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13.02.00 – DISASTER PREVENTION, PREPAREDNESS AND RELIEF

WFP / FOOD CUTS

The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) said today  is being forced to implement deeper cuts in food assistance for vulnerable Syrian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan because of a severe lack of funding. WFP

1 Jul 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / EU MIGRANTS DECISION

United Nations refugee agency (UNHCR) welcomed the decision by the European Council to relocate 40,000 people in need of international protection and to resettle 20,000 refugees. UNTV CH

26 Jun 2015 | Read More »

GENEVA / AHMED YEMEN

Wrapping the four-day consultations over the crisis in Yemen, the UN Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Yemen said there was 'a positive response from all parties' to implement a Security Council Resolution demanding immediate and unconditional end of violence by all parties involved. UNTV CH

19 Jun 2015 | Read More »

NEPAL / CHILD TRAFFICKING

United Nations Children Fund (UNICEF) said today at least 245 children have been intercepted from being trafficked and unnecessarily or illegally placed in children's care homes since the first earthquake hit Nepal almost two months ago. UNICEF

19 Jun 2015 | Read More »

NEPAL / CHILD MONKS AIRLIFT

At the request of Nepalese authorities, the World Food Programme (WFP) has transported 60 children and their caretakers from a monastic school in Lho, Gorkha that was cut off from the world by the April and May earthquakes. WFP

15 Jun 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 »

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 »

NEPAL / EARTHQUAKE BABIES

UNICEF warns that  the lives of almost 18,000 babies and mothers in Nepal could be at risk  over the next month unless urgent action is taken to restore key healthcare systems across the country. UNICEF

15 May 2015 | Read More »

UNICEF / NEPAL NEW EARTHQUAKE

A new 7.3 magnitude earthquake with the epicentre close to Mount Everest struck Nepal Tuesday (12 May). UNICEF

13 May 2015 | Read More »

 

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