humanitarian aid

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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DPRK survey shows improvements in harvest, persistent food insecurity

A recent food assessment survey in the People’s Democratic Republic of Korea conducted by the Food and Agriculture Organization (

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World Food Programme supports Syrian refugees

Thirteen thousand Syrian refugees are being supported by a voucher programme in Turkey with the help of the World Food Programme, according to Daly Belgasmi, WFP’s R

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WFP concerned as number of undernourished people rises in Madagascar

More than one-third of the population in Madagascar is undernourished and the World Food Programme (WFP) warns that the number could rise.

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Dairy cooperatives help support and stabilize rural Afghan villages

As Afghanistan prepares to assume responsibility for its national security following the departure of foreign forces in 2014, an unexpected form of peace-building is taking root in some of the country’s rural villages.

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Crisis caused by floods continues in Pakistan

The floods that started in Pakistan nearly a month ago continue to create a humanitarian crisis in the provinces of Sindh, Punjab and Balochistan.

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UN calls for restraint following deadly mortar attack on Turkish town

Both the UN Secretary-General and the Security Council are calling for restraint following the deadly shelling this week of a Turkish town by Syrian forces.

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