humanitarian aid

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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Palestinian children’s education deeply impacted by ‘interference’ around West Bank schools, UN warns

Alarmed by a high number of reported incidents of interference in or near Palestinian schools in the West Bank since the beginning of the school year in September, the UN called on Wednesday for them to be better-protected from the effects of Israeli occupation.

Eight years into Syria’s brutal war, storm in Lebanon compounds refugee ‘misery’

In Lebanon, the plight of Syria’s 900,000  registered refugees just got a little worse, with the arrival of Storm Norma, which brought heavy winds and snow across the country last weekend.  In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, Philippe Lazzarini, Resident and Humanitarian Coordinator for Lebanon, explained what the organization is doing to help.

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Killing of aid worker in Syria part of ‘disturbing trend’

The abduction and killing of an aid worker last week in Syria’s Idleb region, brings into focus the daily risks faced by humanitarians working in conflict zones, said the Deputy Regional Humanitarian Coordinator for the Syria Crisis, in a statement deploring the killing on Monday.

Saving lives with data: how the UN is developing digital tools for improved humanitarian aid

Sarah Telford, the director of the UN Centre for Humanitarian Data, spoke to Conor Lennon from UN News about the ways that better data tools can assist humanitarian workers in getting aid to the people who need it most, and also the challenges the Centre faces, from privacy issues to the risk of identification and subsequent reprisals in conflict areas.

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News in Brief 17 December 2018

  • UN calls for $350 million to aid vulnerable Palestinians
  • Tunnels under Israel-Lebanon ‘Blue Line’, violate Security Council resolution
  • Pioneering UN satellite survey raises hopes for restoration of ancient Aleppo
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Yemen: fragile Hudaydah truce needs worldwide support, says WFP

Thursday’s announcement that a ceasefire deal has been reached between Yemen’s warring sides in the key Red Sea port of Hudaydah will make it “easier” to save millions of lives in the wartorn country, the World Food Programme (WFP) has said. In an interview with UN News’s Daniel Johnson, WFP spokesperson Hervé Verhoosel explains how more such deals are needed to help severely food insecure people in 45 districts across Yemen.

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News in Brief 2 November 2018

  • Call to protect NE Nigeria's most vulnerable after deadly attack on camp 
  • 251,770 lives lost to tsunamis in last 20 years, $280 billion in losses: UNISDR
  • Rush of Venezuelans into Peru ahead of residency deadline-UNHCR

 

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