At 11:56 local time, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, with the epicenter in Lamjung District (north-west) of Kathmandu and south of the China border. Dozens of aftershocks followed, including a 6.7 magnitude earthquake on 26 April 2015 at 12:54 local time. Continue reading
For the past 18 months UNOCHA has worked relentlessly to garner support for the people of CAR by advocating with donors for funding for urgent aid, with UN member states for the deployment of security forces and with humanitarian partners for scaling up their capacity to respond. Continue reading
UN Emergency Coordinator Valerie Amos has told reporters after briefing the Security Council that the founding values of the UN and the responsibility of a State to look after its own people are being violated every day in Syria.
A joint statement by Valerie Amos, UN Emergency Relief Coordinator; Anthony Lake, Executive Director of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF); Antonio Guterres at the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR); Margaret Chan of the UN World Health Organization (WHO) and Ertharin Cousin of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) calls urgently on Syrian authorities and the opposition to allow aid access, end siege warfare and halt the indiscriminate bombing of civilians: Continue reading
TC Lusi is now moving away from Vanuatu and is located approximately 265 km northeast of Aneityum and 280 km east of Erromango. The cyclone has intensified to a Category 3 system and is heading in a south-southeast direction at 20 km/h. Tafea is the only province under cyclone alert at this time. Continue reading
This week marks three years since the crisis in Syria began. The UN estimates that 9 million people in Syria need aid, including 3.5 million people living in areas where aid groups cannot reach them.
Tropical Cyclone Lusi is located about 30 km west-northwest of Ambrym (population 7,275) and 70 km southeast of Malekula (22,902), and moving 12 km/h in a south-southeast direction.
The OCHA Asia-Pacific Weekly Regional Humanitarian Snapshot for 4-10 March focuses on flooding in Papua New Guinea, king tides affecting the Marshall Islands and Kiribati, Tropical Cyclone Lusi in Vanuatu, the dengue fever outbreak in Fiji and the Tropical Storm Gillian in Australia. Continue reading
This is the first OCHA Flash Update on Tropical Cyclone Lusi (Category 1) located approximately 60 km northeast of Santo and 90 km south-southwest of the Banks Islands. The system is moving at 10 km/h in a south-southeast direction with winds estimated at 85 km/h near its centre. Continue reading