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13.02.00 – DISASTER PREVENTION, PREPAREDNESS AND RELIEF

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 »

IRAQ / MINORITIES

As fighting intensifies inIraq, many minorities like the Turkmen, Yazidis, Shabak and Christians, face persecution and eviction. In the past week, thousands have fled into the relatively safer Kurdistan region of Iraq. UNHCR

8 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UN / SOUTH SUDAN

Concerned with the deterioration of the political and security situation and the developing humanitarian catastrophe in South Sudan, the Security Council said it was ready to consider "all appropriate measures including targeted sanctions' against those who undermine the peace, stability and security ofSouth Sudan." UNIFEED-UNTV /RECENT

8 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAQ WRAP

UN aid agencies and partners are deeply alarmed by the situation in northern Iraq and in particular the situation of vulnerable minority groups, including the Yezidi, Christian and Turkomen communities. UNTV CH/UNIFEED-UNTV

8 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / GAZA CHILDREN

According to UNICEF, the number of Palestinian children who have been killed by air strikes on Gaza is now more than the number of children killed in the two previous conflicts between Israel and Gaza. UNTV CH

8 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / CHILD MORTALITY

In April this year almost 38 000 people fled fighting in and around the South Sudanese city of Bentiu to a local  UN camp – more than twenty children were dying each week from diarrhea, malaria and pneumonia. A response by aid agencies in providing healthcare, clean water and proper sanitation has helped halve this number, but as [...]

1 Aug 2014 | Read More »

GAZA / KRAHENBUHL HOSPITAL

UNRWA Commissioner-General Pierre Krahenbuhl visited the pediatric  ward at the main Shifa Hospital in Gaza City today where he witnessed the suffering inflicted upon young Palestinians by Israel's bombing campaign. UNRWA

31 Jul 2014 | Read More »

GAZA / UN SCHOOL ATTACK

Initial investigations by the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) suggest that it was Israeli artillery that hit the UNRWA school in Jabaliya in the northern Gaza Strip that sheltered about 3,300 people. In his statement, UNRWA Commissioner General Pierre Krähenbühl condemned the attack "in the strongest possible terms." UNRWA

30 Jul 2014 | Read More »

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 »

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 »

 

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