World Humanitarian Summit

Podcast: South Sudan refugee influx threatens Uganda's "open door"

South Sudan has known no respite since fighting broke out last July, following the collapse of a peace deal between the government and opposition forces.

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New approach to aid delivery can help people survive: UN relief chief

UN humanitarian chief Stephen O’Brien says a new approach for aid delivery can help people not only survive, but thrive.

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Putting people at the centre of humanitarian operations

How can the world’s neediest people be best served?

That's what humanitarians and diplomats have been discussing at a meeting at the UN in New York, organized by the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC).

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If one person still needs critical aid "we haven't done enough"

If one person somewhere in the world still needs critical aid “then we haven’t done enough.”

That’s the passionate view of Michael Franti, a singer-songwriter from the United States who attended last month’s World Humanitarian Summit in Istanbul.

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“Rights and dignity” of Palestinians only possible via “political solution”

The “rights and dignity” of Palestinians will only be realized when the world “wakes up” to the need for a lasting political solution.

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UN Gender Focus: safe birth, indigenous women and LGBTI community

Safe Birth” during emergencies campaign launched in Istanbul

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UN and Africa: focus on displaced people in Nigeria, Zika virus, El Niño and Liberia sanctions

Nigerian nurse describes sheltering 50 people fleeing Boko Haram

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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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