humanitarian aid

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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News in Brief 8 May 2019

  • Rising hunger in Middle East affects over 52 million people
  • Without emergency funding, more Gaza protestors face amputations
  • Remembering the victims of the Second World War
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News in Brief 3 May 2019

  • Attacks in DRC continue to terrorize the population: UN refugee agency
  • Iran: execution of child offenders ‘absolutely prohibited’, says UN human rights chief
  • Distribution of ‘super cereal’ suspended by WFP, while tests continue
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News in Brief 2 May 2019

  • Harsh drought conditions in Somalia could trigger major humanitarian crisis, UN warns 
  • World Tuna Day highlights importance of sustainably managed fish stocks for the health of the ocean  
  • Festival in Bonn to drive action towards meeting SDGs 
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News in Brief 26 April 2019

  • Guterres calls for ‘quantum’ leap in resources and will for development and climate solutions
  • New Mozambique storm rips off roofs, brings lashing rain as aid response kicks in
  • Mali insecurity leaves one in three Mopti schools closed
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News in Brief 22 April 2019

  • UN continues diplomatic push for political solution to end Libya fighting
  • Traditional knowledge at ‘core’ of indigenous heritage
  • Rohingya refugee crisis: UN Humanitarian top officials to visit Bangladesh
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