humanitarian aid

Pledges are made to UN emergency relief fund

The crises in Syria, Iraq, South Sudan and the Central African Republic dominated humanitarian relief efforts this year, a meeting of the UN Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) was told on Wednesday.

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New life for Syrian refugees in Germany

Refugees from Syria with serious medical conditions are benefiting from resettlement opportunities mainly in Europe, and North and South America.

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UN and partners launch humanitarian appeal for 2015

The number of people affected by conflicts and natural disasters around the world has reached record levels, according to the United Nations.

At the end of November an estimated 102 million people around the world were in need of assistance.

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US$64m target set to reinstate food vouchers for Syrian refugees

Sixty-four million dollars has been set as the target for a 72-hour fundraising campaign to help Syrian refugees.

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World’s largest humanitarian crisis “falling off map”

The world’s largest humanitarian crisis underway in Syria is “falling off the map” according to the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Thirteen countries recognized for fighting hunger

Political will and commitment by governments and people throughout the world can make it possible to defeat hunger and malnutrition, according to a senior official of the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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Humanitarian situation “dire” in South Sudan

The humanitarian situation for people displaced by conflict in South Sudan has been described as “dire” by the UN deputy humanitarian chief.

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Up to 1mn in Syria, Iraq may be “left out in cold” this winter

Up to one million Syrians and Iraqis may be “left out in the cold” as winter approaches, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is warning.

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Food rations for 500,000 refugees in Kenya cut

Funding shortfalls have forced the UN food agency to cut rations for about half a million refugees from South Sudan and Somalia in Kenya.

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“Hunt down” Ebola virus in Liberia says UN Envoy

The Ebola virus needs to be “hunted down” in Liberia as the country faces a key moment in the fight against the deadly disease, a senior UN health expert has said.

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