humanitarian aid

WHO: keeping hospitals open during natural disasters is key to saving lives

A bid to keep hospitals and health clinics open amid natural disasters and epidemics is key to saving lives, the UN health agency said Friday.

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Syrian children watch executions in public squares, says UN aid worker

The disturbing spectacle of Syrian youngsters gathering to watch video footage of people being executed are just one of UN children’s agency UNICEF’s concerns as the conflict enters its fifth year, it said Friday.

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Experts discuss reducing risks of disasters

Experts from around the world are gathering in Japan to discuss how countries can better prevent and prepare for natural and man-made disasters.

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Appeal of US$ 400 million to build Haiti’s resilience

An appeal for US$ 400 million is aiming to strengthen Haiti’s resilience, according to the UN Mission in the Caribbean island, MINUSTAH.

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Palestinian refugees in Syria face “extreme deprivation”

The real cost of  war on human beings can be seen in a camp for Palestinians in Syria; that’s according to the head of the UN agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA).

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Public procurement in Africa benefitting family farmers

A development partnership spanning five countries in Africa is providing important lessons on how to promote local, small-scale farm production while fostering food security and social protection.

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Giving birth while fleeing Nigeria

In recent weeks, thousands of people have been forced to flee their homes in northern Nigeria after militants attacked their villages.

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