Posts Tagged: humanitarian

World Humanitarian Day

August 19 marks World Humanitarian Day.  Today the United Nations community joined together in celebrating and remembering the lives of those who lost theirs in humanitarian service and for those who continue to do humanitarian work.  To read a description of World Humanitarian Day, read the UN statement below. In December 2008, the sixty-third session… Read more »

Humanitarian emergency in Jonglei

The Presbyterian Ministry at the United Nations in partnership with Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) mission partners have been following the violence in South Sudan.  We encourage prayer for a peace resolution to this situation. The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Ms. Lise Grande issued the following statement: (Juba, 7 January 2012): Humanitarian agencies are… Read more »

UN statement on Jonglei violence

Below is taken directly from Office of the Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan from the Sudan Tribune.     (Juba, 24 August 2011): The United Nations Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan, Ms. Lise Grande, has expressed her concern about the impact of renewed inter-communal violence on the civilian population in Jonglei State. Clashes… Read more »

People helping people- a celebration of World Humanitarian Day

  Photo: Joseph Donnelly, Caritas Internationalis Today, I had the opportunity to join with UN Secretary General Ban Ki- moon, Undersecretary General Valerie Amos, Executive Director of UNICEF Anthony Lake as well as other senior United Nations officials in celebrating World Humanitarian Day at UN Headquarters in New York City. This is the third year… Read more »

Wide awake in Seattle

Lamiel Phiri’s itinerary included a visit to the Presbytery of Seattle. While there, he visited with members of Wedgewood Presbyterian Church. Lamiel works with Christian Care Zimbabwe, a non-governmental organization of the Zimbabwe Council of Churches, involves humanitarian and development…

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