humanitarian aid

“Severe funding constraints” in DRC forces reduction in food aid

Food aid is set to be cut to people in need in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the World Food Programme (WFP) has warned.

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Children targeted in Central African Republic conflict

Violence is continuing in the Central African Republic despite a truce that rival militias agreed in the capital, Bangui last month.

Attacks are being carried out mainly by the anti-Balaka Christian militias against former Muslim rebels known as ex-Séléka.

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Dead bodies in “shocking” ransacked hospital in South Sudan

A hospital which was ransacked in South Sudan during the on-going conflict in the country has been described as “shocking” by a senior UN official.

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Filipinos make progress in rebuilding their lives:UN humanitarian chief

Significant progress has been made in rebuilding the lives of Filipinos following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

The typhoon hit the Philippines in November, killing over 6,000 people and destroying the livelihoods of millions of others.

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Over 15,000 people in imminent danger of attack in Central African Republic

Thousands of civilians in the Central African Republic are facing an imminent danger of being attacked, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).

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Global petition launched to help save Syrian children

A global petition which encourages people across the world to voice outrage at the devastating impact on children of an ongoing civil war in Syria has been launched by the UN.

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UNICEF launches biggest crisis appeal ever

The UN Children’s Agency has called for $2.2 billion to help 85 million people facing conflict and natural disasters in 50 countries.

Almost 40 per cent of the appeal is for Syria and the region where the organisation says humanitarian and development aid is urgently needed.

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Second wave of refugees from Syria enter Lebanon

More than 10,000 Syrians have fled into Lebanon since a fresh offensive on the city of Yabroud and its outskirts began on 12 February, according to the UN Refugee Agency.

Syria has been at civil war for the last three years during which time more than 100,000 people have been killed.

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Protection of civilians “unheeded”

The need to protect civilians in time of conflict is often going “unheeded” according to a senior United Nations official.

As violence continues in Syria, South Sudan and the Central African Republic, the UN is turning its attention on how best to protect civilians.

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Security situation deteriorates in Central African Republic

The security situation in the Central African Republic continues to deteriorate and threatens to degenerate into lawlessness.

The crisis started in December 2012 when rebels attacked government forces but has become an inter-religious conflict.

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