humanitarian aid

New camp for Syrian refugees opened in Jordan

Jordan opened a new refugee camp on Wednesday as part of its continued provision of shelter to thousands of Syrians fleeing violence in their country.

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Supplying life’s basics for thousands devastated by Northern Afghanistan flooding

Relief agencies are rushing in basic supplies to victims of floods which hit northern Afghanistan last week.

More than 100 people are reported to have died in the floods which destroyed thousands of houses and left some people trapped on the rooftops of their homes.

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Central African Republic faces challenges in protecting civilians

The Central African Republic continues to face challenges in protecting civilians as the conflict continues between Christian and Muslim communities.

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Insecurity a “challenge” for food aid deliveries in South Sudan

The World Food Programme (WFP) says that it’s determined to continue providing food assistance in South Sudan despite an attack on a UN convoy of barges on Thursday.

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30,000 children face malnutrition during rainy season in CAR

Nearly 30,000 children in the Central African Republic are expected to suffer from severe acute malnutrition in the coming months as the rainy season in the country continues.

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Evidence of hundreds of executions in South Sudan’s Bentiu

The UN has said there is evidence of executions which have taken place in the South Sudanese town of Bentiu.

Hundreds of people have reportedly been killed in the town since last week after rebels took control.

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Ethnic killings and radio hate speech deplored in South Sudan

Hundreds of civilians have been killed in South Sudan’s Unity State capital, Bentiu, because of their ethnic origins, according to the UN mission in the country, UNMISS.

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“Unimaginable” situation for women in South Sudan

The situation of mothers and young girls in South Sudan has been described as “unimaginable” by the UN Population Fund, UNFPA.

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Reconciliation process in Central African Republic underway says UN expert

An inclusive reconciliation process between rival communities in the Central African Republic is underway according to an independent UN human rights expert.

Fighting between mainly Muslim and Christian communities has fuelled a conflict which began at the end of 2012.

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New life begins for evacuated orphans in South Sudan

One hundred and thirty orphans in South Sudan who were evacuated from their native Malakal, are settling down in a new home in the capital of the country, Juba.

Malakal has been a flash-point in the ongoing conflict in South Sudan which has pitted government forces against rebels.

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