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New York, Feb 14 (IBNS): The United Nations has allocated an additional USD 10 million from its emergency humanitarian fund to support the most critical relief operations in Central African Republic (CAR), where hundreds of thousands have been uprooted by violence across the country. more
CAR: Food airlifts begin amidst worsening insecurity

New York, Feb 13 (JEN): The United Nations World Food Programme (WFP) on Wednesday began to airlift food into the Central African Republic where 1.25 million people are affected by violence ...

Syria: UN reports more aid into besieged Homs

New York, Feb 13 (JEN): More relief moved in on Wednesday for Syrians trapped in the Old City of Homs for nearly two years without aid, and more evacuees moved out, as Government and opposi ...

Philippines: UN focus shifts from life-saving aid to school

New York, Feb 8 (JEN): Three months after Typhoon Haiyan devastated central Philippines, United Nations agencies and their partners are refocusing their priorities to longer-term assistance ...

South Sudan: UN extends relief to displaced in Malakal

New York, Feb 8 (JEN): The United Nations has extended its relief operations in the South Sudanese town of Malakal, scene of some of the fiercest fighting between Government and opposition ...

Philippines: UN seeks funds to help earthquake survivors in Bohol

New York, Feb 7 (JEN): Nearly four months after a massive earthquake devastated parts of Bohol Island, the top United Nations relief official in the Philippines is calling on donors to provi ...

UN airlifts food aid from Iraq to displaced Syrians

New York, Feb 5 (JEN): The United Nations on Tuesday began a new airlift from Iraq to feed nearly 30,000 displaced people in a conflict-torn region of northeast Syria, where road access has ...

IKEA sustainable lighting to brighten refugee camps

New York, Feb 5 (JEN): The IKEA Foundation has launched a two-month campaign to raise funds to provide solar-powered lighting and other renewable energy technologies in refugee camps run by ...

South Sudan: UN appeals for funds as crisis deepens

New York, Feb 5 (JEN): United Nations agencies and their humanitarian partners in South Sudan launched a revised appeal on Tuesday, calling for USD 1.27 billion to help more than 3 million p ...

UN action in South Sudan saves thousands of lives

New York, Feb 4 (JEN): The United Nations decision to shelter 85,000 civilians on its peacekeeping bases in South Sudan during recent fighting saved thousands or even tens of thousands of li ...