humanitarian aid

Philippines still needs “a helping hand” two months after deadly storm

Two months after Typhoon Haiyan tore through the Philippines, relief operations are in “normal mode,” according to the UN Humanitarian Affairs agency (OCHA).

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WFP to ramp up food distribution in Central African Republic

The World Food Programme (WFP) is scaling up food distribution to more than one million people in the Central African Republic.

The UN agency says it urgently needs $107 million to support its work through August 2014.

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UNICEF appeals for over $830 million to help Syrian children

The UN children’s agency (UNICEF) is appealing for $835 million to help Syrian children affected by the ongoing conflict in their country in next year.

The agency says this is the largest amount it has ever sought from donors in its 67 year history.

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OCHA: People in South Sudan displaced by fighting need urgent aid

The international community is being asked to disburse $166 million to provide life-saving aid to people displaced from the fighting in South Sudan, according to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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Child-friendly spaces offer oasis for displaced children in the Philippines

Tens of thousands are still living in schools, churches and other public buildings since Typhoon Haiyan struck the Philippines a little over a month ago.

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Civilians flee as fighting and violence spreads in South Sudan

South Sudan’s capital city Juba is increasingly becoming deserted as tensions escalate between rival factions in the Sudan People’s Liberation Army (SPLA).

An estimated 40,000 civilians are being sheltered at UN bases across the country as fighting spreads.

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Conflict in South Sudan raises concern at United Nations

As fighting between rival members of the army continues in South Sudan, the United Nations is deeply concerned about this situation.

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UN appeals for nearly $13 billion for humanitarian work in 2014

The United Nations on Monday appealed for close to $13 billion to provide humanitarian assistance to people in crisis situations around the world next year.

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Mounting crisis in Syria results in collapse of education

The decline in education for Syrian children has been the sharpest and most rapid in the history of the region, according to UNICEF- the lead agency on a paper analyzing Syria’s education crisis.

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UN agencies concerned over worsening humanitarian crisis in CAR

Fighting over the past week in the Central African Republic capital of Bangui has killed more than 400 people and displaced nearly 160,000 as the humanitarian crisis in the country worsens.

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