humanitarian assistance

End hostilities, ‘preserve lives’: UN refugee chief makes appeal for people trapped in Syria’s Idlib

As the already dire situation in north-west Syria dramatically continues to worsen in Idlib province, the head of the United Nations refugee agency called on Thursday for an end to the hostilities and appealed for urgent action to allow the people trapped there to move to places of safety.

News in Brief 6 March 2019

  • Tackling gross inequalities is key to solving major global issues: UN rights chief
  • $120 million needed to provide life-saving assistance to 3.8 million in DPR Korea
  • UN-led talks on Western Sahara announced in Switzerland
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‘Fire-fighting approach’ to humanitarian aid ‘not sustainable’: Deputy UN chief

With around one in every 60 people across the world caught up in a crisis that requires urgent humanitarian assistance, the UN Deputy Secretary-General Amina Mohammed told a top panel on the issue on Wednesday that maintaining a “fire-fighting approach is not sustainable” in the long term.

Aid agencies seek $263 million to support Mali in 2018

UN Agencies and their partners are appealing for $263 million to provide humanitarian assistance to vulnerable people in Mali.

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan crisis, Southern Africa and multilingualism

South Sudan famine aid effort hampered by security fears

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, CAR and Timbuktu reconstruction

“Serious human rights violations” continuing in South Sudan

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UN and Africa: focus on South Sudan, CAR and partnerships for peace

“Extreme concern” over increased armed conflict in South Sudan

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Syrian mother asks world leaders to “put themselves in my place”

A Syrian mother uprooted by war has a simple request for world leaders: Put yourselves in my place.

Hala Kamil and her four children are at the United Nations this Friday, World Humanitarian Day.

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Delivering on the promise to invest in humanity

A staggering 130 million people worldwide require immediate humanitarian assistance; a figure that in population terms, would represent the 10th largest country in the world.

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Lake Chad displaced to receive life-saving assistance

Humanitarian operations continue in the Lake Chad Basin region in Africa where the terrorist group Boko Haram has forced millions of people to flee their homes.

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