Humanitarian response

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UN not given access to Rohingya refugee camps after Cyclone Mocha
UNHCR says it’s awaiting permission from Myanmar government to distribute health supplies in Sittwe, where an estimated 90% of Rohingya homes have been destroyed

Aung Naing Soe and Kaamil Ahmed

19, May, 2023 @11:29 AM

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Sudan street battles threaten fragile ceasefire as Turkish plane shot
Concerns truce agreement may not hold despite three-day extension as unrest continues

Ruth Michaelson

28, Apr, 2023 @4:11 PM

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Disabled people are ‘lost and excluded’ when disasters hit, says UN advocate
Lack of data and fallout from Covid both hamper equal rights, and women suffer worst, says new chair of UN disability rights committee

Sarah Johnson

28, Mar, 2023 @5:30 AM

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‘Warfare is encroaching’: aid groups may have to cut back services in Haiti as violence grows
Médecins Sans Frontières operations threatened by armed incidents and shootouts at its hospitals, but closure would be a ‘catastrophe’ for Haitians

Luke Taylor

03, Mar, 2023 @11:55 AM

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Syria’s Assad agrees to open two more entry points for aid to earthquake victims
UN announces regime leader’s acceptance of border crossing points for humanitarian aid to reach rebel-held province

Peter Beaumont in London and Julian Borger in Washington

13, Feb, 2023 @10:41 PM

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The Guardian view on earthquake aid for northern Syria: the UN must step up | Editorial
Editorial: A way must be found to open up cross-border routes from Turkey and deliver help to a forgotten region


13, Feb, 2023 @6:30 PM

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Syrian rebel leader pleads for outside help a week on from earthquakes
Former al-Nusra Front chief keen to show scale of crisis in Idlib province and play down past links to al-Qaida

Ruth Michaelson and Lorenzo Tondo in Idlib

13, Feb, 2023 @1:45 PM

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The story of Malala’s schoolfriend shows why education must be a right for all children | Gordon Brown
There are 222 million crisis-affected children worldwide who need our support, says Gordon Brown, chairman of the UN’s Education Cannot Wait fund

Gordon Brown

12, Feb, 2023 @12:56 PM

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South Sudan ‘failed’ by international aid system as food crisis intensifies
Catholic charity Cafod says local NGOs are best placed to respond on the frontline but are being cut out of the process

Kaamil Ahmed

07, Feb, 2023 @10:25 AM

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‘Catastrophic’ earthquake in Turkey and Syria kills at least 4,300 people
Dozens of countries offer help as rescue workers and residents frantically search for survivors after devastating 7.8-magnitude tremor

Ruth Michaelson in Istanbul, Deniz Barış Narlı, Oliver Holmes, and Patrick Wintour

06, Feb, 2023 @7:51 PM

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Calls to ease Syrian border controls as offers of aid pour in after earthquake
Rebel-held enclave in north-west Syria, across border from Turkey, among areas worst hit by disaster

Patrick Wintour Diplomatic editor

06, Feb, 2023 @5:46 PM

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Help world’s poor as well as Ukraine, say faith charities as pope visits South Sudan
An open letter, backed by opinion poll, urges the UK to restore aid budget on eve of a three-day ‘pilgrimage for peace’ in the east African country

Harriet Sherwood

02, Feb, 2023 @6:45 AM

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