relief

UN relief wing appeals for record $22.5 billion in aid for 2018

A record level of aid funding – more than $22.5 billion – is needed to deliver lifesaving assistance around the world in 2018, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator said on Friday.

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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“Tremendous challenges” faced by UNRWA in its history

There have been tremendous challenges faced by the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) in its 65 years of existence.

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Relief effort in Nepal “running against the clock”

One month after a massive earthquake devastated Nepal, the international community is “running against the clock” to deliver aid to remote communities, the UN has said.

More than 8000 people were killed in the tremor on April 25.

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UN agency sends largest-ever medical delivery to Afghanistan

The United Nations health agency is conducting its largest-ever delivery of medicines and health supplies to Afghanistan as it helps the country to be ready to respond quickly to conflicts, disasters such as the current floods and other possible humanitarian crises.

Speeding long-term recovery on first day of crisis is focus of UN-backed forum

Representatives from the United Nations, developing countries and the donor community opened a high-level conference today to address the crucial time gap in coverage between humanitarian relief in the immediate aftermath of a crisis and long-term recovery.

As floods inundate Belize, UN crisis officials offer emergency support

United Nations crisis officials are working with local authorities in Belize to coordinate relief efforts in the wake of flooding across the Central American country caused by the first storm of the annual Atlantic hurricane season.

UN updates guidelines for international military aid in disaster relief operations

The United Nations today launched updated guidelines for improving the effectiveness of foreign military and civil defence assets in international disaster relief operations, such as those used in response to the devastating Indian Ocean tsunami two years ago.

Company donates services to UN to screen out risky vendors

The United Nations is now better able to screen prospective contractors and other partners for any involvement in criminal activity -- such as money laundering, drug trafficking or terrorist financing -- with the donated assistance of the world's leading researcher of such information, a humanitarian official announced today.

Senior UN relief official receives humanitarian award

United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator Jan Egeland has been recognized for his work as a humanitarian worker and peace broker on behalf of victims worldwide.