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Aid funding for Occupied Palestinian Territories at ‘all-time low’

Content by: UN News Centre So far, only 25 per cent of the nearly $540 million needed this year has been received, the organization’s humanitarian affairs office, OCHA, has reported. OCHA said the decline in funding for the UN agency assisting ...

‘No safe way’ into battle-scarred Afghan city of Ghazni to deliver aid as traumatized children search for parents

Content by: UN News Centre “As of this hour, there is no safe way for civilians or humanitarian workers to enter into Ghazni,” OCHA spokesperson Jens Laerke said, adding that hundreds of civilians are believed to have died since last Friday, in ...

In Tanzania visit, UNHCR official stresses freedom of choice is crucial for refugee returns

Content by: News Centre Volker Türk, Assistant High Commissioner for Protection with the UN refugee agency, UNHCR, on Thursday completed a four-day visit to Tanzania, which is hosting more than 340,000 refugees and asylum-seekers.

UN experts cite ‘possible exploitation’ of workers hired to clean up toxic Japanese nuclear plant

Content by: UN News Centre “Workers hired to decontaminate Fukushima reportedly include migrant workers, asylum seekers and people who are homeless,” said the three UN Special Rapporteurs. “We are deeply concerned about possible exploitation by ...


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