emergency aid

Relief teams fear worsening aftermath of Super Typhoon Rai

Super Typhoon Rai which ripped through the Philippines over Christmas, has created a massive emergency with huge and ongoing needs, UN humanitarians said on Friday.

Security Council paves way for aid to reach desperate Afghans

The Security Council on Wednesday unanimously adopted a resolution clearing the way for aid to reach Afghans in desperate need of basic support, while preventing funds from falling into the hands of the Taliban, a move welcomed by the UN Emergency Relief Coordinator as a “milestone” decision that will save lives.

News in Brief 6 August 2021

  • Tigray ceasefire more urgent than ever, says UN relief chief Griffiths
  • Myanmar’s third COVID-19 wave hitting like a ‘tsunami": WFP
  • Mali violence threatens country’s survival, UN expert warns
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News in Brief 9 July 2021

  • A third of Haiti’s children in urgent need of aid: UNICEF
  • Creation of Israeli settlements should be ‘war crime’, UN rights expert says
  • Honduras urged to stop criminalizing defence of indigenous rights
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News in Brief 17 December 2020

  • COVID: end of year celebrations and ski advice from WHO
  • Under 40s urged to make extra effort for vulnerable in Western Pacific
  • UN Children’s Fund supports emergency food aid for hungry kids over holidays
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Children ‘are dying’ now in DRC’s Kasai from malnutrition, warns UNICEF

400,000 children in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) “are at risk of death” in the Kasais region from food shortages caused by conflict and displacement, according to a senior UN official who has just returned from the area, expressing shock at what he had witnessed.

Praise for peacekeepers' support in recent South Sudan crisis

Peacekeepers at the UN mission in South Sudan, UNMISS, are being praised by the top UN official in the country for their speedy response in support of a recent humanitarian emergency in the north.

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UN and Africa: focus on oil prices, Burundi and South Sudan refugees in Uganda

Very significant shock” of lower oil prices in Africa

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