FROM THE FIELD: Crisis in Kassala

An economic crisis in Sudan which has driven up food prices in the African country has contributed to an increase in the number of people needing aid; that’s according to the UN’s humanitarian affairs agency, OCHA.  https://news.un.org/feed/view/en/story/2020/01/1053911
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World News in Brief: Burkina Faso, refugees and climate change, Afghan women deserve seat in Doha: CEDAW

World News in Brief: Burkina Faso, refugees and climate change, Afghan women deserve seat in Doha: CEDAW

28 Jun 2024

Resources are desperately needed to ramp up aid supplies for Burkina Faso, a landlocked country in West Africa, which is staring at an “unprecedented humanitarian crisis”, according to the UN Office for Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA).

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FROM THE FIELD: Poor and vulnerable bear brunt of climate change

23 Feb 2021

People living in low-income countries are at least four times more likely to be displaced by extreme weather compared to people in rich countries, despite being the least responsible for climate change, that’s according to the UN’s humanitarian office, OCHA.

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Two-thirds of Yemenis need humanitarian support and protection

25 Jan 2023

  Some 21.6 million people in Yemen – that’s two-thirds of the population – are going to need some kind of humanitarian assistance and protection services during the course of 2023, according to the UN’s Humanitarian Response plan published on Wednesday.