News headlines for “Aid”

  1. Ten years of Afghan economic growth, reversed in just 12 months: UNDP

    - UN News

    A year on from the Taliban takeover in Kabul, Afghanistan is gripped by “cascading crises”, including a crippled economy that humanitarian aid alone cannot address, according to a new report from the UN Development Programme (UNDP) on Wednesday.

  2. Pakistan: To avert ‘second wave of death’, UN raises funding appeal to $816 million

    - UN News

    Battling what the top UN aid official in Pakistan has warned is a “second wave of death and destruction”, following catastrophic flooding since June that left a third of the country submerged, UN humanitarians on Tuesday raised their funding request from $160 million to $816 million.

  3. Black Sea exports ramp up, bringing confidence to global commerce and food to most vulnerable

    - UN News

    Two months since the Black Sea Grain Initiative kicked into action to help release desperately needed grain and fertilizer from ports in Ukraine and Russia, confidence is returning among global distributors as exports ramp up, UN humanitarians said on Thursday.

  4. Join forces to prevent ‘food availability crisis’ urges FAO chief

    - UN News

    As the war in Ukraine stokes a crisis for countries who are struggling just to access the food their populations want and need, the international community needs to ensure that doesn’t spill over into a “food availability crisis”, the head of the UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) said on Wednesday.

  5. World ‘must engage’ or risk Afghanistan’s collapse, Security Council hears

    - UN News

    “Patience is running out” for many in the international community when it comes to effectively engaging with Afghanistan’s de facto rulers, the Taliban, senior UN envoy for the country, Markus Potzel, told the Security Council on Tuesday.

  6. Security Council urged to act in face of ‘humanitarian catastrophe’ in Haiti

    - UN News

    The Security Council must act urgently to support Haiti as the gang, economic, and fuel supply crises there “intersect in altogether new and frightening ways”, the head of the UN Mission in the country, BINUH, said on Monday. 

  7. Ukraine: UN and partners ramp up assistance to over 150,000 in Kharkiv region

    - UN News

    The UN and its humanitarian partners are stepping up efforts to assist more than 150,000 people who have been impacted by fighting across the Kharkiv region of Ukraine, where Government forces recently announced they had regained full control after months of Russian occupation.

  8. Half of Sudan’s most vulnerable children could die without aid

    - UN News

    The situation for Sudan’s most vulnerable children is so desperate that half of the most severely malnourished youngsters are expected to die without urgent humanitarian intervention, UN agencies said on Friday.

  9. Yemen: Marking ‘significant milestone’, UN says stricken tanker salvage operation can begin

    - UN News

    The salvage of the ageing supertanker FSO Safer, off the Yemeni coast, can now begin, the UN said on Wednesday, after it announced that more than $75 million has been pledged to carry out the vital operation.

  10. Famine looms in Somalia, but many ‘hunger hotspots’ are in deep trouble

    - UN News

    The number of people facing life-threatening levels of hunger worldwide without immediate humanitarian aid, is expected to rise steeply in coming weeks, the UN said on Wednesday, in a new alert about looming famine in the Horn of Africa and beyond.

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