humanitarian aid

Floods in Balkans disrupt people’s lives

A clearer picture of the damage caused by the worst floods to hit the Balkans in more than a century, is beginning to emerge as the waters start to recede, according to UN agencies.

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South Sudan pledging conference last resort to ward off famine

A humanitarian pledging conference that has opened in Oslo, Norway could be South Sudan’s last resort to ward off an impending famine, according to the UN humanitarian agency, OCHA.

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Major seed distribution operation underway in Central African Republic

A major operation to distribute seeds and tools to support crisis-hit farming families has been launched in the Central African Republic.

It’s hoped that farmers receive the agricultural kits in time for the next planting season.

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South Sudan: Aid operations begin following signing of cease-fire

UN humanitarian agencies are using trucks, air drops and barges to deliver life saving aid to the communities affected by the conflict, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (

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Syrians in rural Aleppo “eking out” existence

Syrians living in rural Aleppo are “eking out” an existence, according to the World Food Programme (WFP), as the civil war in the country continues.

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Disaster-prone areas need to pair satellite technology with alternative power sources

Countries which are susceptible to natural disasters should be looking at pairing satellite technology with alternative power sources as part of their response plan.

That's according to a senior official from the Department of Science and Technology, in the Philippines.

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Syrian people reduced to "very basics of survival"

Millions of desperate people in Syria won't get humanitarian aid unless there is political support, according to the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs or OCHA.

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Humanitarian crisis in Chad “unfolding”

The humanitarian crisis in Chad is deteriorating according to a top UN official in the region.

Around two and a half million people out of a population of 12 million are not getting enough food.

And 400,000 children are malnourished.

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People returning home in Mali need relief aid

Thousands of people in Mali who were displaced by a crisis that started with a coup in March 2012 are now returning home.

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