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IFRC calls for support as extreme monsoon weather triggers consecutive disasters in Bangladesh

Archived, 10 days ago From media.ifrc.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - Southeast Bangladesh is reeling from the effects of the monsoon season as days of severe rains have triggered landslides in the Chittagong Hills, reportedly killing more than 40 people and leaving dozens missing.

This latest disaster c ...

UN help to eradicate malnutrition

Archived, 10 days ago From thehindu.com 

Chennai, INDIA - The United Nations World Food Programme (UNWFP) will give technical assistance to the government in its efforts to create a malnutrition-free Kerala.

The Planning Board will hold discussions on the implementation of the recommendations ...

UNHCR appeals for better access as thousands flee Raqqa

Archived, 10 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - Amid ongoing fierce fighting in and around Raqqa city, UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is calling for greater and sustained access so that we can reach tens of thousands of civilians who are in desperate need of humanitarian assistance.

O ...

Turkish Red Crescent provides Syria with $710 million in aid

Archived, 11 days ago From dailysabah.com 

Istanbul, TURKEY - The Turkish Red Crescent, known as Kızılay, has sent nearly 2.5 billion Turkish liras ($710 million) of aid material to Syria, the humanitarian organization's president Kerem Kınık said Sunday.

"Around 40,000 truckl ...

WHO, UNICEF rushing to address cholera outbreak in Yemen

Archived, 11 days ago From xinhuanet.com 

Beijing, CHINA - The World Health Organization (WHO) and the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) are taking forceful measures to address cholera outbreak in Yemen, a UN spokesperson said Friday.

UNICEF, WHO, and their partners have reached nearly 3 ...

US$65 million sought to aid DRC refugees in Angola

Archived, 11 days ago From unhcr.org 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency, and partners are seeking US$65 million to help the growing number of refugees arriving in Angola from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. Since April, some 30,000 refugees have already arrived in Angola’s Lunda Norte p ...

WFP, UNHCR, IOM, UNICEF and UNFPA provide assistance to people affected by cyclone storm Mora in Bangladesh

Archived, 11 days ago From reliefweb.int 

New York, NEW YORK - The United Nations remains concerned about the safety and welfare of victims of Severe Cyclone Storm Mora, two days after it damaged homes and facilities across the southern part of Bangladesh.

Cyclone Mora made landfall on May 30, 201 ...

IOM provides emergency transport to Somali refugees in Ethiopia

Archived, 11 days ago From iom.int 

Geneva, SWITZERLAND - The UN Migration Agency (IOM) assisted 80 newly arrived Somali refugees with emergency transportation from the Ethiopia-Somalia border entry point to Kobe refugee camp in Dolo Ado, in the Somali region of Ethiopia. This latest assistance brings the t ...

U.N. refugee agency says 2,500 people rescued off Libya at weekend

Archived, 12 days ago From businessinsider.com 

San Francisco, CALIFORNIA - The U.N. refugee agency called on Sunday for European countries to help Italy cope with an increasing flow of migrants after some 2,500 were rescued at the weekend and dozens were reported missing at sea after leaving Libya.

Libyan coa ...

Red Cross vows to continue to help Philippines rehabilitate war victims

Archived, 14 days ago From xinhuanet.com 

Beijing, CHINA - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) vowed on Thursday that it will continue to support the Philippines in rehabilitating and treating the thousands of displaced people affected by the conflict in southern Philippine city of Marawi.

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