humanitarian aid

Refugee “push-back” deaths prompt Bulgaria probe call

The deaths of two Iraqi men who were refused entry to Bulgaria and then assaulted has prompted calls for a “independent and transparent” probe into the incident.

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“Savagery” of Syria crisis continues as donors meet

International donors are being urged at a meeting in Kuwait to contribute funds to support humanitarian work to deal with what has been described as the “savagery” of the Syria crisis.

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Forty believed dead in Yemen camp attack, says IOM

An apparent airstrike at a camp for people displaced by fighting in Yemen has left 40 people dead, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said Monday.

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Clean-up in Vanuatu continues following Cyclone Pam

The clean-up operation is continuing in Vanuatu following the cyclone that devastated the country earlier in the month.

The United Nations has launched a near $30 million appeal to support the Pacific island nation as it recovers from the disaster.

Daniel Dickinson reports.

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Senegalese encouraged to eat local foods to develop economy

The practice of eating locally grown food has changed the lives of 250,000 people in Senegal, according to the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD).

Many people in the West African country currently rely on expensive, imported food.

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“Outrage must be matched by action” to protect children in conflict

The year 2014 was the worst time to be a child living in a violent and insecure country, according to the United Nations.

The organization estimates that 230 million children currently live in conflict zones of which 15 million have been directly affected by violence.

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Urgent support needed by crisis–stricken farmers in CAR

Farmers in the Central African Republic (CAR) are in urgent need of seeds and tools for the upcoming April planting season, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO).

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US$28m for Nigeria as humanitarian crisis worsens

Twenty-eight million US dollars has been provided by the UN Central Emergency Response Fund to support life-saving relief work for people fleeing violence in Nigeria.

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Sahel's plight worsens amid fighting, says UN aid chief

Conflict in Africa’s Sahel region is the biggest threat to saving lives in one of the poorest places on earth, according to the UN aid chief in charge there.

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Inability to end impunity for crimes in Syria “lamentable”

The inability of the Security Council to act to end impunity for crimes that have been committed in the ongoing conflict in Syria is “lamentable”.

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