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African refugees in Egypt “forgotten”

A “forgotten population” of refugees from across Africa is living in limbo in Egypt according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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Over 6.5 million people in Malawi in need of emergency food aid

The largest ever emergency food relief operation in Malawi’s history has kicked off on Wednesday, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

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Aid failure by rich countries totals US$2 trillion

Developing countries could have received approximately US$2 trillion in aid over the past 14 years if their wealthier counterparts had honoured commitments on overseas development assistance.

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With global support “peace is doable” in Darfur

“Peace is doable” in the Darfur region of Sudan with support and encouragement from the rest of the world.

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Aid given to groups that violate human rights must end

Nations and organizations must stop giving aid, money, and arms to groups that systematically violate human rights.

That’s the view of Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council and Special Advisor to the UN envoy for Syria.

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Aid task force pushes to reach all besieged in Syria

The UN-led task force responsible for getting aid into besieged areas in Syria said Thursday that air-drops of supplies are planned over the city of Deir ez-Zour - currently in the hands of ISIL – before calling for access to many millions of people in hard-to-reach places in the war-torn country

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Donors pledge over $400 million for UN rapid humanitarian response fund

Donors pledged $404.6 million for the United Nations fund that enables the quick delivery of life-saving humanitarian aid to those who need it most around the world, responding to an appeal by Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the world body’s top relief official.

Sudan and UN sign four-year development assistance plan

The Sudanese Government today signed an agreement with United Nations agencies operating in the country on a four-year aid plan covering peacebuilding, governance and the rule of law, employment, education and health care as well as other services.

UN agency calls for urgent aid as millions face starvation in the Horn of Africa

Millions of people are on the brink of starvation in the Horn of Africa because of droughts and conflict, the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned today, as it called for urgent humanitarian assistance for the impoverished region.

UN food agency fears Kenyans needing food aid will double to 2.5 million

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) is sending an emergency team to drought-stricken areas of Kenya this week to pinpoint how many more people in this Eastern African nation need food aid.