Showing posts with label humanitarian assistance. Show all posts
Showing posts with label humanitarian assistance. Show all posts

Wednesday, May 02, 2018

Flash floods impact 500,000 in Somalia, U.N. says

Flash floods throughout Somalia
 Flash floods throughout Somalia have affected as many as 500,000 people and have displaced 175,000 people from their homes, the United Nations says.

Tuesday, January 30, 2018

60,000 North Korean Children May Starve as Sanctions Slow Aid: UNICEF

60,000 North Korean Children May Starve
An estimated 60,000 children face potential starvation in North Korea, where international sanctions are exacerbating the situation by slowing aid deliveries, the United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) said on Tuesday.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

At least 1.4 million people in Haiti need aid after hurricane: UN chief

At least 1.4 million people need assistance in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew, UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon told reporters here on Monday.

Sunday, October 09, 2016

Latin America expresses solidarity with Haiti after Hurricane Matthew

Several governments in Latin America have expressed their solidarity with Haiti and have offered humanitarian aid after Hurricane Matthew caused over 800 deaths and significant material losses in the Caribbean nation.

Friday, October 07, 2016

Hundreds dead in Haiti's worst disaster since 2010 earthquake

The death toll in Haiti from Hurricane Matthew climbed on Friday to more than 800, making it the worst natural disaster since a 2010 earthquake claimed roughly 300,000 lives.

Sunday, March 06, 2016

Monday, February 29, 2016

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Desperation grows as Afghan-Pakistan quake victims wait for aid

Earthquake survivors in Pakistan and Afghanistan emerged from a third night without shelter Thursday, as village leaders warned they had nothing to protect children from the freezing conditions while rescuers struggle to reach isolated communities.

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

China to provide assistance to quake-hit Afghanistan, Pakistan

The Chinese government is busy preparing emergency aid for earthquake-hit Afghanistan and Pakistan and is willing to provide further assistance based on their needs, a Foreign Ministry spokesperson said on Wednesday.

Ethiopia experiencing ‘worst drought in 30 years’ due to El Niño conditions – (UN report)

 UN, 27 October 2015 – Ethiopia is experiencing its worst Drought in 30 years according to the United Nations, with levels of acute need across all humanitarian sectors having already exceeded levels seen in the Horn of Africa Drought of 2011, and which are projected to become far more severe in 2016.

Thursday, September 24, 2015

China offers aid to quake-hit Chile

The Chinese government has decided to provide 300,000 U.S. dollars in humanitarian aid to help disaster relief work in quake-hit Chile, the Ministry of Commerce said on Thursday.

Monday, June 01, 2015

In Nepal, UN rushes to replace quake-damaged healthcare facilities ahead of monsoon

 UN, 1 June 2015 – The United Nations health agency is racing critical medical supplies to fourteen of Nepal's most earthquake-affected districts in an effort to restore health services before the onset of monsoon season.

Thursday, May 21, 2015

Nepal: UN underscores need to act now before monsoon rains risk further disaster

UN, 21 May 2015 – As Nepalese communities devastated by two major earthquakes struggle to restore and rebuild, United Nations humanitarian workers and their partners are in a fierce race against time to reach survivors in the remote mountains before the monsoon rains hit and further complicate logistics.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Nepal: UN relief efforts race against time as monsoon season nears

UN, 11 May 2015 – Two weeks after a devastating 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, emergency responders are racing against time to reach affected populations in the mountainous country's most remote regions, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has announced.

Friday, May 08, 2015

Only five percent of Nepal quake funds received (UN)

Only a fraction of the emergency funds the United Nations has requested for victims of Nepal's earthquake have come in, UN officials have said, as crises around the world put unprecedented demands on international donors.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

UN allocates $15 million in emergency funds for Nepal earthquake response

UN,  28 April 2015 In response to severe devastation caused by the 7.8 magnitude earthquake and many strong aftershocks that have hit Nepal since 25 April, the United Nations Emergency Relief Coordinator today released $15 million through the Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to enable humanitarian aid organizations to rapidly scale up operations and provide immediate assistance to people in desperate need.

Monday, April 27, 2015

UN responds to destruction, displacement in wake of Nepal earthquake

UN, 26 April 2015 – The United Nations relief wing said today that at least 2,200 people have died and over 5,800 are injured as a result of a 7.8 magnitude earthquake that struck Nepal on Saturday.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

UN official urges continued international support as Vanuatu recovers from Cyclone Pam

UN, 21 March 2015 – The international community must ramp up financial and humanitarian support for Vanuatu's most vulnerable communities as they begin to rebuild and recover from the devastation wrought by Cyclone Pam, a senior United Nations humanitarian official said today.

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Cyclone Pam leaves trail of destruction in Pacific's Vanuatu

A huge tropical cyclone smashed into Vanuatu in the South Pacific, terrifying residents and leaving "complete devastation" with fears on Saturday that dozens of people may have died.

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