humanitarian aid

Sudan, “worst crisis” in the world for children

Sudan is one of the worst humanitarian crises in the world for young people according to the UN Children’s Fund, UNICEF.

The agency says that as many as 65% of those people who have fled their homes or become refugees are under the age of 18.

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Iraq faces serious food security concerns due to conflict

Iraq is facing serious food security concerns following the recent escalation of conflict in the country, the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) warned on Wednesday.

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Neglecting plight of Palestine refugees “risk world cannot take”

The Palestine refugee crisis in the Near East is “unsustainable”, the Commissioner General of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) has warned.

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“Concern” over displaced people and Syrian refugees as Iraq crisis deepens

Aid agencies say that the humanitarian needs of people who have been forced to flee their homes in Iraq continue to escalate.

The United Nations estimates that there are one million displaced people in the country.

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“Political solutions” needed for humanitarian crises

Political solutions need to be found to solve humanitarian crises around the world according to the chief of the UN refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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Syrian refugee in Brazil says “family has lost everything”

A Syrian man who has been granted refugee status in Brazil says his “family has lost everything” in the civil war in the country.

The three-year conflict between the government and rebel forces has caused millions of people to flee.

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Terrorist attacks, extremist ideologies “destabilizing” the Sahel

Crises in Libya, Mali and Nigeria are “destabilizing the broader Sahel region of Africa”, according to the UN Secretary-General’s monthly strategy report on the region.

The report focuses on the five “core” Sahel countries of Burkina Faso, Chad, Mauritania, Mali and Nigeria.

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UNHCR online video campaign marks World Refugee Day

Actors, authors and other high profile supporters of the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) have been sharing their personal stories to mark World Refugee Day.

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New site offers protection of displaced South Sudanese in Malakal

A new site has been opened by the UN Mission in South Sudan (UNMISS) in Malakal, the capital of Upper Nile State, to protect civilians who have fled violence in the country.

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Italian priest and medical doctor wins UN Population Award

An Italian Roman Catholic priest who is also a medical doctor has won the 2014United Nations Population Award.

The award was established by the UN General Assembly in 1981 “to recognize outstanding achievement in the fields of population and health”.

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