Category: Humanitarian Crisis

More than 100 million now forcibly displaced: UNHCR report

© UNICEF Children sit outside their family tent at the Alzhouriyeh makeshift camp in east rural Homs, Syria. 16 June 2022 Migrants and Refugees A staggering 100 million people have now been forced to flee their homes globally, the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, said on Thursday, highlighting worldwide food insecurity, the climate crisis, war in Ukraine and other emergencies […]

Ukraine: Competing drafts on humanitarian assistance debated at General Assembly

© UN Photo/Mark GartenSergiy Kyslytsya (at podium), Permanent Representative of Ukraine to the UN, addresses the UN General Assembly Emergency Special Session on Ukraine.    23 March 2022Humanitarian Aid The UN General Assembly met on Wednesday for its second emergency session on the Ukraine crisis since Russia invaded the country on 24 February, with two similar but […]

UN and partners boost presence and aid supplies inside Ukraine

© UNICEF/Anton Skyba for The Globe and MailA man photographs an apartment building that was heavily damaged during escalating conflict, in Kyiv, Ukraine.    10 March 2022Humanitarian Aid Humanitarians are deploying extra staff across Ukraine to aid the growing number of civilians sheltering from Russian bombardment, or fleeing the violence, the UN Spokesperson said on Thursday. Stéphane Dujarric told […]

UN agencies call for urgent disembarkation of hundreds rescued in the Mediterranean

Frontex/Francesco Malavolta Migrants crossing the Mediterranean Sea are rescued by a Belgian ship (file photo).    Hundreds of rescued migrants and refugees currently on board three vessels in the Central Mediterranean, some of whom have been stuck at sea for weeks, must be brought to shore immediately, two UN agencies said on Saturday. The International Organization for […]