humanitarian aid

Syrian refugees share bread with displaced Iraqis

Among the thousands of Syrian refugees who were forced by the conflict to flee their country to Iraq a year ago is a former grocery store owner, Shareef.

In Iraq, Shareef has opened a bakery which has become a successful business.

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Lebanon needs “massive solidarity” to help Syrian refugees: UNHCR

Lebanon has the right to ask the international community to share the burden of helping Syrian refugees who have fled the ongoing conflict in their country.

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Massive UNHCR aid operation in northern Iraq

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is conducting a massive aid operation to assist some 500,000 Iraqis displaced by conflict in northern Iraq.

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UN Humanitarian Chief “struck” by brutality in Iraq

The violence and brutality towards women and girls in Iraq has been described as striking by the UN Humanitarian Chief.

Valerie Amos made the comment during a visit to the Khanke internally displaced persons camp in Dohuk, one of the largest in the country.

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Conflict in Darfur reduces but more people flee homes

The intensity of the ongoing conflict in Darfur in Sudan has reduced in recent months, but the number of people who are fleeing their homes has increased.

That’s according to the African Union-United Nations Mission in Darfur (UNAMID).

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UN food agency starts distribution in Ukraine

The World Food Programme (WFP) has started its first operation to provide food for the most vulnerable people affected by the conflict in eastern Ukraine.

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UNHCR: Syrian refugee numbers top three million

The number of refugees from Syria's intensifying crisis has passed three million amid reports of horrifying conditions inside the country, according to the UN refugee agency.

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A new camp provides shelter for displaced people in northern Iraq

A new camp for displaced people is taking shape in the village of Khanke in Iraq's Kurdistan region, with the help of the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) and its partners.

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National ownership of peace process is crucial, says new head of mission in South Sudan

In a country coming out of conflict, a solution to address root causes cannot be imposed from abroad, according to the new Special Representative of the UN Secretary-General in South Sudan.

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Over 1 million Somalis face acute food insecurity, says UN official

More than one million people in Somalia face acute food insecurity, according to the latest findings of an assessment of the situation in the Horn of Africa country.

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