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UNITED NATIONS: As crises grow, UN humanitarian chief cites need for funding, access to ensure aid delivery

By at June 16, 2014 | 6:09 pm

UNITED NATIONS: As crises grow, UN humanitarian chief cites need for funding, access to ensure aid delivery

(United Nations) As the number of people in need of humanitarian assistance worldwide continues to grow, the top United Nations relief official today urged the international community to provide the requisite funding and access needed to enable aid workers to do their jobs effectively. “There is no let-up in the number of humanitarian crises that need our attention, more...

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UNITED NATIONS: South Sudan: UN Releases $15 Million in Urgent Aid but Peacekeeper Surge Will Take Longer

By at January 9, 2014 | 11:12 am

UNITED NATIONS: South Sudan: UN Releases $15 Million in Urgent Aid but Peacekeeper Surge Will Take Longer

(United Nations) While the United Nations has released $15 million from its rapid response fund for immediate humanitarian operations in war-torn South Sudan, even amid “very substantial progress”, it could take up to eight weeks before the full 5,500-strong surge in UN peacekeepers and equipment is deployed on the ground. “But our goal is to go as quickly as more...

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D.R. CONGO: Salesians Aid Refugees Amid Ongoing Fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

By at November 30, 2012 | 4:35 pm

D.R. CONGO: Salesians Aid Refugees Amid Ongoing Fighting in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

(MissionNewswire) Last week in Goma, hostilities between the Congolese army (FARDC) and the 23 March Movement (M23) rebel group escalated leaving thousands of men, women and children looking for safety and shelter from the fighting. According to UNICEF, as of November, more than 2.4 million people have been displaced within the Democratic Republic of the Congo as a more...

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UNITED NATIONS: Number of People Needing Humanitarian Help Globally Rises to 62 Million

By at July 19, 2012 | 1:19 pm

UNITED NATIONS: Number of People Needing Humanitarian Help Globally Rises to 62 Million

(United Nations) Some 62 million people around the world currently need humanitarian help, the United Nations reported today, pointing to food insecurity, conflict, and natural disasters as the main causes for aid requirement. “Halfway through this year we are seeing people in desperate need in 20 countries, whose lives and livelihoods have been shattered by more...

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