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13. – HUMANITARIAN AID AND RELIEF

LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES

Over a thousand Syrian refugees live in an unofficial camp in unused agricultural fields in Lebanon around 15 kilometers from the border of Syria.  Being unofficial, there is no infrastructure. There is no running water, electricity, or sewage.  Two consecutive severe winter storms have just hit Lebanon, Syria, Jordan and Iraq dumping heavy rain on [...]

26 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA AMOS

Emergency Relief Coordinator Valerie Amos, in her briefing to the Security Council said since the adoption of resolution 2165 for cross-border and cross-line humanitarian access, "we have delivered to nearly all the hard-to-reach locations in the four governorates', adding in "despite the progress we have made it is still not enough." UNIFEED-UNTV

25 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN /MLADENOV

The United Nations top official in Iraq Nickolay Mladenov said restoring security, dealing with financial crisis and advancing the political process are currently three major challenges facing Iraq and its international partners. UNIFEED-UNTV

21 Nov 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / KANG PRESSER

United Nations (UN) Assistant Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-Wha Kang, concluded her three day mission to South Sudan today, calling on all parties to the conflict to respect their ceasefire commitments and urged the international community to continue providing support to enable humanitarians to scale up and expand critical aid operation. UNMISS

21 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / GING

A top humanitarian official said that Mali is "at a crossroads," not just from a humanitarian and development standpoint, but also politically, as "it has tragically seen an escalation in conflict in recent months." UNIFEED – UNTV

14 Nov 2014 | Read More »

SIERRA LEONE / EBOLA FOOD AID

The World Food Programme (WFP) in Sierra Leone distributes food rations to Ebola survivors when they are discharged from the treatment centers – including the families of people infected with Ebola who are in treatment, deceased, or recovering. According to World Health Organization (WHO) there is some evidence that case incidence is no longer increasing nationally [...]

13 Nov 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / DOHUK WINTER

Efforts are now under way in Syria, Iraq and neighbouring countries to prepare refugees and the internally displaced for winter. But 1 million uprooted people in the region won't be getting help because of a $58.45 million shortfall in funding for winter programmes. UNHCR

11 Nov 2014 | Read More »

PHILIPPINES / TYPHOON HAIYAN

One year after typhoon Haiyan killed more than 6,300 people and caused widespread devastation in Philippines, the recovery work is still ongoing. While most of the 4.1 million people who were displaced have either returned home to rebuild, or been relocated, some 20,000 are still living in shelters or with host families. UNHCR

7 Nov 2014 | Read More »

SOMALIA / FLOODS BELETWEYNE

An estimated 21,000 people have been displaced by floods in Beletweyne, in the Hiran region, South-central of Somalia. Seasonal torrential rains experienced in the region for the last two weeks have seen River Shebelle break its banks, leaving hundreds of families displaced and in need of urgent assistance. AMISOM

6 Nov 2014 | Read More »

UN / GUTERRES REFUGEES

The head of the UN refugee agency Antonio Guterres  warned that global forced displacement has been rising steadily in recent years. He stressed that at "the end of 2013, over 51 million people were in displacement due to conflict and persecution, and everything indicates that this number will be even higher by December this year." [...]

5 Nov 2014 | Read More »

 

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