humanitarian aid

Displaced people in South Sudan’s Bentiu town live in “very dire” conditions

People displaced by the ongoing conflict in South Sudan and sheltering at a UN base in Bentiu town live in what a senior UN official in the country has described as “very dire” conditions.

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WFP food convoy crosses Rafah crossing into Gaza

A convoy of 18 trucks carrying food to Gaza crossed the Rafah crossing from Egypt for the first time in seven years on Wednesday, says the World Food Programme (WFP).

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Displaced Iraqis share transit camp with Syrian refugees

A transit camp for Syrian refugees in Erbil, northern Iraq is making room for an influx of Iraqi citizens displaced by recent fighting, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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Urgent need for aid in Ukraine as shelling continues in Lugansk

The population of Lugansk in eastern Ukraine is in urgent need of aid because of the deteriorating humanitarian conditions in the city.

That’s according to the International Committee of the Red Cross or ICRC.

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UN humanitarian chief holds “positive” discussions in Ukraine

The UN Emergency Relief Coordinator has held what has been described as “very positive” talks with the authorities of Ukraine on how to provide assistance to displaced people in the country.

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Relief operation in northern Iraq in full swing: UNHCR

The massive operation to provide humanitarian assistance to displaced people in northern Iraq is in full swing, according to the United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR).

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Saudi Arabia’s $49 million donation helps to provide health care to Iraqis

The World Health Organization (WHO) has received about $49 million from Saudi Arabia for its operations to help the people of Iraq.

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World Humanitarian Day honours those who risk to help others

The UN is observing World Humanitarian Day on Tuesday to recognize and honour humanitarian workers who are helping millions of people in need in crises around the world.

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Senior UN official warns of famine in South Sudan

South Sudan will see famine this year or early next year if fighting between government and rebel forces doesn’t stop.

This warning has come from the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the new African country where thousands of people have been displaced by the conflict.

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International community urged to help avert humanitarian disaster in Somalia

The international community has been urged to act now to avert what has been described as “a looming humanitarian disaster” in Somalia.

The appeal has come from Bahame Tom Nyanduga, the new UN Independent Expert on the situation of human rights in Somalia.

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