humanitarian aid

News in Brief 17 June 2019

  • Yemen: end food diversions to save lives, urges WFP chief
  • India to replace China as most populous nation: new UN report
  • Plastic pollution: 10-fold increase in 40 years
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News in Brief 14 June 2019

  • South Sudanese facing famine in all but name, warns UN food agency
  • Amid Sudan protest uncertainty, Darfur is still in crisis: OCHA
  • 5G technology jeopardizes forecasting and early warning alerts, say UN weather experts
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News in Brief 7 June 2019

  • Libya’s migrants and refugees with TB ‘left to die’ in detention centres
  • OHCHR on Australia probe in national broadcaster
  • Hospitals, schools under ‘near daily attack’ in Syria’s north-west: UN humanitarians
  • UN human rights experts call for independent probe into Philippines violations

 

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News in Brief 4 June 2019

  • Vital food crops destroyed in Syria amid ongoing escalation in Idlib, Hama
  • Libya’s detention centres ‘filling up faster than UN can evacuate most vulnerable’
  • WHO laments Ebola toll citing insecurity
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Syria: ‘Catastrophe’ looms in Idlib if violence escalates, says WFP spokeswoman

If fighting around the rebel-held Syrian enclave of Idlib escalates, with 300,000 already forced to flee their homes, a humanitarian “catastrophe” could well ensue. That’s according to World Food Programme (WFP) Spokesperson, Marwa Awad, who warns in an interview with UN News that depression and anger is now widespread across the region. 

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Vital food crops destroyed in Syria amid upsurge in fighting across Idlib, Hama

Thousands of acres of crops have been destroyed in Syria’s Idlib and north Hama provinces amid ongoing deadly violence, the World Food Programme (WFP) said on Tuesday, in a call to the warring parties to stop using food security to hold people “hostage”.

News in Brief 24 May 2019

  • $7 million funding appeal to help most vulnerable children in Afghanistan
  • UN health agency applauds Brazilian compensation bid from tobacco giants
  • Myanmar refugees face even greater water shortages in Bangladesh camps
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News in Brief 21 May 2019

  • UN food agency still seeking agreement with Yemen’s Houthis to stop aid diversion
  • ISIL children held in ‘secret detention facilities’, UN human rights office warns
  • Venezuela’s masses need international protection, urges UNHCR
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News in Brief 10 May 2019

  • Record number of people displaced by conflict and natural disaster
  • Myanmar military alleged to have opened fire on men and boys held in school 
  • Nearly 900 children released by north-east Nigeria armed group
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News in Brief 9 May 2019

  • ‘Absolutely abhorrent’ attack on ambulance in Libya 
  • UN rights expert urges Cambodia to change ‘political culture’ 
  • Swine fever linked to food price spike: FAO 
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