humanitarian aid

Two million people pulled from brink of famine in South Sudan

The food situation has improved in South Sudan with more than two million people pulled from the brink of famine, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Violence continues to obstruct relief assistance in Syria

Ongoing violence continues to make it difficult for humanitarian agencies to provide relief assistance to the people in need in Syria.

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Continuing to ignore Africa’s refugee crisis a risk for global peace

Continuing to ignore Africa’s humanitarian crises is a risk for global peace and security.

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“Irregular migration” claims over 40,000 lives since year 2000

Governments around the world are been urged by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) to address what it describes as “an epidemic of crime and victimization”.

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Syrian refugees share bread with displaced Iraqis

Among the thousands of Syrian refugees who were forced by the conflict to flee their country to Iraq a year ago is a former grocery store owner, Shareef.

In Iraq, Shareef has opened a bakery which has become a successful business.

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Lebanon needs “massive solidarity” to help Syrian refugees: UNHCR

Lebanon has the right to ask the international community to share the burden of helping Syrian refugees who have fled the ongoing conflict in their country.

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Massive UNHCR aid operation in northern Iraq

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is conducting a massive aid operation to assist some 500,000 Iraqis displaced by conflict in northern Iraq.

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UN Humanitarian Chief “struck” by brutality in Iraq

The violence and brutality towards women and girls in Iraq has been described as striking by the UN Humanitarian Chief.

Valerie Amos made the comment during a visit to the Khanke internally displaced persons camp in Dohuk, one of the largest in the country.

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Conflict in Darfur reduces but more people flee homes

The intensity of the ongoing conflict in Darfur in Sudan has reduced in recent months, but the number of people who are fleeing their homes has increased.

That’s according to the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

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UN food agency starts distribution in Ukraine

The World Food Programme (WFP) has started its first operation to provide food for the most vulnerable people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

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