humanitarian aid

Fighting in South Sudan should stop “for children's sake”

An Asian pop singer, academic, novelist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador for Japan is urging the warring factions in South Sudan to stop fighting for what she called “the sake of the children.”

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Silent and underfunded chronic humanitarian situation in DPRK

A silent and underfunded chronic humanitarian crisis has developed in the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK), according to the United Nations.

The Organization has just released a report on the needs and priorities of the country in 2015.

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First aid delivery not enough for Yemen, UN aid chief warns

The head of the UN children’s agency in Yemen described on Wednesday how “incredibly tough” it is to get aid into the country amid fighting between rebel and government-backed troops.

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Lack of resources hampering humanitarian aid in South Sudan

A lack of money and trained staff is hampering the response to the ongoing humanitarian crisis in South Sudan, according to the UN.

Hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced by the conflict between government and opposition forces that began in December 2013.

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“Real man-made tragedy” unravelling in Ukraine

The situation in Ukraine has been described by a top UN official as a “real tragedy”, which is man-made and affecting people in a dramatic way.

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Palestinian camp in Syria “engulfed by intense fighting”

A “desperate” situation is developing inside a refugee camp on the outskirts of Damascus in Syria where heavy fighting between warring parties is putting hundreds of thousands of civilians in “acute danger”.

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Vanuatu urgently needs help to recover from cyclone destruction

Vanuatu urgently needs assistance to recover from the destruction that was caused by Cyclone Pam, according to a UN official.

UN Humanitarian Coordinator Osnat Lubrani, visited Tafea Province, one of the hardest hit provinces in the South Pacific islands.

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“Race against time” to preposition food stocks in South Sudan

The rainy season seems to have come early this year in South Sudan prompting what has been described as “a race against time” to preposition food for the people in need.

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Malawi flood victims still cut off months after disaster, says WFP

The devastating floods that hit Malawi at the start of the year affected more than one million people and have left more than 600,000 in need of food aid, the World Food Programme (WFP ) said Wednesd

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