140 aid workers killed in 2021 as UN humanitarian funding gap looms larger than ever – OCHA
New York: The United Nations humanitarian agency (OCHA) warned on Friday that at nearly $34 billion, the funding shortfall for aid operations is the biggest it’s ever been.
Nigeria: crisis in northeast will worsen without urgent help, says OCHA
New York: UN humanitarians issued an alert on Tuesday over the deteriorating situation for millions of mainly women and children in northeast Nigeria who continue to be affected by protracted armed conflict, just as the country enters the lean season.
Increasing hostilities in Libya taking heavy toll on civilians, warns UN relief official
New York, Sept 26 (IBNS): The top United Nations relief official in Libya has voiced deep alarm at the humanitarian impact of increasing hostilities in Tripoli, which has led over two days to the deaths of 11 people, most of them civilians, and the wounding of 18 others.
Yemen: Amid major roadblocks, an â€˜unprecedentedâ€™ response to an unprecedented tragedy
New York, Sept 25 (IBNS): Despite continuing challenges in Yemen, the United Nations and partners have provided a robust humanitarian response to the world’s largest humanitarian crisis, thanks to major donor support. However, as the situation continues to worsen for civilians across the country, aid agencies warned on Monday that international aid efforts must be sustained to avoid a major catastrophe and called for a political end to the conflict.
Food, security and peace desperately needed in Mali â€“ UN relief chief
New York, Sept 1 (IBNS): A senior United Nations relief official has called for greater international attention to the plight of millions in Africa’s Mali, where worsening intercommunal violence and armed group attacks are complicating an already complex humanitarian emergency.
â€˜Marathon of sufferingâ€™ in Syria conflict, far from over: UN humanitarian adviser
New York, May 4 (IBNS): The fighting in Syria “is not over” and neither is the “marathon of suffering” for millions of people in the war-torn country, a senior aid official at the UN said on Thursday.
Aid convoy for Eastern Ghouta should arrive on Monday, UN and partners announce
New York, Mar 5 (JEN): The United Nations and its partners plan to deliver much-needed relief assistance to the besieged Syrian enclave of eastern Ghouta this week, the global organization’s humanitarian wing said on Sunday.
Mali: $263 million sought to assist most vulnerable with humanitarian support, says UN relief official
New York, Feb 16 (JEN): Aid agencies in Mali have launched the 2018 Humanitarian Response Plan (HRP ), asking for $263 million to provide humanitarian assistance to the most vulnerable people, a senior United Nations aid official in the country said
Record 22.2 million people need humanitarian assistance in Yemen â€“ UN aid chief
New York, Jan 24 (JEN): The top United Nations relief official has expressed his deep concern about the deteriorating humanitarian situation in Yemen, noting that a record 22.2 million people are now in need of assistance – 3.4 million more than last year.
Amid unprecedented needs, UN, aid partners launch largest consolidated humanitarian appeal for Yemen
New York, Jan 22 (JEN): With the crisis in war-ravaged Yemen continuing to deteriorate, United Nations agencies and humanitarian partners have launched a $2.96 billion response plan to reach over 13 million people with lifesaving assistance.
UN humanitarian coordinator calls on Israeli authorities to stop destruction of aid supplies
New York, May 19 (Just Earth News): The United Nations humanitarian coordinator for the Occupied Palestinian Territory on Wednesday condemned the demolition and confiscation of donor-funded humanitarian assistance by the Israeli authorities in the Palestinian community of Jabal al Baba.