humanitarian aid

News in Brief 26 April 2019

  • Guterres calls for ‘quantum’ leap in resources and will for development and climate solutions
  • New Mozambique storm rips off roofs, brings lashing rain as aid response kicks in
  • Mali insecurity leaves one in three Mopti schools closed
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News in Brief 22 April 2019

  • UN continues diplomatic push for political solution to end Libya fighting
  • Traditional knowledge at ‘core’ of indigenous heritage
  • Rohingya refugee crisis: UN Humanitarian top officials to visit Bangladesh
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News in Brief 18 April 2019

  • ‘Foreign children’ in overwhelmed Syrian camp need countries to help them: top UN official 
  • Stress, overtime and disease contribute to 2.8 million workers dying every year: ILO  
  • UN human rights chief alarmed at mass terrorism trial in Bahrain, revoking citizenship 
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News in Brief 17 April 2019

  • UN refugee agency stepping up support for Iran’s flood-hit communities
  • WHO unveils first digital health care guidelines
  • 'Protect and empower children online': UN human rights expert calls for global efforts
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News in Brief 11 April 2019

  • Libya: clashes intensified in southern Tripoli, UN health agency deploys emergency teams 
  • Nigeria: Urgent humanitarian aid needed, to support 10,000 forced to relocate  
  • Escalation of fighting in Syria’s Idlib could have ‘catastrophic’ consequences 
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News in Brief 10 April 2019

  • Venezuela, a ‘very real humanitarian problem’: UN humanitarian chief warns Security Council
  • More than four in 10 women live in fear of refusing partner’s sexual demands, UN study finds
  • UN ‘efforts to de-escalate the situation in Libya’ continue
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UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya reaffirms commitment to those affected by the conflict

The UN Humanitarian Coordinator for Libya, Maria Ribeiro, raised major concerns on Monday for the safety of civilians and others who are being affected by the uptick in fighting between warring factions across the country. Ms. Ribeiro spoke to UN News’s Alexandre Soares, who began by asking for an update on conditions in the Libyan capital, Tripoli.

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News in Brief 5 April 2019

  • Myanmar alarm as UN human rights reports deadly helicopter attack on civilians
  • OCHA alert on spike in civilian killings and displacement in Niger
  • Increase in Ebola virus in DRC highlights daily challenges for response teams
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News in Brief 2 April 2019

  • Massive cholera vaccine campaign set to begin in cyclone-hit Mozambique
  • Acute hunger affects over 100 million people worldwide: UN report
  • Millions still need help in north-east Nigeria, warn aid teams
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News in Brief 27 March 2019

  • Sharp increase in Yemen deaths from cholera and diarrhoea
  • Eight years on, Syria humanitarian crisis is ‘far from over’
  • ‘Race against time’ to protect thousands of women and girls affected by Cyclone Idai
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