humanitarian aid

UN agencies step in to help conflict-affected Mali

As the humanitarian situation in Mali deteriorates, United Nations agencies continue to step up efforts to respond to the needs of refugees and displaced persons.

Gerry Adams reports.

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WFP stands ready to assist conflict affected people in Mali

Half a million people were displaced due to conflict in the northern areas of Mali, where the vulnerable population is still recovering from the recent drought in the Sahel region.

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More than 1.5 million Zimbabweans need food: WFP

Poor rains and a drop in agricultural production in Zimbabwe have left 1.6 million people in urgent need of food assistance, according to the World Food Programme (WFP).

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Haiti earthquake survivor proud to be a UN staff member

The earthquake which struck Haiti on 12 January 2010 dealt a devastating blow to the country and to the United Nations.

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Serious turn of events for Syrian refugees

The Syrian refugee situation has seen a dramatic turn as severe weather conditions hit the refugee camps around the area.

The UN refugee agency says despite the winter preparations done in recent months, many refugees are facing particularly cold and damp conditions.

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More than 300,000 Haitians still living in camps three years after earthquake

This weekend marks three years since the devastating earthquake in Haiti which killed more than 200,000 people and left more than a million homeless.

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Unusual weather conditions batter Syrian refugees in Jordan

Za’atari camp in northern Jordan, home to some 55,000 Syrian refugees half of whom are children, is battered by unusually heavy rains, flooding, snow and sub-zero temperatures.

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Rebuilding efforts continue in Haiti three years after deadly earthquake

Three years after the devastating earthquake of 12 January 2010, Haiti continues to draw on its resources to recover.

 The international humanitarian response has been unprecedented, and many initiatives have emerged to assist the Haitians in dealing with the devastating events.

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Chadian migrants from Libya are helped to resettle

Thousands of Chadian migrants who worked in Libya for many years lost their livelihoods when they were forced to return home as the country went through political turmoil.

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Recovering from Typhoon Bopha

More than a thousand people died in the Philippines when Typhoon Bopha (locally known as Typhoon Pablo) ravaged southern Mindanao in early December 2012. It was the strongest typhoon to hit the area in decades, triggering flash floods and landslides displacing at least 10,000 people.

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