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DRC: UN reports the death of 537 people from Ebola

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) reported 537 deaths among the 844 cases of Ebola in the Democratic Republic of...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

UN Agency Report Reveals That 300,000 Afghans are Displaced

More than 300,000 Afghans have been internally displaced by conflict so far this year, the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)...
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UN scales up cholera prevention in South Sudan

South Sudan and UN health partners have scaled up cholera prevention campaigns as the number of deaths from the water-borne diseases has risen in...

McLachlan-Karr appointed UN deputy special rep in Guinea-Bissau

United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres announced today the appointment of David McLachlan-Karr of Australia as his new Deputy Special Representative in Guinea-Bissau. Mr. McLachlan-Karr...
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UN says 22.9 million people need food aid in Horn of Africa

About 22.9 million people in Horn of Africa region are in need of humanitarian assistance amid a looming famine in some countries, the UN...
A mother's smile: a woman and her child pick up vital food rations from WFP in the Central African Republic (CAR). Photo: WFP

Humanitarian situation continues to worsen in Central African Republic – UN

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) warned Thursday that the humanitarian situation in the Central African Republic (CAR) continues to...
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US$550 million needed to help most vulnerable Afghans in 2017

The humanitarian community in Afghanistan on Saturday appealed for 550 million U.S. dollars to support the most vulnerable people in militancy-hit country, according to...
Kurdish Peshmerga forces ride on military vehicles on the southeast of Mosul, Iraq, August 14, 2016. (Reuters photo)

UN Relief Side Estimates Displaced Iraqis At 9,000

"The majority of displaced people so far are sheltering in host communities," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at a daily news briefing here. "All...
United Nations

July 30 world news summary at 0030 GMT

UNITED NATIONS -- The UN under-secretary-general for humanitarian affairs, Stephen O'Brien, will visit South Sudan on Aug. 1-3 to see at first hand the...
United Nations

Sudan and UN ties take a rough ride

The relationship between Sudan and the United Nations is currently passing through tension in the wake of a number of issues of difference, the...
United Nations

May 21 world news summary at GMT 0100

MEXICO CITY -- Mexican druglord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman will be extradited to the United States, the Foreign Affairs Ministry announced on Friday. ...
Photo taken on April 10, 2015 shows a general view of the Kabul city in Kabul, Afghanistan. (Xinhua/Ahmad Massoud)

Civilians endured more from Afghanistan conflict

The 2016 Humanitarian Needs Overview indicates that some 8.1 million people need humanitarian assistance, but this figure is expected to increase to at least...
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UN, international agencies in Darfur banned for security reasons

The United Nations and other international organizations have earlier complained about "significant restrictions" for them to access to thousands of internally displaced persons (IDPs),...
cholera

Africa: 550 killed by Cholera outbreak in 2016

The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Eastern Africa said cholera outbreaks in the region in the past year have been remarkable...
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Jebel Marra’s conflict stirs largest civilian uprooting

About 38,000 civilians have fled into North Darfur, UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at a daily news briefing here. More than...
An exhibitor from Amiran Kenya sets his fresh produce during the Annual Naivasha Horticulture Trade Fair held in Naivasha, Nakuru County recently. Kenyan fruits and vegetables face ban in the EU market due to failure to meet set regulations. Photo: Antony Gitonga/Standard

UN says in east Africa not less than 22 million to be without food

About 22 million people across the Eastern Africa region will require food assistance due to El-Nino-related heavy rains which have been pounding several parts...
Somalia

UN denounces assaults on aid staff in Somalia

The UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said humanitarian access remained a challenge in 2015, in part due to increasing insecurity, limited...
mines

Nov. 8 world news summary at 0030 GMT

MARIANA, Brazil -- Twenty-eight people remained missing two days after two dams burst at a major mine in the Brazilian state of Minas Gerais,...
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34 kids bite the dust of malnourishment in South Sudan early September, UN says

"It adds that water and sanitation organizations are stepping up activities to address malnutrition and child mortality," UN spokesman Stephane Dujarric said at a...
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Numerous Colombians ousted from Venezuela are displaced people – OCHA

Many of the Colombians deported from neighboring Venezuela were seekers of the status as refugees or were virtually refugees in the country, the United...