humanitarian aid

Feeding fleeing families "harder" during conflicts, natural disasters

Feeding people who are on the run and making sure they safely get the commodities they need was on the agenda of a forum on global food security.

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“Deteriorating humanitarian situation” as drought hits Somalia

The humanitarian situation in Somalia is deteriorating as drought conditions take hold, according to the UN Humanitarian Coordinator in the Horn of Africa country.

Over one million people are in need of assistance.

At least 50,000 children are said to be close to death.

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Two million remain displaced in Darfur, Sudan

Two million people in the Sudanese region of Darfur are still not able to return home as a result of an ongoing conflict, the UN has said.

The internally displaced people or IDPs are living in more than 120 camps.

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“Clumsy” conflict creates “terrible” humanitarian situation in Syria

The humanitarian situation caused by the ongoing conflict in Syria has been described as “terrible” by the top United Nations humanitarian official in the country.

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Humanitarian air service boosted in response to Ebola

The humanitarian air service of the World Food Programme (WFP) has been boosted in response to the worsening outbreak of the deadly Ebola virus in West Africa.

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WFP sending in “more than food” to the Ebola stricken countries

As the number of people affected by the Ebola virus spirals in West Africa, the UN Food agency (WFP) is sending in more than just food.

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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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