66,000 displaced in recent north Syria fighting: United Nations

A total of 66,000 people have been displaced by recent fighting along two fronts in Syria`s fractured north, the United Nation`s humanitarian coordination agency (OCHA) said Sunday. 

Mar 05, 2017, 12:14 PM IST

Over 90,000 hit by Somalia floods: UN

Over 90,000 people in war-torn southern Somalia have been hit by weeks of severe flooding, almost half of them forced from their homes, the United Nations has warned.

Nov 07, 2015, 14:46 PM IST

34 children die from malnutrition in South Sudan

At least 34 children have died from malnutrition in the first week of September in South Sudan's Bentiu town, a UN spokesman has said.

Sep 22, 2015, 13:21 PM IST

Nepal still needs humanitarian assistance after earthquake: OCHA

 Three months after a devastating earthquake hit Nepal, thousands of survivors continue to rely on urgent assistance, the Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has said.

Jul 25, 2015, 10:46 AM IST

Dozens feared dead in DR Congo ethnic clashes: UN

Dozens were feared dead in south-eastern Democratic Republic of Congo in renewed clashes between minority Pygmies and majority Bantus, the UN said Friday.

May 09, 2015, 02:33 AM IST

UN accuses Israel of razing homes of 77 Palestinians

The United Nations has accused Israel of illegally demolishing the homes of 77 Palestinians, mostly children, this week in annexed east Jerusalem and the occupied West Bank.

Jan 24, 2015, 16:17 PM IST

Over 50,000 affected by seasonal floods in Somalia

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) Tuesday said that seasonal flooding in several regions of Somalia affected up to 50,000 people.

Nov 12, 2014, 02:54 AM IST

UN wants $173 mn for winter in Iraq

Geneva: The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) has called for 173.1 million dollars to address the immediate needs of 1.26 million people across Iraq in need of assistance over the winter.

Nov 05, 2014, 05:09 AM IST

UN to aid Sri Lanka after landslides

 UN humanitarian agencies are on standby to help Sri Lanka after heavy rains caused landslides, an official said.

Oct 30, 2014, 11:18 AM IST

Displaced children in South Sudan malnourished: UN

At least 37 percent of the children in Bentiu of South Sudan are acutely malnourished, media reported Tuesday.

Jun 24, 2014, 13:02 PM IST

Sudan army says 110 rebels killed in South Kordofan

The Sudanese army said it killed 110 rebels as it repelled an assault in South Kordofan state today, although the insurgents denied the death toll.

Jun 10, 2014, 03:32 AM IST

Fighting in Yemen displaces 20,000 people: UN

The UN and humanitarian organisations in Yemen are concerned about the new displacement of as many as 20,000 people in the country`s northern Amran governorate, due to heavy fighting between government forces and armed rebels in the last two weeks, a UN spokesperson said Friday.

Jun 07, 2014, 07:50 AM IST

Toll from cholera outbreak in South Sudan reaches 27: UN

The number of people dying of cholera outbreak has reached 27 in South Sudanese capital of Juba with suspected cases turning more than double from 395 cases last week to 892, the UN humanitarian agency said Saturday.

Jun 01, 2014, 06:35 AM IST

Food aid for 30,000 people in Syria: UN

The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said a 15-truck convoy delivered food aid for 30,000 people in opposition-held areas of Syria.

May 31, 2014, 12:26 PM IST

UN relief agencies aid delivery to Syria

Humanitarian aid supplies have been delivered to a number of areas in Syria over the past few days, UN spokesman Martin Nesirky said citing the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

Mar 01, 2014, 15:04 PM IST