humanitarian aid

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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News in Brief 13 March 2019

  • Damage to the planet poses growing risk to human health
  • 260,000 children in DRC facing acute malnutrition
  • Syria still living on ‘razor edge’
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News in Brief 11 March 2019

  • UN Secretary-General leads tributes to UN workers who died in Ethiopia crash
  • UN chief sends condolences to families of Malawi flood victims
  • Human Rights Council-appointed expert calls for Myanmar investigation
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Drastic deterioration in security across Burkina Faso as 70,000 flee their homes in past two months, UN warns

The landlocked West African country of Burkina Faso is facing “unprecedented” displacement, triggered by armed groups and intercommunal clashes, and exacerbated by long-term food insecurity, UN aid officials said on Tuesday.

News in Brief 01 March 2019

  • Ebola treatment centre attacks likely to hamper virus control effort: WHO
  • Thousands continue to flee ISIL’s last stand in Syria’s Deir-ez-Zor
  • Measles resurgence fuelled by just 10 countries, warns UNICEF
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