humanitarian aid

Campaign launched to generate 23 million social media tweets for Syria

A campaign to generate 23 million social media tweets in support of the Syrian people has been launched by a UN-backed coalition of humanitarian agencies.

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Family visit flights resume in Western Sahara

Flights to reunite families in Western Sahara who have been separated for nearly forty years are due to resume in April the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, announced on Wednesday.

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Conflict in Syria has devastating impact on children

The three-year conflict in Syria has had a devastating impact on the country’s children, according to the latest report issued by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) on Tuesday.

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“Severe funding constraints” in DRC forces reduction in food aid

Food aid is set to be cut to people in need in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, the World Food Programme (WFP) has warned.

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Children targeted in Central African Republic conflict

Violence is continuing in the Central African Republic despite a truce that rival militias agreed in the capital, Bangui last month.

Attacks are being carried out mainly by the anti-Balaka Christian militias against former Muslim rebels known as ex-Séléka.

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Dead bodies in “shocking” ransacked hospital in South Sudan

A hospital which was ransacked in South Sudan during the on-going conflict in the country has been described as “shocking” by a senior UN official.

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Filipinos make progress in rebuilding their lives:UN humanitarian chief

Significant progress has been made in rebuilding the lives of Filipinos following the devastation caused by Typhoon Haiyan.

The typhoon hit the Philippines in November, killing over 6,000 people and destroying the livelihoods of millions of others.

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Over 15,000 people in imminent danger of attack in Central African Republic

Thousands of civilians in the Central African Republic are facing an imminent danger of being attacked, according to the UN refugee agency (UNHCR).

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Global petition launched to help save Syrian children

A global petition which encourages people across the world to voice outrage at the devastating impact on children of an ongoing civil war in Syria has been launched by the UN.

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UNICEF launches biggest crisis appeal ever

The UN Children’s Agency has called for $2.2 billion to help 85 million people facing conflict and natural disasters in 50 countries.

Almost 40 per cent of the appeal is for Syria and the region where the organisation says humanitarian and development aid is urgently needed.

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