humanitarian aid

Thousands fleeing violence in Iraq struggle to reach safety

The situation for thousands of people fleeing fighting in the Iraqi city of Ramadi has been described as desperate by UN humanitarian agencies.

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Food relief underway in Mali

Efforts are underway in Mali to provide food to some of the three million people who do not have enough to eat.

The UN World Food Programme, says it is distributing 13 tonnes of high energy cereal bars.

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Relief effort in Nepal “running against the clock”

One month after a massive earthquake devastated Nepal, the international community is “running against the clock” to deliver aid to remote communities, the UN has said.

More than 8000 people were killed in the tremor on April 25.

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Cholera toll mounts for Burundi displaced, says refugee agency

A cholera epidemic in Tanzania's lakeside Kagunga area has killed 31 people and is a serious risk for tens of thousands of displaced Burundians, the UN refugee agency said Friday.

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Medical supplies running out in South Sudan

South Sudan is facing what’s been described by the UN as a “very serious” shortage of medical supplies.

It’s thought that many of the 1400 medical facilities in the country will have run out of medicine and other supplies by September.

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Aid convoy crosses into western Libya

An aid convoy has crossed into western Libya from Tunisia to provide relief supplies to 51,000 people displaced by conflict.

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20,000 porters carry aid to Nepal’s isolated communities

A high-altitude rescue effort involving up to 20,000 porters is under way in a bid to reach Nepal’s most isolated communities three weeks after a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck the country.

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Health challenges mount for Palestine refugees

Providing health care to millions of Palestine refugees has become increasingly complicated as conflict and upheaval persist in the Middle-East, the UN said Wednesday.

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Social and Economic situation in South Sudan worsening

Almost two years since the outbreak of the conflict in South Sudan, the situation there is worsening according to the Head of UNMISS, the UN mission in South Sudan.

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Armed youths lead killings in South Sudan, says UNICEF

Children have been raped, abducted and killed amid escalating conflict in South Sudan as warring groups try to make ground ahead of the rainy season, UNICEF said Tuesday.

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