humanitarian aid

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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Cyclone Idai survivors urgently need safe shelter, water and sanitation, says Red Cross

People affected by Tropical Cyclone Idai in southern Africa, urgently need clean water, safe sanitation facilities and shelter. In an interview with Daniel Johnson from UN News, IFRC Secretary General Elhadj As Sy, described the huge scale of need he witnessed on a visit to Mozambique last Friday.

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News in Brief 22 March 2019

  • Needs still ‘critical’ for Cyclone Idai survivors, says UNICEF chief
  • Additional 15,000 people expected at Syria’s Al Hol camp after fleeing ISIL fighters
  • Human Rights Council resolutions wrap
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News in Brief 21 March 2019

  • UN experts call for urgent action to end racial discrimination, in wake of New Zealand attack
  • ‘Massive and protracted’ humanitarian crisis in DR Congo can be ‘beaten back’ if donors step up
  • Idai disaster: Stranded victims still need rescue from heavy rains as UN scales up response
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News in Brief 20 March 2019

  • UN ramps up humanitarian response to Cyclone Idai
  • UN court increases Karadžić sentence to life imprisonment
  • South-South cooperation key to fight against global warming: UN chief
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UN allocates $20 million in emergency funding, as Cyclone Idai disaster unfolds

As the full scale of the devastation caused by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa continues to be assessed, the UN and humanitarian partners are ramping up the provision of emergency food, shelter, water and health care supplies to hundreds-of-thousands who have been affected across Mozambique, Malawi and Zimbabwe.

News in Brief 19 March 2019

  • Humanitarian emergency getting bigger by the hour, warns UN food agency
  • DRC’s election of President Tshisekedi 'a momentous transition moment'
  • Mali violence ‘is worsening’ for civilian in centre and north, warns rights expert
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News in Brief 14 March 2019

  • More violence in Idlib frames Brussels Syria pledging conference
  • Build sustainable societies, by switching to Green initiatives
  • Amend drug laws to eliminate racial discrimination, UN experts say
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