Humanitarian Response Plan

$1.44 billion plan to respond to Venezuela refugee and migrant needs

In a $1.4 billion appeal launched on Thursday, the UN migration organization IOM and the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, warned that the pandemic has strained the capacity of Latin American and Caribbean countries to look after Venezuelan nationals.

News in Brief 17 July 2020

  • $10.3 billion UN appeal to stave off starvation
  • Rights expert welcomes UK court decision on 'ISIL teenager'
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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.

‘Signs of hope’ toward a political settlement in Yemen, UN special envoy tells Security Council

The momentum to reach a political settlement in Yemen “has been building”, the United Nations Special Envoy to the country told the Security Council on Friday, attributing the positive development to compromises on “a range of issues”.

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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