humanitarian appeal

News in Brief 31 January 2019

  • Syria: ‘Violence, displacement’ and cold kill 11 infants ‘in the past two days’
  • Boom in Artificial Intelligence patents, points to ‘quantum leap’ in tech
  • UN appeals for more than $162 million in aid to Ukraine
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Mali: $263 million sought to assist most vulnerable with humanitarian support, says UN relief official

Aid agencies in Mali have launched the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP ), asking for $263 million to provide humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people, a senior United Nations aid official in the country said

News in Brief 25 January 2018

  • “Urgent concrete steps” needed to reverse current course in Middle East
  • Libya appeal launched to provide “lifesaving” help for 940,000
  • Eastern DRC violence fuels one of the “worst displacement crises” for children
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News in Brief 13 December 2017 (AM)

Half the world lacks access to “essential health services”

At least half of the world’s population lacks access to essential health services, with around 100 million people forced to live in “extreme poverty” due to the cost of health care.

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News in Brief 04 October 2017 (AM)

UN migration agency launches US$120 million appeal for Rohingya refugees

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12 million people in Yemen depend on aid for “their survival”

A US$2.1 billion appeal to help 12 million Yemenis who depend on aid “for their survival” has been launched by the UN and its humanitarian partners.

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Rising global humanitarian needs require “tremendous” funding

The amount of money required to meet global humanitarian needs in 2016 is “tremendous,” according to the man heading up the World Humanitarian Summit to be held in Turkey next May.

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Major 2016 appeal launched with human suffering at record levels

Human suffering has reached levels not seen since the Second World War, said the UN’s humanitarian affairs chief at the launch of a major appeal on Monday.

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More than US$105 million pledged for Somali refugees

More than US$105 million pledged for Somali refugees

More than US$105 million has been pledged at an international conference designed to help support Somali refugees.  The conference held jointly between the United Nations and European Union was held Wednesday in Belgium.

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UN, partners seek record $13 billion to bring life-saving aid to millions in 2014

The United Nations and its partners will need nearly $13 billion in funding to reach millions of people with life-saving aid in 2014, with half of that sought for those affected by the deepening crisis in Syria.