humanitarian aid

News in Brief 29 December 2017

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the recent exchange of prisoners and detainees in eastern Ukraine.

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Hurricane-hit Dominica recovering despite power, economic troubles

Three months after Hurricanes Irma and Maria delivered a major blow to the island of Dominica, life is resuming on the Caribbean island.

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News in Brief 27 December 2017

UN chief welcomes conduct of second round of presidential election in Liberia

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres has welcomed the peaceful conduct of the second round of the presidential election in Liberia.

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UNICEF official shares memories of “a horrible year” for children in Yemen

For children in Yemen, there could not have been a worse year than 2017.

That’s the assessment of the Representative of the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in the war-torn country, Meritxell Relaño.

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UN centre improving lives by linking people and humanitarian data

Access to data is crucial for humanitarians responding to various crises worldwide.

For example, aid workers feeding hungry people in Nigeria use a mobile-based platform to monitor the price of rice and other staples to know when costs increase.

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News in Brief 21 December 2017

UN tribunal for former Yugoslavia “pioneer” for international justice

A tribunal set up to try cases of genocide, crimes against humanity and war crimes committed in the former Yugoslavia has been described by the UN chief as “a pioneer” for international criminal justice.

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UN and Africa: UN refugee chief in Somalia, closing of POC site and 'Childhood under Attack' in South Sudan

First closure of civilian protection site in South Sudan

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UN Daily News Programme 20 December 2017

Listen to our daily bulletin of news and features from the United Nations, presented by Dianne Penn and Vibhu Mishra.

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Despite progress, Somalia still needs support: UN refugee chief

The international community is being urged to continue supporting efforts to restore and rebuild Somalia.

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Security Council resolution extends life-saving aid to Syrians

Syria topped the agenda in the Security Council on Tuesday, where ambassadors heard briefings from the UN officials overseeing the political and humanitarian response to the ongoing conflict.

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