Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Afghanistan: Security Council resolution calls for ‘equal and meaningful participation of women’

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The Security Council unanimously adopted a resolution renewing the mandate of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Friday, specifying the importance of “equal and meaningful participation” of...

Syria ‘caught in a downward spiral’ UN relief chief tells Security Council

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The UN humanitarian affairs chief warned on Wednesday that Syria, after more than a decade of war, remains “caught in a downward spiral” and that “the country will continue to be...

First Person: A refuge from COVID misinformation

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The COVID-19 inoculation is "just like any other vaccine" a UN Women staff member is telling the Syrian refugee women she cares for in camps...

Journalists in Hiding to IPS: Silencing Women Journalists, is Silencing the Voice of Afghan...

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KARACHI, Pakistan, Sep 03 (IPS) - “If I fall into the hands of the Taliban, not only me but my family will be...

Shelter needs soar for displaced in Yemen’s Marib region

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Humanitarian needs, including a lack of shelter, are soaring among displaced communities, as fighting continues in Yemen’s Marib governorate, the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR)...

Afghanistan: UN agencies sound alarm over emergency aid supply logjam

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UN humanitarian agencies are warning that they are unable to bring urgently needed emergency supplies into Afghanistan, and are calling for a “humanitarian airbridge”...

COVID-19: Funding plea to combat Delta variant, call to suspend booster roll-out

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During Wednesday’s World Health Organization briefing on COVID-19, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus called for funding to fight the spread of the deadly Delta...

Fuel crisis in Lebanon means potential ‘humanitarian catastrophe’: senior UN official

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Reliable fuel and electricity supply are urgently needed in Lebanon to avert a potential “humanitarian catastrophe”, the top UN aid official in the country warned on...

Donor conference a ‘unique opportunity’ to renew commitment to Lebanon: UN deputy chief

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A donor conference to boost support for Lebanon one year after the devastating explosion in its capital, Beirut, represents a “unique opportunity” to renew...

Families still struggling one year after Beirut explosion: UNICEF

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A year after the devastating explosions in Lebanon’s capital, Beirut, a staggering 98 per cent of families are still in need, according to a...

Yemen: New World Bank funds offer lifeline to most vulnerable

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Three UN agencies on Thursday welcomed $127 million in new funding from the World Bank to provide lifesaving support to some of the country’s...

Lebanon: Public water system on the verge of collapse, UNICEF warns

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The public water system in Lebanon is “on life support” and could collapse at any moment, putting 71 per cent of the population, or...

Gearing up humanitarian assistance for Palestine refugees

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The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) will received an additional $135.8 million after signing an agreement with the United States on Saturday establishing shared goals in support...

More than a million Lebanese in need, top UN humanitarian official there warns

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As Lebanon endures one of its worst financial and economic crises ever, the UN estimates that over the next eight months around $300 million...

WFP moves to support families affected by Gaza violence

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Responding to rising humanitarian needs brought about by the escalation of conflict in the Gaza Strip, the World Food Programme (WFP) on Monday began...