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Darayya evacuation should be safe and “voluntary”: UN

It’s imperative that people of the besieged Syrian town of Darayya are protected in any evacuation that takes place and that this takes place voluntarily.

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Humanitarian convoys “ready to depart” for Aleppo

Humanitarian convoys are “ready to depart” for the city of Aleppo in war-torn Syria to deliver aid after Russia agreed to a 48-hour humanitarian pause, UN officials announced on Thursday.

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UN “ready to deliver” aid to most vulnerable but needs access

The UN and its partners are ready to relieve the emergency needs of the most vulnerable people in the world, but safe and unimpeded access is needed.

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Children suffer “unspeakable violence” during war, UN envoy says

Children have suffered “unspeakable violence” during war but most of them remain positive, a senior UN envoy said ahead of World Humanitarian Day (WHD) on 19 August.

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UN and Africa Special: South Sudan

This week's special programme focus on the political, humanitarian and health crisis facing South Sudan.

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“Tentative agreement” towards “humanitarian pause” in fight for Taiz

There’s “tentative agreement” between the warring parties fighting in the Yemeni province of Taiz, to agree to a “humanitarian pause.”

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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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“This is the end of the world”: powerful stories heard at WHS

More people have been forced from their homes due to conflict or disaster, than at any time since the end of the Second World War, a major UN summit focussing on humanitarian crises has heard.

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Syria human toll and suffering “sickening and obscene”: UN

The human toll and suffering in Syria is “sickening and obscene” in a senseless fight where there is nothing much to gain, a senior UN official has warned.

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