The Permanent Mission of Qatar in Geneva has opened the induction course on the International Humanitarian System organised by Qatar and the United Nations Office
Fighting in northwestern Syria has displaced nearly 140,000 people since February, the UN said on Wednesday, as the regime and its ally Russia have stepped up their bombardment.
Disease and harsh conditions have claimed the lives of about 90 people - two-thirds of them children under the age of 5 - who wanted to reach a refugee camp in north-eastern Syria, a UN agency reported on Tuesday.
A cholera outbreak in north-eastern Nigeria has claimed nearly 100 lives over the past two weeks, the United Nations said Saturday.
Relief supplies into Yemen have been blocked since the coalition sealed off the country's borders following a missile attack by Yemen's Houthi rebels that was intercepted near Riyadh airport.
More than 11 million Yemeni children need humanitarian aid as a result of a war raging since March 2015, the UN's humanitarian coordination agency OCHA said on Monday.
At least 44 people were killed by an outbreak of cholera in north-eastern Nigeria where hundreds of thousands of people have been displaced due to violence by Islamist terrorist group Boko Haram, the UN said Monday.
Qatar, represented by Qatar Fund for Development (QFD), has signed an agreement with the UN Office for the Co-ordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) to provide a multi-year generous financial contribution of $40mn to support the office.