humanitarian aid

Emergency medical supplies reaching pregnant woman in Yemen

Life-saving equipment and medical supplies from the UN Population Fund (UNFPA) are arriving in Yemen to help pregnant women in the war-torn country deliver their babies safely.

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Political solution only way to end Syrian crisis and ISIL advance

The crisis in Syria has to come to an end as no one is benefiting from the violence except terrorists, according to the UN envoy for the country.

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Palestine refugee agency facing unprecedented financial crisis

The UN agency that works with Palestinian refugees, UNRWA, will delay opening its schools in the region for the first time if it fails to raise more than $100 million in the next few weeks.

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Millions suffer from poor diet and fewer meals in strife-torn South Sudan

People in South Sudan cannot afford a balanced diet and regular meals due to the ongoing fighting in the country, according to the UN food agency.

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“Harrowing” situation for people in Aden, Yemen

The situation for people living in the Yemeni port city of Aden has been described as “harrowing” by the top United Nations relief official in the country.

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Case for peace in South Sudan made by humanitarian chief

South Sudan’s leaders have been urged by the UN Humanitarian Affairs chief to pursue peace and to allow aid workers to perform their tasks in safety.

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Agricultural sector “decimated” in Syria

The ongoing conflict in Syria has pushed more than half the population into hunger and poverty, according to the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

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Envoy calls for continued international support for Iraq

Iraq has been living through one of the most difficult phases of its modern history, the head of the UN mission in the country told the Security Council on Wednesday.

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Record number of people sheltering in UN bases in South Sudan

A record number of people are sheltering in UN bases in South Sudan, the UN mission in the country, UNMISS, has confirmed.

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The challenge of reducing Indonesia’s “pockets of poverty”

Reducing poverty in Indonesia by helping up to 80 million people who live on under US$2 a day remains the key challenge for Indonesian authorities, a UN aid expert said last week.

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