Tag: Humanitarian

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Mozambique: Recovering from Two Cyclones

After the devastation caused by the two cyclones that hit Mozambique in the spring of 2019, the United Nations humanitarian aid agencies and their partners have assisted more than two million people in restoring peace...

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Rohingya Refugee Crisis

More than 640,000 Rohingya have fled Myanmar to Bangladesh since August 2017, driven by violence and human rights abuses. The vast majority of the refugees are women and children. UN humanitarian agencies are working ...

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Refugees in Japan

United Nations - Out of thousands of people who sought asylum in Japan, 28 people were granted refugee status in 2016. A further 97 people, though not recognized as refugees, were approved to stay in Japan on humanita...

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Honouring Peacekeepers

United Nations - As peacekeeping has evolved to encompass a broader humanitarian approach, women have become increasingly part of the peacekeeping family. From the first deployment of all-female peacekeepers in Liberi...

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Families flee from Boko Haram

United Nations - Attacks by Boko Haram have forced thousands of families to flee the violence in north-eastern Nigeria, seeking refuge in neighbouring Cameroon and Chad. Most have damaging memories of the carnage and...

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Nepal: Thousands affected by Earthquake

United Nations - In April 2015, a devastating 7.9 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal in Southern Asia. Several UN agencies, including the World Food Programme and UNICEF, are on the ground to rapidly provide assistance...

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Kenya: Improving lives

United Nations - Nomadic or pastoralist families in Kenya struggle to survive without the very basic necessities. Living a life of poverty often leads to poor nutrition which ultimately affects health and education. ...

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Ebola virus impacts children

United Nations - The World Health Organization (WHO) warned of a growing risk of measles, pertussis, and other vaccine-preventable diseases in countries affected by Ebola. As health officials focused on containing the...

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Kenya : Securing the Future

United Nations - When water and food are scarce and violence a constant threat, the future looks bleak. But in the arid lands of northern Kenya, a new approach to building secure lives is starting to bear fruit. Progr...

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Mali: A quest for safety

United Nations - Thousands of people were displaced in Timbuktu, northern Mali when a rebel group moved in and took control of the town. When they threatened to recruit children into their army, families packed up the...

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Pakistan: Internally displaced struggle in makeshift camps

United Nations - Many Pakistanis are fleeing their homes to escape military strikes. Thousands seek shelter in schools, which lack basic necessities leading to high risks of illnesses. UNICEF and the World Health Or...

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Iraqis seek shelter at border camp

United Nations - A once empty Syrian border transit point has rapidly become home to more than 11,000 Iraqis. Now named the Badjet Kandela camp, UNHCR is reconfiguring the site and offering aid to meet the needs of ...