humanitarian aid

Mounting health risks facing children in Yemen

Conflict in Yemen is having a devastating impact on the health of children, the UN children’s agency, UNICEF, has warned.

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Education programme for 500,000 Palestinian refugee children under threat

Education programmes for 500,000 Palestinian refugee children may be jeopardized as a result of cuts at the UN in the occupied Palestinian territory.

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“Grim” situation in eastern Ukraine

The situation in eastern Ukraine is very “grim” with four million people in need of humanitarian assistance, according to the UN Resident Coordinator in the country.

Neal Walker says people are continuing to die every day due to the conflict.

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Health clinics in Iraq face closure “within days”, warns WHO

Dozens of life-saving clinics in Iraq are set to close within days unless US$60 million is found to keep them open, the World Health Organization (WHO) said Tuesday.

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Civilians “targeted deliberately” by all sides in Syria

The Syrian conflict shows no signs of stopping while terrible human rights abuses continue unabated, UN investigators said Tuesday.

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South Sudanese continue to flee to Sudan

Refugees from South Sudan are pouring into Sudan at a rate of 300 a day according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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Displaced people moved to escape floods in South Sudan

Efforts are underway in South Sudan to relocate thousands of internally displaced persons to areas unaffected by floods during the rainy season.

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Conflict in Syria and Ukraine driving record displacement in Europe

Conflicts in Syria and Ukraine are driving the massive displacement of people in Europe, according to the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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Yemen: US$1.6bn appeal to tackle “looming humanitarian catastrophe”

Aid agencies are appealing for US$1.6 billion in the face of what the UN humanitarian chief  has described as a “looming humanitarian catastrophe” in Yemen.

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Displacement of people “getting out of control in world at war”

The highest number of people displaced by conflict ever was recorded last year, according to a report issued by the United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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