humanitarian aid

UN peacekeeping for Mali in the works

The deployment of a United Nations peacekeeping mission for Mali is in the works.

The country is facing a political crisis following a military coup in March last year and the occupation of the northern part of the country by armed rebels.

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Two rural districts in Malawi get help from FAO to improve nutrition

The food and agriculture sector is essential to human nutrition, but food and agriculture interventions do not always contribute to positive nutritional outcomes.

Specific attention is required to make agriculture “nutrition-sensitive”. But what does this mean in practice?

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Violence increases number of needy people in Syria: OCHA

It is almost two years since the crisis in Syria began and there is still no solution in sight yet.

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UNHCR convoy brings first delivery of winter supplies to northern Syria

A humanitarian aid convoy travelled to northern Syria this week, bringing blankets and tents to thousands of people who have been surviving in makeshift camps, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) announced on Friday.

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Negotiations remain a better option for Syrian conflict, says UN-Arab League envoy

It’s almost two years that the crisis in Syria continues, in what started as protests and evolved into an armed confrontation between the government and opposition fighters.

The United Nations estimates that more than 60,000 people have been killed in the ongoing violence.

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Donors pledge $1.5 billion for displaced Syrians

More than $1.5 billion have been pledged to support the global humanitarian effort in Syria.

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Rebuilding after Typhoon Bopha

The Philippines ranks third among the top three major disaster-prone countries after the Pacific Island States of Vanuatu and Tonga says IOM, the International Office for Migration.

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UN agency gearing up to assist potential returnees to northern Mali

With the situation in Mali evolving quickly, the UN refugee agency (UNHCR) says it’s preparing for the possible return of thousands of people to the north of the country.

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UN aid chief in Afghanistan hopes country does not become “a neglected humanitarian situation”

Ongoing insecurity, widespread displacement, poor access, remote communities and high exposure to natural disasters: these are just some of the obstacles to providing humanitarian aid in Afghanistan.

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UNHCR renews plea for funding for Mali

The UN refugee agency (UNHCR) is renewing its appeal for urgent scaling up of aid for hundreds of thousands of people now displaced by the war in Mali.

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