humanitarian aid

News in Brief 17 July 2020

  • $10.3 billion UN appeal to stave off starvation
  • Rights expert welcomes UK court decision on 'ISIL teenager'
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News in Brief 15 July 2020

  • Myanmar’s people deserve free and fair elections: UN independent expert
  • Venezuela: amputation and extortion in booming gold mining racket
  • Monsoon-affected river communities in Bangladesh get vital aid
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Waiting to declare famine ‘will be too late for Yemenis on brink of starvation’

In Yemen, fears of famine have resurfaced as UN humanitarians also warned on Friday that 360,000 severely malnourished children could die unless they continue to get treatment and aid is stepped up. In an urgent appeal for funding, the World Food Programme (WFP) said that it needs $200 million per month to maintain assistance in the war-torn country.

News in Brief 23 June 2020

  • Extreme weather ‘record’ likely in Arctic Circle: WMO
  • 600 million South Asian children at risk from COVID-19, says UNICEF
  • UN migration agency appeals for funding to help 460,000 people in central Sahel
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News in Brief 19 June 2020

  • 'No choice' but to suspend aid flights, warns WFP
  • Heed ceasefire call in Ukraine, UN rights official urges
  • Appeal for safe passage across frontlines for Syrian students
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World expects unity ‘where humanity is most wounded and trampled’, Grandi tells Security Council

With nearly 80 million people now living in forced exile, the head of the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, urged the Security Council on Thursday to overcome its differences and start resolving conflicts so that refugees and internally displaced persons can finally return home.

News in Brief 15 June 2020

  • UN appalled by attack on civilians and humanitarians in Nigeria
  • Atomic agency launches initiative to prevent future pandemics
  • Human Rights Council picks up again after COVID suspension, to hold racism debate
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News in Brief 12 June 2020

  • UNICEF: funding shortfall affecting critical water, sanitation services in Yemen
  • Child labour gains since 2000 ‘could be wiped out by COVID’, UN warns
  • UNAIDS chief adds voice to call for COVID-19 vaccine to be a ‘global public good’
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News in Brief 10 June 2020

  • World facing food emergency, says UN chief in call for States to protect vulnerable
  • COVID-19 spotlights need for States to combat unfulfilled rights for all people, says UN-appointed expert
  • Zimbabwe: rights experts demand end to abductions and torture
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News in Brief 9 June 2020

  • UN food agency ramps up aid to lockdown-hit Nigerians
  • DR Congo’s displaced face deadly consequences of chronic underfunding: UNHCR
  • DPR Korea: humanitarian concerns growing, says UN expert
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