Jens Laerke - U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs


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More aid to complement today's delivery is planned in the coming
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Oct 30 2017
We can learn a lot about a person if we know what types of things he or she talks about or comments on the most frequently. There are numerous topics with which Jens Laerke is associated, including Damascus and Syrians. Most recently, Jens Laerke has been quoted saying: “The last time we reached these two locations were in June 2016.” in the article Convoy rolls into Damascus suburbs with aid for 40, 000: U.N. | Reuters. An other article where Jens Laerke has been quoted is Cholera spreading in Somalia, 50, 000 cases foreseen: WHO.
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Nov 04 2016 - Aleppo

I'm trying my best not to comment on the actual initiative, but to state what the situation

Oct 21 2016 - Aleppo

The evacuations couldn't begin "because the necessary conditions were not in place to ensure safe, secure and voluntary" movement of

Oct 21 2016 - Aleppo

It is an astronomically difficult operation whereby we need the security assurances from all sides to be there and to be adhered to, plus facilitation from all

Oct 21 2016 - Aleppo

It's not even day-by-day, it's

Oct 18 2016 - Aleppo

That was my understanding, that it was supposed to be a

Oct 18 2016 - Aleppo

We need assurances from all parties to the conflict, not just a unilateral announcement that this will happen. We need everybody to give us those assurances before it is immediately useful for us to do anything

Sep 22 2016

We are sending today an inter-agency convoy that will cross conflict lines into a besieged area of rural

Sep 21 2016 - Aleppo

The security situation in Syria is not one situation, it's a patchwork of different levels of security or insecurity. It's a patchwork of multiple actors, armed groups, and we need to take that into account when we evaluate on a case-by-case basis. So that is what we do, whether we send it to rural Damascus as we do today or, hopefully, in the near future, we can resume deliveries in Aleppo and elsewhere in

Sep 20 2016

The explanation is that we are not in a position to determine whether these were in fact air strikes. We are in a position to say that the convoy was

Sep 20 2016

We've established it was not a

Sep 20 2016

However we remain committed to stay and deliver to everybody in need in

Sep 16 2016

In order to actually initiate the actual movement of these convoys we need the facilitation letters. They have not

Sep 16 2016 - Aleppo

We are as ready to go as we can possibly be. The modalities for ensuring safe passage have not yet been cleared and given to us so that we can move. We know that there is at least a quarter of a million people in eastern Aleppo who are potentially all of them in need of some kind of

Sep 13 2016

It is a deal which has been done by the United States and the Russians, the details of which we are not privy to. We've got nothing to

Sep 13 2016

We need to have actual concrete assurances – we need to be satisfied – that we are not sending people, aid convoys, into mortal danger. And we don't have that

Sep 13 2016 - Turkey

We are waiting for this cessation of hostilities to actually deliver the assurances and the peace before trucks can start moving from Turkey. As I speak, that has not been the

Sep 13 2016

We need to enter an environment where we are not in mortal danger as humanitarian organizations delivering

Aug 09 2016 - Aleppo

The UN urgently calls for a humanitarian pause in the fighting in Aleppo to enable immediate access to repair the electricity and water networks and provide humanitarian assistance to people in

Apr 09 2016

In a situation like this, red tape may cost

Apr 09 2016

This has been a consistent issue for us, for years, that we do not get the approvals, not only for convoys, but other kinds of approvals. We have talked about bureaucratic obstacles and hindrances, which are being put in our way, yes, by the Syrian

Nov 12 2013

This action plan asks for 301 million US dollars. It is for agency response in, basically, all sectors of humanitarian assistance. 11.3 million people have been affected by the

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