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According to the United Nations, 9.3 million Syrians desperately need humanitarian aid and 6.8 million have fled their homes.
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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.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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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.
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The funds will be spent on emergency healthcare services, and also shelter, food, water, sanitation and basic household items.
Last Updated: Wednesday, February 20, 2013, 10:52
The planes carried around 46 tonnes of humanitarian aid, including tents and power generators.
Last Updated: Thursday, January 03, 2013, 08:30
Five female teachers and two health workers were gunned down by militants in what may have been the latest in a series of attacks targeting anti-polio efforts in Pakistan.
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Palestinian militants have fired hundreds of rockets at Israeli cities, including Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.
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