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News in Brief 28 February 2017 (AM)

Conflict continues to hamper humanitarian response to South Sudan famine

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US $1.5 billion needed to save lives in Lake Chad region: UN relief chief

US $1.5 billion is  urgently needed to deliver humanitarian aid to people living in Nigeria and the Lake Chad region, the UN relief chief has said.

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News in Brief 23 February 2017 (AM)

Security essential to reinvigorating South Sudan “bread basket”

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News in Brief 22 February 2017 (AM)

Global UN-backed trade agreement enters into force

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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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