humanitarian aid

UN observer mission to be deployed to Syria

A week after sending an advance monitoring team to Syria, the Security Council has authorized deployment of a full UN observer mission to the country.

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Preparations under way for humanitarian operations in Syria

United Nations relief agencies and their partners are making preparations for humanitarian operations in Syria.

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WHO mobile health clinics to hit the road in Syria

The World Health Organization (WHO) is working to post mobile clinics in areas of Syria where there are no functioning health facilities.

The joint effort involves the Syrian Family Planning Association and the country’s Ministry of Health.

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Security Council to move on draft resolution for observer mission to Syria

The UN Security Council is meeting behind closed doors in connection with the deployment of an advance observer mission to Syria.

It is expected that up to 12 personnel will travel to the country ahead of a possible full mission that could comprise up to 250 observers.

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Red Cross to expand activities in Syria

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) says there are growing humanitarian needs in Syria because of the ongoing unrest and violence in several parts of the country.

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Hostilities force UN food agency to stop operations in Mali

In Mali, the ongoing military hostilities have forced the World Food Programme (WFP) to temporarily halt operations in a number of areas mainly in the north of the country.

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Five million people in Yemen don’t have enough food

Five million people in Yemen are not able to produce or buy the food they need, according to preliminary results of a survey conducted in November and December last year.

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The power of a meal and a camera: one child’s journey

Thirteen-year-old Molly invites the world into her world, as she chronicles her life in one of Kenya’s poorest slums.

She was given a video camera by the World Food Programme, which asked her to film scenes from her life at home and school.

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“Friends of Syria” group want country to grant UN humanitarian access

As the humanitarian and political crisis continues in Syria, representatives from 70 countries have gathered in Tunis for the first meeting of the Friends of Syria group.

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Emergency cash transfers help drought affected families in Niger

A food crisis is looming over the entire Sahel region in Africa, putting vulnerable families at risk.

Governments in the region have declared a state of emergency. In Niger alone, six million people are affected.

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