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UN agency assisting Palestinians working at ‘full capacity with inadequate resources’

New York/IBNS: Some 75 countries and non-governmental organizations have  pledged  $130 million in financial commitments to the UN agency that assists Palestinian refugees across the Middle East, UNRWA, following a  virtual conference on Tuesday.

UN agencies welcome regional road map to help integrate ‘continuing exodus of Venezuelans’

New York, July 9 (IBNS): A new road map adopted by Latin American and Caribbean countries, to help better integrate refugees and migrants from crisis-hit Venezuela into new host societies, drew a warm welcome from two UN agencies on Monday.

Migrant caravan: UN agency helping ‘exhausted’ people home

New York, Dec 1 (IBNS): Hundreds of people from Central American States who joined the human caravans travelling towards the United States have been helped home after asking for assistance, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday.

Looming famine in Yemen could put two million mothers at risk of death – UN agency

New York, Nov 2 (IBNS): The critical difficulties in accessing food in Yemen, and other hardships caused by the ongoing conflict, could lead to the world’s worst famine ever, and place up to two million malnourished, pregnant and lactating women at risk of death, the UN sexual and reproductive health agency, UNFPA, said on Thursday.

‘Bring to life’ precious moments caught on film or tape, UN agency urges on World Day

New York, Oct 27 (IBNS): Old, grainy film and video footage from years gone by, not only stirs powerful memories – it’s also a vital resource for future generations, the United Nations cultural agency has highlighted, urging everyone to safeguard audio-visual heritage and make archives more accessible.

UN agencies inject youthful energy into sustainable development for urban Africa

New York, Oct 3 (IBNS): Underscoring the importance of fully involving the young in decisions affecting their lives, three United Nations agencies announced an innovative partnership on Tuesday with African local governments, designed to inject youthful ideas and energy into urban planning policies.

Donors come to UN agency’s aid with extra $118 million to help Palestine refugees

New York, Sept 28 (IBNS): International donors on Thursday pledged an additional $118 million for the United Nations agency assisting Palestine refugees to help overcome what its chief called its “greatest and gravest financial crisis ever.”

Acute lack of funding threatens critical aid for Palestinians : UN agency

New York, July 26 (IBNS): Despite major fundraising efforts, UNRWA – the UN agency tasked with providing life-saving support to Palestinian refugees – is facing the “largest ever reduction in funding” in its history which is threatening the very existence of many of its critical assistance programmes.

UN agency warns conditions around Yemen’s key port city of Hudaydah still ‘very bad’, as staff rush to deliver aid

New York, July 21 (IBNS): United Nations migration agency staff in Yemen say the key port city of Hudaydah remains “a difficult environment” for the delivery of aid to thousands of people displaced by heavy fighting this week.

UN agencies urge global action as drought looms over Africa’s Sahel region

New York, May 4 (IBNS): United Nations agencies have urged greater international support to stave off severe food insecurity in Africa’s western Sahel; a region reeling from the effects of conflict and now threatened by drought and rising hunger.

Cameroonians pour into Nigeria, stretching scant resources – UN refugee agency

New York, Mar 21 (JEN): As more and more Anglophone Cameroonians flee a violent crackdown in the region and seek asylum in Nigeria, the United Nations refugee agency warned on Tuesday without more funding and assistance, their situation and that of the Nigerian communities hosting them, will become even more desperate.

UN agency sets ambitious target to reduce hunger and poverty for millions worldwide

New York, Feb 14 (JEN): Amid a global rise in hunger and poverty on back of the impacts of climate change and conflict, the United Nations rural development agency today announced an ambitious target to generate resources to fund loans and grants to enable millions in developing countries strengthen their food security and livelihoods.