Jamie McGoldrick

UN calls for funds to ease ‘deteriorating’ humanitarian situation in Gaza and West Bank

The need for aid in the occupied Palestinian territory has increased, following a year that has seen a “serious deterioration in the humanitarian situation,” said Jamie McGoldrick, UN Humanitarian Coordinator for the region, in a statement on Monday.

UN News goes inside Gaza’s biggest hospital

For this special edition of our Lid Is On podcast, the head of our UN News Arabic unit, Reem Abaza, reports from the Al-Shifa Hospital, where dozens of victims of violence are undergoing often years of treatment, in the face of cutbacks and funding crises.

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Giving voice to Yemen’s voiceless: Jamie McGoldrick reflects on two years in charge of the UN’s humanitarian effort

This year’s UN Response Plan for Yemen, describes the war-torn country as “the worst man-made humanitarian crisis” in the world, with more than 22 million people – around three-quarters of the total population – in need of help.

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News In Brief 22 January 2018

  • “Dignity is Priceless” global campaign launches for Palestine Refugees
  • Unemployment stabilizes through recovery, but 192 million still jobless
  • Nearly 3 billion needed to tackle multiple crises in war-torn Yemen
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News in Brief 07 December 2017 (PM)

Fuel “trickling in” but not enough to deliver aid to stricken Yemenis

Life-saving fuel is “trickling in” to Yemen once more following the partial lifting of a Saudi-led blockade, but it’s not enough to deliver vital aid to millions around the country.

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News in Brief 15 June 2017 (PM)

Secretary-General welcomes new resolution on UN counter-terrorism office

A General Assembly resolution adopted on Thursday will establish a new United Nations Office of Counter-Terrorism.

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As famine looms, Yemen “on a knife’s edge”: UN Coordinator

With famine looming in Yemen, the country is “on a knife’s edge” and in desperate need of cash from international donors to avert disaster, said the UN Resident Coordinator in the country on Tuesday.

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72-hour Yemen ceasefire welcome but not enough, say aid workers

A temporary halt to fighting in Yemen has been described by the UN aid workers as welcome, but not enough, as humanitarian teams try to deliver aid to hard-to-reach communities caught up in the conflict.

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“Tentative agreement” towards “humanitarian pause” in fight for Taiz

There’s “tentative agreement” between the warring parties fighting in the Yemeni province of Taiz, to agree to a “humanitarian pause.”

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Yemen truce allows humanitarian access to isolated areas

A halt to fighting in Yemen will allow the humanitarian community to deliver aid to people living in areas which have been hard to reach over the previous months, according to the UN.

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