darayya, following an agreement between representatives of Darayya and the Syrian Government – and highlighted how the move does not comply with international law.

'We have to be the hope' for people most in need, says top UN humanitarian official

Praising the spirit and drive of relief workers, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, has said the global humanitarian community is determined to not let political disagreements, conflicts or natural disasters get in the way of their ability to help the people who are most in need.

UN aid chief releases $50 million 'lifeline' in emergency funds for people in urgent need

The top United Nations relief official released today $50 million for severely underfunded aid operations in six neglected emergencies around the world from the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF), which supports urgent, life-saving humanitarian responses.

Syria envoy calls for US, Russia action on talks

Hopes of fresh talks to decide the future of Syria depend on the United States and Russia doing more to make them happen, UN Syria envoy Staffan de Mistura said Thursday.

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South Sudan: UN supply warehouse looted; non-critical staff ordered to relocate

The United Nations today ordered the temporary relocation of some non-critical staff from Juba, South Sudan, due to the operational challenges caused by the recent fighting there.

Syria: Deploring hostilities spreading across Aleppo, UN urges end to indiscriminate attacks

Deploring the spread of hostilities throughout the Syrian city of Aleppo, senior United Nations officials today called on all parties to the conflict to end indiscriminate attacks on civilians and fully respect international humanitarian law.

DR Congo, Angola must be ‘in funding spotlight’ – UN humanitarian official

Following a visit to Angola and the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a senior United Nations humanitarian official today called on the international community to pay more attention to the dire needs of its residents.

UN aid chief spotlights need to bridge humanitarian-development divides

The United Nations humanitarian chief today stressed the need to transcend the divide between relief aid and development work, urging action on global commitments made at last month’s World Humanitarian Summit (WHS).

UN officials call for boost in solidarity and funding to meet growing humanitarian needs

The international community must act with urgency and solidarity to deliver on the commitments generated at the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey, this past month, in order to adequately respond to and prevent crises and build resilience on a global scale, senior United Nations officials emphasized today.