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13.03.00 – SPECIAL HUMANITARIAN OPERATIONS

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 »

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

22 Aug 2014 | Read More »

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

22 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 »

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 »

GENEVA / IRAQ AID UPDATE

The UN refugee agency said that half a million people who have been forced to flee from their homes due to the deteriorating situation in northernIraqwill begin receiving aid on Wednesday (20 Aug). UNTV CH

19 Aug 2014 | Read More »

 

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