News headlines for “Aid”

  1. World News in Brief: Fresh Ukraine attacks condemned, Gaza healthcare, DR Congo needs escalating

    - UN News

    The top UN aid official in Ukraine deplored new attacks on the cities of Odesa and Dnipro on Friday, as the full-scale Russian invasion of the country enters a third year.

  2. UNRWA at ‘breaking point’ warns agency chief

    - UN News

    The UN agency serving Palestine refugees (UNRWA) has reached breaking point due to Israeli calls for its abolition and the associated funding freeze, just when it is needed most, said UNRWA chief Philippe Lazzarini.

  3. Independent review group on UNRWA may request Gaza visit

    - UN News

    Researchers have been deployed to the Middle East and requests issued to meet with Israel officials, said the head of an independent team reviewing the UN agency for Palestine refugees, UNRWA, briefing reporters at UN Headquarters on Thursday.

  4. Myanmar: Mandatory conscription shows junta’s ‘desperation’, rights expert says

    - UN News

    Myanmar’s military government is becoming an even greater threat to civilians following the imposition of a mandatory draft this month, the UN independent expert on human rights in the country said on Wednesday.

  5. UN allocates $100 million for underfunded emergencies

    - UN News

    The UN’s top relief official on Tuesday released $100 million from the Organization’s core humanitarian emergency fund to support underfunded aid operations in seven countries in Africa, the Middle East and the Americas.

  6. UPDATING LIVE: US vetoes Algerian resolution demanding immediate ceasefire in Gaza

    - UN News

    The Security Council is meeting in New York on Gaza, where the United States has vetoed the latest resolution, put forward on behalf of Arab States by Algeria, demanding “an immediate humanitarian ceasefire that must be respected by all parties”. Follow all our live coverage here of another day of high stakes diplomacy.

  7. World News in Brief: Millions battle hunger due to Sudan war, human rights essential to peace, surge in fighting along Ukraine frontline

    - UN News

    At least 25 million people are struggling with soaring rates of hunger and malnutrition as the crisis arising from the war in Sudan sends shockwaves around the region, the UN World Food Programme (WFP) warned on Monday.

  8. Despite myriad challenges, UNRWA continues lifesaving work in Gaza

    - UN News

    Despite unprecedented challenges, the UN relief agency for Palestine refugees (UNRWA) continues to provide lifesaving supplies and services to more than 1.5 million displaced people in southern Gaza.

  9. Gaza: Threat of ground invasion looms over Rafah

    - UN News

    Amid ongoing airstrikes targeting Gaza's southernmost city of Rafah and reports that Israeli forces have conducted a military operation inside the Nasser Hospital Complex, concerns over a potential ground invasion of the densely populated border city are escalating.

  10. Faster and safe aid access critical to keep famine and disease at bay in Gaza

    - UN News

    As the risk of famine grows in Gaza and more people are exposed to deadly diseases, the heads of three UN agencies – the World Food Programme (WFP), the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) and the World Health Organization (WHO) – called for faster and safer aid access to the enclave.

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