humanitarian aid

WHO appeals for “safe corridor” in Yemen

Warring parties in Taiz governorate in Yemen are being urged by the World Health Organization (WHO) to observe a ceasefire and demilitarize hospitals and health facilities to allow the safe delivery of humanitarian aid.

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Myanmar floods: Devastation and "unprecendented" solidarity

Humanitarian relief efforts continue in Myanmar, where floods and landslides brought on by monsoon rains have caused the deaths of more than 100 people and displaced hundreds of thousands.

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Thousands of stranded South Sudanese receiving assistance

Tens of thousands of people in South Sudan who had been stranded for months due to insecurity have finally been reached by the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Food Programme (WFP).

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UN agencies respond to refugee influx in Western Balkans

As thousands of refugees and migrants from conflict areas continue to stream into the Western Balkans from Greece, UN agencies are stressing the importance of treating these people humanely.

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Coordination among partners leads to “timely” Ebola response in Guinea

The response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa has been a concerted effort between the UN and civil society, ensuring that help is “reaching the right people, in the right areas, in a timely fashion.”

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Painting a thorough picture of what it means to be poor

Although the World Bank defines extreme poverty as subsisting on less than US$1.25 a day, “poverty” as a concept is viewed differently across cultures, as researchers at Oxford University in the United Kingdom have found.

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Call centre provides lifeline to displaced people in Iraq

A call centre has been established in Iraq to provide a humanitarian lifeline for millions of people escaping ongoing fighting in the country.

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“No substitute” for seeing humanitarian needs first-hand

There is no substitute for seeing the humanitarian needs of people first-hand according to the top UN relief official.

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France-UK agreement to address Calais refugee situation welcomed

A new agreement between France and the UK to deal with the influx of migrants and refugees at a port city in northern France has been welcomed by the UN refugee agency, UNHCR.

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“Neighbours taking care of neighbours” after Myanmar floods

Recent floods in Myanmar highlighted the resilience of local communities, with people taking the initiative to look after their neighbours.

That’s according to Rosalia Gitau from the UN humanitarian affairs office, OCHA.

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