humanitarian affairs

‘Don’t give up on the Central African Republic’, urges UN humanitarian coordinator

In an interview with UN News on Wednesday, Najat Rochdi, who is UN Deputy Special Representative and humanitarian coordinator in Central African Republic, explained that 64 per cent of people there need assistance this year, and the year's humanitarian budget is less than 40 per cent funded. Ms. Rochdi outlined the key challenges her teams face in CAR.

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News in Brief 25 September 2018

  • Ebola-hit DR Congo faces ‘perfect storm’ as uptick in violence halts WHO operation
  • UN urges Syria to allow aid to reach civilians displaced near Jordanian border
  • IOM ambulances provide boost to life-saving care in Cox’s Bazar refugee camp
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News in Brief 18 September 2018

  • Myanmar crimes were worse than we expected, says UN investigator
  • 900,000 people affected by typhoon Mangkhut, say UN aid agencies
  • More countries should take in refugees after US decision to cut quota: UNHCR
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World Food Programme outlines preparations for besieged civilians of Idlib

With the UN imploring those fighting in Syria’s civil war and the countries backing them to prevent a “bloodbath” in the last rebel-held enclave of Idlib, the World Food Programme (WFP) is doing all it can to help civilians cope in the event of an offensive. Marwa Awad, Spokesperson for WFP in Syria, told Nabil Al Midani, from UN News’s Arabic service, what they were doing to safeguard families in the line of fire.

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News in Brief 14 September 2018

  • Mortar attack on WFP silo in Yemen ‘could affect vital aid deliveries to millions’
  • DR Congo: new cases of deadly Ebola virus, as UN steps up response
  • UN tackles contaminated wells, boreholes in Zimbabwe, as cholera strikes, killing 25
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News in Brief 13 September 2018

  • Hailed as an ‘exceptional global leader’, former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan laid to rest in Ghana
  • UN human rights chief calls on countries to do more to prevent genocide
  • Yemen: Humanitarian situation in Hudaydah continues to deteriorate ‘dramatically’ – UN official
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News in Brief 30 August 2018

  • UN Syria Envoy warns of potential ‘perfect storm’ in Idlib
  • Cholera cases in Yemen on the rise
  • Top UN officials conduct missions to Mali
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News in Brief 17 August 2018

  • Afghanistan’s Ghazni ‘too dangerous to access’: UN aid agency
  • Zeid calls on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Republika Srpska to review Srebrenica massacre reversal
  • Cambodia urged to release political opponents amid election harassment allegations
  • UN Special Envoy invites Government and opposition in Yemen to Geneva consultations
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‘There is optimism’ for North Korea, but humanitarian funding is urgently needed: UN official

Diplomatic solutions on the Korean Peninsula will hopefully give way to a surge in humanitarian support for the most needy and vulnerable in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Tapan Mishra, the UN Resident Coordinator in the country, told UN News, on the heels of the historic summit held in June between the Governments of the DPRK and the United States.

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Millions at risk if Syria’s war moves to last redoubt of Idlib, warns senior aid official

Aid access to embattled Syrians may soon improve following recent military gains by the Government, but the war “cannot be allowed to go to Idlib”, the head of the UN’s Humanitarian Task Force said on Thursday.