humanitarian aid

Insecurity and logistical difficulties force WFP to suspend food delivery in eastern DRC

Fighting between government troops and rebel forces has forced the World Food Programme (WFP) to temporarily suspend aid delivery to displaced people in the eastern

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Rebel movements in eastern DRC hamper aid delivery to displaced

Approximately 220,000 people have been newly displaced in the eastern Democratic Republic of the Congo as a result of insecurity stemming from movements by the M23 rebel group.

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Tanzanian refugees return home from Somalia

It took more than a decade, but a group of families are finally returning to Tanzania, after living in exile in Somalia.

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Improving the effectiveness of the aid dollar

Many years ago, donor countries came to the conclusion that aid dollars were not generating the kind of results that the donors and recipients were looking for, says Talaat Abdel-Malek, Chairman of the Working Party on Aid Effectiveness.

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Children still at increased risk in northwest Pakistan

Since the beginning of the year, more than 240,000 people – over half of them children – have been registered as displaced from Khyber Agency, a tribal area in volatile north-west Pakistan.

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UN agencies join forces to fight child under-nutrition in new way

Several UN agencies are joining together to try a new approach to fight hunger in children.

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As Africa’s Sahel crisis worsens, UN appeals for more funds

The United Nations and its humanitarian partners have launched new and updated appeals for the crisis stricken Sahel region in West Africa.

The combined request now amounts to 1.6 billion dollars, for food nutrition, health services, sanitation and other urgent assistance.

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Record 800,000 forced to flee conflict in 2011: UNHCR

A record 800,000 people crossed borders fleeing conflict last year, the highest number of new refugees since the beginning of the century, according to the UN’s refugee agency.

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UN given access to deliver humanitarian aid in Syria

United Nations agencies have been given the green light to begin delivering humanitarian assistance in Syria.

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Sudanese refugees flow into South Sudan’s Upper Nile State

Thousands of refugees from Sudan have massed at a border area in South Sudan’s Upper Nile State, according to the United Nations refugee agency (

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