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13.03.00 – SPECIAL HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS

SOUTH SUDAN / GLOBAL HUMAN DEVELOPMENT REPORT

At the launch of the latest Global Human Development Report in South Sudan's capitalJuba, journalists were told that the outbreak of violent conflict in mid-December 2013 sparked by a political crisis has escalated and evolved into a humanitarian crisis and significantly eroded development gains. The index for the country is missing in this year's report [...]

17 Sep 2014 | Read More »

LEBANON / GUTERRES

The heads of UNHCR and the UN Development Programme visited Syrian refugees in the Bekaa Valley, Lebanon.  High Commissioner António Guterres said that Syria has become “the worst humanitarian tragedy of our time.” UNHCR

16 Sep 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / RAPID RESPONSE MECHANISM

UNICEF and the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) are stepping up joint missions to reach desperate people in remote areas of South Sudan where the number of children at risk of death from malnutrition-related causes has increased dramatically. UNICEF

12 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GENEVA / IRAQ HUMANITARIAN WRAP

UN Human Rights office expressed concern about the ISIL’s increased targeting of non-Sunni ethnic groups in Iraq, and the UNHCR said needs (US$) 350 million to help Iraqi displaced population.  UNTV CH

5 Sep 2014 | Read More »

IRAQ / KHANKE CAMP

The newest camp in Iraq, located outside Duhok, run by the Iraq's Kurdistan authorities with the help of the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), began accepting IDPs only last week. The camp's current capacity is 635 families, close to 4,000 people.  UNHCR

5 Sep 2014 | Read More »

GAZA / WFP AID CROSSING

For the first time since 2007, a humanitarian convoy of the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) successfully crossed from Egypt into the Gaza Strip Wednesday, carrying enough food to feed around 150,000 people for five days. WFP

28 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / MALNUTRITION

Every day, when Nyabel Wal, thinks of preparing food for her family of five, she has only one option, to harvest the wild grass, known locally as wool, that grows near her home. The plant grows virtually everywhere in South Sudan and it is believed to be the only weed holding the deteriorating lives of [...]

26 Aug 2014 | Read More »

UNICEF / UNPRECEDENTED EMERGENCY SUPPLY

This August UNICEF shipped 1,000 metric tonnes of life-saving supplies for children caught in the world's most urgent crises — the largest emergency supply operation in the organization's history in a single month. The amount delivered would fill 19 cargo jumbo jets. UNICEF

25 Aug 2014 | Read More »

SOUTH SUDAN / BENTIU FLOODINGS

Over 40,500 Internally Displaced Persons (IDP) occupy the UN Protection of Civilians site in the oil producing South Sudanese state of Bentiu. The area has been flooded by rains over the past several days and now the majority of the IDPs are forced to live in the flooded area as it is the only place [...]

25 Aug 2014 | Read More »

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 »

 

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