Syria floods: Humanitarians working ‘round the clock’ to provide urgent relief

Humanitarian staff have been working “round the clock” to reopen access roads and provide emergency relief from the disastrous impact that recent floods have unleased on displaced people living in camps in northwest Syria, the UN’s deputy humanitarian coordinator there said on Friday. 

Sudan floods: UN calls for urgent funding, as food insecurity mounts 

Sudan has been hit by devastating floods, the worst seen in decades, impacting more than 600,000 households across 17 of the country’s 18 states.  

According to the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), urgent funding is needed to support a country already facing alarmingly high rates of hunger and food insecurity.  

Dominique Burgeon, FAO’s Director of emergency resilience, has just returned from a mission to Sudan.  He told Charlotta Lomas how dire the situation really is for people there. 

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News in Brief 2 October 2020

  • Sudan alert: flooding and inflation deepen humanitarian needs  
  • Iraq urged to investigate attacks on women human rights defenders – UN Special Procedures 
  • Central Mediterranean migrant ‘horrors’ must be addressed by States: OHCHR 
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Sudan alert: Flooding and surging inflation threaten humanitarian assistance 

Catastrophic flooding and rising food and health costs in Sudan, have driven up the number of people in need, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said on Friday. 

News in Brief 29 September 2020

  • Millionth COVID death is an ‘agonizing milestone’ says UN’s Guterres 
  • Flooding leaves South Sudan facing threat of ‘catastrophic’ levels of hunger 
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News in Brief 24 September 2020

  • UN chief’s concern for mariners’ ‘humanitarian and safety’ crisis  
  • Flooding adds new danger to communities fleeing Sahel violence 
  • Colombia’s indigenous peoples ‘on threshold of genocide’ 
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News in Brief 17 September 2020

  • Hurricane Sally: ‘Historic, catastrophic flooding’ in southern US states
  • Rights violations continue in Burundi under new Government: UN report
  • Historic UN Summit brings leaders together in first virtual General Assembly
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News in Brief 11 September 2020

  • New fires at Greek island refugee camp ‘destroy all remaining accommodation’ 
  • Ebola: DR Congo outbreak could spread across border 
  • Fears of disease spread amid devastating flooding in Sudan 
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News in Brief 25 August 2020

  • COVID-19 reinfection seems not to be a ‘regular event’, says UN health agency 
  • US on standby from hurricane Laura - WMO  
  • Don’t forget the Rohingya amid monsoon flooding: WFP 
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News in Brief 21 August 2020

  • Yemen: 300,000 people lose homes, livelihoods in catastrophic flooding  
  • One in two children show signs of trauma, stress after Beirut blast, says UN Children’s Fund 
  • Russian dissident must get the care he needs after suspected poisoning: UN rights office 
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