humanitarian relief

Invest in humanitarian relief now, to limit possible ‘catastrophic’ impact of coronavirus

The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) heard strong appeals on Tuesday for more funds to be steered into the UN’s COVID-19 Global Humanitarian Response Plan, as it opened its annual Humanitarian Affairs Segment – the first to be held via video-teleconference.

With global support “peace is doable” in Darfur

“Peace is doable” in the Darfur region of Sudan with support and encouragement from the rest of the world.

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Lack of humanitarian aid “deprives people of hope”

The lack of aid for people in need around the world is depriving them of “hope and dignity” according to the co-chair of a UN panel looking at the issue of

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24 million people targeted for aid in the Sahel

Around 24 million people are being targeted by the UN for aid in the Sahel region of Africa.

On Wednesday, the UN launched a US$2 billion appeal to support humanitarian relief there.

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Myanmar floods: Devastation and "unprecendented" solidarity

Humanitarian relief efforts continue in Myanmar, where floods and landslides brought on by monsoon rains have caused the deaths of more than 100 people and displaced hundreds of thousands.

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Women need greater role in humanitarian relief efforts

Women need a greater role in humanitarian relief efforts following war or natural disasters, according to the UN.

Recently experts gathered at the UN to discuss strategies to ensure that women are included in making decisions during times of crisis.

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Information saves lives in humanitarian emergencies, UN official stresses

When a crisis or disaster strikes, the victims not only need rapid assistance with food, water, shelter and safety, but fast and effective information describing the situation on the ground, a senior United Nations humanitarian official told a panel discussion in New York today.