News headlines for “Aid”

  1. Syria: WFP chief calls for action now, as hunger soars to 12 year high

    - UN News

    The head of the UN World Food Programme (WFP), speaking in Damascus, has called on the world to boost investment in Syria’s people and communities to help ease the highest levels of hunger in 12 years.

  2. Two-thirds of Yemenis need humanitarian support and protection

    - UN News

    Some 21.6 million people in Yemen – that’s two-thirds of the population – are going to need some kind of humanitarian assistance and protection services during the course of 2023, according to the UN’s Humanitarian Response plan published on Wednesday.

  3. Palestinian refugees face hitting ‘rock bottom’, warns UNRWA in $1.6 billion appeal

    - UN News

    The UN Relief and Works Agency for Palestine Refugees in the Near East (UNRWA) appealed on Tuesday for $1.6 billion to fund core operations this year, as the people it helps face hitting “rock bottom”.

  4. UN convenes Lake Chad countries, amid growing regional crisis

    - UN News

    Amid worsening security, economic, and humanitarian crises, the third Lake Chad Basin High Level Conference has begun, aimed at addressing a range of long-standing issues and the needs of the population, including some 11 million people, who are in need of assistance.

  5. $2.54 billion needed to tackle unprecedented health needs in 2023: WHO

    - UN News

    Two-and-a-half billion dollars: that’s how much funding the UN World Health Organization (WHO) will need across its operations this year, it said on Monday, to help a record number of people facing disease and starvation. 

  6. UN refugee chief praises Moldova for opening the country to Ukrainians fleeing war

    - UN News

    The UN High Commissioner for Refugees congratulated Moldova on Saturday, for its decision to initiate temporary protection for refugees fleeing Ukraine.

  7. Madagascar: innovative relief project offers hope for sustainable future

    - UN News

    An innovative project seeking to develop climate resilience, self-sufficiency and the empowerment of vulnerable rural communities in southern Madagascar, could offer a game-changing template for future humanitarian work, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) said on Friday.

  8. Ukraine: UN aid reaches Soledar as IAEA boosts safety measures at nuclear sites

    - UN News

    The first UN aid convoy to reach the vicinity of the battered eastern Ukrainian city of Soledar, since the Russian invasion began nearly a year ago, arrived on Friday morning, providing support for more than 800 civilians in need.

  9. Around 2 million facing food insecurity across Lebanon

    - UN News

    Some two million people in Lebanon, including 1.29 million Lebanese residents and 700,000 Syrian refugees, are suffering some form of food insecurity as a result of the multiple crises afflicting the country, with the situation expected to get worse in the months ahead, UN agencies said on Thursday.

  10. UN aims to boost aid to frontline areas of Ukraine; Black Sea grain exports near 18 million tonnes

    - UN News

    The UN on Wednesday said that it aims to increase the number of inter-agency convoys providing aid to parts of Ukraine “close to the frontlines”, in support of work being carried out by local organisations and volunteers.

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