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Call for humanitarian corridors to reach those displaced in Iraq

Last Updated: Saturday, June 28, 2014, 17:26

The International Organisation for Migration (IOM) has warned that aid workers could not reach tens of thousands of Iraqis displaced by the violence rocking the country and urged the establishment of humanitarian corridors to access those in need.

Turkey provides humanitarian aid to Iraq

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 17, 2014, 12:08

Turkey has sent humanitarian aid to the violence-hit cities in Iraq, particularly the Turkish majority areas, a media report said Tuesday.

Indian aid worker abducted from Herat province in Afghanistan: MEA

Last Updated: Monday, June 02, 2014, 20:00

Days after the attack on Indian consulate in Herat, Afghanistan, an Indian aid worker was abducted by unknown gunmen from here on Monday evening, a report said.

US releases USD 22 mn in additional aid for CAR

Last Updated: Thursday, April 10, 2014, 16:35

The United States announced an additional USD 22 million in humanitarian aid for Central African Republic, on the eve of a key vote at the UN to authorise the deployment of peacekeepers.

Respite to 9.3mn Syrians, UNSC agrees on humanitarian aid resolution

Last Updated: Sunday, February 23, 2014, 10:34

According to the United Nations, 9.3 million Syrians desperately need humanitarian aid and 6.8 million have fled their homes.

UN Syria aid vote likely Friday, Russia or China support unclear

Last Updated: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 14:22

The UNSC will likely vote on a draft resolution to boost humanitarian aid access in war-torn Syria on Friday, diplomats said, but it was unclear if Russia and China would support or veto the Western- and Arab-backed text.

USD 404 million to UN humanitarian emergencies

Last Updated: Saturday, December 14, 2013, 07:00

More than 40 countries have pledged USD 404.6 million to a United Nations fund that provides immediate money to respond to humanitarian emergencies around the world, from conflicts in Syria and the Central African Republic to earthquakes and typhoons.

About 40% Syrians need humanitarian aid: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, November 05, 2013, 09:35

The United Nations estimates that around 9.3 million people in Syria or about 40 percent of the population need humanitarian assistance due to the country`s 2-1/2-year, the U.N. humanitarian office said on Monday.

UN Council agrees call for better Syria aid access

Last Updated: Wednesday, October 02, 2013, 21:06

The UN Security Council on Wednesday agreed on a statement calling on the Syrian government to improve access to civilians trapped in the country`s conflict.

Top donor countries `failing` Syrians: Oxfam

Last Updated: Thursday, September 19, 2013, 13:13

Donor countries, among them France, Qatar and Russia, are failing to adequately fund the humanitarian response to the Syrian crisis, an international aid agency said Thursday.

Seven mn people need urgent aid in Syria conflict: UN

Last Updated: Tuesday, September 17, 2013, 20:32

Of those in urgent need, more than two million have taken shelter outside Syria, while more than four million people have been displaced within the country, said UN Emergency Relief coordinator Valerie Amos.

Two Spanish aid workers freed in Somalia: MSF

Last Updated: Friday, July 19, 2013, 09:56

Two Spanish aid workers kidnapped almost two years ago in Kenya and then held in Somalia have been freed, their employer Doctors Without Borders said.