humanitarian aid

Pledges made to UN’s fund for emergencies

Representatives of governments from around the world are gathering at UN Headquarters in New York on Tuesday to pledge money to the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF).

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Sahel crisis under spotlight in Security Council

The ongoing crisis in the Sahel region of Africa was under the spotlight in the Security Council on Monday.

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Goodwill Ambassador recalls importance of human rights

Renowned American-born opera singer Barbara Hendricks is the longest serving Goodwill Ambassador for UNHCR, the UN refugee agency.

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UN ready to help typhoon-hit Philippines: Ban Ki-moon

More than 500 people are reported to have been killed and hundreds more are missing after Typhoon Bopha devastated parts of southern Philippines.

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Volunteers show “the spirit of compassion we need”: Ban Ki-Moon

“Celebrate volunteering!” is the theme of this year’s International Volunteer Day.

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Situation in Syria deteriorates on daily basis: OCHA

The situation in Syria is deteriorating on a daily basis, says Radhouane Nouicer of  OCHA, the UN humanitarian agency.

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Somalia humanitarian appeal launched in Mogadishu

A $1.3 billion humanitarian appeal for Somalia aims to respond to immediate humanitarian needs while enhancing resilience to drought, famine and other challenges.

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South Sudan humanitarian appeal launched

South Sudan became the world’s newest nation when it gained independence in July 2011.

But nearly two years since that landmark, the country faces overwhelming challenges in areas such as food security, education and health.

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Former refugees help refugees in South Sudan

Former South Sudanese refugees are now helping Sudanese refugees who have fled to their country.

The refugees have escaped fighting between the Sudanese army and armed rebel forces in Southern Kordofan and Blue Nile states.

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UN appeals for additional funds for hurricane-struck Haiti

Hurricane Sandy has been classified as the largest Atlantic tropical system on record. After cutting a destructive path through the Caribbean, it caused widespread damage to the east coast of the United States.

Gerry Adams reports.

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