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13. – HUMANITARIAN AID AND RELIEF

YEMEN / ADEN FOOD DISTRIBUTION

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) has begun distributions of food to around 340,000 people in eight of the worst-affected areas of the southern Yemeni port city of Aden. A WFP official in Sana’a said, "The humanitarian situation in Yemen is catastrophic to say the least.” WFP

31 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UNHCR / ALAA ZAATARI STUDENT

Alaa, a 19 year-old Syrian refugee, is attending a Jordanian university close to Zaatari refugee camp thanks to a scholarship from UNHCR's DAFI program. UNHCR

31 Jul 2015 | Read More »

NEPAL / EARTHQUAKE DISPLACED COMMUNITIES

After Nepal's April 25 earthquake and its aftershocks, children continue to face multiple risks as their families have been pushed deeper into poverty and they remain in need of aid. About 1 million children live in areas at high risk of landslides and floods due to the current monsoon season. UNICEF

30 Jul 2015 | Read More »

NEPAL / EARTHQUAKE COMMUNITY AWARENESS

UNICEF and the national radio station 'Radio Nepal' have been collaborating since the April 25th earthquake to air the 'Bhandai Sundai' [Saying Listening] Radio programme. 'Bhandai Sundai' has been providing psycho-social support and key life-saving information to millions of listeners. UNICEF

29 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UN / O’BRIEN YEMEN

UN Humanitarian Chief Tuesday told Security Council "the dire humanitarian situation in Yemen continues to deteriorate rapidly", adding in "some aid agencies are now using the term starvation to describe the situation of those most food insecure." UNIFEED-UNTV

28 Jul 2015 | Read More »

UN / O'BRIEN SYRIA

UN Humanitarian Chief told Security Council today that "what began in Syria as unrest in March 2011 has transformed into a war characterized by the complete failure to protect civilians, generating gargantuan levels of suffering for most civilians." UNIFEED-UNTV

28 Jul 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / ZAATARI CAMP

A UN Refugee Agency spokesperson Tuesday said that major challenges remain in meeting the needs of people who live in the largest refugee camp in the Middle East. The Zaatari camp in Jordan is home to around 81,000 Syrians. UNTV CH

28 Jul 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / O’BRIEN PRESSER

The Under-Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs and Emergency Relief Coordinator, Stephen O'Brien, wrapped up his four-day visit to the country over the weekend.  He called on all parties to lay down their arms and commit to sustainable peace to halt the rapidly spiraling humanitarian crisis. UNMISS

27 Jul 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / O'BRIEN UNITY STATE

During his visit to South Sudan's Unity State, the UN Humanitarian Affairs chief said "it is vital that the humanitarian workers are always given access and that they are allowed to do their work in safety." UNMISS

24 Jul 2015 | Read More »

NEPAL / EARTHQUAKE TENTS

For  the earthquake-affected population in rural areas of Nepal, UNICEF has so far provided 293 medical tents, 284 sets of basic medical supplies kits, 5000 blankets, 50 diarrhea disease kits and 500 baby suits for newborns. UNICEF

24 Jul 2015 | Read More »

 

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