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DR Congo to shun Geneva donors meet, says UN overreacted

Kinshasa, DR Congo | AFP | The Democratic Republic of Congo on Friday said it was shunning a donor conference in Geneva next month aimed at raising $1.7 billion to tackle what the United Nations has called a catastrophic humanitarian crisis. Prime Minister Jose Makila said the UN had overreacted …

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Ugandan aid workers held for stealing refugee rations

  Kampala, Uganda | AFP |  Ugandan police said Friday they had arrested 10 officials working at a camp housing refugees, mainly from neighbouring Democratic Republic of Congo, for stealing food aid. Benon Byamukama, police chief for the region in western Uganda where the Kyaka II refugee camp is located, …

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Kadaga wants foreign aid tagged to women projects

Kampala, Uganda | GODFREY SSALI | Speaker Rebecca Kadaga has asked donors to tie aid to women-centred projects as a way of empowering local entrepreneurship. Kadaga was speaking during the 62nd session of the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women at the UN headquarters in New York. The Speaker …

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New convoy of food aid enters Syria’s rebel Ghouta: ICRC

Beirut, Lebanon | AFP | A new convoy carrying desperately needed food aid entered the rebel enclave of Eastern Ghouta near Syria’s capital on Thursday, the International Committee of the Red Cross told AFP. “The convoy entered Ghouta and is going to Douma now,” ICRC’s communication coordinator Pawel Krzysiek said. …

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Boko Haram attack halts aid in remote Nigerian town

Lagos, Nigeria | AFP | Humanitarian work has been suspended until next weekend in a remote town in northeast Nigeria after a Boko Haram attack killed three aid workers, the UN said on Saturday. The attack happened on Thursday evening in Rann, near the border with Cameroon, where nearly 80,000 …

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Aid convoy blocked in Syria despite UN ceasefire order: official

United Nations, United States | AFP | About 40 trucks are loaded and ready to ferry relief supplies to Syria’s bomb-and-siege shattered Eastern Ghouta, but there has been no let up in fighting despite a UN ceasefire resolution, a top UN official said Wednesday. Mark Lowcock, the UN under secretary-general for …

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Six aid workers killed in C. Africa

Bangui, Central African Republic | AFP | Unknown attackers have killed six humanitarian workers including one from the United Nations children’s fund UNICEF in the northwest of the Central African Republic, the UN said Wednesday. The world body’s Minusca mission “condemned the attack which led to the death of the …

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Donors conference set for March for UN Palestinian agency

United Nations, United States | AFP | A donors’ conference will be held next month to help fill a funding gap at the UN agency for Palestinian refugees caused by the US decision to cut support, Sweden’s deputy UN ambassador said Tuesday. The March 15 conference in Rome, hosted by Sweden, …

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Half of S.Sudanese hungry, as famine looms again

Juba, South Sudan | AFP | Nearly half of the population in war-torn South Sudan is experiencing extreme hunger, with many more set to run out of food as famine looms, government and UN agencies said Monday. A year after South Sudan became the first country in six years to …

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