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13. – HUMANITARIAN AID AND RELIEF

SOUTH SUDAN / FAMINE

The heads of UNICEF and the UN World Food Programme (WFP) today warned that children in South Sudan cannot wait any longer before the world takes action. Two UN agencies directors visited camps for displaced in town of Malakal, where they met severely malnourished children and their mothers.  WFP /UNICEF

25 Jul 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / HIV DISPLACED

In South Sudan, thousands of people living with HIV have been displaced by the ongoing conflict and struggle to continue their HIV treatment. UNAIDS

25 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / CAR MSF

A Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) mortality study among Central African refugees in Sido, Chad, reveals extreme levels of death during a violent crackdown against the CAR's Muslim minority. The study found that one in three families surveyed had lost at least one family member between November 2013 and April 2014. UNIFEED-UNTV

24 Jul 2014 | Read More »

UN / GING

Upon his return from Ethiopia, the Director of the Operational Division of the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), John Ging, reported that malnutrition rates among the 180,000 refugees from South Sudan seeking shelter in the Gambela region of Ethiopia "are among the worst anywhere in the world." On Gaza, Ging said the [...]

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

DUBAI / GAZA AIRLIFT

As the number of killed and injured civilians rises in the Gaza Strip, aid agencies are coordinating an emergency response and are airlifting relief supplies from Dubai, United Arab Emirates into Jordan, from where  the UN Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) is transporting and distributing to the thousands of vulnerable displaced families in Gaza.  IHC/UNRWA

23 Jul 2014 | Read More »

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 »

 

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