humanitarian aid

UN-Arab League envoy warns of threat of “Somalization” of Syria

The conflict in Syria risks degenerating into chaos similar to what happened in Somalia when the state there collapsed in 1991, unless a political solution is found.

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Senior humanitarian official says Syrians losing hope as crisis deepens

The Joint Special Representative of the United Nations and the Arab League, Lakhdar Brahimi, has reiterated his call for all parties in Syria to reach a solution that would in his words “meet the aspirations of the Syrian people.”

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Displaced Palestinian refugees in Syria to receive food assistance

Palestinian refugees are among the scores of people who have been affected by the ongoing crisis in Syria.

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Syrian conflict takes on sectarian nature: UN independent experts

What started as a protest against the government and developed into a conflict, is now becoming sectarian violence, according to a new report on Syria.

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UNHCR urges Kenya to continue upholding refugee rights

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) has condemned recent security incidents in Kenya which have killed scores of citizens and refugees.

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UN launches $1.5 billion appeal to address Syrian humanitarian crisis

The United Nations is appealing for $1.5 billion to address the rapidly deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria.

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Getting food in Syria is ‘a nightmare,’ says WFP

It is becoming increasingly difficult for Syrians to get enough food as the conflict continues in the country, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

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Migrants usually stuck ‘between rock and hard place”: IOM

The plight of migrants who are stranded in crisis situations as a result of man-made or natural disasters is the focus of this year’s International Migrants Day.

The day is observed on 18 December each year to highlight issues that affect millions of migrants around the world.

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Ethiopian migrants remain stranded in Yemen

Early this week more than 200 Ethiopian migrants were returned to their country from Yemen on a flight chartered by the International Organization for Migration (IOM).

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Pledges made to UN’s fund for emergencies

Representatives of governments from around the world are gathering at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday to pledge money to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

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