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13. – HUMANITARIAN AID AND RELIEF

SOUTH SUDAN / FOOD INSECURITY

The UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned that South Sudan is facing the worst levels of food insecurity in the country's history because of a combination of conflict, high food prices and a worsening economic crisis. WFP

27 May 2015 | Read More »

NEPAL / RAMITA PROFILE

Eleven-year-old Ramita Giri was eating her lunch on the porch of her house in Jyamire, Sindhupalchowk, when the devastating earthquake struck Nepal on 25 April. Unable to make any sense of the tremor, she rushed inside the house in search of her mother. UNICEF

27 May 2015 | Read More »

CAR / DONOR CONFERENCE

Assistant Secretary-General for Humanitarian Affairs, Kyung-wha Kang, said it is crucial that the level of response and commitment by donors and humanitarian actors in the Central African Republic is maintained. OCHA

26 May 2015 | Read More »

TANZANIA / BURUNDIAN REFUGEES

On the shores of Lake Tanganyika, crowds of refugees from Burundi are waiting for ships  to carry them away from the isolated village of Kagunga where according to UNHCR as many as 50,000 have come seeking refuge. UNHCR

22 May 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / TANZANIA CHOLERA

The UN Refugee Agency said a cholera epidemic in Tanzania’s lakeside Kagunga area has killed two local people and 29 Burundian refugees this week, adding to the serious challenges created by the forced population displacement from Burundi. UNTV CH

22 May 2015 | Read More »

UN / YEMEN

Saudi Ambassador to the UN, Abdullah Al-Mouallimi said "there is no place for Iran" in the Geneva consultations on Yemen set to take place later this month. UNIFEED-UNTV

20 May 2015 | Read More »

TANZANIA / BURUNDIAN REFUGEES

Since the beginning of May more than 60,000 refugees from Burundi have fled to Tanzania, fearing violence and intimidation ahead of the Burundi's upcoming election.  The majority have arrived in Kagunga peninsula, a remote village on the shores of Lake Tanganyika, where resources are scarce. UNHCR.

20 May 2015 | Read More »

INDONESIA / ROHINGYA REFUGEES

UN Refugee Agency welcomed the commitment announced Wednesday by the Foreign Ministers of Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand to resolve the issue of the thousands of refugees and migrants stranded in boats in the Bay of Bengal and off the coast of Southeast Asia. UNHCR

20 May 2015 | Read More »

NEPAL / DESTROYED SCHOOLS

At least 950,000 children in Nepal will not be able to return to school, unless urgent action is taken to provide temporary learning spaces and repair damaged school buildings following the 25 April earthquake. UNICEF

19 May 2015 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / NAKAMITSU MARKET SHED

As part of an Integrated Crisis Response Programme that United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and its partners are implementing in South Sudan, the UNDP built a market shed to serve a community of more than 70 000 people displaced by fighting. UNMISS

19 May 2015 | Read More »

 

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