humanitarian aid and relief

News in Brief 31 January 2019

  • Syria: ‘Violence, displacement’ and cold kill 11 infants ‘in the past two days’
  • Boom in Artificial Intelligence patents, points to ‘quantum leap’ in tech
  • UN appeals for more than $162 million in aid to Ukraine
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News in Brief 18 January 2019

  • Call for probe into deadly violence against Zimbabwe protests
  • Deadly attack on Nigerian town leaves tens of thousands of people without aid
  • DRC Ebola outbreak can be handled effectively, despite challenges: WHO
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3'52"

News in Brief 17 January 2019

  • Former Côte d'Ivoire president remains behind bars, despite acquittal
  • ‘Deplorable conditions’ in Syria’s Rukban settlement
  • UN rallies communities to counter extremists with national unity
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News in Brief 3 January 2019

  • China gives $7 million to support food aid in South Sudan
  • Uganda's Ebola preparedness 'will go a long way:' WHO Chief
  • Agreement to curb greenhouse gases enters into force
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3'5"

News in Brief 27 December 2018

  • UN chief calls for ‘peaceful, credible and inclusive poll’ in Bangladesh
  • World Food Programme prepares to aid Indonesia tsunami survivors
  • WHO condemns armed attacks in Libyan hospital
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2'48"

News in Brief 26 December 2018

  • UN mission condemns deadly terrorist attacks in Afghanistan
  • Indonesia tsunami response
  • UN mission condemns terrorist attack in Libya
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3'17"

News in Brief 20 December 2018

  • WFP reaches a record 5 million people in DRC
  • Unimaginable horrors’ facing migrants and refugees in Libya
  • New Migration Pact Highlights Key Role of Business in Protecting Migrants, say UN experts
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3'40"

World Food Programme urges US to reconsider Palestine funding cuts: civilian impact ‘horrendous’

Food insecurity has become a major issue in Gaza and the West Bank, not because food is hard to find, but because hard-pressed families cannot afford to buy it, according to Stephen Kearney, the World Food Programme’s (WFP) Representative and WFP Country Director in Palestine.  Mr. Kearney spoke with UN News’s Arabic chief, Reem Abaza.

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8'30"

News in Brief 18 December 2018

  • $2.7 billion appeal for South Sudan refugees - Africa’s largest displacement crisis
  • Vital humanitarian air service risks being grounded in Central African Republic
  • Migration ‘is a force for dignity’, says IOM on International Migrants Day
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$5.5 billion appeal for millions of Syrians and host communities affected by civil war

A $5.5 billion appeal has been launched by the UN to help 5.6 million Syrian refugees and millions more people hosting them in neighbouring countries.  In an interview with UN News, Samuel Rizk from the UN Development Programme (UNDP), explained that although around 30,000 Syrians have gone home so far this year, the overwhelming majority still need help in Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt and Iraq.

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