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13. – HUMANITARIAN AID AND RELIEF

UN / UKRAINE 1

Russian Ambassador Vitaly Churkin confirmed that the first trucks from the Russian humanitarian convoy had reached the city of Lugansk. Churkin told reporters that after it had became clear that Ukrainians were "procrastinating,"  a decision was taken and "the convoy departed." Ukrainian Ambassador Oleksandr Pavlichenko said  Russia’s actions constituted "a blatant violation of the sovereignty of [...]

22 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GAZA / SHELTERS

Several days into a fragile ceasefire, nearly 400,000 people are without homes – taking shelter in schools or staying with host families acrossGaza, exposing the magnitude and the urgency of scaling up the humanitarian response following weeks of conflict. UNICEF

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UN / UKRAINE 2

Speaking in his national capacity on the Russian convoys, British ambassador Mark Lyall Grant said that the UK was deeply concerned about "this provocative and unilateral action," adding that "it has nothing to do with humanitarianism, that human effort is coordinated by the UN and if the Russian Federation wanted to participate in it they [...]

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SOUTH SUDAN / PAYAM NUER DISPLACED

Nearly 3500 Neur people have sought shelter in Dinka territory in Amokpiny Payam inLakesState. The people who have fled their homes inPanyijarCountyinUnityStatehave sought shelter in what they believe to be a safe place even though it is Dinka Territory. UNMISS

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PAKISTAN / DISPLACED HEALTH CARE

Around one million people from North Waziristan have been displaced after the Pakistan Army launched a full-scale military operation on 15 June to clear out militants based there. The World Health Organization (WHO) has been providing emergency health care and is tracking the health needs of the IDPs- the biggest threats being diarrhea and dehydration. UNIC [...]

21 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / GAZA CHILDREN

The head of the UN Children Fund (UNICEF) in Gaza told reporters that the situation for children in the besieged territory is "very dire." Pernilla Ironside, chief of the UNICEF Gaza Field Office, reported that in the last 48 hours, nine more children have been killed, bringing the total to 469 children killed from the start of [...]

21 Aug 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / ERBIL AIRLIFT

In response to the deteriorating situation in northern Iraq, UNHCR launched its largest aid pushes aimed at helping nearly half a million people who have been forced to flee their homes. UNHCR

20 Aug 2014 | Read More »

NORTHERN IRAQ / TRANSIT CAMP

The Badjet Kandela camp was empty at the end of July. Today it has a population of more than 11 thousand Iraqis. The former transit camp for Syrian refugees is being reconfigured and expanded to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding displaced population. UNHCR  

20 Aug 2014 | Read More »

CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC / PEDIATRIC HOSPITAL “ALEXIS”

Since December 2012, civil war in the Central African Republichas left thousands dead. The pediatric hospital in Bangui is the only one of its kind in the country and the number of children being treated for  acute malnutrition has tripled in the last year. Alexis is just one of 2.3 million children affected by the conflict. UNICEF

19 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / PROTECTION OF CIVILIANS WRAP

2013 has set a new record for violence against humanitarian workers with a 66 percent increase in the number of victims from 2012.  Speaking to the Security Council, United Nations Deputy Secretary-General Jan Eliasson said “the consequences are not only felt by humanitarian workers and their families.  They are also felt by the millions of people [...]

19 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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