General News

Aid distributions resume at airport in Central African Republic

Emergency aid distributions have resumed at Bangui airport in the Central African Republic where an estimated 100,000 people have sought refuge from ongoing internal conflict.

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Shelter and secure livelihoods still a challenge for Typhoon Haiyan survivors

Shelter remains the greatest need for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, the deadly storm which smashed into the Philippines two months ago this Wednesday.

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Youth urged to play sport to improve employment opportunities

Young people are being urged by the International Labour Organization (ILO) to engage in sport in order to improve their employment prospects.

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$1billion appeal launched for Syrian children

An appeal for $1 billion to support children affected by the ongoing civil war in Syria has been launched by the United Nations.

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200,000 people displaced in South Sudan

Two hundred thousand people have been dispaced in South Sudan following ongoing conflict in the African country, according to the UN’s humanitarian agency (OCHA).

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Human Rights chief welcomes decision against Nepal amnesties

A decision by Nepal's Supreme Court to block amnesties for serious crimes committed during the country's 10-year internal conflict has been welcomed as a "significant development" by UN Human Rights High Commissioner Navi Pillay.

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Aid delivery in CAR hampered by insecurity

The number of internally displaced people in the Central African Republic has reached over 935,000, according to the UN Refugee agency UNHCR, severely limiting the delivery of aid supplies.

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Syrian refugees clothed by UN ahead of Jordan winter

Winter clothing is being sent to the UN-run Za'atri refugee camp in Jordan to clothe up to 50,000 people who have fled the ongoing conflict in neighbouring Syria.

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Fighting continues in South Sudan as exploratory talks are set to start

Fighting that broke out in mid-December in South Sudan is continuing with thousands of people displaced.

The crisis was sparked by a confrontation between soldiers loyal to President Salva Kiir and those supporting former Vice President Riek Machar who was sacked in July.

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