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UN hails Qatar's support for humanitarian response

UN hails Qatar's support for humanitarian response

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

Escalation in Syria's Idlib displaces nearly 140,000: UN

Escalation in Syria's Idlib displaces nearly 140,000: UN

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 claims dozens trying to flee IS-controlled area in Syria

Disease claims dozens trying to flee IS-controlled area in Syria

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.

Flash floods in Afghanistan kill at least 20

Flash floods in Afghanistan kill at least 20

At least 20 people including children were killed in southern Afghanistan by flash floods that engulfed up to 2,000 homes and swept away cars, the UN agency coordinating relief efforts said on Saturday.

Cholera outbreak in Nigeria claims nearly 100 lives

Cholera outbreak in Nigeria claims nearly 100 lives

A cholera outbreak in north-eastern Nigeria has claimed nearly 100 lives over the past two weeks, the United Nations said Saturday.

UN urges Saudi coalition to end Yemen aid blockade

UN urges Saudi coalition to end Yemen aid blockade

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.

Yemen children caught in war in dire need of aid: UN

Yemen children caught in war in dire need of aid: UN

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 killed by cholera in north-eastern Nigeria

At least 44 people killed by cholera in north-eastern Nigeria

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 to provide $40mn for UN humanitarian affairs

Qatar to provide $40mn for UN humanitarian affairs

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.

Syrians mass on Turkish border as regime advances

Syrians mass on Turkish border as regime advances

Up to 20,000 Syrians were stranded on the Turkish border Friday after fleeing a major Russian-backed regime offensive near Aleppo where a new humanitarian disaster appeared to be unfolding.