humanitarian aid

“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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Chadian children threatened by malnutrition

Thousands of children in Chad will die of malnutrition if assistance is not provided on time, warns the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

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Actress and UNICEF Ambassador, Mia Farrow, highlights polio

Actress and activist, Mia Farrow, has been in Chad in Africa to encourage more people to have polio vaccinations.

The number of people catching polio in the central African country is on the increase and is second only to Pakistan in terms of new cases.

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3.3 million South Sudanese in need of food aid

Up to 3.3 million people could need food aid in South Sudan according to the UN’s World Food Programme.

Poor rainfall and displacements caused by conflict have contributed to what’s been described as a crisis.

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Humanitarian chief outlines “enormous” challenges in South Sudan

Displacement caused by inter-ethnic violence and a stream of refugees fleeing conflict in neighbouring Sudan, are some of the challenges facing the new nation of South Sudan.

That assessment comes from UN humanitarian chief Valerie Amos, who is on her first mission to the country.

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Famine over in Somalia

“We just received the new data from food security and nutrition analysis in Somalia and we can say that no more, any region in Somalia under famine conditions.”

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North Korea, a “humanitarian basket case”

North Korea has been described as a humanitarian basket case by a senior UN official.

The isolated Asian country has recently undergone a change in leadership with the international community hoping that it will open up and address human rights issues.

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Blast hits Somali refugee camp shortly after UN-escorted visit

An explosion at a refugee camp in Somalia’s capital, Mogadishu, on Thursday has killed up to 7 people according to initial reports.

The blast came just hours after the UN had escorted a group of local and foreign journalists to view a feeding centre there.

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$300 million needed to help Gaza and West Bank

Palestinian refugees in Gaza and the West Bank continue to depend on outside help to survive.

The UN Agency for Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) has appealed for just over $300 million to continue its projects in the territories.

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