Afghanistan: UN measles vaccination effort gets $750,000 boost

The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) today announced that its measles vaccination effort in Afghanistan received a boost, with a donation of $750,000 from an organization in the United States set up to help Afghan children.

UN relief official tours southern Sudan, stresses need for humanitarian access

Continuing his trip to the Sudan, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator, Kenzo Oshima, today toured the southern part of the country and met with officials from the Sudan People’s Liberation Movement (SPLM).

Working with Afghan Government, UN prepares for coming winter relief effort

The United Nations and the Afghan Government are jointly preparing a humanitarian aid effort for the coming winter, when some 2 million people will be vulnerable to isolation.

Coming winter slows Afghan returns, but over 1.7 million have gone back – UN

With temperatures expected to drop in Afghanistan, the number of people returning home has recently decreased, but since March, over 1.7 million have repatriated, the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) reported today.

Afghanistan could face new hunger crisis if new funds are not pledged, UN warns

Malnutrition and even starvation could break out in Afghanistan if new funds are not pledged for efforts to bring relief to the country, the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) warned today, appealing for urgent aid to help millions of extremely poor Afghans.

Israeli blockages still hampering aid delivery to Palestinians, UN agencies say

Israeli checkpoints and other blockages are hampering the delivery of humanitarian assistance to the occupied Palestinian territories, representatives of key United Nations aid agencies working in the Middle East said today.

UN development agency plans $400,000 emergency relief effort for Palestinians

Concerned about the evolving humanitarian crises in the occupied Palestinian territory, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) today announced plans for a $400,000 emergency relief and recovery plan to help rebuild the area.

UN urges Sudanese parties to provide full access to relief flights

Warning that intensive fighting and flight bans in the Sudan are seriously hampering relief efforts in the strife-torn country, the United Nations today urged the warring parties to provide full access to all locations.

UN agency protests hold-up of convoy carrying relief supplies for Palestinian refugees

The lead United Nations agency assisting Palestinian refugees today protested to the Israeli military authorities after they prevented a UN convoy carrying humanitarian aid from leaving Nablus.

Angola: UN agencies set to assess aid needs in previously inaccessible areas

United Nations and other relief agencies, along with the Angolan Government, are set to begin assessing the humanitarian conditions in areas of the country that have been inaccessible for years.