humanitarian aid

News in Brief 19 February 2019

  • Civilians must not be ‘used as pawns’ in Syria
  • Momentum in Yemen
  • Refugees need resettling, now
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News in Brief 15 February 2019

  • Desert camp aid delivery provides relief to desperate Syrians
  • South Sudan alert as sexual violence surges: UN human rights office
  • Philippines human rights defender arrested on libel  
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Humanitarian crisis in Yemen remains the worst in the world, warns UN

An estimated 24 million people – close to 80 per cent of the population – need assistance and protection in Yemen, the UN warned on Thursday. With famine threatening hundreds of thousands of lives, humanitarian aid is increasingly becoming the only lifeline for millions across the country.

News in Brief 8 February 2019

  • UN committed to helping Venezuelans amid growing needs: aid agencies
  • Rapid spread of Lassa fever in five African countries is ‘concerning’: UN health agency
  • Violence in Myanmar’s Chin and Rakhine state
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News in Brief 7 February 2019

  • Myanmar constitutional reform ‘a positive development’
  • Yemen: Food available, not accessible
  • UN rights chief ‘concerned’ over Jehovah’s Witness sentencing
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News in Brief 6 February 2019

  • UN Chief calls for an end to Female Genital Mutilation
  • Nearly two-thirds of children at risk of ‘vicious cycle of poverty’
  • Largest ever UN humanitarian convoy reaches remote Syrian settlement
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‘Hit-and-run’ tactics a mark of North-East Nigeria attackers

Chief of Mission of the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Frantz Celestin, told UN News’s Daniel Johnson about the extremists’ use of “hit-and-run” tactics in north-east Nigeria and explained what the priorities are now for the aid teams coping with mass displacement and overcrowded protection camps.

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News in Brief 5 February 2019

  • North-east Nigeria displacement crisis continues amid attackers’ ‘increased sophistication’
  • $202 million appeal for life-saving aid to half a million Libyans
  • Tech transformation saves UN food agency millions in first year
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Nigeria refugees ‘too traumatized to return’ as UN News witnesses thousands fleeing over Cameroon border

Nigerian refugees are “too traumatized to return” anytime soon, according to a senior official from the UN humanitarian affairs office (OCHA), talking to UN News on the border with Cameroon.  Daniel Dickinson was at the border for UN News on Friday, and began by asking Mr. Munié to describe the scene around them. 

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News in Brief 1 February 2019

  • Aid stepped up to Syria camp; new arrivals say terrorists blocked their escape
  • Six months into DR Congo’s deadliest Ebola outbreak, top UN official praises ‘brave’ response effort
  • Biggest ever refugee waste treatment facility goes online in Bangladesh
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