Rebel advance forcing Congolese to Uganda

KINSHASA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Nov. 27 (UPI) -- The persistent advance of rebel forces in the Democratic Republic of the Congo have forced nearly 13,000 residents into neighboring Uganda, officials say.

U.N. conference talks of tsunami lessons

BONN, Germany, Dec. 26 (UPI) -- A U.N. Conference on Early Warning in Germany has been told not enough has been done to prevent widespread death in the next Southeast Asian tsunami.

U.N. warns Darfur soon out of control

UNITED NATIONS, Nov. 23 (UPI) -- The coordinator of United Nations humanitarian efforts says deteriorating security conditions in Sudan's Darfur region is "an affront to humanity."

U.N. official cuts short trip to Darfur

KHARTOUM, Sudan, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- A United Nations official returned early from Sudan's troubled Darfur region because he was banned from traveling outside the region's capitals.

U.N. official meets with rebels in Uganda

KAMPALA, Uganda, Nov. 13 (UPI) -- U.N. humanitarian chief Jan Egeland traveled to the south Sudan border to meet with Ugandan rebel leader Joseph Kony to encourage peace talks.

Aid chief to leave U.N. post

UNITED NATIONS, Oct. 20 (UPI) -- Norway's Jan Egeland plans to leave his post as U.N. head for emergency aid operations by year's end, reports Aftenposten.

Refugees want to leave camp in DRC

KANKONONA, Democratic Republic of Congo, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- U.S. humanitarian relief head Jan Egeland was told on a visit a refugee camp in the Democratic Republic of Congo the inhabitants want to go home.

U.N. calls Israel, Hezbollah 'disgrace'

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Aug. 10 (UPI) -- The top United Nations humanitarian official has branded Israel and Hezbollah "a disgrace" for hindering access to southern Lebanon.

U.N. official says Hezbollah 'cowardly'

LARNACA, Cyprus, July 25 (UPI) -- A U.N. official in Cyprus says Hezbollah is being "cowardly" if it is proud more Lebanese civilians are dying than fighters in Israeli airstrikes.

U.N. official blasts Lebanon damage

BEIRUT, Lebanon, July 23 (UPI) -- The top U.N. humanitarian official said Sunday Lebanese civilians were paying a "disproportionate price" in the attacks targeting Hezbollah strongholds.

UIC leaders seek aid for refugees

MOGADISHU, Somalia, July 12 (UPI) -- The Union of Islamic Courts, which controls the Somali capital Mogadishu, is appealing for humanitarian aid for hundreds of displaced families.

U.N.: Java quake relief hobbled by rain

JAKARTA, May 29 (UPI) -- The director of the United Nation's relief efforts, Jan Egeland, says helping earthquake survivors in Indonesia is being slowed by driving rains.

U.N. eyes 2M simmering Darfur refugees

KALMA, Sudan, May 9 (UPI) -- An international sense of urgency heightened Tuesday on reports desperate refugees from the Darfur region of Sudan hacked an African Union peacekeeper to death.

Darfur refugees riot, turn on U.N. workers

KHARTOUM, Sudan, May 8 (UPI) -- Displaced refugees from Sudan's Darfur region rioted during a demonstration in a camp Monday and began attacking U.N. aid workers, who were forced to flee. The riot occurred as Jan Egeland, the United Nations' chief humanitarian official, was visiting.

U.N. aid head in Sudan for talks

KHARTOUM, Sudan, May 7 (UPI) -- The head of U.N. humanitarian aid, Jan Egeland, was in Sudan to assess the situation after three years of conflict, genocide and a just-approved peace deal.
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Jan Egeland
Residents take advantage of U.N. Humanitarian chief Jan Egeland tour of Beirut's southern suburbs to retrieve some their goods on Sunday July 23, 2006. Egeland warned that if this conflict continues many more civilians will be killed and wounded. As the conflict rages in south Lebanon hundreds of thousands of Lebanese continue to flee the fighting. Over 300 Lebanese, mostly civilians, have died since the conflict began on Wednesday 12 July, after Hezbollah guerrillas kidnapped two Israeli soldiers. (UPI PhotO)

Jan Egeland (born September 12, 1957 in Stavanger, Norway) was the United Nations Undersecretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator from June 2003 to December 2006. Egeland was appointed by Secretary-General Kofi Annan and succeeded Kenzo Oshima. He traveled extensively, drawing attention to humanitarian emergencies.

Egeland took up the position as director of the Norwegian Institute of International Affairs on September 1, 2007. Egeland also holds a post as Professor II at the University of Stavanger.

Egeland assumed his post as the Under-Secretary-General (USG) for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator (ERC) in August 2003. This position is the head of the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA). He was preceded in the post by Kenzo Oshima of Japan.

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