Nigerian nurse describes sheltering 50 people fleeing Boko Haram

A retired nurse from Nigeria has been describing how she gave shelter to 50 people who were fleeing the Boko Haram terrorist group.

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Israel, Palestine cannot live “back to back”

Israel and Palestine cannot live “back to back” but must find a way to coexist according to the UN Messenger of Peace and classical music conductor, Daniel Barenboim.

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Aid given to groups that violate human rights must end

Nations and organizations must stop giving aid, money, and arms to groups that systematically violate human rights.

That’s the view of Jan Egeland, Secretary General of the Norwegian Refugee Council and Special Advisor to the UN envoy for Syria.

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“Not end point, but turning point” for international aid system

The first ever World Humanitarian Summit has come to a close with the UN Secretary General, describing it as “not an end point, but a turning point.”

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WHS: New charter for persons with disabilities endorsed at UN humanitarian summit

A new charter to significantly improve living conditions of persons with disabilities during emergencies has been endorsed at the United Nations World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, Turkey.

New humanitarian education fund is “powerful lever for change”

A new humanitarian fund for education in emergencies launched at the World Humanitarian Summit, is “a powerful lever for change” that will help millions back into the classroom.

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WHS: Humanitarian summit has ‘set new course,’ says Ban, calling for action on commitments

Hailing the global community’s achievements at the first-ever World Humanitarian Summit, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon today called for commitments made to be taken forward for transformative change from the top down and from the ground up.

WHS: ‘We need to solve humanitarian crises together,’ says UNESCO envoy Forest Whitaker

On the opening day of the World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul, the Special Envoy of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), Forest Whitaker, called on individuals, governments and international organizations to act collectively to improve humanitarian action and invest more in development aid.

WHS: New fund launched at UN humanitarian summit to address education in crisis zones

The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) today announced the launch of a new fund to better coordinate support for and drive investment in education for children and youth affected by humanitarian emergencies and protracted crises.

“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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