humanitarian aid

The UN humanitarian agency launches its report for 2014

The number of people in need of emergency humanitarian assistance has doubled over the last ten years, according to the Deputy Emergency Relief Coordinator.

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“Complex and spectacular” air-drops continue in South Sudan

The delivery of relief supplies by helicopter is becoming increasingly common in South Sudan as the United Nations strives to reach needy people in the remotest parts of the country.

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“Time bomb” in South Sudan camp

A United Nations camp for displaced people in South Sudan has been described as a “time bomb” due to the dire humanitarian situation there.

Around 200,000 people who have fled their homes across the country, as a result of ongoing political violence, are living in the Malakal camp.

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Search and rescue efforts continue to find missing on Lake Albert in Uganda

Search and rescue efforts continue to find the many missing people who were on a boat that capsized on Uganda’s Lake Albert over the weekend.

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Hundreds gather at Times Square in support of Syrians and Palestinians trapped in fighting

Hundreds of people gathered in New York’s Times Square for a flash mob event in support of besieged civilians in Syria.

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Strategic moment for women in setting of future development goals

Activists from around the world have been at the United Nations in New York over the past two weeks to advocate for the inclusion of gender issues in new development goals.

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Europe TB cases down, but fails to cure multidrug-resistant patients

Europe has seen the fastest decline of rates of tuberculosis in the world, according to a new report by the World Health Organization or WHO.

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Somali farmers feeding their countrymen again

Somali farmers have for the first time been able to supply high quality food to the UN's World Food Program (WFP) that will be used to feed their fellow countrymen.

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Search of UN convoys slows delivery of aid in South Sudan

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“Real solution” to South Sudan crisis in reconciliation: UN Official

People in Melut County in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State are under “severe stress” because of lack of food, water and shelter.

That’s according to a statement made by the UN Resident Humanitarian Coordinator in the country following a visit to the area.

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