humanitarian aid

News in Brief 27 February 2019

  • Positive news for desperate Yemenis as UN accesses Hudaydah food stores
  • Millions benefit from West Africa bid to eradicate statelessness: UNHCR
  • Lifesaving food airlifts in Central African Republic to help 18,000 people
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News in Brief 26 February 2019

  • $2.6 billion pledged to help millions of wartorn Yemenis
  • Ebola response risks slowing amid massive funding shortages
  • UN’s emergency aid chief travels to Zimbabwe, Malawi amid rising food insecurity
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Not a single child spared the ‘mind-boggling violence’ of Yemen's war

Four years of “mind-boggling violence” in Yemen “has not spared a single child”, a top UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) official said on Monday, on the eve of a pledging conference in Geneva to help alleviate the suffering of millions across the country. 

News in Brief 22 February 2019

  • UN human rights office appeal to Egypt amid death row executions
  • Some 260,000 South Sudanese face food insecurity “catastrophe”, UN agencies warn
  • $4.2 billion urgently needed to save Yemen’s families from ‘horrific’ plight
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Tech talk could save at-risk languages from dying, says IT multilingual content developer

In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, Andrew Bredenkamp of Translators Without Borders, explains how the non-governmental organization is partnering with tech giants including Facebook, Google and Microsoft on projects that will deepen understanding of the needs of at-risk communities to save their languages from disappearing.

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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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