World Humanitarian Day

Renowned author calls for more “nuanced” discourse on refugees

Negative views about refugees and migrants show disregard for the contributions these people have made to society, celebrated Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie said on Friday.

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Syrian mother asks world leaders to “put themselves in my place”

A Syrian mother uprooted by war has a simple request for world leaders: Put yourselves in my place.

Hala Kamil and her four children are at the United Nations this Friday, World Humanitarian Day.

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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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