Humanitarian response

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Ethiopia: Tigray on brink of humanitarian disaster, UN says
Supplies for more than 5 million people in need of food are running out, says World Food Programme

Lizzy Davies

14, Jan, 2022 @1:11 PM

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World’s poorest bear brunt of climate crisis: 10 underreported emergencies
Care International report highlights ‘deep injustice’ neglected by world’s media, as extreme weather along with Covid wipes out decades of progress

Saeed Kamali Dehghan

14, Jan, 2022 @6:15 AM

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Ethiopia lifts five-month suspension of Norwegian Refugee Council’s aid work
NRC, which was accused of spreading ‘misinformation’, says it will struggle to reach those in need as Tigray conflict enters third year

Kaamil Ahmed

06, Jan, 2022 @7:00 AM

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US eases restrictions on sending aid to famine-hit Afghanistan
Backing is also given to UN resolution exempting most aid from threat of sanctions

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

22, Dec, 2021 @6:00 PM

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The world is ablaze. Xi, Putin and Biden must join the firefighters | Simon Tisdall
Covid has aggravated a crisis in the global humanitarian system, and an ineffective UN is being sidelined

Simon Tisdall

19, Dec, 2021 @7:00 AM

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UK charities launch appeal to help eight million Afghans at risk of starvation
There is a ‘very small window of opportunity’ to intervene, say aid workers, as poverty, conflict, drought and a freeze in humanitarian funding bring Afghanistan to the brink

Saeed Kamali Dehghan and Karen McVeigh

15, Dec, 2021 @2:49 PM

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Front-line chaplains: emergency services for the soul
Could you calm someone living in a war zone? Michael Segalov meets five counsellors facing up to terrible challenges

Michael Segalov

07, Nov, 2021 @12:00 PM

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Assad regime ‘siphons millions in aid’ by manipulating Syria’s currency
Government pocketed half of donations in 2020 as central bank forced UN agencies to use lower exchange rate

Tessa Fox in Beirut

21, Oct, 2021 @5:28 PM

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G20 leaders agree to involve Taliban in distributing Afghanistan aid
Leaders agree in principle that funds can be channelled through UN agencies to avert ‘humanitarian meltdown’

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

12, Oct, 2021 @5:11 PM

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Ethiopia expels ‘meddling’ UN staff as famine deepens in Tigray without aid
Seven senior officials responsible for ‘delivering lifesaving aid’ told to leave amid de facto blockade of food, medicine and fuel

Georgina Quach

01, Oct, 2021 @2:50 PM

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Help for vulnerable Afghans must be top of Liz Truss’s priorities | Letter
Letter: It is the government’s duty to help avert a humanitarian and human rights catastrophe, say Elizabeth Winter, Stephanie Draper and Christine Allen


21, Sep, 2021 @3:45 PM

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UK aid cuts make it vital to address anti-black bias in funding | Kennedy Odede
Covid-19 has shown the effectiveness of local partners. If the sector is to respond and rebuild, it must redistribute power

Kennedy Odede

16, Sep, 2021 @6:00 AM

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