A humanitarian crisis in a country, region or society where there is total or considerable breakdown of authority resulting from internal or external conflict and which requires an international response that goes beyond the mandate or capacity of any single agency and/or the ongoing United Nations country program. - (IASC)
12 Feb 2016, OCHA ROP
'For the Pacific, the stakes could not be higher with droughts and cyclones presenting a daily threat and the impacts of climate change already lapping at our shores. This report and the Summit in Istanbul on 23-24 May are potential game-changers in addressing the challenges facing our region,' Sune Gudnitz, Head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA), Regional Office for the Pacific said...
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