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A new way of working in crisis

It’s been one year since Somalia declared drought as a national emergency. The large-scale, collective humanitarian response that followed helped keep the country from sliding into famine. And now the…  


Somali Leaders and the International Community Determined to Make Somalia Famine Resistant

One year after Somalia declared drought as a national emergency, famine has so far been averted due to a large-scale, collective, and unprecedented humanitarian response. Today, the country is marking…  


UN Humanitarian and Development Chiefs’ Mission to Somalia

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock and United Nations Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner will travel to Somalia on January 30…  


UN Humanitarian and Development Chiefs’ Mission to Ethiopia

Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator Mark Lowcock and United Nations Development Programme Administrator Achim Steiner will travel to Ethiopia from January…  


EU supports UN-led Connecting Business initiative to help private sector address crises, complex emergencies

The European Union (EU) has announced it will provide EUR450,000 (approx. US$530,000) through its Enhanced Response Capacity to the new UN-led Connecting Business initiative (CBi), which helps…  


96th Meeting of the Development Committee

Statement to the 96th Meeting of the Development Committee.  


Private sector & disaster risk reduction

Remarks for the opening panel at the UNGA High-Level Side Event “Collective private sector action for disaster risk reduction, emergency preparedness, response and recovery”  


UNDP Administrator's Statement on Natural Disasters and Climate Change: Managing Risks and Crises Differently

World Humanitarian Summit High Level Leaders Roundtable - Istanbul, Turkey  


UN agencies warn humanitarian needs growing in Syria and region: nearly US$8 billion urgently needed in 2016

With Syria’s war heading towards a 6th year and with no end to the conflict in sight, UN humanitarian and development agencies today appealed to member states for US$7.73 billion in vital new funding…  

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