humanitarian aid

Daily humanitarian pauses needed in Gaza, urges UN

Finding a safe area in war-torn Gaza is becoming harder now that 44 per cent of the territory has been declared a no-go area by the Israeli army.

The Gaza Strip is just 45 kilometres long and 6 kilometres wide.

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“Dignified shelters” for Syrian refugees in Iraq

Syrian refugees at a camp in northern Iraq are enjoying what have been described as “dignified shelters.”

The white, solid, rectangular shelters are replacing the fabric tents that are typically found in refugee camps across the world.

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Humanitarian drones promoted by UNICEF

Drones or unmanned aerial vehicles could become a common sight in humanitarian crises across Africa, if a United States-based scientist has her way.

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Midwife makes life better for Syrian refugee women through her work

Over the past three years, Syria's civil war has left more then 130,000 dead and forced millions to flee to neighbouring countries like Jordan.

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Access to some areas in the Gaza strip still restricted, says OCHA

Access is still restricted in many affected areas in the Gaza strip for relief workers trying to deliver living-saving support such as the evacuation of injured people and the distribution of food and water.

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Growing numbers of CAR refugee children severely malnourished

UNICEF says that it is concerned by a growing number of refugee children with severe acute malnutrition from the Central African Republic (CAR) in neighbouring countries, such as Cameroun.

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Global discrepancies in levels of well-being persist

Discrepancies in the levels of well-being for people across the world persist 20 years after a landmark conference on population issues, according to a senior United Nations population expert.

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“Full-fledged impunity in Syria”, says chair of UN-mandated probe

The conflict in Syria has reached a tipping point, threatening the entire region, according to the latest report by the Independent International Commission of Inquiry on Syria (COI).

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UN Emergency fund gives $75 million in relief aid to Sahel and Horn of Africa

The UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) has allocated $75 million to scale up aid in the neglected regions of the West African Sahel and the Horn of Africa.

That’s according to Lisa Doughten, Chief of CERF.

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Gaza: Number of displaced in UN shelters exceeds 100,000

The number of people in Gaza seeking refuge in its sites has jumped to over 100 000, according to the UN relief and works agency for palestine refugees (UNRWA).

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