humanitarian aid

Pledging conference concludes in Kuwait

A total of $2.4 billion has been pledged at a conference in Kuwait to support humanitarian work for Syria.

Representatives of the United Nations, its partner agencies and donor countries gathered in the Gulf country for a pledging conference for Syria.

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UN chief thanks Iraq’s Kurdistan for hosting Syrian refugees

On the second day of his visit to Iraq, the United Nations Secretary-General thanked the Iraqi authorities for hosting thousands of Syrian refugees.

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“Largest ever appeal” launched by UN for Syria humanitarian crisis

The largest ever appeal for funds for a humanitarian crisis is being launched by the United Nations ahead of a pledging conference for Syria, which gets underway on Wednesday.

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Humanitarian Coordinator in South Sudan concerned over continued violence

As South Sudan peace talks stall in Addis Ababa, a senior UN official is calling for the fighting to stop so that people in the world’s newest nation can begin rebuilding their lives.

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Aid distributions resume at airport in Central African Republic

Emergency aid distributions have resumed at Bangui airport in the Central African Republic where an estimated 100,000 people have sought refuge from ongoing internal conflict.

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Shelter and secure livelihoods still a challenge for Typhoon Haiyan survivors

Shelter remains the greatest need for survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, the deadly storm which smashed into the Philippines two months ago this Wednesday.

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$1billion appeal launched for Syrian children

An appeal for $1 billion to support children affected by the ongoing civil war in Syria has been launched by the United Nations.

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200,000 people displaced in South Sudan

Two hundred thousand people have been dispaced in South Sudan following ongoing conflict in the African country, according to the UN’s humanitarian agency (OCHA).

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Aid delivery in CAR hampered by insecurity

The number of internally displaced people in the Central African Republic has reached over 935,000, according to the UN Refugee agency UNHCR, severely limiting the delivery of aid supplies.

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Syrian refugees clothed by UN ahead of Jordan winter

Winter clothing is being sent to the UN-run Za'atri refugee camp in Jordan to clothe up to 50,000 people who have fled the ongoing conflict in neighbouring Syria.

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