The revised appeal is based on the 800,000 people that have escaped Libya and the 1.6 million who need assistance within the country.
Israel and Palestine: USG for Humanitarian Affairs Valerie Amos completed a four-day visit to the occupied Palestinian territory and Israel...
"In Syria...Amos noted that reports of the deployment of tanks and shelling of residential areas are alarming."
“Instead of seeing LDCs as poor and weak, let us look at it as vast reservoirs of untapped potential.”
DSG Asha-Rose Migiro will leave NY on May 9th to head to Geneva to chair the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction.
"...the U.S. has committed an additional $6.5 million for IOM operations, bringing the U.S. government’s emergency assistance in Libya to a total of $53.5 million."
Today, the SG had a phone conversation with President Bashar al-Assad of Syria in response to human rights issues in the country.
U.S. Ambassador to the HRC Eileen C. Donahoe announced the launch of the Internet Freedom Fellows Program, in order to highlight the innovative use of the internet in promoting and defending human rights.
Ambassador Gerard Araud of France will brief the press on the Council’s program of work at 5 PM tomorrow afternoon.