Stephen O’Brien

News in Brief 18 August 2017 (PM)

UN relief chief laments lack of progress in Yemen

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Humanitarian aid a "fantastic investment," says UN relief chief

Providing humanitarian aid today to the world’s needy is a “fantastic investment” in the future.

That’s according to the UN relief chief, Stephen O’Brien, speaking ahead of World Humanitarian Day, marked each 19 August.

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News in Brief 07 August 2017 (PM)

“Window of opportunity” for Libya to emerge from crisis: UN envoy

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News in Brief 18 July 2017 (PM)

International community urged to avert repeat of CAR crisis

The international community is being urged by the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator to “sustain support” for the Central African Republic or CAR.

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Record 141 million people need humanitarian aid

Protracted conflicts and disasters have left a record 141 million people in need of humanitarian help, the UN’s Emergency Relief chief said on Wednesday.

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Security Council: UN relief chief urges “action today” on Syria

The UN’s top humanitarian official has appealed to the Security Council to take action now on Syria.

Stephen O’Brien, who addressed the 15 ambassadors on Thursday, reiterated the UN’s belief that there can be no military solution to the crisis.

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"We need to do everything now" to avert Yemen famine: UN relief chief

Continuing conflict in Yemen has left millions without adequate access to food and water, and the international community needs to do everything it can "now" to fund a major relief effort.

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US $1.5 billion needed to save lives in Lake Chad region: UN relief chief

US $1.5 billion is  urgently needed to deliver humanitarian aid to people living in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, the UN relief chief has said.

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News in Brief 21 February 2017 (AM) – Geneva

Gaddafi regime trial “fell short of international standards”

The trial of members of the former Libyan government under Muammar Gaddafi was flawed and “a “missed opportunity for justice”, the UN’s human rights chief has said.

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Fears for 1.5 million people in ISIL-held Mosul, Iraq

Up to 1.5 million people in the Iraqi city of Mosul “are at extreme risk” from the campaign to retake the strategic location from ISIL militants, the UN has warned.

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