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13. – HUMANITARIAN AID AND RELIEF

UN / CAR MIA FARROW

Mia Farrow, renowned actress, activist and UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, said that during her recent visit to the Central African Republic earlier this month, she had "no doubt" about the ethnic cleansing that took place in Bossangoa, "the entire town, virtually all Muslims, it had been cleansed of the entire Muslim population." UNIFEED-UNTV/FILE

22 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / GAZA UPDATE

A United Nations spokesperson said that the UN agency charged with ensuring the well-being of Palestinian refugees (UNRWA) is now housing up to 80,000 people in its various shelters and relief centers and UNRWA's schools, representing about the five percent of the entire population. On Sunday evening, the Security Council called for an immediate ceasefire [...]

21 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UNICEF / GAZA

At least 48 children has been killed so far and another 521 wounded  in Gaza since the outbreak of hostilities between Israel’s Defense Forces and Hamas. UNICEF estimates that almost 58 000 children are in need of immediate psycho-social support due to deep emotional impact that the current violence is having on children in Gaza. UNICEF

18 Jul 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / GUTERRES VISITS ARBAT CAMP

Iraq's northern region of Kurdistan has become host to thousands of Iraqis displaced by fighting elsewhere in the country. The semi-autonomous region is also sheltering over 200,000 refugees fleeing the conflict in Syria. UNHCR

18 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GAZA / FLASH APPEAL

The United Nations (UN) relief and works agency (UNRWA) urgently seeks US$ 60 million to respond to the immediate shelter, food, health, and psycho-social needs of affected families in Gaza and to prepare for carrying out vital interventions that will be required immediately upon cessation of military activities. UNRWA

17 Jul 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / GUTERRES VISIT

The United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees António Guterres visited Khazair checkpoint close to Erbil in Kurdistan where every day hundreds of Iraqis – mostly from Mosul to the south, arrive fleeing from violence. UNHCR

17 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / SUDAN – SOUTH SUDAN

The United Nations top humanitarian official told the Security Council that the situation in Sudan and South Sudan continues to deteriorate for hundreds of thousands of people in both countries. Valerie Amos also warned the Council that "if we don't take urgent action now, we will see a major humanitarian crisis unfolding in South Sudan [...]

16 Jul 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / SYRIAN REFUGEES

Syrians have long been known for their artisan skills, and with over a million Syrian refugees now residing in Lebanon, their unique skills can now be put to good use. UNHCR along with its partners are training around 60 mostly Syrian and Lebanese women in traditional fabric printing techniques.  UNHCR

16 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / YEMEN MALNUTRITION

A new United Nations survey has found that over 10 million Yemenis – more than 40 percent of the population – do not know where their next meal will come from. UNIFEED-UNTV

15 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / SYRIA

In response to the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Syria, the Security Council  unanimously adopted a resolution aimed at increasing access to civilians in difficult-to-reach areas by authorizing the delivery of assistance across borders and conflict lines. UNIFEED-UNTV

14 Jul 2014 | Read More »

 

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