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Valerie Amos

People Must Respond to the Humanitarian Crisis In Syria: No Time to Wait for Governments

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.08.2016 | World
Doug Bandow

Some 12.2 million people, more than half of the population, are estimated to need humanitarian assistance. A similar number have been displaced -- between 6.5 million and 7.8 million -- within Syria, and three to four million have been displaced on to neighboring states.

Over $400 Million Pledged for Life-saving Humanitarian Fund

Louis Belanger | Posted 02.16.2015 | Impact
Louis Belanger

Dozens of donors today pledged some $418 million to the United Nations' CERF at the annual high-level conference. The funds will support critical, life-saving humanitarian operations in 2015.

Fragile Peace Process in South Sudan

Erik Solheim | Posted 07.20.2014 | World
Erik Solheim

A lasting solution in South Sudan will require a system in which the oil money supports peace rather than war. Everyone should be able to see exactly how much money is earned and where it goes.

Joshua Hersh

Syria's Humanitarian Quagmire Worsens, U.N. Official Reports

HuffingtonPost.com | Joshua Hersh | Posted 01.23.2014 | World

GAZIANTEP, Turkey -- In this small Turkish city near Syria's northern border, aid workers complain that the humanitarian disaster unfolding just 45 mi...

The action we can take on Syria

A View from the United Nations | Posted 11.16.2013 | World
A View from the United Nations

By Valerie Amos, UN Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator The crisis in Syria and the use of chemical wea...

UN Chief Presents 'Wish List' To Ease Aid Distribution In Syria

Reuters | Posted 10.07.2013 | Impact

* Syria aid resolution could spark Security Council showdown * Amos list includes cross-border access, fighting pauses *...

Obama: 'Ultimately This Dictator Will Fall'

Reuters | Posted 05.07.2012 | World

By Khaled Yacoub Oweis AMMAN, March 7 (Reuters) - The U.N. humanitarian chief headed on Wednesday for a Syrian city where authorities ...

South Sudan: Birth of a Nation Amid Joy and Deadly Unfinished Business

Evelyn Leopold | Posted 09.16.2011 | World
Evelyn Leopold

They fought for dignity. They also fought for new shoes -- a better life in impoverished South Sudan after decades of devastating warfare. But explosive border conflicts threaten the stability of the world's newest nation.

Tens Of Thousands Flee Violence In Sudan

Reuters | Posted 08.22.2011 | World

KHARTOUM, June 22 (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Wednesday 73,000 people had fled violence in Sudan's Southern Kordofan border state after mor...

Fighting Cholera While OCHA Says 400,000 At Risk

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Georgianne Nienaber

Cholera Treatment Center in Mirebalais, Haiti. Photo Courtesy Andre Paultre On Monday the Haitian Ministry of Health (MSPP) reported 1,523 deaths an...