Category: Aid

‘Shared responsibility’ to stop 420,000 needless deaths from tainted food each year, UN, world leaders warn

World Bank/Arne Hoel Tomato stand in market near Ramallah’s main mosque. Each year, food contaminated with bacteria, viruses, parasites, toxins or chemicals cause more than 600 million people to fall ill, and 420,000 to die worldwide, prompting a call from world leaders on Tuesday for greater international cooperation to make the food chain safer. On […]

Food for millions in Yemen at risk of rotting in key Red Sea port, warns UN

  Desperately needed food aid for millions of Yemenis “is at risk of rotting” in a key Red Sea storage facility because conditions are too unsafe to reach it, UN Special Envoy Martin Griffiths and UN Emergency relief chief Mark Lowcock said on Monday In a joint statement, the top UN officials warned that the urgency of getting to the […]

Largest joint UN humanitarian convoy of the war, reaches remote Syrian settlement

The largest UN humanitarian convoy of the Syrian civil war reached the remote settlement of Rukban, on the border with Jordan on Wednesday, where it is delivering life-saving assistance to more than 40,000 displaced people, some of whom have been trapped there for years as the eight-year conflict grinds on. The vulnerable inhabitants, the vast […]

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Libya: $202 million needed to bring life-saving aid to half a million people hit by humanitarian crisis

  The United Nations and its aid partners, together with the interim Government of Libya, launched on Tuesday a humanitarian response plan (HRP), appealing for $202 million to bring urgent life-saving assistance to some 550,000 women, children and men affected by the ongoing humanitarian crisis. The protracted political crisis that started in 2011 with demonstrations leading to the fall […]

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UN, Somali Government seek $80 million in immediate relief for flood-affected populations

21 May 2018 The United Nations and the Somali Government on Sunday launched a joint appeal for $80 million to provide immediate help for the people affected by recent flooding in the country’s centre and south. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), the flooding – caused by the heaviest rainfall there […]

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